The 15th annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) will take place on October 18-28, 2012 at Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University in California. This festival 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 our ongoing celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this year we emphasize the theme "Human Dignity." "The recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world." (Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
The submission deadline is May 22, 2012 (the postmark date) and the fee is $25 for films up to 30 minutes and $35 for longer ones. There is also an early and late deadline (May 2nd and June 2nd respectively). The late deadline fee is $45. Acceptable formats are 16mm and 35mm film; Beta SP, DVD (NTSC). Preview formats on DVD (NTSC region 0 or 1). Please test your consumer-burned DVD on several makes and models of players before submitting it. Our jury process is unfortunately not suitable for on-line screeners
All lengths are eligible.
The following five awards will be presented during the festival: UNAFF Grand Jury Award for the Best Documentary, UNAFF Grand Jury Award for the Best Short Documentary, the UNAFF Youth Vision Award, the UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Cinematography and the UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Editing.
You may download an entry form at http://www.unaff.org/2012/submission.html
, or use Without A Box (withoutabox.com).
Please submit screening materials and background information to:
CERAS/CFLP, Room 114
520 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-3084
If you have questions or need more information please visit www.unaff.org
, email email@example.com
or call 650-724-5544.