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 Narrative Feature
- Best Narrative Short
- Best Documentary Feature
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Music Video
- Best Web Series

& 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
  • Jordon Campbell

    Had a bad experience, my film was not on the website during the festival. it was only screened during the time slot and that was all. When I asked about it, it took forever to get any contact back and finally the response I got was "my bad brother." After I was told that it would be uploaded, someone else contacted me and it still was not on the website. So essentially my film did not get the same treatment as the others and I was very upset with this. I contacted them several times to try and rectify the situation and have not gotten anything back. They also used a completely different version than the one I sent them

    November 2020
  • Mengyuan Xue

    The staff was very helpful, and made sure the festival was a great experience and safe for both the filmmakers and the vierews, online or on location.

    October 2020
  • everything really nice, grateful to be selected to the festival, best of luck, hope to be with you again soon.

    October 2020
  • Dominique Brownes

    This festival is great with everything, even though this year's edition was online they had fantastic seminars available for filmmakers (virtual) and really promoted all of the projects individually on all platforms. Their marketing is great, they also ensured I could have an online Q&A and overall I am grateful that my first short film "Meet Me Inside" got the opportunity to be screened as an official selection.

    October 2020
  • Very happy to be a part of UFF! They did a good job adjusting to Covid and were very communicative. We took home best Mental Health Short! Recommend!!

    October 2020