The 18th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) 2019 was a success because of the actors, filmmakers, content creators, writers, movie lovers and volunteers from around the world. Thank you for coming out October 10-16 to support diverse and inclusive storytellers!
Happy holidays and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!
Tyler Perry came to Atlanta living out of his car. Now he owns the largest studio in the United States. Located in southwest Atlanta – SWATS – Perry has turned an old confederate United States Army Base into a site to see. Atlanta has its own Hollywood owned by Tyler Perry. Congratulations Tyler. We are so proud of you.
The 18th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival is proud to announce the 2019 official selections. We are honored to have exceptional content creators from around the world competing for awards and representing the United States, Germany, Canada, Italy, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kenya, Western Cape South Africa, Mexico, Russia Federation, France and Spain.
Checkout the full list of UMFF 2019 official selections.
Actors, content creators, filmmakers and writers are coming to metro-Atlanta October 10-16, 2019 for the 18th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival. UMFF 2019 brings together creatives from Georgia, across the country and around the world to Gwinnett County, Georgia for films and scripts competition, panels, workshops, an AfroFuturism day, networking and awards.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp just signed a very restrictive abortion ban referred to as the ‘Heartbeat Bill’ effective January 1, 2020. Planned Parenthood and other non-profits immediately filed lawsuits to stop the bill before it is effective. How will this bill affect the film industry in the state?
Since the new abortion bill passed in Georgia this year, many have been asking “What is the future of filmmaking in Georgia?” An article in US News addresses that question. Below is an exert from the article.
A LITTLE UNDER A YEAR ago, Andrea Ferguson became one of the many people who left Hollywood for Georgia.
Ferguson, a graphic designer working for different film production companies, bought a house in Atlanta with her husband, who also works in the entertainment industry.[
Georgia increasingly appears in movies and TV shows, and has seen shooting for productions such as “Baby Driver,” “Selma” and “Stranger Things.” Film and TV production supports 92,000 jobs in the state, in addition to granting Georgia the national and international visibility it desires. In 2017, the state was the top shooting location in the country for the highest-grossing U.S. movies and tied with the United Kingdom for the No. 2 location worldwide.
But crew members and other people who work in entertainment now face a question: How will Georgia’s new law banning most abortions affect the industry?
“It has a lot of people very nervous because we’ve all invested in it,” Ferguson says.