UMFF 2018 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 17th 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, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic and Latinx 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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Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2018 (UMFF)

 

Festival Locations:

  • ArtBar at Sonesta Hotel | 1775 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Georgia
  • Cinefest Film Theatre | GSU Student Center West | 116 Decatur Street at Collins Street | 2nd Floor | Atlanta, GA 30303 USA | October 13-16, 2018
  • Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center | 75 Langley Drive | Lawrenceville, Georgia | October 12, 2018

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Lawrenceville, GA
  • Atlanta Film/TV Production Tour - Join us as we visit film and television production sites and studios in this riding tour of studios and locations including Tyler Perry Studio, Pinewood Studio, Walking Dead, Greenleaf and more. Includes lunch at Pinewood Studios. 10:00a - 2:00 p.m. | $89 | Get Tickets
  • Opening Night UMFF 2018 SpeedCollab Networking | Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta ArtBar | Join us for drinks, signature dishes, installations by local artists and networking | 1775 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Georgia | 7:00-9:00p | FREE | Get Tickets

 

Friday, October 12, 2018 | Lawrenceville, GA
  • UMFF 2018 Writers Breakfast | Entrepreneurship: Beyond Creating | 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. | $29 | Get Tickets
  • The State of Georgia Film/TV Productions | Reception, Community Conversation and Candidate Forum | Announcement and Introduction of Top 10 UMFF 2018 Writers | Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center | Lawrenceville, GA | 6:30-9:00p | FREE | Get Tickets

 

AfroFuturism Fest 2018 - Atlanta

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Cinefest Film Theatre and Room at Georgia State University
  • UMFF Film Screenings in Competition | 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. | $7 | Get Tickets
  • AfroFuturism Fest 2018 | 1:00-8:00 p.m. | The Urban Mediamakers second year presenting the black perspective of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. | 2-Day All Access Pass $50 | Day Pass $25-$35 | Get Tickets
    • AfroFuturism Film Screenings in Competition | 1:00-2:30p and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    • Blending the Secular and Sacred in Speculative Fiction with Violette Meier, Writer
  • Visual Effects for Film and Television with James M. Black, VFX Supervisor, Black Lightning | 5:00-6:30p | 1 or 2 Days | $30 - $50 | Get Tickets
  • Choice Skinner’s Breakin’ Through Acting Workshop | 1:00-5:00p | 1 or 2 Days | $85 - $150 | Get Tickets
  • UMFF Pitch Bootcamp 2018 | Learn how to effectively pitch your project to investors, production companies, partners and collaborators. | 5:00-6:00 p.m. | $20.00 | Get Tickets

 

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Cinefest Film Theatre and Rooms at Georgia State University

Urban PitchFest - Urban Mediamakers

  • UMFF Film Screenings in Competition | 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. | $7 | Get Tickets
  • AfroFuturism Fest 2018 | Room 460-462 | 2:00-8:00 p.m. | Urban Mediamakers' presenting the black perspective of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. | Day Pass $35 | Get Tickets
    • AfroFuturism Film Screenings in Competition | 3:45-5:15 p.m.
    • AfroFuturism Cosplay Contest - All Ages - Entire Family - Best Costume | Cash and Prizes
    • AfroFuturism Artist Gallery and Music
    • #WhileBlack Escape Game | A Creative Way of Looking at a Real Problem
    • The Trust Factor in the Afro-American Community | Forum and Survey | Moderated by Cheryle R. Moses, Camrose Creative Services and Urban Mediamakers
  • Choice Skinner’s Breakin’ Through Acting Workshop | 2:00-5:00p | 1 Day | $85 | Get Tickets
  • Visual Effects for Film and Television with James M. Black, VFX Supervisor, Black Lightning | 5:30-7:00p | 1 or 2 Days | $30 - $50 | Get Tickets
  • UMFF 2018 Announcement/Live Scene Reading of Top Three Scripts | FREE | Get Tickets
  • Urban PitchFest 2018 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m | Connecting exceptional urban content creators with investors, producers, directors, studio/production executives, agents and managers | $39 | Get Tickets

 

Monday, October 15, 2018 - Cinefest Film Theatre at Georgia State University
  • UMFF Film Screenings in Competition | 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. | $7 | Get Tickets
  • UMFF AfterParty | ArtBar | Sonesta Hotel | Duluth, Georgia | Get Tickets

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Cinefest Film Theatre at Georgia State University
  • UMFF Film Screenings in Competition | 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. | $7 | Get Tickets
  • Closing Film and Awards Presentation | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | $20 | Get Tickets
  • UMFF AfterParty | Location to be Announced | 10:00 p.m. - Midnight

 

Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza Showcase
  • Film Screenings in Competition | Private Online Screening Room for Schools Across the World | Viewing and Voting Online - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Teachers Register Your Class Today

 

Urban Mediamakers Upcoming Events
UMFF 2018 Festival Spotlight
  • Event:
    AfroFuturism Festival
    Celebrating black sci-fi, fantasy, horror and gaming
  • Connection:
    Urban PitchFest 2018
    Up close with industry professionals.
  • Writers:
    UMFF 2018 Live Script Readings
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