The Unnamed Footage Festival will be a two day film festival showcasing features and short films all in the genre of found footage horror or faux documentary. With this event, we want to present to an audience these films as a legitimate cinematic movement, not a mere subgenre of horror. Spanning from shot on video experiments of the early 90s to new unreleased and underseen features, and not focusing specifically on horror, the Unnamed Footage Festival will open a dialogue regarding the entertainment and artistic values of first person narrative filmmaking.

The slate of films will consist of narratives shot in the first person, and show the exciting diversity within the medium that has gone uncelebrated until now. While THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY defined the genre, many others went under the radar. UFF will offer audiences the chance to revisit older titles and discover new ones, while exploring comedy, science fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on the genre most often linked to found footage — horror movies.

UFF is currently looking for films made by anyone, anytime — there are no limits regarding completion date, or release status. Due to the nature of this genre, sometimes films take years to complete and slip through the cracks, and UFF’s goal is to hunt down and revive these movies, and give new films the chance to screen theatrically.

Films submitted and accepted will be considered in competition, to be voted on by the audience and a jury. Awards given:

JURY AWARD - BEST FEATURE
JURY AWARD - BEST SHORT
AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST FEATURE
AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST SHORT

Submissions must be shot in a first person point of view, with the narrative treating the camera as part of the world. Fake documentaries are also eligible.

There are no limits regarding completion date, or release status as long as the submitter has the authority to grant us permission to screen, and can provide the needed materials.

Screening formats: DCP, Blu-ray, DVD, and VHS tape.

Once accepted, materials must be provided promptly.

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  • Michael Fausti

    An exceptional festival. Communication was top notch throughout and the organisers extremely approachable. Really happy to have part of the inaugural year for what I am sure will become a firmly established festival on the genre circuit. Well worth submitting to. Recommended.

    June 2018
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank you for selecting The Cop Cam to be part of your film festival. Fantastic! Experience. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Filmmakers.

    April 2018
  • Michael Davis

    Was sadly on set for another project and was unable to attend, but it is still one of the most positive experiences I have ever had at a festival. The staff is eager and very active on social media, fantastic communication, and profitable marketing/networking opportunities. A lot of care is put into this festival, and it shows. Very honored to have had my film shown here and hope to submit again in the future!

    April 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We'd love to work with you in the future as well :)

  • I’m extremely proud to have been part of this great new festival.
    Nothing has been done like this before and it’s a fantastic way to showcase this new, growing genre of horror/filmmaking.
    Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the event as I am in the UK, but I’m extremely honoured that my short film, The Rage was officially selected to open the festival.
    Communication was great and I was always kept up to date on the festival via emails and social media.
    Thank you so much Unnamed film festival for a great experience. Can’t wait for next year!

    April 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Joshua! Your enthusiasm was simply infectious ;) Thanks for making this first year a very memorable one

  • Steve Sears

    This is a great festival catering to the black sheep of horror films, found footage. Excellent line up, gracious and enthusiastic organizers made this a charming inaugural fest.

    April 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for being part of the first year of UFF, Steve! It was an honor to premiere Special Feature and to have you in the audience :)