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SUBMISSIONS  ARE  OPEN  for  the  24th  UNAFF  which  runs  from  October  21-31,  2021  in  Palo  Alto,  East  Palo  Alto,  San  Francisco  and  Stanford  University.

UNAFF  celebrates  the  power  of  international  documentary  films  dealing  with  human  rights,  the  environment,  refugees,  famine,  homelessness,  racism,  disease  control,  women's  issues,  children,  universal  education,  war  and  peace.    

 

 


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24th UNAFF October 21-31, 2021: calling for your docs

Regular Deadline: May 11

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 24th UNAFF which will run from October 21-31, 2021 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University.


UNAFF celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human rights, the environment, refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women's issues, children, universal education, war and peace.

This year’s theme MOVING FORWARD continues our two-decade-long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing our readiness to resume resolute strides towards lasting solutions.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  •  Documentaries only - but absolutely no films that are available online for free
  •  No production year limit
  •  No runtime limit – UNAFF accepts both shorts and longs
  •  Rough-cuts or works-in-progress accepted, but please submit as close to the final cut as possible. UNAFF cannot accept updated versions of a film less than 10 days before the start of the festival
  •  Submission formats:
    •  Blu-ray region 0 or 1 or DVD (NTSC/PAL) (see mailing address below)
    •  Download-enabled online link with a password valid until July 31, 2021. Please email online link and password with attached signed submission form to linksubmit2021@unaff.org
  •  The language of the festival jury and audience is English, so if your film is in a different language, please translate the title and submit an English subtitled version, or send us an English SRT file.
SUBMISSION PROCESS:

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Send in your disc or downloadable link directly to UNAFF. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM, which must be filled out and signed and sent with all direct submissions, either printed included in your package, or as an attachment with your downloadable link.

ENTRY FEES:
  •  $30 for films up to 30 minutes (late deadline $40)
  •  $40 for films longer than 30 minutes (late deadline $50)
  •  Please send check or money order payable to UNAFF, or via PayPal (please use info@unaff.org and quote the title of the film in the comment)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
  •  Early Deadline – May 1, 2021*
  •  Regular Deadline – May 11, 2021*
  •  Late deadline – May 21, 2021*
(*Postmarked)

MAILING ADDRESS:

Please submit screener and payment (if paying via check or money order) to:

UNAFF
P. O. Box 19369
Stanford, CA 94309
U.S.A.


AWARDS include a CASH prize
  •  UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary $2000
  •  UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Short Documentary $1000
  •  UNAFF Award for Best Cinematography $500
  •  UNAFF Award for Best Editing $500
  •  UNAFF Youth Vision Award $500
UNAFF provides filmmakers with pass credentials, guest festival passes and some assistance with lodging and airfare. In addition to screenings, UNAFF provides filmmakers the opportunity to present their work through panel discussions and Q&As and to meet distributors and leaders of community organizations.

Questions or comments: Email info@unaff.org or call (650) 724-5544

 

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