What if we filmmakers could access a platform that would allow us to use our own talents and skills to make a film without a large financial investment and in the end not to exploit it at the best possible conditions? What if this platform also focused on films about the really important issues of our time? Climate change, the inequality between rich and poor, racism, the protection of the oceans. Global issues that concern us all and that should be a top priority in the minds of the world’s decision-makers. Who if not us filmmakers have the tools to do this? We just need to join forces and help each other. Only then we will also find the way to the audience.
Corona opened up so many wounds in our society and made it clear to us all, that we are already a much more global society than we often realize. With the UNIFIED FILMMAKERS we have an association in progress that aims to create a platform of filmmakers for filmmakers. This platform consists of four distinct pillars.
Every year we want to focus on a socially and globally topic with our UNIFIED FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL and present the best films about it online as well as screen them in front of an audience. And with this year’s hot button topic Covid-19, we struck a chord in the filmmaking community. Now, after the physical festival at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, the films will go on a deserved festival tour to our partner festivals around the world in individually curated programs.
And: A new festival edition is on its way!
In addition we want to use the media library as a stage for extraordinary works of young filmmakers who do not necessarily have the chance of a commercial distribution or even to be seen anywhere. We will do this only for a limited time, not to destroy any commercial value but to give these young filmmakers and their movies a chance to be seen globally and find potential partners for upcoming projects.
With the UNIFIED FILMMAKERS MARKETPLACE we want to offer filmmakers a forum where they can present their future projects with all creative tools they want to use for it as well as being able to find potential investors and comrades-in-arms.