We are one of the largest international gatherings of Urban film and film industry experts, sharpening skills of young filmmakers, while allowing them to showcase their masterpieces internationally.
International Urban Film Festivals giving Urban content a Voice at the highest level of industry exposure. We celebrate content by the creators for the creators.
An outlet for real people, with genuine dreams, who want to tell their stories in their own voice in their own way.
Providing upcoming filmmakers with a dynamic platform, creating more opportunities to show their films.
Showcasing up and coming filmmakers as well as educate them to be organized, reduce costs, and time to help structure their content and learn higher level pre-production and post-production skills.

Urban Film Festival is a four-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 dedicated to providing a platform that allows urban artists the same opportunities as mainstream genres.

EDUCATION:

Producer Workshops – Pre-Production, Line-Producing, Scheduling, Budgeting & Contracts

RED Camera Workshops – Camera Tech., Managing Data, Financing Options, Current Education of RED Camera Technology.

Director & DP Workshops Administered by CVT/ Rum Bum – ASC Certified DP/Cinematographer Egon Stephens

Screenwriting Workshops –Story Structure, Plot Driven Scripts vs. Character Driven Scripts, Character Arch: Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters, Character Development from Concept to Finish. Marketable scripts. Script formatting

Acting Workshops – Building character. Multi-dimensional characters. Understanding your character arch. Script analysis.

Beginners “Actor’s Tool Box”: intro to acting, preparing your actor’s resume, actor’s reel, the importance of improvisation, basic scene study for actors, how to dissect a script, basic movement for actors, basic voice and diction for actors, basic steps to landing a major role

Advanced: “Actor’s Black Box Series” – top actors will be involved in the workshop that are a part of Fall Series. Advanced techniques for actors, advanced character analysis, Method Acting, Advanced Movement, Advanced techniques to landing the Major role, Script Analysis, Successful tips for being cast for a major role

EXPOSURE:

UFF is helping expose Urban Filmmakers content through various means such as:
UFF Print Media, Cinema Screenings at UFF, UFF Social Media Marketing and UFF PR campaigning for the winning contestants.

DISTRIBUTION:

One of the main initiatives of UFF is to provide as much knowledge and distribution opportunities for the Urban Film Maker. By providing international sales experts, Video on Demand Agents, Cinema Distribution and the education and relations needed for online platform monetization.

Rules & Terms

- 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.

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    Shedia Nelson

    Awesome exposure for youth film makers!

    March 2017
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    Adrian Sinclair

    Great festival, awesome communication, and I look forward to next year.

    September 2016
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    Bradley Evans

    This festival is in their first year. An amazing place to have a festival. I found the festival to be valuable. I can't wait to see how this festival continues to develop in the future!

    September 2016
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    Dominique Seward

    It was a really great experience!

    September 2016