16th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival — Winners 2017 | Filmmakers & Writers

Congratulations to the UMFF 2017 winning filmmakers and writers. We look forward to working with you in the future as you continue to tell great stories.

UMFF 2017 Audience Award
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE Feature Film directed by Eric Ayala

UMFF 2017 Founder’s Choice – Activism through Music
directed by G-Dinero – USA

Best AfroFuturism (Black Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror) Trailer
GODDESS directed by Tiara Luten – USA

Best AfroFuturism (Black Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror) Short Film
ORI INU: IN SEARCH OF SELF directed by Chelsea Odufu – USA

Best AfroFuturism (Black Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror) Web Series
MESSIAH WARS directed by The Isabelle Brothers – USA

Best Animation
HEROES OF COLOR directed by David Heredia – USA

Best International Animation
REVELATION – THE CITY OF HAZE directed by Mao Qichao – China

Best Comedy Animation
CHRISTMAS BREAK directed by Ifeelms – Spain

Best Trailer
TRACES OF INDIGNITY directed by Renee Williams – USA

Best Commercial/PSA
CHASE YOUR DREAM directed by Jared Leon – USA

Best Feature Film
LOVE BY CHANCE directed by Samad Davis – USA

Best International Feature Film
AUTUMN’S KISS directed by Minsk Belarus – Russia

Best Feature Documentary Film
directed by Joanne Burke – USA

Best Short Documentary Film
LEGACIES directed by Dominique Fitzgerald – USA

Best International Short Documentary Film
THE FOURTH KINGDOM directed by Adan Aliaga – Spain

Best College Student Short Film
ON TIME directed by Xavier L. Neal-Burgin – USA

Best Music Video
ISONADE directed by Christopher Richardson – USA

Best Creative Music Video
THEIR NAMES – BURNING STAR directed by Romain Laurent – USA

Best Shorty Short Film
ROW directed by Courtney Glaude – USA

Best Short Film
NEW NEIGHBORS directed by E.G. Bailey – USA

Best Socially-Conscious Short Film
PERCEPTION OF VIOLENCE directed by David Joseph – USA

Best Musical Short Film
REPAIRATIONS! THE MUSICAL directed by Courtney Miller – USA

Best International Short Film
30 MINUTES WITH LAURA directed by Juanjo Haro – Spain

Best Web Series
BLUE COLLAR HUSTLE directed by Geoffrey Henderson – USA

Best International Web Series
COURTSIDE directed by Adrian Wallace and Omran Omaid – Canada

Top 10 UMFF 2017 Scripts
2-12-DELTA | David Brichetto , Writer | Feature
BROKEN JUSTICE | Jocelyn Jones, Writer | Feature
I LOVE YOU TO PIECES | LaKesa Cox, Writer | Feature
LETTERS TO MY FATHER | Mike Ray, Writer | Feature
MISSING UNICORN | Jocelyn Jones, Writer | Feature
PINBAL2 | Janyce Lapore, Writer | Feature
THE EXPERIMENT | Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel, Writers | Feature
DATING ON THE EDGE OF 50 | Wanda Kight, Writer | Short
ATLANTA DOPE | Harry Holland, Writer | Spec/TV/Pilot
WAIT A MINUTE MR. POSTMAN | LaKesa Cox, Writer | Spec/TV

Best Feature Script
LETTERS TO MY FATHER written by Mike Ray – USA

Best Short Script
DATING ON THE EDGE OF 50 written by Wanda Kight – USA

Best Spec/TV Script
WAIT A MINUTE MR. POSTMAN written by LaKesa Cox – USA