UMFF 2016 Schedule

Schedule | Film Screenings, Panels & Workshops

The internet, digital technology, social media and mobile devices have completely transformed the storytelling process. Presented by the Urban Mediamakers Association, the 15th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) celebrates artists, filmmakers, writers, actors and digital content creators who are using new technology and distribution models to create a multitude of interactive projects. These projects entertain and invoke thought for change. With the continued lack of diversity in Hollywood and mainstream media, UMFF gives African, Asian, Black, Hispanic and Latino storytellers an opportunity to showcase their artistry, compete with peers, hone their skills through educational series and interact with public supporters of independent storytelling.

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Festival Locations:
Cornerstone at NovoLogic - 279 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville, GA USA - October 6-7, 2016
Cinefest Film Theatre at Georgia State University - 66 Courtland St,., Atlanta, GA USA - October 8-11, 2016

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 | Cornerstone at NovoLogic | 279 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Open Night Reception, Films in Competition Screenings, Networking and UMFF 2016 Top 10 Writers Announcement - FREE [Get Tickets]
  • Opening Night Networking Event Only - 7:00-8:00p - FREE [Get Tickets]

 

Friday, October 7, 2016 | Cornerstone at NovoLogic | 279 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Filming in Georgia: Production Incentives, Getting Permits, Finding Locations, Connecting with Crew and More - 1:30-2:30 p.m. FREE [Get Tickets]
    Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Film Commission, GDED
    Cheryle R. Reynolds, Founder/Producer, Urban Mediamakers
  • Sitcom 101 Writing Session | LaMont Ferrell, Writer and Producer - 1:30-4:00p $30 [Buy Tickets]
  • TV Pilot/Series and Web Series Showcase - 1:00-4:00 p.m. FREE [Get Tickets]
  • SpeedCollab Networking Event — Professional "Speed-Dating" for the Film, Music and TV Industries, Drinks, Appetizers, Films in Competition Screenings - 7:00-11:00 p.m. FREE [Get Tickets]

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Cinefest Film Theatre and Meeting Room at Georgia State University
  • Film Screenings in Competition - 1:15-9:00p |FREE [Get Tickets]
  • Dex Davis Child of God Youth Film TV Series with Let's Move Animation Screening - Elementary and Up FREE - Noon 1:00 p.m. [Get Tickets]
  • Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza 2016 Competition - Middle and High School Students - 1:00-5:00 p.m. FREE [Get Tickets]
  • UMFF 2016 Conversation with Black Women in Film and Television - 3:00-5:00p | $30 [Buy Tickets] Presented in partnership with Hollywood's Black Renaissance - Women of the African Diaspora in Film & Television.
    -- Johnetta Boone | Costume Designer | OWN's Greenleaf
    -- Rhavynn Drummer | Casting Director | Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club
    -- Redelia Shaw | Assistant Director, DGA | Media Professor, Santa Monica College - CA
    -- Nakia Stephens | Writer/Content Creator | Cream X Coffee Web Series
    Moderator: K. Nicole Mills, Founder, Hollywood's Black Renaissance
  • Turning a Story Idea into a Best-Selling Book, Play or Script | Omar Tyree, New York Times Best-Seller Author | | 1:30-4:30p | $20 [Buy Tickets]
  • Creating and Producing A Television Pilot or Web Series: A Case Study | 5:30-7:30p | Make Time 4 Love | Javier McIntosh, Director | Atlanta, GA USA | Watch Trailer | [Get Tickets]
  • UMFF 2016 Party - Location TBA

 

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - Cinefest Film Theatre at Georgia State University
  • Film Screenings in Competition - FREE [Get Tickets]
  • UMFF 2016 Live Scene Reading of Top Three Scripts | 2:00-2:30 p.m. FREE [Get Tickets]
  • A Conversation with Omar Tyree, New York Times Best Selling Author | Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book | 3:00-5:00 p.m. - FREE [Get Tickets]

 

Monday, October 10, 2016 - Cinefest Film Theatre at Georgia State University

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Cinefest Film Theatre at Georgia State University
  • Film Screenings in Competition FREE [Get Tickets]
  • Awards Presentation and Closing Night Film FREE [Get Tickets]
UMFF 2016 Festival Spotlight
  • Event:
    Young Filmmakers Competition
    Presented by Young Urban Mediamakers
  • Conversation:
    UMFF 2016 'A Conversation With' Series
    Up close with industry professionals.
  • Writers:
    UMFF 2016 Live Script Readings
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