UMFF 2020 Schedule

Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) | Ages 12-18

We are training and supporting the next generation of content creators and storytellers. Young Urban Mediamakers of the Urban Mediamakers is a group of middle and high school students ages 12-18 who are interested in the film/TV industry. UMFF gives African, African-American, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Latinx storytellers an opportunity to showcase their artistry, compete with peers, hone their skills through educational series and interact with public supporters of independent storytelling.

Register for UMFF 2020 today!

Submit Your Middle and High School Films today!

Submissions now closed for 2020. | Submit your middle and high school project today!


get your tickets to Videopalooza 2020

Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza Showcase - Saturday, October 17, 2020 - FREE | Live Voting | Get Tickets

YUMs Videopalooza is VIRTUAL - ONLINE - in 2020

Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza

Competition Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020


Videopalooza 2020 Official Selections

  • Discoveries: Awakening directed by Noah Semeria – Short – High School (United States)
  • Double Cross directed by Amiri Scrutchin – Short – High School (United States)
  • Hackers: The Misfit Superhero directed by Ethan Wilk – Short - High School (United States)
  • Imaginarium directed by Robert Carrillo, Taylor Chavez, Danyae Souther – Short  - High School (United States)
  • It’s Called Revenge directed by Michelle Burger – Short - High School (United States)
  • MLK directed by Orlando Campos – PSA – High School (United States)
  • Rita directed by Will Nordstrom – Short - High School (United States)
  • The Wedding Dress directed by Kelly Long – Short – High School (United States)
  • What’s In The Bag directed by Ana Lambiase, Andry Vasquez, Felix Gualtieri, Finley Acker, Jeremy Valatka, Kendall Devlin, Leah Alfaro – Short – Middle School (United States)



Urban Mediamakers Upcoming Events
UMFF 2020 Festival Spotlight
  • Event:
    AfroFuturism Festival
    Celebrating black sci-fi, fantasy, horror and gaming
  • Connection:
    Urban PitchFest 2020
    Up close with industry professionals.
  • Writers:
    UMFF 2020 Live Script Readings
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