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Let's remember the moments together...
Dear filmmakers,
due to the second Corona wave, we have decided to extend our deadline by two months. That way you will have enough time to conceive, produce and complete your stories in time in order to submit them to our festival. All the best from the Unified Filmmakers team, stay healthy!

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our way of life and culture - and it presents us with unexpected challenges.
The movies we want to see:

Films about the time during the crisis

The time during this crisis will never be forgotten.

The moments together or alone, the "magical moments" on the balcony or the deserted streets, teaching the kids at home, the sudden change of consciousness that raises hopes for a better society. But also, the unbelievably tragic stories of relatives who could not say goodbye, or doctors who had to decide which patient to put on the ventilator, as well as the stories of the many people affected by the crisis, especially psychologically.

Films about the time after the crisis

This perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic is all about the visions of filmmakers for the time after the crisis.

How will the crisis change our lives? What will never be the same again, and what will we see with new eyes and do differently? How will the rapidly accelerated digitalisation influence our social interactions? Which wounds of our society will the corona pandemic reveal, and above all, what will we learn from it?

We have set the entry fees according to the gross domestic production map (click map to open)


The UNIFIED FILMMAKERS JURY (all Unified Filmmakers) will vote for every submitted film and figure out the selection of the best films for the festival, which will be screened from 1st of March on our website and on our YouTube channel.

How we select the award winners:
A jury of international filmmakers (announcement coming soon) will select from 1 May until 31 May 2021 their best films to compete for the jury prize. The online audience has to vote until 31 May 2021 for their best films. The 10-20 best films from each of the two prize and film categories will be shown at FILMFEST MUNICH and the best three will be awarded with following prizes.
CATEGORY -2MIN AUDIENCE AWARD
1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€
CATEGORY 2MIN-15MIN AUDIENCE AWARD
1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€
CATEGORY -2MIN JURY AWARD
1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€
CATEGORY 2MIN-15MIN JURY AWARD
1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€
In addition we will award the best movie for the following genres:
BEST DRAMA
BEST COMEDY
BEST ANIMATION
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST LGBTQ+
BEST HORROR
BEST FANTASY
BEST CHILDREN
BEST SCI-FI
BEST THRILLER
Rules & regulations:
2 categories: under 2 min. and 2-15 min.
Every genre is welcome and appreciated. However, commercials and musicals must follow strict guidelines:
Commercials: ONLY social commercials
Musicals: NO music videos (except narrative ballads)
Films with pornographic and unconstitutional content will be rejected. We are looking forward to a wide variety of films.
UNIFIED FILMMAKERS special offer - Extreme Music:
All filmmakers can use the range of tools from the vast library of our festival partner Extreme Music free of charge for their short film. Please note the details on our homepage.
Technical requirements: It must be possible to show the films on a screen in appropriate quality, regardless of the format in which they were shot. English subtitles are obligatory!
Resolution: 1920x1080 (min. HD)