UMFF 2015 Official Selections

UMFF 2015 Content Creators, Designers, Filmmakers, Writers

Congratulations to the official selections of the 14th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) 2015! We are so proud of the designers, filmmakers and writers for completing their projects. See you for the 15th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta, October 6-11, 2016! Official 216 Content Creators, Designers, Filmmakres and Writers will be announced in September 1, 2016.

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Designers and Filmmakers at UMFF 2015
  • Addictus directed by Travis Vermilye | USA
  • Chinese Princess directed by Tomas Bases | Spain | Winner - 2015 Best International Animation
  • Rock Is Not An Attitude directed by Xiaoxiao Tang | New York, NY | Winner - 2015 Best Animation
  • Stretch directed by Pravin Vatt | USA
  • The Importance of Lios directed by Danielle Edwards and Dominique Edwards | Norcross, GA

Documentary Shorts
  • A Journey to Namie directed by Sulfikar Amir | Singapore and Japan
  • In His Own Home directed by Malini Schueller | Gainesville, FL | Winner - 2015 Best Documentary Short Film
  • Making Light in Tbilisi directed by Nilo Batle | San Franciso, CA
  • Queer Agenda: Making The News directed by Jamie Starboisky | Lancashire UK

Documentary Features
  • Black Rose music documentary directed by Marquette Williams featuring Tyrese Gibson | Los Angeles, CA | Winner - 2015 Best Documentary Feature
  • Project: Shattered Silence directed by Colleen Hamilton | Clearwater, FL
  • Southeast 67 directed by Betsy Cox | North Garden, VA
  • The People's Report directed by Yasser Payne, Ph.D. | Wilmington, DE

Feature Films
  • Almosting It directed by William von Tagen | Boise, Idaho
  • Beautiful Destroyer directed by Christopher Dorrah | Columbia, SC | Winner - 2015 UMFF 360o Feature Film (Dorrah's feature script for "Beautiful Destroyer" was an official script of UMFF 2014. He came back this year with the feature film and we are proud of him!)
  • Love directed by Crosby Tatum | Hyde Park, MA | Winner - UMFF 2015 Audience Award
  • Driving While Black directed by Paul Sapiano | USA | Winner - 2015 Best Feature Film
  • Leaves of the Tree directed by Ante Novakovic | Sugar Land, TX
  • Love Him Or Leave Him directed by Tim Fontaine | Greenbelt, MD | Winner - 2015 Best Comedy Feature Film
  • Somewhere in the Middle directed by Lanre Olabisi | Brooklyn, NY
  • #Standards directed by Melanie Page | Laurel, MD | Winner - 2015 Best First-Time Filmmaker

Marketing Campaigns/Key Art Designs/PSAs
  • Stanford Wushu by Matthew Choi | USA | Winner - 2015 Best Marketing Campaigns/Key Art Designs
  • #BlackLivesMatter Georgia Movement - My City Don't Show No Love featuring Trill by AfricanTruth365 | Atlanta, GA | Winner - 2015 Best PSA

Music Videos
  • Beautiful Mind by the Phantom Hitmen directed by Matt Rossner | Victoria Australia
  • C.T.R.L. directed by Mariana Conde | United Kingdom
  • Don't Be Judgin' Me directed by Daniel Espeut | Lawrenceville, GA
  • Hallelujah - The Soul of a Sad Clown directed by Gary Yost | Mill Valley, CA | Winner - 2015 Best Music Video
  • January directed by Yaron Hollander | United Kingdom
  • Lessons In Life directed by Michael Nicklin | Los Angeles, CA
  • Lilla Vän Jag Vill Bo I En Husvagn (Valsaland) directed by Goblin Mikkanen | Sweden
  • Lover's Leap directed by Jonathan Zuck | USA
  • The Gift directed by Chris Gero | USA
  • With Her directed by Ricardo Jackson | Buffalo, NY
  • Your Path directed by Almir Chiaratti | Brazil | Winner - 2015 Best International Music Video

Short Films
  • 3 Blind Boys on the Block directed by Alan Nettles | Student Film | Nashville , TN
  • A Geek's Guide to Love and Romance directed by Nickolas Gavin | New York
  • August Mile directed by Kelvin Owens | Atlanta, GA
  • Be Here Now directed by Raymond Jones | Atlanta, GA
  • Black Rose directed by Marquette Williams | Los Angeles, CA
  • Broken Basket directed by Roberto Ruiz Céspedes | Spain
  • Bumblebees directed by Jenna Kanell | Decatur, GA
  • Chain Music directed by Jadaun Sweet | Nashville, TN | Winner - UMFF 2015 Founder's Choice
  • Comedy Camp directed by Yahya McClain | Atlanta, GA
  • David's Reverie directed by Neil Creque Williams | Student Film | Winston Salem, NC
  • Democracy in the Driver's Seat directed by Gail Gilbert | Chicago, IL | Winner - 2015 Best Shorty Short Film
  • Finding Neptune directed by Tosin Coker | Los Angeles, CA
  • Free Pass directed by Kyle Ware | Atlanta, GA
  • Hands Up directed by Zinhle Essamuah | Student Film | Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Hello Again directed by Alex Smith and Alonzo Smith, Jr. | USA
  • Hope directed by Aleix Buch | Spain
  • I've Just Had a Dream directed by Javi Navarr | Spain | Winner - 2015 Best International Short Film
  • Legend of the Mantamaji: Live Action Short directed by Eric Dean Seaton | Toluca Lake, CA | Winner - 2015 Best Action Short Film
  • Life's Checklist directed by Shayla Spann | Student Film | Silver Spring, MD | Winner - 2015 Best College Student Film
  • Lift Every Voice directed by Monet Gray | Bronx, NY
  • Margaret directed by Manan Singh Katohora | New York | Winner - 2015 Best Story of Love Short Film
  • More Than One directed by Takahisa Shiraishi | New York
  • Ode to Rosa directed by Eulonda Kay Lea | Washington, DC | Winner - 2015 Best Comedy Short Film
  • Ride or Die directed by Alec Tibaldi | USA and Spain
  • Rise Up directed by Marcellus Cox | Bellflower, CA
  • Rituals directed by Michael Lindsey | Student Film | Washington, DC
  • Run the Street directed by Eric Ortiz | Florida
  • Sparked directed by Paul Carganilla and Tyler Cole | California
  • The Avenue directed by Tomika Hugley-Weston | Atlanta, GA
  • The Clean Sneak directed by Ethan Kaiser | Millington, TN
  • The Fetch directed by Angeles Huerta | United Kingdom
  • The Flip directed by Chung Fan Lam | Student Film | Madison, MS | Winner - 2015 Best Short Film
  • The Life I Carry directed by Eliyannah Yisrael | Chicago, I
  • Tomorrow Never Fails directed by Kal Sambhangi and Paul Paturi | California
  • Winter Reality written, directed and starring Autumn Monroe | Norcross, GA
  • Zoo (Volkerschau) directed by Monda Webb | Rockville, MD | Winner - 2015 Best Black History Short Film

Television Pilots
  • She Rocks The Planet!™ TV #SheilaEICON directed by Meredythe Dee Winter | Encinitas, CA
  • The Bodega Series directed by Ron Adkins | New York | Winner - 2015 Best Television Pilot
  • Truth Hall directed by Jenise Dixon | Los Angeles, CA

UMFF 2015 Writers, TV/Web Series and Youth
  • 400 Years written by June Ellis | Short Film Script | Houston, TX
  • 2047 written by Bradford Randolph | Feature Film Script | USA
  • And the Hipsters What? written by Yohanna Baez | Feature Film Script | NY, New York
  • Aurora written by Chen Drachman | Feature Film Script | NY, New York
  • A Compromise of Virtues written by Chris Davis | Dallas, TX | Feature Film Script
  • Cozen written by Ricky Tyree | Atlanta, GA | Short Film Script
  • Crime Pays written by Raolat Abiola | Feature Film Script | USA
  • Donald's Block Party written by Matthew Rhoden | Feature Film Script | New York
  • For the Love of Rap written by Mary Godwin | Feature Film Script | California
  • Gone Fishing written by Steven Canfield Crowley | Short Film Script | Nutley, NJ
  • H-TOWN directed by Reggie Roux | Katy, TX
  • He Is My Music written by Vicki Bartholomew | Short Film Script | Portland, OR
  • Hellig House written by Raolat Abiola | USA
  • Lucky Jim written by Steve Deery | Nottingham United Kingdom
  • Knights of the Shadows written by Austin Priester | Los Angeles, CA
  • Lucky Jim written by Steve Deery | Nottingham United Kingdom
  • Madea goes to Oz written by Timajin Ali | Philadelphia, Pa
  • Mom-Mate written by Jessica Lamour | Los Angeles, CA | TV Pilot | Winner - 2015 Best TV Pilot Script
  • Real Artists written by Cameo Wood | California | Short Film Script
  • Roman Nights written by Sudanya Kirk | Feature Film Script | USA Runners written by Larry "Legend" Spivey | Short Film Script | Bronx, New York
  • Saving Single Me written by Kara Shelton | Feature Film Script | New Jersey
  • The Armoire From Ikea written by Makenson Bienaime | Florida | Short Film Script
  • The Oscar written by Julia Liberman | Feature Film Script | Virginia
  • The Real Man written by Cathy Reinking and Darryl Dillard | Los Angeles, CA| Short Film Script | Winner - 2015 Best Short Film Script
  • The Unfortunate Faces of Portia Dupree written by Terri L. Bea | Feature Film | Cincinnati, OH | Winner - 2015 Best Feature Film Script

Web Series | Watch and Vote on Urban Mediamakers YouTube Channel - October 1-10, 2015

UMFF 2015 Web Series compete on the Urban Mediamakers YouTube Channel. From October 1-10, UMFF Web Series viewers/fans vote on projects by watching and 'liking’ the web series. The top three web series will screen during the UMFF 2015 awards on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Voting plus the UMFF judging scores will determine the top three, with viewer voting counting 40% of the total score.

  • All For Love: The Dance directed by Michael Harris | Los Angeles, CA
  • Authentik directed by Anthony Lemaitre | France
  • BE Bettina & Elaine directed by Philip Rossi, Lizzi Albert, Laura Archer | USA
  • Downtown Girls directed by Emebeit Beyene and Chandra Russell | Los Angeles, CA
  • F#@K I Love U directed by Lucky Mo | USA
  • LILAC - "Getting the Point Across" directed by Hank Isaac | USA
  • Made It To The Smalltime directed by Dandrell Scott | USA | Winner - 2015 Best Web Series
  • McTucky Fried High directed by Robert Carnilius
  • New York Passport by Joanna Belbey and Jennypher Fernandez | New York
  • Super Larry directed by Gille Klabin | Los Angeles, CA
  • The Source directed by Vincenzo Carubia | USA
  • What Men Want - "The Ish Hits the Fan" directed by William Scales | Lynwood, CA

Videopalooza - High School Student Films | *Top 12 Will Screen at UMFF
  • Chronophobic director by Josiah Johnson | New York, NY
  • Circular directed by Robin de Zwart | British Columbia Canada
  • Closer directed by Alvin Seenauth | New York, NY
  • Day By Day directed by Troi Hall | New York, NY
  • Distracted directed by James Valentin | New York, NY*
  • Double Turnover directed by Riley Beres | California
  • Do Unto Others directed by Jesse Cortez | New York, NY
  • Fortune TellHer directed by Carson Wallace | Georgia USA* | Winner - Videopalooza Best Middle/High School Student Film
  • Fragile Souls directed by Seth Bowman | USA
  • Grasshopper directed by Isaiah Williams | Ohio
  • Horror Story director by Jung-in Choi | South Korea* | Winner - Videopalooza Best International Middle/High School Student Film
  • Journey directed by Ezra Singh | New York, NY
  • KERS directed by Alexia Salingaros | San Antonio, TX
  • Kurayami No Wa directed by Morgana McKenzie | Ottawa, ON Canada
  • Lifeline directed by Alyssa Dyal | New York, NY
  • Life: The Second Act directed by Danvill Davi | New York, NY
  • Life and Times directed by Jesse Cortez | New York, NY*
  • Life Without Hesitation director by Alvin Seenauth | New York, NY
  • Lone Wolf directed by Jahsiah Mussig | New York, NY
  • Luminosity directed by Alexia Salingaros | San Antonio, TX*
  • Lady of Paint Creek directed by Alexia Salingaros | USA
  • Missing LIfe directed by Brendan Lynch, Daphne Daniels, Olivia Outlaw, Yi Shu He | Ohio
  • Mute directed by Miles Warren | New York, NY
  • My Life, My Path directed by Michael Onitiri | New York, NY
  • Reaching Equilibrium directed by Sam Ashurov | USA*
  • Relax It's Just Naps directed by Paul-Ann Rose | New York, NY
  • Speak produced by Carmelo Varela, Jahsiah Mussig and Jesse Cortez | New York, NY
  • The Emotional Dimensions of the James River directed by Michelle Marquez | Midlothian, VA*
  • To Infinity directed by Emily Yue | Guilford, CT
  • The Battles That Changed Us directed by Luke Broyles | Indianapolis, IN
  • The Great Magician directed by Pietro Lago | Brazil*
  • The Last Stage of Grief directed by Sean McSweyn | Kansas City, MO
  • The Meaning of Life directed by Sam Ashurov and Mike Klubeck | USA
  • Therrell High School "Panthers News Show" directed by the Therrell High News Team | Atlanta, GA
  • This Home is Not Empty directed by Carol Nguyen | Toronto, Ontario Canada*
  • Ways To Go directed by Jessenia Cantillo | New York, NY
  • We All Go the Same directed by Morgana McKenzie | Ottawa, ON Canada
  • We're All The Same directed by Alvin Seenauth | New York, NY*
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