Rules & Terms for Submitters
An authorized representative of the project being submitted must agree via digital signature that the film being submitted does not break any laws, and that all necessary licenses, royalties, release forms have been obtained. By submitting to the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (PUFF) you are granting PUFF the right to screen any submitted Film twice (2) during the scheduled Festival dates. You are also granting the Festival permission to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Film for promotional purposes.
Films already available on home video/streaming/online are not eligible.
New films that have recently had a festival screening in the city of Philadelphia are not eligible.
Films that have premiered before 2022 are not eligible.
If your film is accepted you must be capable of providing us with both a digital and physical copy for backup. Filmmakers are responsible for all shipping costs. Physical media submitted to the Festival will not be returned. There is a $15 service fee for any films PUFF has to burn to physical media. Payments can be made through PayPal or Venmo.
Suggested film specs:
1920x1080 or 1280x720
16:9 Aspect Ratio
Audio Sample 48 kHz
Video Bit Rate, at least 5000 kbps
Apple ProRes 422 or codec of similar quality
Subtitles must be presented on the film and not in a separate file.
Accepted films will also need to provide images, one-sheet and downloadable links or files for all available trailers. All trailers will be uploaded to the official Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival YouTube page.
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival reserves the right to change any rules or scheduling. Venue is subject to change. All accepted entries will be notified of any changes.
Please make sure all physical copies mailed to the Festival are titled, and include running time plus contact information. Please also provide a brief synopsis of your film, genre and if you're a local or student entry when submitting.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help!