AMC Universal Cineplex
Friday, May 24 to Saturday, May 25, 2019
Orlando Urban Film Festival 6th Year
"Where Visionaries Meet and Imagination Runs Wild"
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS 2019 OUFF
Content Creators Network
Filmmakers, Actors, Music Producers, Artists, Writers, Industry Executives
Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, May 26, 2019
AMC Theater located on Universal Studios City Walk: 6000 Universal Blvd #740, Orlando, FL 32819
"LIVE GLOBAL BROADCAST"
Wow . . . The 2018 Orlando Urban Film Festival has wrapped its "Official Selections." There were so many amazing projects submitted by some very talented content creators globally.
Thanks to all of the talent who submitted their films, music or screenplay projects. It is always tough selecting the final winners! We hope you will continue to work your craft and submit your projects to the 2019 OUFF. Keep in mind, You all are winners on OUFF's "Big Screen"!
2018 OUFF Official Winners
GRAND JURY AWARDS
Grand Jury Winner Decathlon Of Music Entertainment Award for Composers & Arrangers
Honoring Dunn Pearson Jr. for his LifeTime Achievements in film, televison and as a composer, arranger, pianist, producer and artist. "Docudrama Unhinged", Producer
Phenomenal Woman Director In Film Award
Grand Jury Winner Phenomenal Woman Director In Film Award: Honoring Dr. Florence Alexander, Director – “Harry T. Moore: The Martyr Who Paved The Way For The Civil Rights Movement”
Grand Jury Winner Rising Director: Best Feature Film Honoring ”The Season” – James Hunter, Director and Amanda Marquis, Co-Director
Grand Jury Winner Best Documentary Film "The Groveland Four" Keith Salkowski - Director
Grand Jury Winner Best Innovative Short Film
“Missy’s Musical Misadventure” – Gerald Jackson Jr.- Director
Grand Jury Winner Best Sci-Fi Short Film
“Gramma” – Demarcus Brown, Director
Grand Jury Winner Best Web Series
“Lost Kings” – Terrance Smalls, Jr., Director
Grand Jury Winner Best Narrative Short Film "Crescent" – Edward Worthy, Director
Grand Jury Winner Best Music Video
“Beauty Queen” – Joey Lamar Ashley, Director
Grand Jury Winner Best Gospel Music Video "Echo" - William B. Morris, Recording Artist
Grand Jury Winner Best Screen Play Surprise
"Letters To My Father" - Mike Ray, Writer
STAR AWARDS - "Official Selections"
Best Dramatic Short
"Unreported Crime" – Sam Kench, Director
Best Dramatic Screen Play
"The Whispering" – Terri Bea-Sopher, Writer
Best Sci-Fi Screen Play
"Cozen" – Ricky Tyree, Writer
SPECIAL STAR AWARDS
Steinway Piano Student Recital Awards and
Three Top Student Pianist to be Awarded A Star Award
Amrak Movie Project
Three Top Student Actors and Artists to be Awarded A Star Award
Legacy Artists Award
Chubb Rock, Hip-Hop Artist - “Treat ‘Em Right” - Hit Song
Documentary Films Screenings – Friday Opening Night
On Friday, May 25 Opening Night, 2018 OUFF OUFF will host, Life and Death: Through Glaring Eyes, a series of independent documentary film screenings about African American History in the State of Florida.
“Harry T. Moore: The Martyr Who Paved The Way For The Civil Rights Movement“ – Dr. Florence Alexander, Director
“The Groveland Four” – Keith Salkowski, Director, Producer and Writer and Executive Producer National Productions WUCF Central Florida PBS.
“The Arthur G. Dozier Reform School For Boys” – Duane Fernandez, Director.
“Our Darkest Hour: The Trayvon Martin Story” – Anthony B. Major, Associate Professor, UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media.
Honorable Mention Features
“Faces of Deceit” – Michael Angelo, Director
“One Bedroom” – Darien Sills-Evans, Director
“ShadeTree Mechanics” – Donald Hollowell, Director
“Eneme” – Trevor Ball, Director and Robert Vickers, Director
“Forced Orphans” - V N Aditya, Director
Honorable Mention Short Films
"Intercept" – Jackie_Stone, Director
"Door To Purgatory" – Alexandra Balda, Director
"The Jar" – Carleton Rodgers, Director
“Last Goodbye” – Petra Tressler, Director
Honorable Mention Documentary Short Films
"Swag Check" - Roosevelt Merisier, Director
Honorable Mention Web Series
“Brownsville” – Dawntavia Bullard
Honorable Mention Screenplays
“Black Starr: Birth of a Supernova” – Charlene Jones, Writer “Kingpin of the Hood” – Ron Chepesiuk, Writer