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Universal Film Festival



September 24th – 26th 2015 | Kansas City Country Club Plaza | Cinemark Palace


Universal Film Festival

Festival presentation: 

We are excited to announce the 9th Annual Universal Film Festival to be held in Kansas City this September.  Go to Film Freeway and submit your film today!

We are seeking all genres including documentaries of any length; feature films that are at least 60 minutes in length; and short films that are a minimum of 15 minutes in length. All entries are $50.00 by PayPal or credit card.  For questions email us at:

The mission of the Universal Film Festival is to create and provide a credible and accessible venue for aspiring and talented filmmakers.  The Universal Film Festival offers a medium in which Independent Filmmakers may showcase their works nationally and internationally.                             

Festival Nickname: 
The Heart of Independent Filmmakers
Festival Logo: 
Universal Film Festival
Digital / DVD
Festival Info
Price info: 
$50.00 entry, waivers for Foreign and Student Films
Next Festival Dates: 
09/24/2015 - 09/26/2015
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Film submission amount: 
$50.00 entry, waiver for Foreign and Student Films
Submission accepted on 
Film call for entry start day: 
Film call for entry deadline: 
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Kellly Edelman, Executive Director
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Kelly Edelman, Public Relations
Festival Press Contact Email: 
Festival Commercial Contact Name: 
Regina Johnson, Marketing Director
Festival Commercial Contact Email: 
E-mail for Webmaster: 
The mission of the Universal Film Festival is to create and provide a credible and accessible venue for aspiring and talented filmmakers. The Universal Film Festival offers a medium in which Independent Filmmakers may showcase their works nationally and internationally.
Awards & Prizes


Best Film
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Audience Favorite

Grand Prize to Winner of all categories
* conditions may apply

Rules & Terms

General Rules

1.Acceptance of your film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations.
2.All films are subject to reviews.
3.AVI blue ray format/ and or HD Video,such as Vimeo is required for submission of all films.
4.The number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of the Universal Film Festival.
5.Film submissions registration instructions can be found at:
6.Every film submission requires digital screener on FilmFreeway or two (2) DVDs to be mailed to Universal Film Festival, 1626 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108 immediately upon completing the online registration. Tracking number, film title, running time, and all necessary contact information must be included with your DVDs when they are mailed.
7.DVDs shall remain the property of the Universal Film Festival and will not be returned.
8.It is recommended, but not required, that a 40 - 60 second preview link of your film be submitted upon registration to maximize the advertisement of your film if selected to air during the festival.
9.Films are allowed to have screened prior to submission to the Universal Film Festival, but must not be under current distribution.
10.Films cannot have been released prior to submission to the Universal Film Festival and/or been broadcast on televisi

Festival Organization
Universal Film Festival
1626 Broadway
Kansas City
Zip code: 
United States


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