Actors, content creators, filmmakers and writers will meet
VIRTUALLY for 14 days of film screenings, workshops, panels,
script readings, networking, youth films, Urban PitchFest,
AfroFuturism Fest, awards ceremony and more at UMF 2021.
The 2nd Black Streamers Award 2021 celebrating
Black content creators with the most-watched videos and fans.
From news, gossip, DIY and self-help to sports and training,
Black streamers are changing the industry on many platforms.
We're honoring content creator Issa Rae.
Her blueprint to building a collective of creators is one
we all must follow to succeed individually and together in
the Black community Thank you Issa for a great collab model.
As independent content creators, we must look beyond
creating and focus on entrepreneurship to monetize our
projects. Awards are wonderful, but entrepreneurship pays
bills, funds your next project and allows you to empower.
Tickets on sale now for the 5th annual Urban PitchFest. [Get Tickets]
UMFF PAST Winners
Best Animation directed by Sana Srinivasan & Kyle Lopez, USA.
No Es Mi Presidente - Not My President
Best Protest Video directed by Taína Asili, Albany, NY USA
Best Afrofuturism Short directed by Tiara Luten, Atlanta, GA USA.
A Socially Conscious Film directed by Rani Deghe Crowe, USA
Best High School Student Film directed by Adrian Woodard, III, Chesapeake, VA USA.
The Idea Thief
Best International Animation directed by Dani Alava, Director, United Kingdom.
Dex Davis: Child of God
Best Animation Series for Children directed by Horace Christian, Jr., Los Angeles, CA USA.
Best International Commercial/PSA directed by Daphne Samaras, Director, Budapest Hungary.
21th UMF October 10-23, 2022!
Festival tickets are available for the 21th Urban Mediamakers Festival (UMF). Independent films, panels, networking and awards with events happening virtually and in-person! Checkout UMF 2021 schedule now.