Everyone can participate
We value good films, no matter if you are a professional filmmaker or an enthusiastic amateur.
We are an interactive festival
The filmmakers and their films are our community. Everybody who wants to take part is welcome to join our team. Therefore we will invite the festival participants of the previous edition to be part of the current UFM preselection jury. The UFM Jury decides upon the best 70 films, which can be seen on our website from May 1 until May 31.
Democratic Voting process
Every submitted film has to be rated by at least five judges. In addition, for the entirety of May, the audience has a direct vote to determine the Audience Award winner.
Our films are seen for the entirety of May by a jury of established international filmmakers. The three best films of each category will be awarded with the Jury Award.
All winners on the big screen
The winners of both categories will be awarded and presented in front of an audience at FILMFEST MUNICH.
A variety of curated films will journey to our partner festivals
After the physical screening, a special selection of our festival films will take a journey around the world for a year to our partner festivals. Our goal: To present your films to a broad international audience.
A commercial perspective for your films
We want your films to be successful. Therefore, we will act as an intermediary between you and TV stations and streaming platforms, to connect you to a possible commercial outlet.
Prospective UFM feature film
We are setting our goals high: If you grant us permission, we want to create a feature film from your shorts, made by a group of your film peers from around the world. All potential profits will be shared based on the material used. Please inquire for more information.