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Universe Multicultural Film Festival

5 April - 7 April 2019


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

The Universe Multicultural Film Festival seeks to bring to the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from the world; Committed to enlightening the public with a unique international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities. The Festival focuses on showcasing diverse cultural and heritages films, supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works of both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion, independent spirit and vision of these talented artists. With the integration of the local community and educational institutions into all aspects of the Festival, the Festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and background to participate and share the harmony universe.

The UMFF official selection (both films and screenplays) will have complementary display area at the Film Market

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
  • FilmFreeway
  • 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 2016 to be eligible for the 2019 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, 2019. 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 2019 Final Selections producer(s) will be notified by email , and will be listed on the UMFF website by March 5, 2019 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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