UMFF 2020 Schedule

Schedule | Film Screenings, PANELS, NETWORKING

The internet, digital technology, social media and mobile devices have completely transformed the storytelling process. Presented by the Urban Mediamakers Association, the 19th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) celebrates diverse artists, filmmakers, writers, actors and digital content creators who are using new technology and distribution models to create a multitude of interactive projects.

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All 19TH Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2020 film/content screenings will run 24/7 on UrbanFlixToGo. UrbanFlixToGo will go live on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:01a.m. Register free.

UrbanFlixtogo is the streaming service of Urban Mediamakers that provides a revenue generating platform for urban content creators with 30% of profits going to the Urban Mediamakers Production Fund to continue funding our creators.

Register for free and watch all Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2020 projects in competition and join the filmmakers for Q&A daily on Zoom.

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Monday, October 12, 2020 | 'Woke' Monday - Anti-Columbus Day | 1:00 - 9:00p EST

UMFF Day 1 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • 19th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) Opening and Ancestors Salute 2020 | Get Tickets
  • Kickoff: Welcome and Introduction of UMFF Content Creators 2020
  • A True History Lesson for Americans | "They Came Before Columbus" - Ivan Van Sertima Documentary Screening | Giveaway: They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations)
  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings [Running 24/7 at UrbanFlixTogo]
    • Short Film Series #1
    • Documentary Series #1
    • Feature Film #1
    • Script Spotlights #1
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
  • A Conversation with Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon, PhD, University of Ghana: What Is Pan-Africanism and Unification of the Diaspora of Africans | 7:00p | Get Tickets
  • Save My Vote in the USA: A Conversation with Greg Palast and Voter Advocates | 8p | Get Tickets
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 1:00 - 9:00p EST

UMFF Day 2 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings [Running 24/7 at UrbanFlixTogo]
    • Short Film Series #2
    • Advertising/Marketing, Commercials, Mobile Films
    • Documentary Series #2 - Feature Film - The New Abolitionists directed by Christina Zorich (United States)
    • Script Spotlights #2
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
  • A Conversation with Human Trafficking and Sex Slaves Global Advocates | Get Tickets | 7p
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 1:00 - 9:00p EST

UMFF Day 3 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings [Running 24/7 at UrbanFlixTogo]
    • Animation and Virtual Reality Series
    • Short Film Series #3
    • Documentary Series #3
    • Feature Film #3
    • Script Spotlights #3
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
  • A Conversation with Christian Epps, Veteran Director of Photography and Chief Lighting Designer | Queen Sono/Netflix, Lovecraft Country/HBO, Sylvie’s Love/Amazon, Black Is King/Disney | 7p | Get Tickets
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 1:00 - 9:00p EST | Black Love and Relationships Day

UMFF Day 4 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings [Running 24/7 at UrbanFlixTogo]
    • Short Film Series #4
    • Documentary Series #4
    • Feature Film #4
    • Script Spotlights #4
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
  • A Conversation with Alicia Hailey Daniels, Assistant Director, DGA |Greenleaf, CREED, The Oval, Tyler Perry's a Madea Family Funeral, Tyler Perry's Acrimony, Land of the Lost, Lincoln Heights | 7p | Get Tickets
  • Save My Vote in the USA: A Conversation with Greg Palast and Voter Advocates | 8p | Get Tickets
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 1:00 - 9:00p EST | Music Celebration Day

UMFF Day 5 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings [Running 24/7 at UrbanFlixTogo]
    • Short Film Series #5
    • Documentary Series #5
    • Music Video Competition
    • Feature #5
    • Script Spotlights #5
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers 6p
  • Listening Session – "Am I Black Enough 4 You" Soundtrack
  • Should the ‘Urban’ Genre Be Removed From the Music Industry? | Panel | 7p | Get Tickets | Host/Moderator - Kevin Harewood, CEO, EDclectic Entertainment and Indiez Streets Filmworks
    • Ray Daniels, Syndicated Radio Host, Ray Daniels Morning Show
    • Terrance Harris, RNB Junkies, Curator/Editor in Chief
    • Fredara Hadley, PhD, Professor, Ethnomusicology, Juilliard School
    • Kimberly Hines, Soulbounce.com, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
    • Monee Perry-Chaney, Co-President, Artistry Records and CEO, 4th Avenue Management (Saweetie)
    • Myron Ruffin, CEO, Unlimited Wealth Entertainment (Marketing Consultant/Booking Agency)
    • Jackie Rhinehart, Organic Soul Consultants (Marketing, Author, Speaker) and Living Legends Foundation, Board Member
Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 1:00-10:00p EST | Family Day

UMFF Day 6 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza - FREE | Get Tickets
  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings [Running 24/7 at UrbanFlixTogo]
    • Short Film Series #6
    • Documentary Series #6
    • Podcasts
    • Feature Film #6
  • A Writers Discussion: UMFF Top 10/Top 3 Writers Reveal | 5p
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers - 6p
  • A Conversation with Khari Wyatt: Writing for Theater - 7p EST | Get Tickets

Urban PitchFest - Urban Mediamakers

Sunday, October 18, 2020 | 2:00-9:00p EST

UMFF Day 7 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings [Running 24/7 at UrbanFlixTogo]
    • Short Film Series #7
    • Documentary Series #7
    • Television Pilots/Series
    • Feature Film #7
  • Urban PitchFest 2020 | Connecting urban content creators with producers, directors, writers and crew members. | Get Tickets
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
Monday, October 19, 2020 | 'Woke' Monday - #BlackLivesMatter | 10:00a - 9:00p EST

UMFF Day 8 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • Writing for Reel: Outlining a Feature Film Script Workshop with Sharon D. Johnson, PhD, WGAW | 10a-Noon | $19 Get Tickets
  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings [Running 24/7 at UrbanFlixTogo]
    • Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
    • Short Film Series #8
    • Documentary Series #8
    • Feature Film #8
    • Script Spotlights
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
    • A Writers Discussion: UMFF Top 12 Writers Reveal
  • A Conversation with Ralph Scott: Using the Power of Filmmaking to Influence Social Action | BlackFilmmakers YouTube Group | 7p | Get Tickets
  • Save My Vote in the USA: A Conversation With Voter Advocates | 8p | Get Tickets
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 10:00a - 9:00p

UMFF Day 9 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings
    • A Hometown Salute - State of Georgia Produced Projects
    • Short Film Series #9
    • Documentary Series #9
    • Feature Film #9
    • Script Spotlights
  • Tech Tuesday: What is Computer Coding to Build Websites, Mobile App and Games All About? (No experience necessary.) | 5p
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
  • A Conversation with Chuck Modiano, Justice Journalist and Sports Writer (Deadspin, NY Daily News) | 7p | Get Tickets
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | Celebrating Women Filmmakers

UMFF Day 10 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings
    • Short Film Series #10
    • Women-Only Produced Shorts
    • Documentary Series #10
    • Feature Film #10
    • Script Spotlights
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
  • Celebrating Female Directors: Ava Duvernay, Issa Ray, Kasi Lemmons, Lisa Mendoza, Julie Dash, Catalina Aguilar Mastretta, Dee Rees, Marcela Zamora, Cheryl Dunye, Chinonye Chukwu, Lulu Wang, Cathy Yan, Zetna Fuentes, Melina Matsoukas, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Patricia Cardozo, Deepa Mehta, Chloe Zhao, Gloria Calderon-Kellet, Amma Asante, Rene Liu, Tina Gordon, Aurora Guerrero, Bong Joon-ho and more. | Get Tickets
Thursday, October 22, 2020 |

UMFF Day 11 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings
    • Short Film Series #11
    • Documentary Series #11
    • Feature Film #11
    • Web Series
    • Script Spotlights
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
    • Script Spotlights – Live Script Reading of the Top 3 UMFF Scripts
  • A Conversation with Taina Asili, Activist Filmmaker and UMFF Alum | Mixing powerful vocals with a fusion of Afro-Latin, Reggae and Rock inspiring audiences to dance to the movement of rebellion. | 7p | Get Tickets
Friday, October 23, 2020 |

UMFF Day 12 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Filmmakers In Competition Screenings
    • Short Film Series #12
    • Documentary Series #12
    • Feature Film #12
    • Script Spotlights
  • "The Realm: Book One" Pre-Release Event with author L. Marie Wood. | "The Realm" is a horror/sci-fi mash up that dives into man's great fear. And it starts FAST!!! | Join the author for a reading and conversation. 3:30-4:00p | Get Tickets
  • Audio, Audio, Audio: Bad Sound Makes A Bad Film | Learn tools and tips on having the best sound/audio in your next project. | 4p
  • The BlackTalkBox™ - A Look at the Fabulous Black Streamers of the World | 5p | Get Tickets
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers - 6p
  • A Conversation: That State of Hip-Hop: Why Black People Don’t Own It? – PIL (Paine Is Life) Podcast | 7p | Get Tickets
  • A Conversation: Eliminating the Culture Vultures of Hip Hop and Streaming – 8p | Get Tickets
  • A Conversation with Redelia Shaw, Assistant Director, DGA Scandal, House of Lies, Body of Proof, The Whole Truth, Wonder Woman, The Muppets, Pretty Little Liars | 9p | Get Tickets

Afrofuturism Fest 2019 - Gwinnett County, GA - Metro-Atlanta

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - FREE | 1:00 - 10:00p EST

UMFF Day 13 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Film Screenings in Competition | Get Tickets
    • AfroFuturism Film Series #1
    • AfroFuturism Film Series #2
  • AI and Virtual Reality Technology Panel | Get Tickets
  • Horror Writers Session with L. Marie Wood, Psychological Horor Author and Screenwriter | 5p | Get Tickets
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
    • Best Zoom Horror Costume and Screen Decoration Contest | Prizes | Judges | Get Tickets
    • A Conversation with Tiara Luten, Writer, Director and Producer of "Goddess," an Afrofuturism Short | 7p |Get Tickets
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - FREE | 1:00 - 10:00p EST

UMFF Day 14 | FREE | Get Tickets

  • UMFF Film Screenings In Competition
    • Short Film Series #13
    • Documentary Series #13
    • Feature Film #13
    • UMFF 2020 Winning Scripts Spotlight
  • #ComeMeetABlackPerson - A Discussion About Racism in the World | #BlackLivesMatter | Get Tickets
  • UMFF SpeedCollab Virtual Networking Event - Meet the Filmmakers and Writers | 6p
  • A Conversation, Showcase and Global Announcement with Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, Ghanaian Sculptor Extraordinare | Hosted by Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon, PhD and Cheryle Renee Moses, Urban Mediamakers | 7p| Get Tickets
  • Inaugural Black Streamer Awards 2020 - 8p |Get Tickets
  • UMFF Awards and Virtual Musical Jam Session 2020 - 9p |Get Tickets

Note: This schedule may change without notice.

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