5th Annual

Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

September 18, 2015 to September 20, 2015

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Worldwide Festival (Online) 28730
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Web Series
Accepting submissions of web series with episodes that are 25 minutes or less. These can be narrative, animated, or documentary series.
Documentary Short
Any film less than 25 minutes long
Animated Short
All forms of animation less than 25 minutes will be accepted.
Narrative Short
Any short film that is 25 minutes or less can be submitted.

These are fictional stories. This can include a music video that has a strong story component.


Our mission is to become the world’s premier online, interactive, short film, and web series film festival to close out the year of all other film festivals.

By recreating the film festival experience online and offering it for free, as well as holding live events simultaneously around the globe, our short film festival will bring a much higher viewership than any other festival in the world.

We focus on short films with strong story and nurture the careers of upcoming filmmakers by hosting filmmaker panels with industry experts, and other networking opportunities. In addition, we strive to bring these short films and web series to the gatekeepers of the business.

We also are creating local and regional events around the world that celebrate short films and allow these filmmakers to network in person and build relationships that will allow them to continue to advance their careers and create work together.

These events will be social, interactive, and should have a strong local flavor. We are striving to have each local event host a fashion, live music, art, food, and drink components to the festival and therefore encouraging people to nurture and support the great local businesses and artists that they have in their towns and cities.

We are licensing accepted short film in blocks to various venues all over the globe to create a world celebration.

We believe that what we’re doing is building a roadmap for the future and is a true reflection of how cool the internet can be. Technology and the internet brings change, information, and opportunities to the world, and this festival represents just that.

Last year we held simultaneously interconnected live events in LA, NYC, Seattle, Singapore, Wellington, NZ, London, & Tijuana, Mexico

Come celebrate cinema with the world


A live, online, interactive, global, short film festival that extends and broadens viewers outside the common film festival experience and allows a much larger audience to enjoy the films from the comforts of their own homes.

The Unofficial Google+ Film Festival is complete with several film panels as well as live Q&A sessions with the filmmakers after each block of short films. This new and innovative festival is the future of the digital age for filmmakers and film fans everywhere. Movies are seen by thousands of attentive and film loving people around the world all at the same time (instead of being limited by a smaller geographical location).

This festival can be attended from anywhere in the world with a computer, smart phone, or tablet. We strive to bring more attention and recognition to brilliant filmmaking being created around the world and help to connect filmmakers with one another.

In 2014, in addition to the online festival, we held simultaneously interconnected live events in Singapore, Wellington, NZ, Valencia, Spain, Jakarta, Indonesia, North Miami, FL, and Asheville, NC, .

This year we plan on holding an event in Bali, Indonesia, as well as online.

In addition, select films will be invited to be seen at the Sunur Village Festival from August 19 - August 23 as well as the Open Air Cinema.

Be a part of the future and Celebrate Cinema with the World.


Adam Cohen (Director); Adam Cohen (Festival Registrar); Adam Cohen (Festival Registrar); Jaime Byrd (Director); Jaime Byrd (Director)


Your film or web series submission must be:
1. 25 minutes or less in length.
2. You own the rights to allow the creators to show your film.
3. You have ALL the rights cleared for any media within your film including music, video, photographs, artwork, etc.
4. The language of the film is either in English OR has English subtitles.
5. It is not required, but we strongly encourage you to participate in the interactive aspect of this film festival. We really want you to attend to represent your film. This all happens online! You won't have to pay for travel or lodging and you can do this anywhere in the world.


1. I own all the rights to the film. I have releases and/or have obtained the rights to all forms of media within my film/web series including music, video, photography, artwork, etc.

2. You grant the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival (UGPFF) a non exclusive license in respect of your film for the duration of the film festival to:

(a) Exhibit to paying or non-paying audiences wherever UGPFF holds live events during the dates of the festival;

(b) Stream your film live, online;

(c) Showcase your film on it's web site, YouTube channel, and any other online format with it's partners for the duration of the film festival. (Once the film festival is over, all films will be removed from ALL online venues unless you specifically give UGPFF permission to keep your film online. This means that you should still qualify for most other film festivals. Please verify this with the terms of other film festivals.)

3. If my film is selected, I agree to allow the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival (UGPFF) to edit my film into viewing blocks so that multiple short films can easily be played during each film block. The film will remain in it's original format, it will just be edited together with other films that will play at the festival.

4. I allow the creators of the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival to edit your film for promotional purposes including but not limited to creating a trailer or teaser for the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival.

Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to enter film work to Unofficial Google+ Film Festival 2014. As the Director/Producer of the Film, entrants have submitted to the Festival, entrants represent and warrant to the Festival that the Film and all parts thereof are original; that the Film does not contravene the rights of any person or entity and that entrants own or control the Film and all parts thereof and have the sole authority to submit the Film to the Festival; the Film entrants submitted to the Festival is not subject to nor threatened by any litigation. Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines, my submission of the Film, or by the Festival’s acceptance, review or retention of the Film. If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video materials to and from the festival venue. A complete press kit and an online link to your film will be needed as soon after notification as possible. Unofficial Google+ Film Festival cannot be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which are lost or damaged. Festival dates are subject to change.