The Unnamed Footage Festival showcases 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 is set on opening 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 have expanded and explored it more yet remain off 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:


Submissions must comply with one of the 4 categories listed:
Found Footage Horror
Faux Documentary
POV Cinema
Social Media Found Footage

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

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

Once accepted, materials must be provided promptly.

Overall Rating
  • Harrison McDonough

    UFF is everything you could want out of a genre festival. My short, 11-21-08, played at the 2019 festival and I had the time of my life. Everyone is so supportive and friendly, and they go out of their way to program amazing found footage and faux doc cinema from around the globe. I cannot recommend UFF highly enough!

    February 2020
  • Travis Zariwny

    The staff and crew where amazing. I attended nearly every showing. Loved the festival.

    January 2020
  • Antoine Le

    We had a great time. The staff cares about the content and really puts the effort into making the festival a fun and engaging experience for both its audiences and filmmakers. Highly recommend.

    June 2019
  • Gerald Varga

    This festival was top notch and totally exceeded anything I could have expected. Everyone on the UFF team is really supportive and friendly and the festival was ultra professional. I was so honoured to have my film Murder Box screened amongst so many terrific movies. This festival did everything they could to make this a truly unforgettable experience.

    March 2019
  • Alastair Cummings

    Unfortunately I could not attend but all communication was great and it looked like a really unique fest!

    March 2019