Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival


4th edition

Sep 25 - Sep 29, 2021
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 It's year four of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival! Last year's PUFF brought an eclectic mix of horror, science fiction, and bizarre films to the genre fans at the beautiful Proscenium Theater at The Drake in Philadelphia.

2019 aims to be another year of changes as we work hard to bring great films to the city of Philadelphia. PUFF has previously featured such notable films as Tragedy Girls, Witch in the Window, Imitation Girl, and Karate Kill. This year PUFF is looking for more feature films and shorts to fill our International, Bizarre, and Local shorts programs.

PUFF was founded to bring the best new and undiscovered genre films to fans in Philadelphia. The festival is 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. PUFF touts an excellent success rate for their selections, with almost all feature films from the first few years of the festival receiving independent distribution.

The festival directors offer a combined ten years of film festival, horror journalism and filmmaking experience, working with other film festivals in the past like 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.

In addition to the annual festival, PUFF has also partnered with South Street Cinema to offer a weekly screening series, and give independent filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their films with its "PUFF Presents" series.

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. We are located in the heart of Philadelphia adjacent to many great bars and restaurants.
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Bizarre Feature

Description Over 30 minutes. Experimental films, or anything that doesn't fit in Horror and Sci-Fi.
Dates Open call: Jan 23, 2019

Early bird deadline: Jun 23, 2019
Regular deadline: Jul 23, 2019
Late deadline: Aug 19, 2019

Notification date: Aug 19, 2019
Plan OFF
Full length
Plan ON
All lengths
Early bird deadline    29.87 USD    22.88 USD
Regular deadline    34.44 USD    27.45 USD
Latest deadline    39.01 USD    32.02 USD
Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Category rules Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival is not liable for any damage or loss suffered during shipping, previewing, or screening. Any physical media sent to Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival will not be returned. By submitting your film to Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival you are acknowledging that you have obtained all the necessary licenses, release forms, and that the work you're submitting is your own and that you own the exclusive rights to any footage, stills and/or titles being submitted. Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival will not be responsible for any claim involving copyright or trademark.

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

Submissions for this category are closed.