Unofex International Film Awards 2021 ()


27 Apr 2020
Call for entries

20 Jul 2020
Festival closed

31 Jul 2020
Notification date

27 Apr 2020
10 Aug 2020


295 Madison Ave, 12th Floor,  NY 10017, New York City, New York, United States

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival 500'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online Festival
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films  500'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 27 April 2020      Festival end: 10 August 2020

The UNOFEX International Film Awards 2020 (Union of Excellence) is a semi annual, online film competition recognizing excellence in filmmaking worldwide.

As an organization and network, the UNOFEX unites an exceptional community of accredited and award winning professionals worldwide working within the Film & TV, Art and Entertainment industry. Over the years we have accredited hundreds of members who achieved our UNOFEX Standards of Excellence. 
The UNOFEX International Film Awards was initiated in 2020 during the global outbreak of the coronavirus in order to support filmmakers worldwide. Our panel of experts and UNOFEX CEO Deivis H. Valdes decided to held this year's 2020 edition completely free of charge. The entire process, from film submission to nomination and the final award ceremony, is handled completely digitally.

Our mission within the semi annual UNOFEX International Film Awards is to promote excellence in filmmaking, and be a substantial catalyst in the filmmakers' careers. Every half year, our Jury will award the best in film through private screenings, and make a special interview with the winner of the UNOFEX Awards. 

You can submit your film via Festhome. Submissions start is 27 April 2020, Submission Deadline is 20 July 2020.
The UNOFEX Awards is a pro listed Festival on Festhome.


The winner of an UNOFEX Award receives:
1.) the Union of Excellence Award Certificate (printed and as a pdf, png)

2.) will be listed as an award winner on the UNOFEX website - Section Winner.

3.) receives a feature at the "Focus On" page on our platform

4.) a follow-up interview/ article published on UNOFEX and partner networks

5.) Entitled to use the phrase "Winner of the Union of Excellence
Awards 2020" and the Award Badge in promotional material and media

All nominations will be announced at the notification date on 31, July 2020.

1.) Nominees are entitled to use the phrase "Nominee of the Union of Excellence International Film Awards" and the Nomination Badge in promotional material and media.


Best Narrative Feature
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Sport Film
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy Film
Best Crime Film
Best Western
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Indie Film
Best Inspirational Film

Best Documentary Short
Best Indie Short
Best Inspirational Film Short
Best Animation Short
Best Sport Film Short

Best Sitcom
Best Web Series
Best TV Series

Best Music Video

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress

1.) Competition is open to U.S. and International entries.

2.) Feature films are 40 minutes in length or longer. Short films are under 40 minutes in length

​3.) Films not in the English language must be subtitled in English.

4.) Entries must not have premiered to the public before January 1, 2019. If your work was completed before 2019, please contact us before submitting.

5.) Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.

​6.) UNOFEX employees, including seasonal and event staff, board members, sponsors, and their immediate families, are not eligible to submit in any category to this competition.

7.) ​Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are submitting a rough cut and update your submission later, we cannot guarantee that the updated version will be reviewed.


8.) Evaluation criteria for an UNOFEX Awards nomination is different for each category. All nominations will be evaluated by an independent Jury comprised of three (3) to four (4) jury members. The Jury will use specific criteria in their decision-making.


9.) SCREENERS - Secure online screener links are the previewing method. Entries can also be submitted for pre-screening on Vimeo or YouTube link. If you use a secured link, you are required to keep us updated with passwords or your film may be rejected. No hard copies will be accepted for entries. If you need to submit in another format, please contact to make arrangements.


Provide concise loglines, synopsis, artist statement/cover letters, behind-the-scene photos, (and trailers for feature films) etc.


Submissions are accepted via the Festhome Platform and UNOFEX.

This Year's 2020 edition is free of charge to support filmmakers worldwide during the Coronavirus outbreak

3-Line Synopsis (may be used for promotional material and website)

Students: Include proof of student status at the time of production. (Copy of student ID or transcript.)

Accepted entries must submit at least one digital, horizontal 300dpi still photo from the film and at least one web-ready still at 72dpi and 560x315 pixels.

Notification of acceptance status is scheduled to be given to all entrants on July 31, 2020.


By submitting to this competition, you hereby grant the UNOFEX LLC permission to screen and otherwise use the aforementioned title (the “Work”) in connection with the 2020 UNOFEX International Film Awards. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights in and to the Work and/or you have the authority to grant UNOFEX the rights to screen and otherwise use the Work. Your film awards acceptance also grants UNOFEX permission to use stills and excerpts from the Work for promotional and publicity use.

Should unforeseen events alter the format of the UNOFEX Awards, we will contact and inform filmmakers in selection of how such events may affect and change the nature of their status.



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