About the Festival

Together. Peaceful. Strong.

WE ARE UNIFIED

No other event in the past 70 years has revealed the weaknesses of our society as clearly as the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s reason enough for us to launch the Unified Filmmakers Festival, which gives filmmakers all over the world the opportunity to tell their personal stories about this extraordinary time.

And this is just the beginning: This year our first festival is dedicated to the corona crisis, but we will focus on other socially relevant topics of global importance in the years to come. With this concept, the Unified Filmmakers Festival aims to become an annual event in the festival scene.

Our festival will be a platform for everybody’s voice. We will listen to your voice and we will showcase it, even if other places won’t. Now is the time to create change, one step at a time. Now is the time for stories, to make us think about who we are, where we come from and where we want to go! We are creating a network of unified creators!

Join us on our worldwide journey! We want to entertain, we want to criticise, we want to challenge, we want to be sad, we want to laugh and we want to make you think twice. We want to unify and interact in a period of time where this is possible in unprecedented ways and in ways we haven’t tried before.

It’s impossible without you and your films!

WE ARE UNIFIED

Jury

The UNIFIED FILMMAKERS Jury will vote for every submitted film and figure out the selection of the best films for the festival, which will be screened from 1 May until 31 July 2021 on our website and on our YouTube channel.

How we select the award winners

A jury of international filmmakers 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 -5MIN AUDIENCE AWARD

1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€

CATEGORY 5MIN-20MIN AUDIENCE AWARD

1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€

CATEGORY -5MIN JURY AWARD

1. PRIZE: 1000€
2. PRIZE: 500€
3. PRIZE: 250€

CATEGORY 5MIN-20MIN 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