Years running: 19 (since 2002)

Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival

International Independent Film and Music Festival.


The festival is dedicated to promoting and discovering innovative films and musicians who don't benefit from traditional distribution channels.

Offering a program of exceptional films and music, the LUFF is a cultural event without comparison in the Swiss cultural landscape.

The Film competition of LUFF is divided into a feature films section and various short films sections, which include documentary shorts. Outside of the competition, the festival presents documentary feature films and a wide «Cinérama» section composed of several contemporary and retrospective programs.


  • Best feature film 
  • Best fiction short film 
  • Best animation short film 
  • Best experimental short film 
  • Best documentary short film

Prize money in all sections.


  • Only films released between 2017 and 2019 will be selected for the competition ( short or feature films )
  • Films should largely be produced independently
  • Feature film: Any film longer than 59 minutes; 
  • Short film: Any film shorter than 59 minutes;
  • It’s important for us that you check only ONE category for your entry.

Subtitles language: English or French

Screening formats:

  • Feature films are accepted in the following formats: 35 mm,16 mm, Video ( DVD, file ), HD Video ( BluRay, file ), and DCP.
  • For short films, only digital files are accepted. A HD version has to be sent to us by file transfer ( WeTransfer, FTP, etc. ).

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official website



Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival
Rue du Valentin 34
1004 Lausanne, Switzerland


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 18, 2019
  • Deadline
    June 30, 2019
  • Notifications
    September 01, 2019
  • Event dates
    16 — 20 October 2019
Categories & Fees

Narrative films of duration longer than 59 minutes, independently from their technique.

  • Deadline — $1

Documentary films of duration longer than 59 minutes, independently from their technique.

  • Deadline — $1

Narrative films using various animation techniques.

  • Deadline — $1

Narrative films using techniques other than animation.

  • Deadline — $1

Non-narrative films, independently from their technique

  • Deadline — $1

Documentary films, independently from their technique

  • Deadline — $1
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