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UFFO announce the Best of Film Festivals annual extravaganza

The UFFO organization has just under 140 international film festivals that have adopted UFFO’s best business practices for film festivals – Membership to UFFO is free to all international festivals large and small. UFFO also help smaller festivals and non-jury festivals with business development and promotion. UFFO also has a free industry magazine being distributed throughout the UFFO festival network and via industry partners. In line with this phenom...

CICAE - THE INTERNATIONAL ART CINEMA NETWORK with 3,000 arthouse cinema screens in its network joins UFFO and supports the Code

The CICAE organisation has joint UFFO and pledged its support for the organisations code of conduct. This comes just weeks after the UFFO organisation announces that the legendary Hollywood actress Maureen O’ Hara took on the role as president. CIACE joining the UFO movement is a coup as it has opened up the UFFO organisation to thousands of potential new members all-over the world. UFFO now has just under 80 film festival members registered and supporting the ethical code of conduct...

Good Business Code of Practice for film festivals

We are asking film festivals and the filmmaking community to support and become a part of the Universal Film & Festival Organisation Given the amount of scam festivals operating all over the world a 10 Point Film Festival Code of practice was created with the collaboration of filmmakers and festival directors to establish to the filmmaking community that there are many film festivals that are fair and transparent. UFFO membership is free and is also open to all wi...


During the research phase for our expose documentary on scam festivals we have spoken to many filmmakers and festival directors from all over the world.   What we learnt is that there are so many scams out it can be difficult to distinguish between them. There is however one common dominator that enables the scam festival to operate with impunity, and that is that filmmakers do not look into a festival, they simply submit their film and they hope their talent is going to be recognised by a ...

New organisation setup to promote the new ethical code of conduct for film festival

We have created a new international organisation for film festivals to adopt the film festival ethical code of conduct. The organisation will also be a window for filmmakers to view a list of legitimate festivals who have adopted the code of conduct. The ethical code of conduct was written with the participation of filmmakers and festivals directors from all over the world to help stop scam festivals. If a film festival has adopted the new ethical code of conduct through (Un...