Unknown Film Festival


Years running: 5 (since 2018)

Unknown Film Festival

Mission of the UFF is to discover the most innovative independent filmmakers.


UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL is the best platform for amateur filmmakers around the world that provides a stage for short films, animations, visual arts and music videos.

The aim of the UFF is to discover new talents and possibly create further opportunities for them in the Russian and international filmmaking industry. It is the time when young filmmakers can speak to the world and share their works.

The UFF will also include a program of lectures held by famous cinematographers. 


Filmmakers will have a chance to showcase their works to the open public and create networks with other people from the film industry. 

The awards will be presented for the winners in five categories. There are also special prizes for Best directing, Best cinematography, Best debut, Best actor/actress and Best national film.


UFF accepts submissions in five categories: Short films, Documentary short films, Animation, Music videos, Crafts.  
Participants are allowed to enter their works in several categories.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The film festival is organized by the Red Pepper Creative, an advertising company that is existing in the Russian advertising and film industry for more than 10 years. Red Pepper already has numerous works that won awards in big international festivals. Red Pepper is known as one of the most creative agencies in Russia nowadays.





Official Website




Red Pepper Creative
Office 199, Stepana Razina, 2,
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Phone: +7 (343) 386-25-26
Email: unknown@redpepperfilm.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 17, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 24, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 15, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    March 12, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    April 09, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    May 02, 2022
  • Extended Deadline
    May 23, 2022
  • Notifications
    June 06, 2022
  • Event Dates
    24 — 25 June 2022
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Earlybird Deadline — $6
  • Regular Deadline — $8
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $12
  • Extended Deadline — $15

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