16th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival — Winners 2017 | Filmmakers & Writers

Congratulations to the UMFF 2017 winning filmmakers and writers. We look forward to working with you in the future as you continue to tell great stories.

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UMFF 2017 Audience Award
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE Feature Film directed by Eric Ayala

UMFF 2017 Founder’s Choice – Activism through Music
NEVER SURRENDER REMIX: TELL ME HOW LONG
directed by G-Dinero – USA

Best AfroFuturism (Black Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror) Trailer
GODDESS directed by Tiara Luten – USA

Best AfroFuturism (Black Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror) Short Film
ORI INU: IN SEARCH OF SELF directed by Chelsea Odufu – USA

Best AfroFuturism (Black Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror) Web Series
MESSIAH WARS directed by The Isabelle Brothers – USA

Best Animation
HEROES OF COLOR directed by David Heredia – USA

Best International Animation
REVELATION – THE CITY OF HAZE directed by Mao Qichao – China

Best Comedy Animation
CHRISTMAS BREAK directed by Ifeelms – Spain

Best Trailer
TRACES OF INDIGNITY directed by Renee Williams – USA

Best Commercial/PSA
CHASE YOUR DREAM directed by Jared Leon – USA

Best Feature Film
LOVE BY CHANCE directed by Samad Davis – USA

Best International Feature Film
AUTUMN’S KISS directed by Minsk Belarus – Russia

Best Feature Documentary Film
PARIS NOIR: AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS
directed by Joanne Burke – USA

Best Short Documentary Film
LEGACIES directed by Dominique Fitzgerald – USA

Best International Short Documentary Film
THE FOURTH KINGDOM directed by Adan Aliaga – Spain

Best College Student Short Film
ON TIME directed by Xavier L. Neal-Burgin – USA

Best Music Video
ISONADE directed by Christopher Richardson – USA

Best Creative Music Video
THEIR NAMES – BURNING STAR directed by Romain Laurent – USA

Best Shorty Short Film
ROW directed by Courtney Glaude – USA

Best Short Film
NEW NEIGHBORS directed by E.G. Bailey – USA

Best Socially-Conscious Short Film
PERCEPTION OF VIOLENCE directed by David Joseph – USA

Best Musical Short Film
REPAIRATIONS! THE MUSICAL directed by Courtney Miller – USA

Best International Short Film
30 MINUTES WITH LAURA directed by Juanjo Haro – Spain

Best Web Series
BLUE COLLAR HUSTLE directed by Geoffrey Henderson – USA

Best International Web Series
COURTSIDE directed by Adrian Wallace and Omran Omaid – Canada

Top 10 UMFF 2017 Scripts
2-12-DELTA | David Brichetto , Writer | Feature
BROKEN JUSTICE | Jocelyn Jones, Writer | Feature
I LOVE YOU TO PIECES | LaKesa Cox, Writer | Feature
LETTERS TO MY FATHER | Mike Ray, Writer | Feature
MISSING UNICORN | Jocelyn Jones, Writer | Feature
PINBAL2 | Janyce Lapore, Writer | Feature
THE EXPERIMENT | Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel, Writers | Feature
DATING ON THE EDGE OF 50 | Wanda Kight, Writer | Short
ATLANTA DOPE | Harry Holland, Writer | Spec/TV/Pilot
WAIT A MINUTE MR. POSTMAN | LaKesa Cox, Writer | Spec/TV

Best Feature Script
LETTERS TO MY FATHER written by Mike Ray – USA

Best Short Script
DATING ON THE EDGE OF 50 written by Wanda Kight – USA

Best Spec/TV Script
WAIT A MINUTE MR. POSTMAN written by LaKesa Cox – USA

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