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Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Urban Mediamakers

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P.O. Box 1905
Lilburn, GA 30047
4045901691 (voice)

Web:
https://www.umff.com
Email:
cheryle@umff.com

Contact: Cheryle Moses, Producer

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Objective

Media images represents the most recognizable commodity in the world. The implied messages of media form the world views of millions. In the United States and globally, African, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and Latinos are severely underrepresented in mass media, and are most often shown in marginal roles when featured. As independent content creators, we can the talents and creativity to change the narrative of the diaspora stories.

Founded in November 2001, the mission of the Urban Mediamakers Association is to promote and support diverse, independent digital/media arts content creation. Our annual signature event is the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) showcasing award-winning, global independent films. Join us October 14-27, 2024 for UMFF as we celebrate 23 years of showcasing award-winning content creations. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Late Deadline August 5, 2024
21
Depends on submission.
Extended September 2, 2024
49
Depends on project length.

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Notification: September 9, 2024

Rules

  1. The Board of Directors of the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival and guest judges will select projects which will be presented in the competition and for screening. Each official selection will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  2. Only projects that meet the following criteria may be chosen as official selections:
    i) Films that have been produced during the 36 months preceding the Urban Mediamakers Festival;
    ii) If participating in the “Short Film” category, films should not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits.
    iii) Official selections that are 30 minutes or shorter must be prepared to provide electronic copies of their projects for exhibition. Online preview and DVDs may be submitted for screeners.
  3. Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme.
  4. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles. All subtitling expenses are to be met by the film’s producer.
  5. We encourage English language films to provide subtitles in Spanish for the final screened version.
  6. The Board of Directors selects all members of the jury for competition and screening. Each jury member will vote by a secret ballot. No person having taken part in the production or promotion of a film in competition may be on the jury.
  7. The jury is obliged to award the best project in each category: Shorty Short, Short, Music Video, Feature, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Animation, TV Series, Youth Film, College Student Short Film, Web Series, Commercial, Advertising/Marketing Campaign.
  8. All projects submitted must reach the Festival office digitally by September 15, 2024.
  9. If your film is selected, you will be notified on or before September 10, 2024.
  10. Selected projects cannot screen in metro-Atlanta, Georgia within 90 days of the festival.
  11. On being selected you must supply to us your work as an electronic file(s) via DropBox (or another service), digital/electronic copy of the film by September 15th.
  12. The Festival office can provide you with further details if your project is selected.
  13. Any expenses for the shipping (for both import and export), screening and translation of projects and media presented to the selection committee with a view to their possible selection, are to be met by the film’s producers or relevant body. All expenses for the transportation and insurance of prints are also the responsibility of their owner.
  14. If your project is selected for exhibit at the Festival, it is the requirement of the Festival that you put forth all effort to attend the festival, at your own travel/lodging expense to promote and support your film, and collect your award. As a participant and attendee, we will be taking video, photos, recording sessions on Zoom, and your image will be used as the Festival chooses to indefinitely in the promotion and documenting of the Festival.
  15. The Festival office has the power to settle all cases not covered by the present rules and regulations.
  16. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all the aforementioned regulations and respect of submission and screening conditions. Furthermore by completing the initial online submission form (you/ your company) agree to the Festival’s terms and rules.

Awards

First place winners will receive a gifts, prizes, and professional services for the great work they have produced. Additionally, winners of each category will receive a certificate, sponsors/partners gifted products/services, consultation services and automatic non-exclusive distribution deal with UrbanFlixToGo.com for all festival official selections.

UMFF gives 'Best Of' domestic and international awards to winning content creators. The short film category is divided in to subcategories that include the best: Shorty-Short, Women Directors, Afrofuturism, College Students, Georgia Filmmakers, Middle and High School Students. The UMFF 2024 Founder's Choice award is given to a project chosen by UMFF founder. Judged by a jury of industry professionals, UMFF 2024 winning selections will be announced at the awards presentation.

Urban Mediamakers

Contact

P.O. Box 1905
Lilburn, GA 30047
4045901691 (voice)

Web:
https://www.umff.com
Email:
cheryle@umff.com

Contact: Cheryle Moses, Producer

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Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Contact

P.O. Box 1905
Lilburn, GA 30047
4045901691 (voice)

Web:
https://www.umff.com
Email:
cheryle@umff.com

Contact: Cheryle Moses, Producer

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Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Contact

P.O. Box 1905
Lilburn, GA 30047
4045901691 (voice)

Web:
https://www.umff.com
Email:
cheryle@umff.com

Contact: Cheryle Moses, Producer

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