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Universe Multicultural Film Festival

3 April - 5 April 2020


Contact: Lynn Tang

E-mail: info@umfilms.org

Phone: 310-266-8559

Fax: -

Address: 735 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estate,
California
90274
USA

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

Universe Multicultural Film Festival ( UMFF) is a jewel for cultural exchange through cinema art. UMFF screening 100+ films from 30+ countries, produce 6 industry panels and film market that bring real result each year; Host opening gala, reception night and red carpet award ceremony that shine performance artists from worldwide in all cultural background; The cultural ambassador pageant and screenplay showcase are the live shows to introduce the fashion designers and the screenwriters to the world.
Come to enjoy multicultural harmony in beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula

Theme(s): multicultural

Year established: 2003

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category


Submission deadline:
10 February 2019

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $10-100

Categories:

  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Childrens Feature Film
  • Childrens Short
  • Commercials
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Professional
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • Click For Festivals
  • Festhome
  • FilmFestivalLife
  • FilmFreeway
  • Reelport
  • Short Film Depot
  • Withoutabox

Requirements:
1. Competition is open to films that abide by the Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF) Vision Statement:
2. All film entries must be in English, or dubbed or subtitled in English.
3. All film entries must have been completed after September 2017 to be eligible for the 2020 competition. Other films may be screened "for presentation only."
Student Films are produced by students who have attended an accredited or Certified professional film school at a collegiate, university or certificate presenting institution or school.
4. The producers of all Finally Selections screened by UMFF may use the opportunity for marketing their films to domestic and international distributors.
Promotional guidelines are available from UMFF. After every screening, the producers/cast members are invited to a Q& A session with the attending audience.
5. Submission package: All film entries must include 3 screening DVD's (NTSC only), the entry fee, and a CD with the following items: (1) completed entry form, (2) up to a 50 word synopsis, (3) proof of ownership (WGA or copyright), (4) Director's resume, and (5) resumes of principals. The Press Kit (including production stills and poster) is for UMFF display during the festival. It will be requested upon "Final l Selection" notification to the film's producer. Incomplete forms may cause delays.
6. Submission material will not be returned.
7. All 2019 film & screenplay entrants grant the UMFF , the right to copy part of theirproduction/project for judging, exhibition, broadcast, website, for UMFF promotional purposes.
8. No film may be withdrawn from competition after Feb.28, 2020. All entry fees are non-refundable.
9. UMFFF reserves the right to adjust the film schedule. Dates and times of film screenings at the venues are made at the sole discretion of the UMFF. All seats are general admission and show times may change without notice. UMFF shall be held harmless for any delays due to equipment failure or shipping delays and/or if the condition of the DVDs/disks/prints delivered prevents the screening.
10. The UMFF 2020 Final Selections producer(s) will be notified by email , and will be listed on the UMFF website by March 5, 2020 or soon after.
11. Each film entry will be screened by the pre-screening committee and rated. Final jury decisions will be determined by a jury of industry professionals. All decisions are final.

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