No other event in the last 75 years has revealed the weaknesses of our society as clearly as the COVID-19 pandemic. That's reason enough for us to launch the UNIFIED FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL in 2021, which gives filmmakers all over the world an opportunity to tell their personal story about this extraordinary time. After a very successful first edition, we are now preparing for the second festival edition and are already looking forward to your contributions.

Also this time we are open for films of all genres: Comedy or drama, horror or fantasy, documentary or experimental, low-end or high-end productions.

PLEASE CONSIDER: All filmmakers can use the music library of our festival partner Extreme Music free of charge for their short film! (Please note the details on our homepage.)

Have a chance to win up to €1000 and be shown on the big screen at our partner festival Munich Filmfestival in 2021 AND afterwards on lots of our Partner Festivals. Please have a look on our homepage: www.unifiedfilmmakers.com to see the complete list.

Only if we succeed in reaching our audience can we make a difference with our films.

Join us on our worldwide journey! We want to entertain, to criticize, to challenge, to be sad, to laugh and to make you think twice. We want to unify and interact in a period of time in which the collaboration of filmmakers is necessary as never before and in ways we haven't tried before.

But most importantly, we want you!

For more information, please visit our website: www.unifiedfilmmakers.com

#weareunified

The UNIFIED FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL will award the following prizes:

CATEGORY -5MIN AUDIENCE AWARD
1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€

CATEGORY -5MIN JURY AWARD
1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€

CATEGORY 5MIN-20MIN AUDIENCE AWARD
1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€

CATEGORY 5MIN-20MIN JURY AWARD
1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€

BEST GENRES WILL BE AWARDED:

BEST DRAMA
BEST COMEDY
BEST ANIMATION
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST LGBTQ+
BEST HORROR
BEST FANTASY
BEST SCI-FI
BEST THRILLER
BEST CHILDREN

The best short-films will be displayed live on screen at the MUNICH FILMFESTIVAL 2021.

Every genre is welcomed and appreciated. However, commercials and musicals have to follow strict guidelines:

Commercials: ONLY social commercials
Musicals: NO music videos (except narrative ballads)
Films with pornographic and unconstitutional content will be rejected. Same for content liable to corrupt juveniles, defamations, infringements of personality rights.
All racist, misogynistic, misandrous, and homophobic films will be rejected as well.,

Technical requirements: Due to processing reasons, please upload your short-film on basis of either Youtube or Vimeo, if possible. The films must be visible on a screen in appropriate quality, regardless of the format in which they were shot. English subtitles are obligatory! Resolution: min. 1920x1080 / HD

Films longer than 20 minutes may be submitted after prior inquiry.

Entry Fee: As the Unified Filmmakers Festival, we need to cover our costs for the technical maintenance as well as the management of the platforms.

Depending on your location (country) of production, we kindly ask you to pay the fee accordingly. The entry fees will be available in 3 segments (Red/Yellow/Green) in order to support filmmakers from different social backgrounds as well as to alleviate any financial limitations. Students as well as people below the age of 18 years receive a discount of 50% for their submission. As students might be above the required age for a discount, we kindly ask you to send us a copy of your certificate of enrollment for verification to info@unifiedfilmmakers.com
Our goal is to encourage young filmmakers and provide them with the respective support.

The world map displayed on the front page displays the price segments for each submission.

In addition, if you submit your short-film before the 1st of January you’ll get a discount in form of an early bird ticket. Please keep in mind that the Unified Filmmakers Team is able to verify the accuracy of your entry fee through your order form.

Our vision is to bridge traditional structures in the film and entertainment industry with the uprising digitalization. Providing a platform that is socially relevant and for everyone to join, we can change the present course of communication, beliefs and shared memorabilia.

We look forward to your contribution in making this a great success story!

Your Unified Filmmakers Team

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  • Sa'ed Arouri

    Wonderful film festival. Wish to them the best

    September 2021
  • Susana Beatriz Serrano Serrano

    De los mejores festivales en los que he participado. ¡Muchísimas gracias a todo el equipo organizador, jurado y patrocinadores!

    September 2021
  • DANIELE PIGNATELLI

    we are so glad to be part of this amazing festival with our "Nuovo Cinema Para-Virus"! thanks a lot !

    August 2021
  • The festival was awesome and very accommodative. As for as an independent filmmaker from a small village in South Africa. I was given an opportunity to showcase my work on my mother tounge without being discriminated. I am giving the festival a high five to continue to give us hope in these tough times. I am greatfull for the award and the prize ,I won’t mind being invited in other future projects that you will be having. Thank you very much 🇿🇦💫🇩🇪

    August 2021