Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

by Renee Moses
(Norcross, Georgia)

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Founded in 2001, the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) takes place annually in October in metro-Atlanta, Georgia. With over $20,000 in prizes and awards, this three-day festival showcases films produced by and/or starring creatives of African, Asian and Latin heritage.

Animations, shorts, features, documentaries, music videos, TV/web series, key art designs, and scripts are accepted for competition. All genres. Guided by past wisdom and reflecting the new and exciting generation of new technology, we are dedicated to thinking out of the traditional box as we pursue our dreams courageously.

The 16th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF), October 12-17, 2017 will be in Atlanta and Lawrenceville, Georgia. Recognizing media as a powerful tool of choice for entertaining, informing and inspiring, this annual festival showcases independent multimedia projects emphasizing work produced by or featuring individuals of African, Asian and Latin descent.

UMFF brings an exciting and creative atmosphere that encompasses cultural diversity, with movie buffs and independent mediamakers together under one roof!

Actors, artists, filmmakers, graphic designers, musicians and writers have an opportunity to gain exposure for their projects, compete for the best-of-the-best with prizes in each category, attend industry-related educational series, along with excellent networking.

Movie buffs and independent film supporters will have the opportunity to see a diverse group of superb films that are not available in mainstream theaters.

The festival includes:

-- tour of Atlanta including CNN, Georgia Aquarium, King Center, World of Coca-Cola, Underground Atlanta, Atlanta History Center, the High Museum, and more.
-- opening night reception and premiere.
-- script reading featuring a scene from the top three screenplays in competition.
-- independent film screenings in a state-of-the-art theater.
-- workshops and panels.
-- youth screening series.
-- distributors seeking independent films.
-- awards presentation and closing event.

Participants attending UMFF will have an opportunity to network with their peers and executives for collaborations on future projects, as well as interact with an audience that supports independent mediamaking.

The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival call for entries is now open! Seeking shorts, features, animations, documentaries, scripts, TV/web series, and key art designs for competition! Submit today!

Visit for details on registration and how to submit a film.

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Apr 20, 2011
Great Festival!
by: Hasan Jennings

I attended UMFF in 2010 and it was much more than I imagined. I've already shot a web series with two people I met during the festival. I live in Connecticut, but now I come to Atlanta pretty often to work! Excellent networking with real folks.

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