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UNAFF 2012 – International Documentary Film Festival

The 15th edition of the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) – an international short and feature documentary film festival – is now open for submissions!

UNAFF celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human rights, the environment, protection of refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women’s issues, children, universal education, war and peace. In addition to the ongoing celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this year the Festival emphasizes the theme human dignity.

Awards include cash prizes and Adobe software!

Submit Short and Feature Documentary Films Related to Human Dignity

UNAFF was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Festival has screened some of the most awarded and talked about documentaries in the industry including five that went on to win Academy Awards. In 2011 UNAFF jurors reviewed over 600 submissions!

This year, the organizers invite you to submit short and feature documentary films that emphasize the theme human dignity in the following formats: 16mm and 35mm, Beta SP, Blu-ray, DVD (NTSC).

The following awards will be given out in 2012:

  • UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary: $2000
  • UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Short Documentary: $1000
  • UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Cinematography: $500
  • UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Editing: $500
  • UNAFF Youth Vision Award: $500

Each cash prize comes with an additional software package from Adobe.

UNAFF 2012 is scheduled for 18-28 October, 2012 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University.

For more information and the entry form, please visit the official website – linked below.

Entry Fee

  • $25 for films up to 30 min. (late deadline $35)
  • $35 for films longer than 30 min. (late deadline is $45).