UMFF 2019 Official Selections and Tickets

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We are excited to announce the 18th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF), running October 10-16, 2019 throughout Gwinnett County, GA and Atlanta. Congratulations to the official selections of UMFF 2019.

Festival Event Locations:
• ArtBar at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Hotel - 1775 Pleasant Hill RD, Duluth, GA
• Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center -
75 Langley DR, Lawrenceville, GA
• Five Forks Trickum Branch - Gwinnett County Public Library
- 2780 Five Forks Trickum RD, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
• Suwanee Branch - Gwinnett County Public Library
- 361 Main ST, Suwanee, GA 30024
• Rehearse Live
- 2365 Pleasantdale RD, Atlanta, GA

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IMPORTANT: Live audience voting after each competition. Ballots will be given onsite for the Audience Choice, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Editing awards in each category. The UMFF 2019 Audience Awards are in addition to UMFF 2019 "Best Of" winners in each category.


Advertising/Marketing Campaign, Commercial, Trailer, PSA, Mobile App | Friday, October 11, 2019, 7-9 p.m. | Get FREE Tickets
  • The Best Pooper Scooper Video Ever Made directed by Brent Kappel – USA (Commercial)
  • Original Crackage "Live Your Art" directed by Hashmiru Sesay – Brooklyn, NY - USA (Commercial)
  • Pink Tax PSA directed by Dominique Cruz – Larkspur, CA - USA (PSA - Student)
  • Timeless Time directed by Alexander Draheim – Germany (Commercial - Student)
  • SOCH directed by Tim Lopers – Canada (PSA - Student)
  • Trek for Teens directed by Tim Lopers – Canada (PSA - Student)
  • The Uncelebrated Pioneer (The History Of Harlem Hip Hop) directed by Beef Stew Radio – New York, NY (Trailer)
  • Chocolate Commercial - (Ghirardelli) directed by Oliver Bou Eid – USA (Commercial)
  • Autotorino. A history of passion. directed by Carlo De Agostini – Morbegno, Sondrio Italy (Commercial)
  • Wine Manifesto | BOLGRAD directed by Sergiy Pudich – Ukraine (Commercial)
  • Will you answer the Call? directed by Alan Bohms – Mohawk, TN USA (PSA)
  • "Pursuit of Excellence" ACME Whistles TV Advert directed by Darren Teale – Staffordshire UK (Advertising/Marketing Campaign)
  • Saving You, Saving Me directed by Tina Jetter – Stamford, CT USA (Trailer)
AfroFuturism - Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy | Saturday, October 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m. | Get Tickets
  • Bunker Down directed by Natalia Temesgen (Short) – Fortson, GA USA
  • Snowflakes directed by Faye Jackson (Short) – United Kingdom
  • Kitambo (A Long Time Ago) directed by Willis Wanyiri (Short) – Nairobi - Kenya
  • Palmers directed by Jean-Pierre Chapoteau (Short) – USA
  • Iteration 13 directed by Jaire George (Short) – Brentwood, TN USA
  • Nia's Shadow directed by Julien and Justen Turner (Short) – Pickerington, OH USA
  • S.O.U.L of a Black Woman directed by RCL Graham (Short) – Ilford, Essex United Kingdom
  • Branch directed by Kelly Gray (Short - Student) – Dallas, TX USA
  • Porcelain directed by Daniel Oramas (Short) – Atlanta, GA USA
  • Existential Donut directed by Jason Pierre (Short) – Los Angeles, CA USA
Animations and Music VideosSaturday, Oct. 12, 1:00 pm | Get Tickets
  • Jahan Nostra featuring Ceschi "El Chapo" directed by Jamil Hannibal Wilson and Henry Gelperin – Stamford, CT USA (Music Video)
  • Captive directed by Lara Kamhi – Istanbul, Turkey (Music Video)
  • 17 Shots directed by Uga Carlina – Fish Hoek, Western Cape South Africa (Music Video)
  • "No Es Mi Presidente" (Not My President) directed by Taína Asili – Albany, NY USA (Music Video)
  • Josey Wellz - Black Mail directed by Brandon Peterson – Marietta, GA USA (Music Video)
  • The Water Will Carry Us Home directed by Gabrielle Tesfaye – USA (Animation - Student)
  • CELLO directed by Alberto Nacci – Italy (Music Video)
  • Hausla Na Ruthe : The Stories Untold directed by Konark Sarangi – Santa Clara, CA USA (Music Video)
  • Dream Catcher directed by Ryan Adkins – Atlanta, GA USA (Animation - Student)
  • Scars directed by Audra Bryant – Burbank, CA USA (Music Video)
Closing Event - Documentary Feature, Awards, Jazz, Dinner and Filmmaker Q&A - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 6-10p | Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, GA 30029 | Get Tickets
  • Digging for Weldon Irvine directed by Victorious DeCosta – USA
  • Actress Reece Odum receives the Urban Mediamakers Alumnea Award 2019
  • "Making Big Moves in Georgia" Award 2019 award recipient Tyler Perry of Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Media Mogul Byron Allen receives the UMFF 2019 Vanguard Award.
  • UMFF 2019 "Reach Back" Award 2019 honor to Tiffany Haddish

Documentary ShortsSaturday, Oct. 12, 3:30 pm | Get Tickets
  • Rondo: Beyond the Pavement directed by Scotty Herold - St. Paul, MN USA (Student)
  • Harriet's Daughters directed by Summer J. Robinson - Atlanta, GA USA
  • Plant the Seed directed by Taína Asili - Albany, NY USA
  • Come Meet A Black Person Documentary directed by Cheryle Renee Moses - Lawrenceville, GA*
Features - Documentary and Narratives | Get Tickets
  • Strange Tenants: Ska'd for Life directed by Fiona Cochrane - Melbourne, Victoria Australia | Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Noon - 1p | Five Forks Trickum Branch - Gwinnett County Public Library - Lawrenceville, GA | Get FREE Tickets
  • "Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty" directed by Arielle Nobile - Highland Park, IL USA | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5-6:30p | Get FREE Tickets
  • It Is Well directed by Bennie Mitchell - Savannah, GA USA | Get Tickets
  • Miracles Are For Real directed by Dan Garcia - California USA | Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 3-4:30p | Get FREE Tickets
Key ArtTuesday, Oct. 15 - Online All Day | Get FREE Tickets
  • Dealing with Mesothelioma designed by John Taschner – USA
  • Rx for Health designed by John Taschner – USA
  • Overlay for the Underlay designer by Camrose Creative Services – USA
PodcastsTuesday, Oct. 15 - Online All Day | Get FREE Tickets
  • Kingz Of Culture Podcast directed by BondinFirst TV – Brooklyn, NY USA
  • Dream Story EP 01: The Witch with a Capital B directed by Kirie Quackenbush – USA
  • A Revolutionary Friendship directed by Lanita Duke – USA
Short Films - Saturday, October 12, 2019

Short Film Series #1 – Sat., Oct. 12, 2:00 pm | Get Tickets

  • The Big WTF directed by Cassondra Beasley – Conyers, GA USA
  • The Camera Loves Kaila directed by Michael Lindsey – Norcross, GA USA
  • Welfare Check directed by Rani Crowe – USA
  • Raging Cult directed by Meagan Lopez – Paris, France
  • I Am Not Your Enemy (I Am A Black Man) directed by Bruce Nix – Helena, Alabama USA

Short Film Series #2 – Sat., Oct. 12, 5:15 pm | Get Tickets

  • Firebird directed by Mimi Lee – Los Angeles, CA USA (Student)
  • Love Letter directed by Lauren Smith – New York, NY USA
  • Black Girl Magic directed by Kaylee Warfield – USA (Student)
  • Part Of Me directed by Marcellus Cox – USA
  • Machine directed by Elena Korzhaeva – Russian Federation
  • Skin I'm In directed by Chavez Caley – Tallahassee, FL USA (Student)
  • Leo Dan directed by Anntonio de la Cruz – USA
  • Daring To Be Different directed by Marvin J. Lowe - Hampton, GA USA
Videopalooza – High School Tuesday, Oct. 15, 3:00p | Get FREE Tickets
  • The Sons of Bolivar directed by Alex Matheus – Potomac, MD USA
  • Discoveries: Awakening directed by Noah Semeria – USA
  • MLK directed by William Cavada – San Jose, CA - USA
  • The Two of Us directed by Martin Buccafusco – Avondale Estates, GA USA
  • RUN directed by Michelle Burger – Teaneck, NJ USA
  • Midnight directed by Amiya Harris – Hermitage, TN USA
  • The Party directed by Jack Nordstrom – USA
  • Forte directed by Will Nordstrom – USA
  • Double Cross directed by Pejman Milani – Highlands, TX USA
Web/TV Pilots-Series/ Mobile Film  – Saturday, Oct. 12, Noon | Get Tickets
  • Black Girl in a Big Dress directed by Shayna  Cohen – Studio City, CA USA
  • Alter directed by Manuel Verde – Mexico (Mobile)
  • Weirdest Day directed by Bryan Bostic – California USA (Mobile)
  • Lily directed by Jingwei Bu – Pasadena, CA USA (Mobile - Student)
  • Our Fathers' Sins directed by Universe City Productions – Whitby, ON Canada ( Mobile - Student)
  • You've Got Gail directed by Gail Gilbert – Evanston, IL USA (TV Pilot - Student)
  • Unqualified - "Episode 4" directed by Mia Naipaul – Roswell, GA USA (Web Series)
  • Fam Club - Pilot Episode" directed by Nick Casalini – USA (Web Series)
  • Ms. Renaissance directed by Ambre Anderson - Brooklyn, NY USA (TV Pilot)
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