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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.


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 Festival always takes its duty of providing the best platform for all multicultural communications through films. In different languages, different ethnic backgrounds, films have been carrying the art of expression. For the local audiences, this is an extremely rare opportunity to get to know world pluralistic culture through local screens.

Every year, hundreds of films from more than 40 countries are submitted to UMFF and compete for different film awards. The winner of each category will be determined by the Hollywood professional judges, and the certificate of finalist and award will be presented at the opening gala and award ceremony. All the films in the running have a chance to be shown to producers and fans from around the world during the festival. The UMFF committee will also arrange a question-and-answer session for planned attendees, allowing filmmakers to hear audience feelings face to face.

To help filmmakers around the world better realize their cinematic ideals, the three-day Universe Multicultural Film Festival features six special workshops. Film guests at the festival said the panels were valuable and rewarding. Six panels have become a tradition of UMFF, the committee will continue to set panels focused on film distributing, film marketing, screenplay writing, audition tutoring, and so on. These panels are covering all aspects of the film industry, in this way, any role of filmmakers can find suits own targeted panel, with the present professional Hollywood producer.

During the festival, the UMFF committee will make every effort to bring wonderful artistic moments to every participating guest, whether it is the opening reception with many film guests gathered together, the live performance of the scripts on the second day, or the red carpet and award ceremony on the third day. These artistic performances are also marked by professional judges on the spot for individual and group performers and serve as a competition to select the UMFF New Star award and the Crown of Maeya Cultural Ambassador. This would be the most effective promotion stage for performing arts talents, models, and new performers, so don’t miss such a great opportunity to shine!!

Outstanding scripts will be performed by Hollywood professional actors on the scene of the film festival, allowing filmmakers, producers, and directors from all over the world to appreciate the charm of scripts for the first time. Actors who are interested in participating in this segment can also sign up for live performances. The UMFF has always been adhering to the belief of opening a window to Hollywood for global filmmakers, striving to provide more possibilities to the future for more aspiring filmmakers.

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