Call for entries of films within 5 minutes duration on the theme of peace from around the world!
UNITED FOR PEACE FILM FESTIVAL (UFPFF) is a film festival on the theme of peace.
UFPFF has been held around September 21st which is the International Day of Peace each year since 2011. The entry period of UFPFF 2019 is from March 21st to July 21st.
Note: UFPFF 2019 festival screenings will be held on Sunday, September 15th.
UNITED FOR PEACE FILM FESTIVAL (UFPFF) 2019 Event outline
Date: September 15th, from 15:00 to 20:00
Place: JICA Yokohama,Japan
Organizer: UNITED FOR PEACE FILM FESTIVAL
Silver Partner: Virgin Group
Partner : Yourhappiness is myhappiness, Forval Corporation, UNITED PEOPLE
Support: United Nations Information Centre, JICA Yokohama, Yokohama City International Affairs Bureau, Yokohama NGO Network
Please read through the following list of requirements, and the entry agreement in order to submit your films to UFPFF 2019.
Theme: Films related to peace (the bonds between people, sustainability, peace in daily life, conflict and war, volunteer activities, human rights etc.)
Duration: Within 5 minutes (films produced after 2019) , maximum 2 films
Language: Japanese or English (if in other languages, please add English subtitles)
Entry period: Submit your film to UFPFF 2019 from between March 21st to July 21st.
Finalists: 10 Finalists will be announced around the end of August. Finalists will be invited to join the ceremony and to screen their works at venue in Yokohama on September 14th. * Please note that we can not cover traveling cost to the venue.
Genre: All genres of film are accepted.
Format: Films submitted in the following formats MOV, MP4, AVI, MPEG are accepted. We recommend that you finalize your work at the aspect ratio of 16:9.
* Grand Prix
prize money: 100,000 Japanese Yen
The award-winning director will be invited to PLURAL＋ 2019 award ceremony which will take place in NY in November.
UFPFF can not cover the traveling expenses from the origin of the departure to NY.UFPFF will support your traveling costs up to 100,000 Yen.
* Special Jury Award
* Audience Award
Students who resides in Japan only
* Yokohama City International Affairs Bureau Award
* Yahoo! JAPAN CREATORS Program Award
prize money: 100,000 Japanese Yen
*PLURAL+ UFPFF Award
(1) Entry period: March 21st to July 21st , EXTENDED to August 8th
(2) The 10 finalists and their selected films will be announced by the middle of August.
(3)The UFPFF Awards Ceremony and screenings of the finalist films will be on September 14th, 2019. All of the selected finalists are invited to attend the ceremony at the venue in Yokohama on September 22nd. If you are not able to attend the ceremony we are happy to receive your pre-recorded video message. All filmmakers who submitted to the festival are welcome to attend the ceremony.–>
* We can not cover the traveling costs to the venue.
Taii Kin (Visual Artist and Musician)
Katsuzo Takahashi (Director of UFPFF)
Yukari Tatsumura (Gaia Symphony producer)
Kouki Tange (Visual Artist)
Reiko Yamazaki (Japan for UNHCR)
・ The selected films of finalists will be uploaded and viewable on the UFPFF YouTube channel.
・ When your work includes any individual or faces, please confirm the permissions for use before submitting your film.
・ When your work includes any music or other artwork for which you do not own the copyright, please get the clearance from the persons or parties concerned (the copyright owners) before you submit your work.
・ When your work includes a third person or third party’s artwork (writing, music etc.), please include the confirmation of this agreement by the artist to our office.
・ UFPFF will not accept any responsibility or liability in cases where any personal rights, or copyright infringement should occur.
・ We will not be able to return any data or tapes of your work after submission.
・ The copyright of each work belongs to the filmmakers, though UFPFF may reserve the right to use some part of your work in order to promote and announce this festival on their website, or in associated sites, within promotions and PR documents, or within certain media like brochures, programs, flyers etc. UFPFF would like to request the complimentary use of your film and work, including the title, your name, profile and portrait for promotion, and at no cost. We reserve the right to edit your work for the same promotional reasons, so please confirm and agree that the moral rights for your work(s) will be permitted for festival promotion related activities.
・Even if certain rights for publicity and promotional use (broadcasting rights, publishing rights, etc.) and the secondary copyrights of your work are transferred to a third party, UFPFF will maintain the same original conditions outlined in the preceding clause.
Therefore, when an award-winning filmmaker transfers or sells the rights of the work to a third party, please make sure to include the conditions of the preceding clause in the contract.
・ You may submit a total of two(2) individual films.
・ UFPFF may not be able to screen your film if there are any rights-related issues.