Media images represents the most recognizable commodity in the world. The implied messages of media form the world views of millions. In the United States and globally, Africans, African-Americans, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Latinos and Native Indians are severely underrepresented in mass media, and are most often shown in marginal roles when featured. As independent content creators, we can the talents and creativity to change the narrative of the diaspora stories.
Founded in November 2001, the mission of the Urban Mediamakers is to promote and support diverse, independent digital/media arts content creation. Our annual signature event is the Urban Mediamakers Festival (UMFF) showcasing award-winning, global independent films. Join us annually in October for UMFF as we celebrate award-winning content creations.
Consortium of Independent Content Creators
Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs)
Our YUMs program partners film, television and writing professionals with youth ages 12-17 to encourage, inspire and educate them in all areas of content creation including development, production and distribution.
WeCodeAcademy – For Adults and Youth