United International Film Festival (UIFF) presents a program of new international cinema from filmmakers from across the globe. It takes place in Hollywood, California and New York City. UIFF features daily/nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, food, wine, conversations and tributes.

United International Film Festival (UIFF) supporters are a community of passionate individuals and organizations that are united in their support of UIFF mission to advance the work of independent artists in film and to share their stories with the world. The UIFF community understands that fresh perspectives from visionary storytellers are essential for a healthy and vibrant society.

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Awards & Prizes

Best Picture (Drama)
Best Action Film
Best Director
Best Leading Actor (Male)
Best Leading Actress (Female)
Best Supporting Actor (Male)
Best Supporting Actress (Female)
Best Stunts
Best Cinematography
Best Original Music / Score
Best Screenplay
Best Special FX
Best Visual FX
Best Editing
Best Costume
Best Animation
Best Comedy Film
Best Horror Film
Best Documentary
Best Music Video

For more information about UIFF, please e-mail us at uiffestival@gmail.com or call us toll-free at 310-866-7298. For more info visit our website: http://www.uiff.info/
Thank you again for submitting your film, stay tuned for the results.

Rules & Terms


Festival accepts applications in the following formats: film, video or digital and in the following categories: Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental, features, or shorts.
The director/producer with the submission of his/her application accepts the terms of the Festival and has no objection to the submission process, screening, and election of prizes.
The director/producer with the submission of the film affirms that he/she has all the copyrights of audio, video, images and music of the film and he remains responsible before the law.
Applicant hereby grants UIFF to use all or part(s) of the film for promotional purposes; to use stills, biographical material etc., from the film for promotional purposes in Festival program and merchandise, to provide promotional material of the film for journalists to review, to show the film at press screenings and to exhibit the film during the Festival and at any time before and after the Festival.

Films in competition must have been completed after May 2014. Feature films may not be shorter than seventy (70) minutes in length. Short films may not exceed thirty (30) minutes in length.
A completed and signed entry form must be accompanied by an English language dialogue list. All entries, short or feature length, must be submitted on DVD for the purposes of preview if submitted by postal mail, or compliant with the technical requirements, if submitted through FilmFreeway and/or others.
All non-English language films must be submitted with English subtitles. To qualify for selection, all non-English language films must have an English language link/disc available. All films must be available for festival screening in HD quality, Blu-Ray or DCP format.
A separate entry form must be submitted for each film if submitted by postal mail.
Applicants must apply clearly for each one of new services. Fill the appropriate field in the entry form.
Ineligible or incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.
Entries must be submitted by March 1st, 2016.

All participants will be notified via e-mail and on the UIFF website before the festival. Shipping instructions for films selected for competition will be included upon notification.

All prints will be insured for the period that they are in the festival's possession. In the case of loss or damage during this period, the festival is only responsible for the replacement value of the print.
Only prints in perfect condition for projection will be accepted.

22 Reviews

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    Sofia Wellman

    This film festival was a significant event. Everyone was kind. The location at Raleigh Studios was perfect. I was impressed with the organization and presentation. Amy was the principal host and did a fantastic job with the way she orchestrated the whole event...from red carpet interviews to announcing the winners; it was first class. I recommend it! They are very respectful of the art of film.

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sofia

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    Harry Assouline

    Great festival at a very convenient location.
    Staff kind and reactive

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Harry

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    Haochang Liu

    Very nice festival. Professional and friendly people.

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You Haochang

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    Michael Boston

    Very professional. Good communications. Those behind UIFF work very hard. Was really impressed with the ceremonies as well. Who wouldn't want to go to Raleigh Studios for a screening to see quality products and the filmmakers behind them? The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The host on red carpet, Amy, was the star of the fest... very likable and very inclusive to all the attendees.

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Michael

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    Ilonamarja Laine

    I'm happy that I sent my films to the festival. Both were selected and my experimental film won the best visual fx -award! Can't believe it! I couldn't attend to the festival but the communication was great. Thank you!!!

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ilonamarja