Orlando Urban Film Festival

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

ALL DUNN ADVERTISING CEO DUNN PEARSON NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ORLANDO URBAN FILM FESTIVAL

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Orlando, FL - January 27, 2024 - The Orlando Urban Film Festival (OUFF) founder, Marianne S. Eggleston is thrilled to announce the appointment of All Dunn Advertising CEO Dunn Pearson as its new Executive Director. With a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the entertainment industry, Pearson brings a unique blend of expertise and passion to this crucial role.

“Dunn Pearson’s dedication, leadership skills, and deep-rooted passion for the arts make him the ideal candidate to lead the Orlando Urban Film Festival into its next chapter,” said Marianne S. Eggleston, OUFF Founder. “We are confident that under his guidance, the festival will continue to thrive and serve as a vital platform for showcasing outstanding urban cinema.”


Pearson’s extensive background in film, television and music uniquely positions him to steer the OUFF towards greater success.

As the CEO of All Dunn Advertising, Pearson has demonstrated his ability to drive marketing initiatives effectively, ensuring maximum exposure and engagement for various projects.


“The OUFF Team has a rich history of nurturing talent and promoting diversity and inclusion in the world of cinema,” remarked Pearson. “I am honored to join this esteemed organization and look forward to
building upon its legacy of celebrating cultural films, documentaries, music, and photography from creators worldwide.”


Founded on the principles of inclusivity and artistic excellence, the Orlando Urban Film Festival has played a pivotal role in elevating the careers of emerging and established filmmakers alike. The festival’s commitment to showcasing diverse voices and perspectives has earned it recognition as a leading platform for urban cinema

“This Executive Directorship provides me the opportunity to turn ADA assets into OUFF sponsors, which means we get to receive funds instead of just spending!” laughs Dunn

 

“Under Pearson’s leadership, the Orlando Urban Film Festival looks forward to continuing its tradition of honoring and awarding the best talents in urban cinema while providing creators with a prominent stage to share their work with audiences worldwide”, stated the OUFF Executive Board

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ORLANDO URBAN FILM FESTIVAL

About Us

The Orlando Urban Film Festival (OUFF) is a “Movie and Music Showcase” and is celebrating its 11th Anniversary. Our goal is to help filmmakers and music producers expose their creative projects through public platforms.

The OUFF Team has helped build the careers of many of today’s superstars. OUFF is energized by the diversity and inclusion of all types of cultural films, movies, documentaries, videos, shorts, clips, music and photography from content creators globally.

 

We honor and award the best talents and do not exclude entry to any creative works from other cultures. Creators’ works are displayed on the “BIG SCREEN” in major movie theaters.

 

The OUFF Young Directors and Artist’s Program educates young people on how to communicate and express their feelings through the use of reading, writing and the visual arts (images, audio, media)

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Marianne Eggleston| Founder

Founded on the principles of inclusivity and artistic excellence, the Orlando Urban Film Festival has played a pivotal role in elevating the careers of emerging and established filmmakers alike. The festival's commitment to showcasing diverse voices and perspectives has earned it recognition as a leading platform for urban cinema.

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INTRODUCING

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Festival - 2023 Highlights

"Where Imaginations Runs WOW!!!"

OUFF 10th Anniversary Highlights

What Made Orlando Urban Film Festival (OUFF) 10th Anniversary Unique?

This year’s Orlando Urban Film Festival (OUFF) event celebrated our 10th year anniversary opening with a showcase of films and music videos from legendary musicians, filmmakers, directors, screenwriters.  We formed a new West Coast executive team with Hollywood expertise in film, acting, cinematography, music, and writing. Also, a Director of Development, Public Relations, and Content Creator was added to the team.  Our Judges have a combined 100 years of SAG/AFTRA membership, as well as many years working with the Emmy Awards. The OUFF Executive Team are business executives with over 40 years of experience working in the music, film industry and military affairs. 2023 was the presentation of OUFF Veterans and Military Performing Arts Award that recognized and award performing artist, directors and producers in movies, music, and film who served in the U.S. Military.

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OUFF 2023 Award Ceremony was moved to the world-class Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando City FL. We Selected this Performing Arts Center to honored with class the professionalism, and excellence of the films that we showcased during our film festival. Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center represents the best engineering, and design available in the world to accommodate every style of performance on a world-class stage.

2023 OUFF Only Selected The Best!

During 2023 selection of films, the nominees must receive at least nine out of 10 possible points from the judges to be considered in the short film category.  Seven films received the highest marks with a 10 out of 10.

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OUFF Honorary Hollywood Celebrity

Hollywood Actor Keith David and Emmy winner

(over 300 roles across film, stage, television, and interactive media.) attends 2023 OUFF event.  Keith has had memorable roles in numerous cult favorites, including John Carpenter’s films The Thing (as Childs) and They Live (as Armitage), the Riddick films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick (as the Imam), the General in Armageddon, King in Oliver Stone’s Platoon, and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream.  During Keith attendance he allowed interviews and questions by young directors and film makers to provide them with guidance and recommendations to further their careers in the film industry

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Veterans and Military Performing Arts Awards

2023 Award Winner

OUFF honors George Michael Todd (a.k.a Doc Todd) with a postmortem Veterans and Military Performing Arts Award for his exceptional contributions and service to use his music and music videos as a “call to action” in establishing awareness to the "Suicides of 22 Veterans A Day" in the United States.

Doc Todd is a former Fleet Marine Force corpsman (combat medic) who served alongside the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. Through Todd’s own suffering of PTSD, he discovered relief from his depression through his music and shared this remedy to help other veterans heal.

“Everyday, 22 Veterans Commit Suicide in the United States”

Doc Todd’s music video “Not Alone”, empowered veterans to be responsible for their own lives and live up to the expectations of friends and loved ones by seeking help for their depression, fear, anxiety, and other psychological trauma.

 

We are so saddened to have lost Doc Todd on 12 May 2023. However, we are honored to award him with OUFF’s prestigious Veterans and Military Performing Arts Award postmortem in recognition of his mission to save the lives of veterans both during combat and at home.

Our purpose is to recognize and honor the outstanding contributions made by performing artists, directors, and producers in movies, music, and film who have also served in the U.S. Military. We aim to highlight the achievements and dedication of veterans and military personnel in the arts and entertainment industries. Our ultimate goal is to establish an annual segment of recognition within the OUFF’s award efforts, providing a platform to showcase the creativity and talents of our brave servicemen and women.
 
During our annual events, we will proudly acknowledge and name our award after a deserving veteran, whether they are currently alive or have passed away. Our mission is to raise awareness and bring exposure to these exceptional individuals and other veterans who have contributed significantly to the Performing Arts, enhancing both their own careers and the industry as a whole.

Join us in celebrating and honoring the dynamic and impactful intersection of military service and performing arts.

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The Orlando Urban Film Festival's (OUFF) mission is to help underserved African American content creators in film, music, art, and technology publish and perform their creative works in various public venues.

OUFF’s key objective is to help Content Creators display their works in a theatrical setting to the public on a “BIG SCREEN” in major movie theaters, or perform live on large venue stages and in our Metaverse Spaces.

 

We provide Content Creators and their works with much-needed media exposure to help advance their recognition in the entertainment marketplace as well as provide them with information and education to help gain exposure and access to sell their products in the major marketplaces. We also recognize, honor, and award the best talent, and we do not exclude entry of any creative works from other cultures globally.

 

The OUFF Young Director’s Program “Jump At The Sun” teaches young people key communication, visual, public speaking, and media arts skills. The goal is to help young people better communicate and express their feelings through the use of writing, images, audio, media, technology, and visual arts.

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