UMFF 2023 Schedule

Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) | Ages 11-18

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 11-18 who are interested in the film/TV industry. Urban Mediamakers Film Festival and programs give 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.

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Submissions NOW OPEN for 2023. | Submit your middle and high school project today!


get your tickets to Videopalooza 2021

Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza Showcase - Saturday, October 14, 2023 - FREE and In-Person| Live Voting | Get Tickets

YUMs Videopalooza IN-PERSON AND ONLINE - in 2023

Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza

Competition Feature Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Join us for a showcase of some projects competing in Videopalooza 2023 on Saturday, October 14th.


Videopalooza 2021 Official Selections

  • Blossom directed by Tyson Ronon Skinker – Documentary Short (United States)
  • Echoes from Lock One directed by Branda Miller – Documentary Short (United States)
  • Mama directed by Mackenna Mondo – Documentary Short - High School (United States)
  • Perennial directed by Grace Shao, Shailee Sankhala – Documentary Short  - High School (United States)
  • Princess Emma directed by Alanna Crouch, Keira Crouch – Short (United Kingdom)
  • Suburbia directed by Daniel Lee – Experimental Short (United States)
  • Time, Short directed by Eunice Shin – Short (United States)
  • Youth on BLM directed by Ayana Ahuja – Documentary Short (United States)



UMF 2023 Festival Spotlight
  • Event:
    AfroFuturism Festival
    Celebrating black sci-fi, fantasy, horror and gaming. Get Free Tickets
  • Connection:
    Urban PitchFest 2023
    Up close with industry professionals. Get Free Tickets
  • Writers:
    UMFF 2023 Live Script Competition
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