Years running: 25 (since 1998)


International Documentary Film Festival.


UNAFF was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UNAFF celebrates the power of documentaries dealing with human rights, environmental themes, women’s issues, protection of refugees, homelessness, racism, children, disease control, universal education, war and peace.

The program includes screenings of short films and documentaries.

There will also be organized in thematic shows related to human dignity issues.


  • UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary $2000 
  • UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Short Documentary $1000 
  • UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Cinematography $500 
  • UNAFF/Stanford Video Award for Editing $500 
  • UNAFF Youth Vision Award $500


  • Documentaries only. No runtime limit.
  • No production year limit - but please no films that are available online for free.
  • No runtime limit
  • Rough-cuts or works-in-progress accepted. UNAFF cannot accept updated versions of a film less than 10 days before the start of the festival.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Download, print and fill out entry form;
  • Send DVD by mail with entry form.

You may also submit your entry form using withoutabox or FilmFreeway.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Jasmina Bojic — Founder and Executive Director, UNAFF.



United States
California, Stanford

Official Website




CAW/UNAFF Stanford Arts Sweet Hall Building 416A 590 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3023
United States

Phone: 650 724-5544
Email: info@unaff.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 12, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 02, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    May 12, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    May 22, 2022
  • Notifications
    August 02, 2022
  • Event Dates
    20 — 30 October 2022
Categories & Fees

Films up to 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $40

Films longer than 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $50
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