I'm Not Kidding: Comedy Shorts

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Underground films are borne out of love, not out of a desire for fame or to have an impact on popular culture. The Portland Underground Film Festival (PUFF) has, at its core, the mission to pay tribute to those films and videos that challenge commonly held attitudes toward technique, content, and form. Our intent is to honor those films that excel in pushing the boundaries of the cinematic arts to create a new audio-visual language.

I'm Not Kidding: Comedy Shorts


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Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

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I'm Not Kidding

A Better Way: A Documentary Film

Director Derek Willis

A documentary film crew attempts to film a new local restaurant bar but get pulled into the violent world of an employee dispute over who's job is the most important, this is their story. 

c l o w n i n g

Director Jon Salimes

A man deals with his life as a clown.


Director Julian Ross

A son is pressured by his idealistic father into competing in bodybuilding competitions when all he wants to do is dance.

Zombie Snacks

Director Andrew Hooper

Candy so good it takes you to another dimension. 


Director Josh Hoffman

Phone zombies attack!!!


Director Jason Skipper, Bryan Scheele

A desperate man finds hope when he contacts a less than eager suicide hotline operator. 

La Cuenta (The Bill)

Director Omar Alcalá

Andres is a family man stingy and controlling, everything in his life is in order until the electric bill arrives, which has risen to 100% since the previous time, due to this situation, Andres decides to disconnect his father-in-law to lower the cost of electricity and save money, he will notify the decision to his family during dinner.


Director Kelsey Peake

Sophie navigates a halloween party way. too. high.

The Fawn

Director s/n (Jennida Chase & Hassan Pitts)

The Fawn is a collaborative, intergenerational storytelling project for the 21st century. This social media born, expanded cinema work unites art and life through the reinvention and the magical realism of a child’s imagination, who is constantly stuck at her parent’s work, and she moves to another level with Snapchat. The Fawn is a no budget work that utilizes free mobile applications to explore character and contemporary issues in ecology through the whimsical perspective of childhood.

Lost & Found

Director Alberta Poon

A young, unemployed woman finds a wallet that changes her life in a completely unexpected way.

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