UMFF 2018 Call for Entries

We Are Looking for Exceptional Content Creators

We are looking for exceptional storytellers and digital content creators. UMFF is a competitive film and digital media festival with awards and prizes for the best work.

All genres are eligible for competition in the 17th UMFF 2018 and include advertising and marketing campaigns, animations, commercials, trailers, documentaries, features, key art designs, mobile, music videos, scripts, shorts, stage plays, student projects (middle school, high school and college), television pilots/series and web series.

Submit your project today directly through UMFF, FilmFreeway or Withoutabox!

Submit Your Project to UMFF 2018 | Deadline EXTENDED August 30, 2018

WANTED: Actors, Artists, Content Creators, Designers, Musicians, Mobile/Web App Developers, Filmmakers and Writers!

The 17th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2018 call for entries is now OPEN. Submit your project by Late Deadline of August 10, 2018 or Final Extended Deadline by August 30, 2018. Be a part of an independent showcase of exceptional creatives. You can submit directly to UMFF or through our partners below:

Submit direct to the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival
Submit to UMFF on FilmFreeway    |     Submit to UMFF on WithoutaBox.

UMFF 2018 winners of each category will receive awards, as well as showcasing those projects on the Urban Mediamakers Content Creators Tour 2018 and UrbanFlixToGo movie streaming service. Through a Withoutabox partnership, UMFF is IMDb qualifying, granting all eligible competition films a no-hassle title page on

UMFF gives 'Best Of' domestic and international awards to winning content creators. The short film category is divided in to subcategories that include the best: Shorty-Short, Comedy, Narrative, Socially-Conscious, AfroFuturism and Sci-Fi. The UMFF 2018 Founder's Choice award is given to a project chosen from all categories. Judged by a jury of industry professionals, UMFF 2018 winning selections will be announced at the awards presentation.


Calling All Middle and High School Student Filmmakers
Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) Videopalooza 2016 - Middle and High School Students Video Competition

The Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) are aspiring creatives ages 11-19 with an interest in acting, animation, art, drawing, film, gaming, music, new media, print, television, video and web. Annually the YUMs presents Videopalooza, a short film competition for middle and high school students. Videopalooza lifts the voices of youth as they use visual communication to express how they feel about those things that are important to them. DEADLINE FOR YUM VIDEOPALOOZA SUBMISSIONS IS SEPTEMBER 8, 2018.

The 8th Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza Competition 2018 call for entries is now open. Submit your youth-produced PSA or film project today. Winning films will screen during the 17th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF), October 11-16, 2018 in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.

SUBMIT NOW - FilmFreeway - (After August 30, use deadline waiver 'youth' to submit.)

SUBMIT NOW - Withoutabox - (After August 30, use deadline waiver 'youth' to submit.)

UMFF Short Script-To-Screen Contest 2018 | Deadline August 30th
  • Submit your original short script to the 17th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMfF). The winning script will receive a production deal from the UMFF to bring the script to screen. As a producing partner on the film, UMFF will provide a professional production team, additional fundraising assistance, editing, social media and internet presence, festival submission and distribution. [Get the details.]

    $20,000 Prize Value
    – Short Script-to-Screen
    – Experienced production team
    – Writer reasonable creative control
    – Professional actors
    – Award-winning filmmakers
    – Support in raising additional funds
    – Social media and website presence
    – Festival submission and distribution
    – World premiere of film at UMFF 2018
2018 Submission Deadline
  • Earlybird:
    January 15, 2018
  • Regular:
    April 20, 2018
  • Late:
    August 10, 2018
  • Extended:
    August 30, 2018
  • Notification:
    September 7, 2018
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