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August 31st - September 6th, 2012
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  - Short Films: Open to all genres including (narrative, documentary, animation, music video, etc).
  - Feature-Length Documentaries: On any topic, over 30 minutes in running time.
  - Feature-Length Narratives: Full length features on any topic, over 30 minutes in running time.

In an effort to make submission fees more affordable to filmmakers and also allow them an opportunity to gain exposure in our multiple festivals we're offering Package Deals (see below for details).


Each festival has a different set of programmers and therefore if your film doesn't make it into one festival that doesn't necessarily mean it won't play in another. Each festival has a unique lineup that is tailor made for that particular city.


To help filmmakers get a better understanding of our programming system, we're now offering them Film Feedback. This is a service that is designed to give filmmakers valuable insight from our programmers. This could be used to make the film better or simply validate what you already know. Either way it could prove to be a helpful tool if you choose to include it.




Postmark Dates

Special Deadline: October 21st, 2011
($15 short films) & ($25 feature length films)

Early Deadline: December 2nd, 2011
($20 short films) & ($30 feature length films)

Regular Deadline: March 9th, 2012
($25 short films) & ($35 feature length films)

Late Deadline: April 4th, 2012
($30 short films) & ($40 feature length films)

Extended Deadline: June 22nd, 2012
($45 short films) & ($55 feature length films)



Notification Dates

Short Films: August 3rd, 2012
Feature Length Films: July 20th, 2012


Film Feedback Breakdown

Submissions receive both an Overall Score and 1-2 pages of Programmer's Comments on the following categories:


Narrative Films: Production Value, Writing, Acting, Cinematography/Editing, and Production Design.


Documentary Films: Production Value, Writing, Cinematography/Editing, Production Design, and Originality/Compelling Subject Matter.


Feedback will be sent at the end of each festival season.




Filmmakers can also register @



The United Film Festivals guarantee to contact each and every filmmaker regarding the status of their submission on our designated notification dates. If you fail to hear please check your junk mailbox folder and if you still see nothing from us call or email us right away.


Short Films
Feature Length Films
3 Festivals = $35 ($11.66 each)

3 Festivals = $65 ($21.66 each)

6 Festivals = $50 ($8.34 each)

6 Festivals = $110 ($18.34 each)

* You choose the three festivals for your film.

* If you submitted to a Single City you can upgrade to a package and we'll apply the amount you spent to your package of choice.


* Package Film Feedback is discounted vs. the normal rate and you get a different programmer for each city. Short Films = $10 per city & Feature Length Films = $16.67 per city.



Short Films
Feature Length Films

Choose Your Appropriate Deadline

Add Film Feedback - $15


Choose Your Appropriate Deadline

Add Film Feedback - $25



Short Films
Feature Length Films


* This option is for filmmakers who have already submitted.



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P.O. Box 360556
Los Angeles, CA 90036


*If you would rather pay with check or money order please make payable to:
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