Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival


2nd edition

Sep 15 - Sep 18, 2019
Philadelphia, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre B-Movie, Dark comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Independent, Science fiction, Thriller, Transgender, Underground

Mission / description The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival is a new event founded to bring the best new and undiscovered genre films to fans in Philadelphia. Focused around alternative screening spaces and renegade filmmaking, this DIY festival is not to be missed.

Run by a Fangoria writer and another longtime pop culture critic, PUFF has been hosting monthly screenings at one of Philly's last video rental shops, Cinemug. These screenings will culminate in a weekend-long festival that will feature a networking night, horror trivia, and plenty of exciting new features and shorts.

The festival will not only be focused on only delivering an alternative film festival to the local movie fanatics of Philadelphia, but also connecting upstart filmmakers with distribution outlets by working with local independent film distributors. The festival directors offer a combined ten years of film festival and horror journalism experience, working with Fangoria, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Another Hole in the Head, Buffalo Dreams, the Bay Area’s SiliCon, and more.

The festival directors also look forward to working with local filmmakers, artists and other venues to create a great festival where movie lovers can gather once a year to celebrate film and socialize.

PUFF's aim is to grow into a multi-media experience where people can enjoy our great city while experiencing the best in new cinema, and we'd be thrilled to have you be a part of it.
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Class Founded: 2016
Festival category: D (local player)
Dates Open call: May 02, 2017

Early bird deadline: May 15, 2017
Regular deadline: Aug 01, 2017
Late deadline: Aug 11, 2017

Notification date: Aug 26, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 13.72 to 32.02 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 2.97 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
General rules An authorized representative of the project being submitted (the "Film") must agree via digital signature that the film being submitted does not break any laws, and that all necessary licenses, royalties, release forms have been obtained. By submitting to the Philadelphia Film Festival you are granting the Festival the right to screen the submitted Film once during the scheduled screening dates. You are also granting the Festival permission to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Film for promotional purposes.

Filmmakers are responsible for all shipping costs. Physical media submitted to the Festival will not be returned.

Accepted films will need to provide images, one-sheet and links to embeddable trailers.

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival reserves the right to change any rules or scheduling. All accepted entries will be notified of any changes.