Special Screenings
Traveling Festival


The United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter is delighted to announce the ninth annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). The festival was established in 1998 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was created with the help of members of the Stanford Film Society as an independent project of the United Nations Association (UNA), a grassroots, community based, nonprofit organization. UNAFF, whose theme for this year is "SPARKS OF HUMANITY", is an international documentary film festival held from October 25-29, 2006 at Stanford University, with pre-screenings in San Francisco on October 18 and 22 and in East Palo Alto on October 20.

Conceived nine years ago, UNAFF celebrates the power of international films and videos dealing with human rights, environmental survival, women's issues, protection of refugees, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF offers a unique opportunity to view extraordinary documentaries, to become familiar with global and local issues, and to acquire a better understanding of the means to address these issues.

Over three hundred submissions from all over the world have been carefully reviewed for the ninth annual UNAFF. The jury has selected 31 films to be presented at this year’s festival. The documentaries selected showcase topics from Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, China, Congo, Ethiopia, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Spain, the UK and the USA.

Encouraged by overwhelming positive response from the audience and the media, we established a Traveling Film Festival which has taken place in San Francisco, Berkeley, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Davis, Sonoma, San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington DC, New York, New Haven at Yale University, Waukesha at University of Wisconsin, Boston and Cambridge at Harvard University.

Last year we introduced for the first time three awards - The Stanford Video Award for Cinematography and The Stanford Video Award for Editing (sponsored by Stanford Video), as well as the UNAFF Grand Jury Award. Our relentless efforts in promoting awareness of global issues have been rewarded at the annual UNA Convention in New York, where UNAFF received the prestigious Earl W. Eames Award for innovatively combining new technologies with traditional media. We are also proud that UNAFF has twice won WAVE Awards for the best trailer.

UNAFF is an independent project of the UNA-USA, a nonprofit organization. We welcome your support, financial or otherwise, in helping us put together a festival that promotes documentary filmmaking as a tool for social and political understanding and which facilitates community participation in effecting international change. By making a tax-deductible donation to UNAFF you will directly give a chance to tens of thousands of people to see these important documentaries that bring us together as a diverse community. Please send your gift (check payable to UNAFF) to: UNAFF P.O. Box 19369 Stanford, CA 94309 All donations are tax deductible.

Warmest regards,
Jasmina Bojic
Founder and Executive Director
UNAFF/UNAFF Traveling Film Festival

If you are looking for accommodations during the festival, we urge you to consider The Stanford Terrace Inn, the original premier Palo Alto hotel. As a UNAFF exclusive hotel sponsor, The Stanford Terrace Inn have been extremely kind to provide special rates for UNAFF participants and attendees, and we encourage you to visit their web site and take advantage of this opportunity.

©2006 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)

Main Festival Screening:

October 25-29
Stanford University
, Palo Alto

Pre-Festival Screenings:

October 22

Roxie Cinema, San Francisco

October 20
Eastside Theater, East Palo Alto

October 18
Delancey Screening Room, San

Traveling Festival Screenings:

February 12, 2007

February 24, 2007
New Hampshire

March 18, 2007

March 25, 2007

March 28 & 29, 2007

September 29 & 30, 2007
Cambridge, Harvard University & Boston

November 9, 10 & 11, 2007



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