Congratulations to All the #WUFF8 Winners!

Special Jury Award

Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? - Directed by Zachary Stauffer

Audience Favorite

Somewhere to Be - Directed by Peter Odabashian

Best Documentary Feature

Union Time: Fighting for Workers' Rights - Directed by Matthew Barr

Honorable Mention • Documentary Feature

Undeterred - Directed by Eva Lewis

Best Narrative Feature

Final Cutz - Directed by Liam Lockhart

Honorable Mention • Narrative Feature

The Manhattan Front - Directed by Cathy Lee Crane
Best Narrative Short

Lambeth Lights - Directed by Luca Bertoluzzi

Honorable Mention • Narrative Short

Division Ave - Directed by Tamar Glezerman

Best Documentary Short (tie)

The Reason We’re Still Here - Directed by Sofia Smith Hale

White Sauce Hot Sauce - Directed by Salah Anwar
Summaries for each on the 2019 Films and Directors list.

WUFF Submissions Are Open for 2020! Enter Your Film Today.

We accept docs, narratives, features, and shorts from all over the world (English language or subtitles). You must have an account with FilmFreeway to submit your work through their website. Entries open Sept 2nd 2019 through March 15 2020. More Info

About the Festival

The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity.

The Festival aims to showcase student and professional films from the United States and around the world which publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice.

 We are a not-for-profit -501(c)(3) organization

Season 6 promotional trailer for The Workers Unite Film Festival

The Workers Unite Film Festival is proud to be a part of the Global Labor Film Festival, recognized by the afl-cio. See the complete list here.

The 9th season of the Workers Unite Film Festival is poised to be the biggest and best yet, with more attendees, more venues, more creative energy and many more submissions. With over 30 programs throughout NYC and over 60 films and events, WUFF has grown to be one of the largest worker/labor dedicated cultural events in the country.

Proud to Announce the Winners of the 2019 Working Lives Screenplay Contest:

Best Screenplay
Homestead by Lindsay Waite

Honorable Mention - Screenplay
Henryk In Camouflage by Jason Chertoff

Proud to have SAG-AFTRA AND WGA-EAST AS SUPPORTERS THIS YEAR, as well as support from the NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Central Labor Council, National & New York State AFL-CIO, IBEW Local 3, PEF, 1199SEIU, The Puffin Foundation, UA Local 1 Plumbers, UFT, NYSNA, NY District Council of Carpenters, RWDSU, Workers United, DC1707 and many more.

WUFF is honored to receive the following 2019 Grants:

- Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP) Grant from the Manhattan Borough President’s Office

- Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Creative Engagement Award

The 8th Workers Unite Film Festival is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC.

- Harry Kelber Fellowship Award from the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State

Thank you to the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) for judging our Working Lives Screenplay Contest.