2nd Annual

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival

September 28, 2017 to October 01, 2017

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
1029 S 7th St
Philadelphia PA 19147
USA
Phone: 5165285591
philadelphiaunnamed@gmail.com
http://unnamedfilmfestival.com

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Horror Feature
Feature length horror films in any sub genre including, comedy, documentary, animation and so on.
Horror Short
Short horror films in any sub genre including, comedy, documentary, animation and so on.
Sci-Fi Feature
Sci-fi feature including comedy, documentary, experimental, Science and more.
Sci-Fi Short
Sci-fi short including comedy, documentary, experimental, Science and more.
Bizarre Feature
Experimental, strange and outside the box feature length films.
Bizarre Short
Experimental, strange and outside the box short films.
Other Feature
All other genres comedy, drama, etc...
Other Short
All other genres comedy, drama, etc...

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

To celebrate underground genre movies made outside the studio system, where talent is more important than budget. With PUFF, we hope to give Philadelphia its own film festival to celebrate horror, sci-fi, and bizarre films that are not normally showcased at more mainstream events.

We plan to use our combined experience in the horror industry to attract distributors, journalists, and other industry members and get them excited about our filmmakers and their work.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

SEPT 28 - OCT 1ST AT THE PROSCENIUM THEATER AT THE DRAKE, CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA!!!

With our very successful inaugural year behind us, the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival has upgraded its venue and has expanded its programming. This year we have dedicated more time to our Bizarre Block to highlight more experimental films, and we have expanded our Local Shorts program. We have also opened more slots for feature films and added the category "Other" to accept a wider variety of genres.

PUFF was founded to bring the best new and undiscovered genre films to fans in Philadelphia. The festival will not only be focused on only delivering an alternative film festival to the local movie fanatics of Philadelphia, but also connecting upstart filmmakers with distribution outlets by working with local independent film distributors. The festival directors offer a combined ten years of film festival and horror journalism experience, working with Fangoria, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Another Hole in the Head, Buffalo Dreams, the Bay Area’s SiliCon, and more.

The festival directors also look forward to working with local filmmakers, artists and other venues to create a great festival where movie lovers can gather once a year to celebrate film and socialize.

PUFF's aim is to grow into a multi-media experience where people can enjoy our great city while experiencing the best in new cinema, and we'd be thrilled to have you be a part of it.




ORGANIZERS

Madeleine Koestner (Festival Registrar); Unnamed Film Festival (Festival Registrar); Unnamed Film Festival (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

We will not waive the entry fee. There are discounts already in place for students and Philadelphia residents. Filmmakers will be provided no more than 2 passes to the festival upon acceptance.

We will consider all films but have a heavy focus on horror and science fiction. We hope to provide an alternative festival for all types of films not normally showcased at major film festivals. This includes experimental films, offbeat comedies, documentaries, animation and so on.

If your film is accepted you must provide us with both a hard/physical and digital copy. Filmmakers are responsible for all shipping costs. Physical media submitted to the Festival will not be returned.


Required Film specs:

1920x1080 or 1280x720
16:9 Aspect Ratio
24FPS
Audio Sample 48 kHz
Video Bit Rate, at least 5000 kbps
NTSC
.mov container
Apple ProRes 422 or codec of similar quality

Accepted films will also need to provide images, one-sheet and a downloadable link for any trailers. Trailers for accepted films will be uploaded to the official Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival YouTube page.


Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival is not liable for any damage or loss suffered during shipping, previewing, or screening. Any physical media sent to Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival will not be returned. By submitting your film to Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival you are acknowledging that you have obtained all the necessary licenses, release forms, and that the work you're submitting is your own and that you own the exclusive rights to any footage, stills and/or titles being submitted. Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival will not be responsible for any claim involving copyright or trademark.

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival reserves the right to change any rules or scheduling. All accepted entries will be notified of any changes.

Please make sure all physical entries are titled, and include running time plus contact information. Please also provide a brief synopsis of your film, genre and if you're a local or student entry when submitting.




TERMS AND CONDITIONS

An authorized representative of the project being submitted (the "Film") must agree via digital signature that the film being submitted does not break any laws, and that all necessary licenses, royalties, release forms have been obtained. By submitting to the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (the "Festival") you are granting the Festival the right to screen any submitted Films twice during the scheduled Festival dates. You are also granting the Festival permission to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Film for promotional purposes.

Filmmakers are responsible for all shipping costs. Physical media submitted to the Festival will not be returned.

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival reserves the right to change any rules or scheduling. All accepted entries will be notified of any changes.