Attention: Due to COVID -19 NY State Protocols of No Movie Theaters Open or any other Non-Social Distancing gatherings, the 2021 UASIAFF will have an Online Screening Schedule. Please Read All Rules below and on the link to our site in the Rules and Terms section of this page before Submitting to the 2021 Call 4 Entries!

The Urban Action Showcase and Expo present the Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival featuring the WarnerMedia Action Short Film Competition. The UASIAFF is the only All Action Film Showcase, Film Festival, Action Script Competition, and Action Expo celebrating and honoring the Multicultural achievements in the blockbuster Action genre!

The purpose of the UASIAFF is to Recognize, Promote, Facilitate, and Encourage the participation of Actors, Filmmakers and Content Creators in the Action Film Genre. Understanding the importance of Diversity, the UASIAFF endeavors to recognize Diversity among Content Creators by honoring excellence in various aspects of Action film making, Acting, and Artistry.

We promote these Artists through various media outlets, facilitate distribution opportunities, and encourage new interest through the building of strong networking communities, panels, workshops, and key sponsorship participation.
The UASIAFF inevitably inspires interest in the art of Action Film making, Acting, and Artistry through information, education, facilitation, and exposure.
The UASIAFF offers both mainstream and No Budget contests which allows all content budgets the opportunity to be celebrated and honored!

The Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival offers Awards and Prizes valued at over $100,000, including Distribution with platforms such as Amazon Prime, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, 100 Smart TV's, IOS, Web as well as, *Netflix, Android TV, VOD and more!

Contest Eligibility Rules:

Content must have been directed, written, and or star persons of color (Asian, Black, Latino, Women, Others).
Filmmaker/Content Creator must be 18 years of age or older or have parental consent to enter.
Content must meet the specific contest requirements for the Contest or Category that it is submitted to.
​All content Call 4 Entry submissions must be Full HD 1920 x 1080 or Higher.
Content must be in English or have English Subtitles.
The Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Competitions are open internationally world wide!
Film must have been completed no earlier than January 2016.
There are No premier restrictions for the 2021 Competitions accept for the WarnerMedia Short Film Competition.
The Blood Sweat n Bones Feature Film Contest budget must be under $5000.00.
The Blood Sweat n Bones Short Film Contest budget must be under $2000.00.
All Late Submissions must be received by August 15th, 2021.
All Official Selections Notification Date: August 20th, 2021.​​

Overall Rating
  • Being a part of this festival was an overall satisfying experience! Although everything was virtual unfortunately due to COVID, the UASCFF team were always on point with keeping everyone up to date with the event. I always received phone calls and emails from this festival and am so happy to have been a part of it in 2020. I am looking forward to being a part of this festival again very soon! Loved everyone involved from the filmmakers to the staff who made me feel like I was apart of one big family. Shout out to LaChocolateBox and Mr.Demetrius Angelo for being super professional and great people. 10/10 highly recommend!!
    - Matt Silva

    April 2021
  • Vic Marke

    Fantastically adapted online Film Festival during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Really awesome effort all round., steamed live with events, awards and screenings. The team and I look forward to attending in the future.

    February 2021
  • Much appreciated. Team work make the Dream work, Each one Teach one. The Journey continues...

    January 2021
  • christopher washington

    While this festival leans towards the film maker and not the screen writer, it was very warm and welcoming. I was thrilled to win Best Action script for 'Chusei' (cowritten with Phil Hollins) and 2 other nominations. I plan to submit again.

    December 2020
  • sebastian foxworth

    This is by far one of the best film festivals I've been in. Everything was top notch and handled very professionally. All this and it was virtual held this year due to the pandemic. I will be back and can't wait to see it when it returns to is glorious NYC home near Times Square.

    November 2020