The Urban Action Showcase and Expo featuring the Cinemax Action Short Film Competition is the only All Action Film Showcase, Film Festival, Action Script Competition and Action Expo celebrating and honoring the Multicultural achievements in the genre of Heroes!
The quest of the UASE 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 UASE 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 UASE inevitably inspires interest in the art of Action Film making, Acting, and Artistry through information, education, facilitation and exposure.
The UAS offers both mainstream and No Budget contests which allows everyone the opportunity to be honored!

Awards & Prizes

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

Rules & Terms

Content must have been directed by and or written by and or star persons of color.
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 for.
Content must be in English or English Subtitles.

The Urban Action Showcase Competitions are open to U.S and Foreign submissions.

There is No production Date restriction for the 2016 Competitions.
There is No premier restrictions for the 2016 Competitions.

The Blood Sweat n Bones (No Budget) Feature Contest budget must be under $5000.00
The Blood Sweat n Bones (No Budget) Short Contest budget must be under $2000.00

The Cinemax Action Short Film Competition: Original Shorts must be a minimum of 15 minutes and maximum 30 minutes in length. Content must not have been licensed on any platform to be eligible. Winner receive $10,000.00 and is eligible to be featured on Cinemax On Demand, Max Action and Max Go. Seeking the following Action categories: Martial Arts, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural, Action Crime, Military Action, Action Comedy. Deadlines: August 1 and Sept. 1 (late deadline) , 2016!
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 45 minutes.

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

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.

16 Reviews

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    Julius Kelly

    Wonderful festival celebrated the diversity in cinema.

    January 2017
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    Maurice Cardwell

    This INCREDIBLE showcase get's better every year and UASE 2016 was without a doubt, the best year ever. Top notch, star-studded with films representing all corners of the globe are just a few ways to describe this world class event. This is the creme of the crop in action film festivals. Most impressive.

    January 2017
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    Julio Perez

    Wonderful festival for stunt actors and action filmmakers! 2016 was my first time attending and everyone was very nice and supportive to each others projects. I look forward to attending again 2017!

    December 2016
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    Alex Fernandez

    It Was a great event n great screenings

    December 2016
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    Scott Lopez

    It was an honor to win the Best Urban Action award for the screenplay Johnny Was A Gangster. The festival Founder and Executive Director, Demetrius Angelo was accessible and professional. If you are fan of action films thisis one event that you will not want to miss. The festival was truly a success and I believe it will continue to grow and succeed for years to come.

    December 2016