Call for entry! Peace-themed films up to 5 minutes from students around the world.

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 2021 is from March 21st to July 21st.

You can submit your film to the following form or FilmFreeway.



Official Awards

Grand Prix

Prize money: 100,000 Japanese Yen
The award-winning director will have an opportunity to have a mentering session with the juries and advisor of UFPFF.

Second Prize

Prize money: 30,000 Japanese Yen

Special Jury Award

Partner Awards

CyberLink Award

A set of the video editing software PowerDirector 365 and the photo editing software PhotoDirector 365, which contains many tools necessary for photo editing.
The winning film will also be introduced on CyberLink’s official SNS.

Jury:Hiroyuki Imazawa (Senior Marketing Manager, CyberLink Corp.)


100,000 Japanese Yen

Jury: Takashi Inoue(Representative Director,President and Managing Officer, LIFULL Co.,Ltd.)
A film that can move people in to action. This award will be given to a film that can impress many people and drive people to take action even if it’s a small action.

UFPFF 2021 Event outline

Date: September 20, from 15:00  -18:15
Place: Online (Zoom)
Support: United Nations Infromation Centre, Yokohama NGO Network
Partner : Forval Corporation, LIFULL Co., Ltd., OGGI FRUTTA Company, UNITED PEOPLE
Special Corporation: PEACE DAY Foundation
Corporation:Creative Link Corporation, Sapporo International Short Film Festival(No Maps | FILM), Yokohama Community Design Lab
Admission Fee:General 1,000 Yen Student 500 Yen
Program: Film screening of 10 finalists films and speech, invited film screenings, peace talk session , award ceremony.

Application Guidelines

Theme: Films related to peace , SDGs
Eligibility: Students
Duration: Within 5 minutes (films produced after 2021) , maximum 2 films
Language: Japanese or English (if in other languages, please add English subtitles)
Entry period: Submit your film to UFPFF 2021 from March 21 to July 21.
Finalists: 10 Finalists will be announced by the end of August. Finalists will be invited to join the ceremony and to screen their works at venue in Yokohama on September 20. * 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.

Official Jury Members

Katsuzo Takahashi (Director of UFPFF)
Kouki Tange (Human being, film director, art director)
Reiko Yamazaki (Executive director special mission, Japan for UNHCR


Entry Agreement

・ 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.