Urban Film Festival is a 3-day event focusing on educating, exposing, and providing distribution opportunities for the new generation urban filmmaker. Held in sunny Miami, FL every Labor Day weekend, UFF is one of the largest international gatherings of Urban film industry experts, sharpening skills of young filmmakers, allowing them to showcase their masterpieces. At UFF we celebrate culturally driven content, and are proud to be a platform for up and coming urban filmmakers to share the stories of their communities.

Best Purpose Driven Film in Honor of Jeff Legitime
Best New Film Maker Award - Honor of John Singelton
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best International Film
Best Local Film
Best Local Short Film
Best Urban Feature Film
Best Local Feature Film
& more.

- You may only submit via Secure Online Screeners. No DVD's/ CD's/ Blu Rays are accepted.

- Films produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles or be dubbed in English.

- Accepted filmmakers are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work.

- The jury's decisions are final.

Overall Rating
  • Safiya Songhai

    The festival has lots of valuable workshops helping filmmakers break into the business and learn how to navigate lots of different aspects of the industry.

    I appreciate this festivals communication, recognition, and thoroughness.

    My film won Best Sportscaster documentary.

    April 2024
  • This was a great experience to have our film accepted by Urban Film Festival. We will be back again.

    October 2023
  • Gregory Williams

    Loved this festival! A real celebration of filmmakers across a variety of categories and genres. The festival’s historic venue was an unexpected treat. Good welcoming vibes from staff, management, and attendees. Empowering workshops. And…the closing night party was amazing!

    October 2023
  • Richard Troche

    We could not make it to Miami from NYC for the Film Festival but they were nice enough to go ahead and screen our TV pilot Bronx River and have our Actor Thomas Navares as part of the Q&A, I definitely recommend this Film Festival.

    September 2023
  • I had an excellent time at this festival and highly recommend it. They make such an effort to create an environment for networking and engaging the community. I will apply with my next project.

    September 2023