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Congratulations to the UMFF Winners!

October 31, 2013 by editor
Category: News

Congratulations to the 12th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival’s 2013 winners.

Write Vault is looking forward to working with the winners and protecting their projects!

For a full list of winners, please visit:

UMFF 2013 Founder’s Award

Split Decision directed by Antoine Allen – New York, NY – Winner

Best Animations

Best International Animation

  • Mr. Hublot directed by Laurent Witz – Mondercange, Luxembourg | 1st Place Winner
  • Kalki directed by Ishan Shukla – Jhnuijhunu, Rajasthan India | 2nd Place Winner
  • Æ Har Det Bare Bra (I’m All Right) directed by Meredith Strandquist – Norway | 3rd Place Winner

Best Animation (United States)

  • King Tigermore In Strawberry Fields directed by Tunde Reid-Kapo – Las Vegas, NV | 1st Place Winner
  • Danza de los Muertos directed by Cassie Urban – North Carolina | 2nd Place Winner
  • The Collector directed by Yue Wei – Long Island City, NY | 3rd Place Winner

Best Documentary Feature Films

  • Food, Clothing & Shelter – directed by Ebrima S. Ba – Atlanta, GA | 1st Place Winner
  • In Search of the Black Knight directed by Tamarat Makonnen – Valley Village, CA | 2nd Place Winner
  • FrackNation directed by Phelim McAleer – Marina Del Rey, CA | 3rd Place Winner

Best Documentary Short Films

  • Even Me directed by Megan Ebor – California | 1st Place Winner
  • Morfar Och Jag Och Helikoptern Till Himlen (Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter) co-directed by Johan Palmgen and Asa Blanck – Stockholm, Sweden | 2nd Place Winner
  • Moo: A Documentary directed by Lucas da Silva – Kalamazoo, MI | 3rd Place Winner

Best Feature Films

  • Four of Hearts directed by Eric Haywood – Woodland Hills, CA | 1st Place Winner
  • El Cosmonauta (The Cosmonaut) directed by Nicolás Alcalá – Madrid, Spain | 2nd Place Winner
  • New directed by Kim Robinson – Sunbury, OH | 3rd Place Winner

Best Music Videos

  • Day Tripper directed by Luke Cavalan – Australia | 1st Place Winner
  • Switzerland by The Dewars directed by Brady Bigalke – St. Augustine, FL | 2nd Place Winner
  • Al Fine (To the End) co-directed by Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir – Astoria, NY | 3rd Place Winner

Best Short Films

Best International Short Film

  • Le Train Bleu directed by Stephanie Assimacopoulo – Paris, France | 1st Place Winner
  • Smile directed by Matteo Pianezzi – Italy | 2nd Place Winner
  • Tres en un Cuarto (Three In A Bed) directed by Federico Calabuig – Bilbao, Spain | 3rd Place Winner

Best Shorty Short Film (10 minutes or less)

  • Not Like The Commercials directed by Gordon S. Williams – Cleveland, TX | 1st Place Winner
  • Grace co-directed by Faye Viviana and Haley Sims – Los Angeles, CA | 2nd Place Winner
  • Troubled Man directed by Aaron Lewis – Santa Monica, CA | 3rd Place Winner

Best Horror/Sci-Fi Short Film

  • Five Miles Straight Ahead directed by Jeffrey Hollins – Marrero, LA | 1st Place Winner
  • Prognosis directed by George Pierre – Snellville, GA | 2nd Place Winner
  • The Job directed by LaShone Garth – Lawrenceville, GA | 3rd Place Winner

Best Comedy Short Film

  • Love Me As I Am directed by Khaled Ouaaz – Brooklyn, NY | 1st Place Winner
  • The Takeover directed by Shequeta Smith – Sherman Oaks, CA | 2nd Place Winner
  • A Saturday is a Terrible Thing To Waste directed by Alfonso Johnson – Bayside, NY | 3rd Place Winner

Best Socially-Conscious Short Film

  • Docket 32357 directed by Randy Wilkins – Bronx, NY | 1st Place Winner
  • The Fox and the Grapes directed by Hiu Yau – Philadelphia, PA | 2nd Place Winner
  • Money 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial directed by Rob Underhill – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina | 3rd Place Winner

Best Short Film (United States)

  • Ying and Yang directed by Kevin Darnell Walker – Brooklyn, NY | 1st Place Winner
  • Chief directed by Zardon Richardson – Brooklyn, NY | 2nd Place Winner
  • Lil Tokyo Reporter directed by Jeffrey Chin – San Francisco, CA | 3rd Place Winner

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Best Web/TV Series

  • The Crime City Diaries directed by Larry “Legend” Spivey – Bronx, NY | 1st Place Winner
  • Walking With Gods directed by David Banner – Mississippi | 2nd Place Winner
  • CaucAsian directed by Joseph Patrick Conroy – New York | 3rd Place Winner

Best Young Urban Mediamakers Videopalooza – Middle and High School Students

Best Middle School Student Project

  • Madlo Show directed by Ashley Lonardo – Marietta, GA (Middle School Student – Web/TV Series) | 1st Place Winner

Best High School Student Project

  • Recipe for Love directed by Gwyneth Christoffel – Haifax, Canada (Animation) | 1st Place Winner
  • Escaping the Island directed by Malone Lumarda – Monrovia, CA (Short) | 2nd Place Winner
  • OPUS directed by Stephen Boyer – Pasadena, CA (Short) | 3rd Place Winner


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