15 Years of Global Independent Filmmaking

Celebrating 15 years of international content creators competing for awards — films, TV/web series, videos, scripts, art and apps.

Live Script Reading with UMFF Actors

Writers of shorts and features compete at UMFF. Top 10 writers are revealed during the script reading featuring Atlanta and visiting actors.

Guest Speakers and Workshop Presenters

Industry professionals bring educational sessions on film, TV and digital content creation, financing, global distribution and marketing.

UMFF Hackathon: Creating Apps for Content Creators

A pre-festival event, the Hackathon for Content Creators is presented by WeCodeAcademy, with winners announced at UMFF.

Content Creators "Making It Happen" Tour 2016

Content creators who have mastered their crafts in film, television, mobile apps will share their expertise and journey in workshops and talk-backs.

Get UMFF Passes, Single Event Tickets and Hotel Reservations Today!

Tickets on sale July 1, 2016 for the 15th UMFF, October 6-11, 2016, in Atlanta, Duluth, and Lawrenceville, Georgia - USA.

UMFF 2015 Winners
Driving While Black Feature Film
Driving While Black

Best Feature Film 2015 directed by Paul Sapiano, California USA.

Best Comedy Feature
Love Him or Leave Him

Best Comedy Feature 2015 directed by Tim Fontaine, Greenbelt, MD - USA.

Black Rose
Black Rose Documentary

Best Documentary Feature directed by Marquette Williams, Los Angeles, CA.

My Name Is Karma
My Name Is Karma

Best Comedy Short Film 2014 directed by Salina Duplessis, Gardena, CA - USA.

Passages
Passages

Best Socially-Conscious International Short Film 2014 directed by Neysan Sobhani - Beijing, China.

Leave of Absence
Leave of Absence

Best International Sci-Fi Short Film 2014 directed by Row and Jack - Bilbao, Spain.

If You Love Your Children
If You Love Your Children

Short Film Audience Award 2014 directed by Sanjay Patel, Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada.

Righteous
Righteous

Best Socially-Conscious International Short Film 2014 directed by Cory Bowles - Halifax, NS Canada.

El Pintor de Sombras
El Pintor de Sombras

Best International Short Film 2014 directed by Miguel Garcia de la Calera - Bilbao, Spain.

Beautiful
Beautiful

Best Music Video 2014 featuring Nez Erok; directed by Paul Komadina, Perth, WA - Australia.

Habs (Imprisoned)
Habs (Imprisoned)

Music Video Audience Award 2014 winner directed by Navid Navid, Cologne, NRW - Germany.

Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days

Best College Student Short Film 2014 winner directed by April Wilson, Illinois - USA.

Carry On
Carry On

Best College Student Short Film - International Award 2014 winner directed by Yatao Li - Beijing, China.

The Blobby Boys
The Blobby Boys

Best Animation 2014 directed by Nath Milburn, Atlanta, GA - USA

Cuerdas (Strings)
Cuerdas (Strings)

Best Animation - International 2014 and Audience Award winner directed by Pedro Solis Garcia, Spain.

The Helen Lindsey Story
The Helen Lindsey Story

Best Documentary Short Film 2014 winner directed by Mike Ray, Atlanta, GA - USA.

Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective
Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective

Best Documentary Feature Film 2014 winner directed by Charles Jones, Lawrence, NY - USA.

One World Under A Groove
One World Under A Groove

Best Documentary Feature Film - International 2014 winner directed by Giulia Giorgi, Rome, Italy.

Clipped Wings
Clipped Wings

UMFF 2014 Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza (High School) winner directed by Leo Pfeifer, Seattle, WA - USA.

How Do You Pronounce Pho?
How Do You Pronounce Pho?

UMFF 2014 Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza (High School) - International winner directed by Carol Nguyen, Ontario Canada.

No Hug Zone
No Hug Zone

UMFF 2014 Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza (High School) - Audience Award winner directed by Jacqueline Olivo, Fairfax Station, VA - USA.

Chasing Refuge
Chasing Refuge

Founder's Choice Award 2014 directed by Krystian Ramlogan - Chaguanas Trinidad and Tobago.

Get Ready! 15th UMFF October 6-11, 2016!

Festival passes for the 15th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) are on sale now for independent films, panels, workshops, networking, awards in Atlanta, Duluth and Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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