20th Annual

United Nations Association Film Festival

October 19, 2017 to October 29, 2017

 
Category

Documentary - Shorts

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 7, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
May 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
August 7, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

UNAFF Jury Award for Best Short Documentary
Sponsor:UNAFF
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules




20th UNAFF CALL FOR ENTRIES


SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 20th UNAFF, which runs from October 20-30, 2016 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 RESPECT continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the reminder that it applies to everyone.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

• Documentaries only
• No production year limit - but please no films that are available online for free
• 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
• Preferred submission format: DVD (NTSC/PAL) or Blu-Ray region 0 or 1
• Alternate submission format: Download-enabled online link with a password having an expiration date extending through July 31, 2017

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Submit via WITHOUTABOX or visit www.unaff.org for downloadable Entry Form


ENTRY FEES:

• $30 for films up to 30 minutes (late deadline $40)
• $40 for films longer than 30 minutes (late deadline is $50)
• Please send check or money order payable to UNAFF, or via PayPal at www.unaff.org (please enter info@unaff.org)


SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

• Early Deadline – May 7, 2017*
• Regular Deadline – May 17, 2017*
• Late deadline – May 27, 2017*
(*Postmarked)


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

UNAFF 2017
CERAS/CAW
Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3084


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