It’s a wrap and we have announced the winners of the 20th Urban Mediamakers Festival that ran October 11-24, 2021! Congratulations to all #UMF2021 content creators! https://umff.com/umff-content-creators-2021.html
As Issa Rae announces an 8-figure film and television deal with Warner Media, the 20th Urban Mediamakers Festival celebrates her with the Content Maestro Award 2021 closing out the 20th edition of the festival on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Get the full UMF 2021 schedule at https://umff.com/umff-schedule.html.
It is Afrofuturism in the Park, Sat., October 23, 2021 as we celebrate Black Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy | Sweet Water Park | 800 Bethesda School Rd., Lawrenceville, GA – 1-5p | FREE | Costume Contest | Giveaways, Games, Snacks | Come Out and Bring family/friends https://umff.com/afrofuturism.html.
“Many of us blerds (black nerds, to you) who have read the Black Panther comics never thought the day would come when we would finally see this story adapted for the big screen. With the movie’s already profound effect on pop culture, it is provoking deeper discussions around reimagined worlds with black politicians, spiritual leaders and monarchs at the helm. We’re hearing the word “Afrofuturism” a lot.
Jamie Broadnax, Founder and editor-in-chief of Black Girl Nerds writes:
But what exactly is Afrofuturism?
Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science and technology seen through a black lens. The term was conceived a quarter-century ago by white author Mark Dery in his essay “Black to the Future,” which looks at speculative fiction within the African diaspora. The essay rests on a series of interviews with black content creators.”
Read Broadnax full article at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-broadnax-afrofuturism-black-panther_n_5a85f1b9e4b004fc31903b95.
Day 14 | 20th Urban Mediamakers Festival Awards with comedian Mona Shaikh joining us to congratulate and talk with our content creators on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 – 9p EST – Virtual on Zoom – Get Zoom link – https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FWrAGrJZSm2MP-Vc8O_5oA – See the UMF 2021 schedule at https://umff.com/umff-schedule.html.
Day 12 – Friday, Oct. 22 – Join the Urban Mediamakers Festival for “The Art of Investing” with Sylvia Jackson, CEO, FilmCaptive Productions | 7p | Get the Zoom link info at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FWrAGrJZSm2MP-Vc8O_5oA #FinancialSecurity #UMF2021 @FilmCaptive #Filmmakers #Financing
Afrofuturism Fest in the Park is happening Saturday, 10/23 at Sweet Water Park in Lawrenceville, GA, Gwinnett County. We are celebrating AfroFuturism – Black Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy | 800 Bethesda School Rd. Lawrenceville, GA – 1-5p | FREE | AfroFuturism Costume Contest | Giveaways, Screenings, Games | Bring the family! https://umff.com/afrofuturism.html. See you there!
We had an awesome time over 14 days during the 20th Urban Mediamakers Festival with virtual and outdoor events! Kudos to all content creators in competition and our supporter! Checkout our video at Urban Creatives in the Park on October 17, 2021!
Join us for a Conversation with Bentley Kyle Evans, award-winning movie/TV writer, producer, director and actor during the 20th UMF 2021 – Thursday, October 21, 7p EST – FREE registration on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FWrAGrJZSm2MP-Vc8O_5oA. Full festival schedule at umff.com. #UMF2021 #Filmmakers
We are training and supporting the next generation of content creators and storytellers with the Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) program. Young Urban Mediamakers is a group of middle and high school students ages 12-18 who are interested in the film/TV industry. Videopalooza is the annual competition of YUMs held during the annual Urban Mediamakers Festival. Videopalooza his taking place Tuesday, October 19, 2020, 1-2p EST. Get the details at https://umff.com/youngurbanmediamakers.html.
The 5th Urban PitchFest 2021 is happening Saturday, October 16, 2021 virtually. We are connecting UMF 2021 writers and other content creators with producers, directors, writers and crew members. | 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Register free and join us https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FWrAGrJZSm2MP-Vc8O_5oA