The California Underground Film Festival is geared towards small budget/small unit productions. The aim is to provide a showcase for entertaining films by filmmakers who rely on good stories and a strong sense of creativity rather than large budgets. They have to be exceptional. The offer is a relaxed festival atmosphere that showcases quality independent short films, music videos, documentaries, animations, webisodes while also offering networking opportunities in an upbeat setting.
The focus is on traditional filmmaking. While the organizers like to see the newest films, they also believe there are a number of good films completed in the past but which have yet to be seen by as big an audience as should have been possible.