About the Urban Mediamakers
Changing the World, One Story at a Time!
Media images represent the most recognizable commodity in the world. The implied messages of media shape the world view of millions. In the United States and globally, Black Americans, Africans, Asians, Latinx and other non-whites are severely underrepresented in mass media and are most often shown in marginal roles when featured. As independent content creators, we can use our talents and creativity to change the narrative of the diaspora stories.
Founded in November 2001, the mission of the Urban Mediamakers Association is to promote and support diverse, independent digital/media arts content creation. Our annual signature event is the Urban Mediamakers Festival (UMF) showcasing award-winning, global independent films. Join us October 10-16, 2019 for UMFF as we celebrate 18 years of showcasing award-winning content creations.
Learn About Us and Our Programs
Our Consortium of Creative Geniuses
UMFF Board of Directors
Lisa Dogan - Project Manager, Marvin Lowe - Music Composer and Logistics, Vera Lyons - Event Services and Logistics, Alexandra Overton - Filmmaker, Redelia Shaw - Assistant Director, Producer and Educator, Michael Syphoe - Business Strategist, Fran Ragsdale - Strategist, Beverly Collier, Generations Coordinator, Betty Ann Stephens, Life and Spiritual Coach and Cheryle R. Moses - Founder and Digital Content Producer.