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UFFO - Best Business Practices for Film Festivals


 

The Universal Film & Festival Organization was founded to support and implement best business practices for film festivals throughout the world.

UFFO,is a global voluntary organization and is not-for-profit. It was created to bring together the highest quality of Film Festivals and the filmmaking community by encouraging film festivals to become sound in best business practice. To date we have been very successful in this endeavour.

The UFFO best business practices is completely voluntary, it is free and easy to implement. In addition it is a blueprint for filmmakers in deciding which film festivals to do business with

UFFO is also an open international organization and membership is open to all creative individuals, filmmakers and film festivals.

 


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The Best Business Practices for Film Festivals

 

No 1: Film Festival organisers should operate a transparent selection process and publish details of the selection process and the names of the Jury/selection committee (publication can be after a festival concludes)

No 2: Film festivals organizers should provide full contact details for the festival offices including address and telephone numbers and the names of the festival directors and or committee

No 3: A Film Festival should publish its legal status as a company, charity or non profit (this only applies to a registered entity)

No 4: Film festival organizers should not share financial data belonging to any filmmakers with any third parties

No 5: Film Festivals should publish a year by year history of festival winners and films officially selected

No 6: Film festival organizers, committee and or jury should not show or demonstrate any favouritism to any film submitted to the festival or attempt to influence other members of the jury or selection committee

No 7: Film Festivals should declare the number of films sought out and or invited by the festival organizers to participate in the festival prior to and before the general call for submissions is sent out

No 8: Film Festivals should provide the names of the selection committee and or jury members who viewed the submitted film screeners to the festival (this could be after the festival has concluded)

No 9: Film festival organizers should view at least 5 minutes of all submitted films

No 10: All Festival organizers should declare any conflict of interest that may arise from any film submitted to or invited to participate in the festival

 

 

 

This UFFO Best Business Practices for Film Festivals is copywrite of the Universal Film Festival Organization

 

 

 

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This is the “FFCOC” Film Festival Code of Conduct


 Rule No 1: Absolute transparency in the selection process      
 Rule No 2: Names of the Jury and the selection Committee      
 Rule No 3: Clear contact details such as address and telephone numbers      
 Rule No 4: Company registration number or charity registration number      
 Rule No 5: Number of films submitted every year      
 Rule No6: Detailed history and statistics of selected films and genre      
 Rule No 7: A full history of all the winners and official selection      
 Rule No 8: Names of the person or individual who viewed the submitted film screeners      
 Rule No 9: Provide comments of viewed film screeners      
 Rule No 10: Festival organisers must declare any interest in any film submitted or in      
competition  


“FFCOC” Film Festival Code of Conduct © Tyrone D Murphy 2011

 

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