Congratulations to UMFF 2010 Winners!

Congratulations to UMFF 2010 Winners!

This past weekend, independent actors, filmmakers, musicians, writers and movie buffs converging on Norcross and Duluth, Georgia for the ninth Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF), October 14-17, 2010. With the theme “Changing the World, One Story at a Time, UMFF showcased independent films from around the world with an emphasis on projects produced by or featuring individuals of African, Asian and Latin descent.

UMFF 2010 Script Competition

Best Feature Script – The Olive Branch written by Joey Kent

Best Short Script – In 3’s written by Oliver W. Ottley III

Top Three Scripts

The Olive Branch written by Joey Kent

In 3’s written by Oliver W. Ottley III

The Language of Love written by Katarzyna Kochany

Read more about the top ten scripts in competition during UMFF 2010.

UMFF 2010 Film Competition

Best Feature

The Company We Keep directed by Roy Campanella II

Best Documentary Feature

Shaft or Sidney Poitier directed by Jonathan Gayles

Best Shortie-Short

The Cab written/produced by Tanayi Seabrook; directed by Khallid Shabazz

Best Short Film

Jackpot! directed by Tony Ducret

Best International Short

Aire directed by Javier Loarte

Best Documentary Short

Bi/RACIAL Me directed by Eric Barstow

Best Student Film

Say Grace Before Drowning directed by Nikyatu Jusu

Best Comedy

Cocoa Love directed by James Bland

Best Television or Web Series

12-Steps To Recovery directed by Tony Clomax

Best Animation

Dex Davis: Child of God! Episode @: “I’m Pressin’ (1 Samuel 16:7)” animated by Horace Christian and Lamar Johnson

Best International Animation

El Bandido y el Gato (The Cat and the Criminal) directed by Enoch David

Best Music Video

The Me You See directed by Jimmy Sammarco

Indie Hustler Award

Community Heroes – Episode One: Peaceful Urban Warrarios directed by Dirk Cannon; produced by Marilyn Moore

Audience Award

Every Scar and Dimple directed by Malik Salaam

Get the full list of winners.

Much love to everyone that came out to support the 9th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF), and to everyone that made it possible — volunteers, guest speakers, workshop instructors, and movie buffs!

Please continue to support the Urban Mediamakers Association’s events and the Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) year-round program.

Cheryle Reynolds


Urban Mediamakers