The Urban Action Showcase and Expo presents the Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival featuring the Cinemax Action Short Film Competition. The UAS IAFF 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 UAS IAFF 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 UAS IAFF 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 UAS IAFF inevitably inspires interest in the art of Action Film making, Acting, and Artistry through information, education, facilitation and exposure.
The UAS IAFF offers both mainstream and No Budget contests which allows everyone the opportunity to be honored!

The Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival offers Awards and Prizes valued at over $100,000, including Distribution with platforms such as: Cinemax, Vimeo On Demand, Amazon DVD and Amazon Instant Video, *Netflix, *Hulu, *Apple TV, VOD and more!

Contest Rules:
Content must have been directed by and or written by and or star persons of color (Asian, Black, Latino, Women, Others)
Filmmaker/Content Creator must be 18 years of age or older.
Content must meet the specific contest requirements for the contest that it is submitted to.
​All content submissions must be Full HD 1080 x 1920 or Higher
Content must be in English or English Subtitles.
The Urban Action Showcase Competitions are open internationally world wide!
Film must have been completed no earlier than January 2013.
There is No premier restrictions for the 2018 Competitions accept for the Cinemax 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 31st 2018

Official Selections:
Official Selections must submit a 30 sec Trailer and 10 sec Action Clip immediately upon notification.
Official Selection early submission Screener Deliverables are due August 5th for and September 5th 2018 for late submissions. (*You will loose your screening spot if they are not received)
Select Official Selections and Winning content over 20 minutes are eligible for Distribution on Amazon and other platforms.
Closed Caption Files are mandatory for distribution platforms.
See Official Rules Here:

Feature Film: Includes Feature Narrative & Blood Sweat n Bones No Budget Contests
Features must be a minimum of 60 minutes and maximum of 120 minutes.

Short Film: Includes Short Film Showdown & Blood Sweat n Bones No Budget Contests. Short's must be a minimum of 4 minutes and maximum 55 minutes.

TV Pilot: Television Pilot Awards
TV Pilots must be a minimum of 30 minutes and maximum 45 minutes.

New Media: New Media content must be 30 to 60 min long.

Webisode/Web Series: Web Series Awards
Webisodes must be a minimum of 4 minutes and maximum 30 minutes.

Fight & Action Scenes: 2 Minute Warning Awards
Fight and Action Scenes has a 3 minute maximum time limited but no minimum.

Overall Rating
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    Rowan Pullen

    Very exciting festival, easily the best venue I’ve seen in the film festival scene, how can u beat AMC theatre New York? Real deal!

    Thanks UASE!!!

    March 2018
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    Jean Le Grand

    Incredible and exciting!!! My favorite event each year!!!

    February 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jean we look forward to seeing you each year along with the creativity and excitement that you bring to all of your projects.

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    Matt Vella

    The most unique festival I've ever attended for sure. Well organised, with great communication. The festival/convention idea is a great combo. Really enjoyed some of the panels. Truly run by passionate people. Will definitely enter again in the future!

    December 2017
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    Aaron Harris

    The people who run the festival really care about what they're doing. It is a very unique festival that attracts a wide range of creators and filmmakers.

    December 2017
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    Jamal Hall

    Great Festival will submit next year again!!!

    November 2017