18th Annual

United Nations Association Film Festival

October 15, 2015 to October 25, 2015

 
Category

Documentary - Features

 

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 5, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
May 25, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
August 5, 2015

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 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    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> 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.

Adobe Award
Adobe Software Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium
Value of Goods/Services: 3,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary
Cash Award Value: 2,000 U.S. Dollar

UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Cinematography
Award for Best Cinematography
Sponsor:UNAFF
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Editing
Award for best film Editing
Sponsor:UNAFF
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

UNAFF Youth Vision Award
Sponsor:UNAFF
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

18th UNAFF (UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL)
October 15-25, 2054 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University - celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human rights, the environment, protection of refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women's issues, children, universal education, war and peace.

In 2000 all UN member states and at least 23 international organizations committed to help achieve these Millennium Development Goals by 2015: to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development.

This year’s theme RUNNING OUT OF TIME continues the ongoing celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and focuses on time-sensitive aspects of the Millennium Development Goals.

Formats: Beta SP, Blu-ray, DVD (NTSC)

Preview: DVD (NTSC) or Blu-ray region 0 or 1. Please test your consumer-burned discs on several makes and models of players before submitting it.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

• Documentaries only
• 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
• Preferred submission format: DVD (NTSC/PAL) or Blu-Ray region 0 or 1
• Alternate submission format: Password-protected online screener with an expiration date extending through July 31

Entry fee: $25 for films up to 30 min. (late deadline $35) and $35 for films longer than 30 min. (late deadline is $45). Please send a check or money order payable to UNAFF or use PayPal through the UNAFF web site www.unaff.org (please enter info@unaff.org)

Early Deadline – May 5, 2015*
Regular Deadline – May 15, 2015*
Late deadline – May 25, 2015*
(*Postmarked)

THE ENTRY FORM: www.unaff.org or www.withoutabox.com

Awards include a CASH prize
• UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary $2000
• UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Short Documentary $1000
• UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Cinematography $500
• UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Editing $500
• UNAFF Youth Vision Award $500

Please submit screening materials and background info to:

UNAFF 2015
CERAS/CAW
Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3084

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