UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL is the best platform for amateur filmmakers around the world that provides a stage for short films, music videos, animations and visual arts.
The mission of the UFF is to discover the most innovative independent filmmakers and to make them known all over the world. At the UFF, we focus on the film. 

The aim of the UFF is to discover new talents and possibly create further opportunities for them in the Russian and international filmmaking industry. It is the time when young filmmakers can speak to the world and share their works.

UFF accepts submissions in five categories: Short films, Documentary short films, Music videos, Animation and Crafts.  
Participants are allowed to submit their works in several categories.

The film festival is organized by Red Pepper Creative – a creative company that exists in the Russian advertising and film industry for more than 10 years. Red Pepper already has numerous works that won awards in big international festivals. Red Pepper is known as one of the most creative agencies in Russia nowadays.

Submissions are open from January 2022 to May 2022. The final selection of films will be announced in June. The film festival will take place on June, 25, right before the Ural Music Night (the most popular music festival in Russia).

Visit our website to know more: http://unknownfilmfestival.com/main

Unknown Film Festival 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGV6vF9Y5NU

Awards categories:
Best Short film
Best Documentary short film
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Craft

Special Prizes:
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Debut
Best Actor/Actress
Best National Film

1. Genre: All
2. Production country: All
3. Running Time: 20 minutes or under. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.
4. Production Year: The film must have been produced after January 1, 2021. The festival committee will determine the production date of your film based on the copyright year listed in the end credits
5. Films in languages other than Russian will only be accepted with English subtitles. Please, additionally attach a separate .srt file with your submission.
6. Applicants are required to clear all rights necessary for screening works in the festival.
7. Applicants will be required to organize and submit all press materials necessary if the work is selected to be screened. This includes materials relating to the artist, such as profile text and images.

Official Music Video only! 

Please ensure that works submitted are done so with the permission of a music label, artist and a filmmaker.

8. Formats: All 
(Please note, however, that submissions must NOT be sent on DVD!) 
All submissions must be sent via an online secured screener.
9. Fees: Submission fees are not refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Unfortunatelly I couldn't come to the festival, but I feel really happy to have my film selected. Thank you so much! <3

    July 2021
  • I could not come to the festival but I was delighted to have my film selected! Thank you!

    July 2020
  • Cheung Step

    I was unable to physically attend the festival,I am grateful and honored to have my short animation selected.

    July 2020
  • Enis Manaz

    communication and quality of festival is five star.
    glad to be part of unkonown film festival.
    Thank you for everything.

    July 2020
  • André Kloer

    Friendly staff and great festival, that unfortunately due to COVID-19 had some drawbacks this year. Nevertheless the people behind Unknown Filmfestival went through with an online organization, dedicated as they are to the undiscovered and unknown filmmaker! I am the festival grateful for awarding or film "Holding Silence" as winner in the category documentary. 🙏❤️🙏

    June 2020