Minneapolis Underground Film Festival



Considered quite controversial during it's run, The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival brought to light independent underground filmmakers from across the world and their buried gems of films.

The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (also known as MUFF, what a good acronym) was hosted and sponsored by the Film Society of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The festival used the screening facilities at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis to showcase a bunch of independent cinema’s most provocative and original new work. Audience Q&A sessions were frequently held after their screenings. 

We have some movies on our site that were based in Minnesota like this festival, and some movies were Minnesota is mentioned. For example, Minnesota is mentioned in Ant Man and The Wasp (Ant Man features in Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War).

 Awards at the festival included:

  • Best Feature, Documentary, Experimental, Short Film, Editing, Cinematography,
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Largest Audience & Audience Choice Award

The festival did a great job at showcasing a wide range of talent, and although it is no longer running we do hope to see it soon! 


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