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The Universe Multicultural Film Festival seeks to bring to the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from the world; Committed to enlightening the public with a unique international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities. The Festival focuses on showcasing diverse cultural and heritages films, supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works of both emerging and seasoned filmmakers, and proudly embraces the passion, independent spirit, and vision of these talented artists. With the integration of the local community and educational institutions into all aspects of the Festival, the Festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate and share the harmonious universe.

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Universe Multicultural Film Festival is Open for Submissions

Calling all filmmakers! The Universe Multicultural Film Festival is open for entries. UMFF showcases international films that emphasize diversity and cultural heritage. UMFF accepts films of all genres, from shorts to feature length films. Both emerging and seasoned filmmakers are welcome. UMFF also has contests for screenplays and film music. Competing screenplays have the chance to be chosen for a live performance at our Screenplay Showcase. Selected musicians are invited to perform at on...

'Tibetan Hearts' Wins Award at La Femme International Film Festival

On Saturday, October 21st, La Femme International Film Festival screened ‘Tibetan Hearts’, a true story of star-crossed lovers in the Tibetan Plateau. The romantic leads fall in love despite the rivalry between their sheep-herding families.  LAFIFF took place at the Regal Cinemas in LA Live, located in downtown Los Angeles. Now in its 19th year, it is a festival with a special focus on promoting and supporting films directed, produced, and written by female filmmaker...

Tibetan Hearts Premieres at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood

Tibetan Hearts had its world premiere on Saturday, September 9th at the Silicon Beach Film Festival. It was wonderful to see the film on the big screen. Tibetan Hearts is a romantic drama about two lovers from rival sheep herding villages in Tibet. It was filmed on location in Tibet and provides a rare look at this isolated culture from their own perspective. The festival took place at the esteemed TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The premiere had a great turn out, with many members of the...

“On Matriarchy Lake” is a true Motion Picture made in Mosuo

“On Matriarchy Lake” is a romantic drama about star-crossed lovers in an isolated village in China. The lovers are Li Fei, a young worker stationed in the village and Na Zhu, a local Mosuo woman. The Mosuo are a matrilineal ethnic group with a tradition of ‘walking marriages’, in which husbands visit their wives at night, but live apart during the day. What starts as a sweet love story about cultural differences becomes tragic when Li Fei is forced to return to the c...

The 20th San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival Calls for Entries!!

  Since its inception in 2003, the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival has successfully passed through 19 starry years, winning recognition from kids’ film creators and fans in Hollywood and around the world. As an annual kids’ film festival, the 2023 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival will take place in Southern California in late August. Known for its sunny summers and long, beautiful Pacific coastline, San Diego is close to Hollywood, the heart...

The “Tibetan Heart” is on the Champs-Elysees Paris

"Tibetan Heart" is based on a true story that took place in Ganjia village, just like the story of Romeo and Juliet on the Tibetan Plateau. Filming began a month after the 91-year-old woman died. This woman has waited more than 70 years for her lover to return. “Tibetan Hearts” was originated from the Pitch & Catch panel at 2019 Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF),  then the Covid -19 hits, the whole world shutting down the film production. At the June...

The “Tibetan Heart” is on the Champs-Elysees Paris

"Tibetan Heart" is based on a true story that took place in Ganjia village, just like the story of Romeo and Juliet on the Tibetan Plateau. Filming began a month after the 91-year-old woman died. This woman has waited more than 70 years for her lover to return. “Tibetan Hearts” was originated from the Pitch & Catch panel at 2019 Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF),  then the Covid -19 hits, the whole world shutting down the film production. At the June...

The “Tibetan Heart” is on the Champs-Elysees Paris

"Tibetan Heart" is based on a true story that took place in Ganjia village, just like the story of Romeo and Juliet on the Tibetan Plateau. Filming began a month after the 91-year-old woman died. This woman has waited more than 70 years for her lover to return. “Tibetan Hearts” was originated from the Pitch & Catch panel at 2019 Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF),  then the Covid -19 hits, the whole world shutting down the film production. At the June...

The Universe Multicultural Film Festival FILM MARKET will return in 2023

After a three-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, the Universe Multicultural Film Festival Film Market returns this year and will be held in South bay area of Los Angeles from April 14 to April 16 (11am-5pm). The venue for this film market will be the Promenade PV Shopping Center (550 Deep Valley Dr, Suit 163; Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274).Promenade PV is a shopping mall integrating leisure activities, catering and shopping. Convenient facilities and beautiful environment will definitel...

The 20th Universe Multicultural Film Festivalnow call for entries from all over the world!

As a leading international film festival brand for ethnic films as well known in the film and television industry, Universe Multicultural Film Festival in the United States will be held from March 31 to April 2, 2023 in the South of Hollywood at Palos Verdes Peninsula. Adjacent to Hollywood, the heart of the global film industry, Universe Multicultural Film Festival is based on the beautiful Southern California coast and welcomes everyone from all over the world with the famous California suns...

Maeya Films Continuous Promotes Tibetan Culture with Local Tibetan Cultural Center

From hosting Universe Multicultural Film Festival in the past two decades to producing ethnic cultural background films, Maeya Culture Exchange Group and its film branch Maeya Films has always been interested in different cultural stories and carries the responsibility to promote ethnic cultures on its shoulder. Along with the wrapping stages of Tibetan Hearts, a film shot in Tibet about Tibetan lovers, Ms.Lynn Tang, Chairwoman of Maeya Culture Exchange Group visited Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhar...

Maeya Films Promotes Tibetan Culture with Land of Compassion Buddha

As a high-level Hollywood professional production company, Maeya Films led by Ms.Lynn Tang (Producer of Broadway Musical and Senior Entourage) and her female producer team visited Tenzin Choephel Rinpoche on August 10, 2022 at West Covina, CA, to discuss future collaboration in promoting Tibetan Cultures through films. Starting in 1994, Land of Compassion Buddha is a Tibetan Buddhist center within the Gelugpa lineage. Directed by Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tsephel, it is located on the ...

Maeya Culture Exchange group joins hands with His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche to Promote Tibetan Culture

On the evening of July 26th, Ms.Lynn Tang, Chairwoman of the Maeya Culture Exchange Group, and Ms.Libo Li, a senior ethnic theme film producer, were invited to attend a cultural dinner hosted by His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche was born in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. He was recognized as a holy child and began training as a lama from the age of four. Rinpoche attended the Buddhist University in Sarnath, India...

The film " Tibetan Hearts" finished shooting in Tibet

To promote various cultural stories and show the ethnic beauty of Tibet, after several cultural feature film projects launched successfully, Maeya Films established the “Tibetan Series” with Qinghai Maao Film&TV Co., Ltd., Sichuan Miding Media Co., Ltd., and wish all these leading companies in the film industry will take the ethnic-themed films to a new level. As the 2nd feature film of the Tibetan Series created by Maeya Films, Tibetan Hearts recently finished shooting in Tibe...

A National Song from The Tibetan Plateau ——The film " Tibetan Horse" is in International Promoting and Shooting

After experiencing the challenging winter of wind, snow, and severe cold, the snowy Tibetan plateau ushered in the midsummer of the year while the calendar turned to June. Tibetan Horse, a large-scale national epic film that has completed the shooting of winter scenes, has also been busy shooting summer horse racing scenes in Tibet. Qinghai Mantanhong Culture Media Co., Ltd., Xining Baita Art and Culture Communication Co., Ltd., Sichuan Miding Media Co., Ltd., Qinghai Linshui Media Co., Ltd., an...

Maeya Films discovered Marilyn Monroe's Incarnation-- Diana Madalina Puscasu

Diana Madalina Puscasu, the newest artist signed by Maeya Films, attended a high-end social dinner in Beverly Hills on May 25th as a member of the Maeya Culture Exchange Group . The social dinner was held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills to celebrate the Medal of Honor by the French Government to Ms. Josette LeBlond, one of the leading French chefs in the Los Angeles area. As a representative multicultural group in the United States, the Maeya Culture Exchange Group was honored to witness...

The 19th Universe Multicultural Film Festival successfully concluded

It has been two years since the last Universe Multicultural Film Festival, and changes have taken place all over the world. The Universe Multicultural Film Festival, a brand of ethnic film celebration for nearly two decades, has withstood the impact of the pandemic and the global economic downturn. After two online and postponed events during the pandemic, it finally returned to the beautiful California coast as scheduled in April 2022. As always, the enthusiastic California sunshine welcomes fi...

The 2022 Universe Multicultural Film Festival is on schedule at April

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With the Southern California coast enjoying another sunny spring, the 19th Universe Multicultural Film Festival will be held this April in Los Angeles. This is the first time that the UMFF can be revived after two years of COVID-19 challenges. National cultures are the common cultural treasure of all mankind and the whole world. The development of social trends makes cultural styles tend to be the same, but what really fills our hearts with confidence and pride is the national culture of each na...

The 2022 Universe Multicultural Film Festival is on schedule at April

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With the Southern California coast enjoying another sunny spring, the 19th Universe Multicultural Film Festival will be held this April in Los Angeles. This is the first time that the UMFF can be revived after two years of COVID-19 challenges. National cultures are the common cultural treasure of all mankind and the whole world. The development of social trends makes cultural styles tend to be the same, but what really fills our hearts with confidence and pride is the national culture of each na...

Maeya Film new production “ Tibetan Horse”is filming in China.

Tibetan Horse, a large-scale ethnic theme film produced by Maeya Films, held a grand launching ceremony in the Gannan Tibetan area a few days ago. The film is directed by young director Jade Li and starred by Cooper Budan, a famous Chinese minority actor. Maeya Films joined hands with Qinghai Mantanhong Culture Media Co., Ltd., Xining Baita Art and Culture Communication Co., Ltd., Sichuan Miding Media Co., Ltd., and Qinghai Linshui Media Co., Ltd. to co-produce the film.   Cooper Budan,...

Save the Date for a Better Time – 2021 UMFF in August!

With more and more people got vaccinated worldwide, we have been gaining hope for getting our life back soon in 2021. More and more public locations opened gradually sent us the optimistic signal of having our festival event on site this year. We couldn’t wait any longer to see our filmmaker friends from all over the world to gather again in the beautiful SoCal, and we have our faith in having it this year. As an international film festival with a long history of 17 years, Universe Mult...

Join the 2021 UMFF This July in Hollywood~!

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  With a brand new start of 2021, everything that changed by COVID-19 started getting in control gradually. Even though we couldn’t get over all the trauma that happened in 2020 so easily, we still have to keep moving forward to embrace a better life without getting pulled by the past.     As an international film event with a solid 17 years of history, Universe Multicultural Film Festival has been welcoming filmmakers from all over t...

The 2020 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival Award Ceremony is Around the Corner~!

To filmmakers from all over the world, there was never a year that could be as challenging as 2020. Each corner on earth was facing an unpredictable tomorrow and no one could tell the date of everything gets back to normal. Under such a condition, the 17TH San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival didn’t stop its journey. For all the love from filmmakers, participants, and everyone who has been looking forward to SDIKFF every year, the committee held on with strength to off...

2021 Universe Multicultural Film Festival Calls for Entries!!

As 2021 approaches, the 18th Universe Multicultural Film Festival is now calling for entries from all over the world! The Universe Multicultural Film Festival will be held in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, south of Hollywood on April 2 - 4, 2021. The Palos Verdes Peninsula, located on the picturesque Pacific Coast south of greater Los Angeles, driving distance to Hollywood, the heart of the global film industry. As the top ethnic-themed international film festival, the Universe Multicultural Film...

SHOW YOUR MUSIC TO THE WORLD~!

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The award ceremony of the 2020 San Diego Internationa Kids' Film Festival will be released soon in weeks~!! With 16 years of solid history, the San Diego International Kids' Film Festival has been playing the leading role in the kid's theme film festivals worldwide. Not only for the films, but SDIKFF also have the categories for music films and music contest! If you are a musician who's been working hard to show you talent to the world, this would be your best oppor...

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