It's only been around for a few years, but organizers say the Arizona Underground Film Festival is already one of the top events of its kind in the nation.

They say it gives filmmakers the chance with "defiantly independent" visions to showcase their work which includes "cult" or "underground" productions.

"We hope to grow and what started out like a three-day festival has now turned into a nine-day festival," says festival director David Pike.

"And we're very happy with what happened with it so far and what's going on. The type of films we're playing, we're very excited," he adds.

This year's festival begins on Friday September 21st and runs until Saturday the 29th and most of the films will be shown at The Screening Room in downtown Tucson.