5th Annual Urban Film Festival partners with Black-owned platform Urban Streaming Network
Urban Film Festival (UFF) has announced a budding partnership with Urban Streaming Network (USN), a Black-owned streaming platform, for their upcoming 2020 festival. The partnership will allow them to virtually screen over 140 films, educational workshops, and live call-ins with industry professionals for free this Labor Day Weekend until Sept. 14th on the streaming platform.
In addition to the aforementioned, the highly anticipated festival will provide access to panel discussions, networking opportunities, and masterclasses by industry professionals sharing gems on the process of filmmaking from start to finish. The annual event typically takes place during Labor Day weekend in Miami's Historic Overtown, however, due to COVID-19, Urban Film Festival has decided to include a new digital streaming component to this year’s programming.
Notable celebrities, influencers and participants include: Festival ambassadors Percy “Master P” Miller, Romeo Miller, Allen Maldonado, Philly Fly Boy, MariCarmen Lopez, John Gibson and many more.
Master P, Romeo and Urban Film Festival share a common passion for inspiring, encouraging, and supporting the growth of the up and coming film community through exposure and education.
"We are committed to pushing the culture forward one film at a time by providing filmmakers the tools and skills they need to thrive in this ever-changing industry," said Marco (Mall) Molinet, co-founder of Florida Film House.
Content will stream continuously from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on the Urban Film Festival website, where attendees will also be able to access the Urban Streaming Network. Festival-goers will be able to gain unlimited, free access to curated filmmaker’s content along with educational tools that can be screened until September 14, 2020.
Urban Film Festival is possible with support from the City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, The Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, The City of Miami, Simkins Family Foundation, The Greater Miami Convention Visitors Bureau, Miami Dade County Arts, World Wide Urban Distribution, Franc Village Studios, Overtown Children’s Youth Coalition, 1st Take Youth Film Program and Florida Film House.
For more information and to register, please visit www.urbanfilmfestivals.com.