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Maeya Culture Exchange Group is one of the leading roles in the field of international film festivals, film distributions, and related businesses. With three annual powerful brands in hand, Maeya Group has been working on bring outstanding projects and talents between different continents and providing a spotlight for them to shine.
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.
The San Diego International Kids' Film Festival promotes the idea of entertainment with education. Supported by many across the world, the festival supports the entertainment and education industries by showcasing international films and gives young, aspiring filmmakers a channel to communicate to an international community. The resulting collaboration produces a unique multicultural experience, engaging young viewers with positive media, as a diverse education.
Epic ACG fest is a unique event showcase animation, comics, and games. Though screening, exhibition, and competition, bring together the creative elements, the artists, and the general public from worldwide.
During the festival, EACG is also hosting the Live Demonstrations, Networking Receptions, Master Workshops, Panel Discussions, Business Symposiums, Recruiting, and the Professional Exhibits offered throughout the event as well as the One-On-One Personal Consultations with creative professionals from top studios and educational institutions both local and international. The Award ceremony is a red carpet event that provides recognitions and great memories.
The animation is an ever-changing art form; advancements in technology have led to expansiveness in design capabilities. EACG Fest's mission is to promote the art of animation in all forms, to encourage young animators, film-makers, artists, and the general public, to cultivate an interest in the animation culture.


Meet the Entrance of Multicultural Film World.



With more than 15 years of history, the Universe Multicultural Film Festival ( has reached a height that could not be ignored by the film industry. It created a unique style of a film festival that will benefit all the attendees the most. In early April every year, UMFF would be hosted in the beautiful Los Angeles, Southern California, the heart of the film industry. Filmmakers from all over the world in different languages with different ethnic backgrounds would participate in this annual multicultural celebration with their films. As one of the most powerful brands that have been running by Maeya Group, Universe Multicultural Film Festival’s performance as the leading role of the multicultural themed film festivals was recognized by the mainstream media in Hollywood and worldwide. To take the responsibility of promoting ethnic cultures internationally, UMFF created the best platform for all the filmmakers who want to exhibit the beauty of their cultures through films.



As a full-scale international film festival, each year, hundreds of films from more than 40 countries will be selected for the most popular film categories. The final winner of each category will be determined by the result of the Hollywood professional jurists, and the official selection certificate and award certificate will be presented on the spot. All official selected films will have the opportunity to be screened to filmmakers and audiences from all over the world during the festival. The UMFF committee will also arrange a Q&A session for those who plan to attend the festival upon request so that the filmmakers can hear the fresh feedback directly from the audience right after the screening.


Not only film competition and screening, but also different events will be hosted during the three-day festival. To help the young generation stand out in the film industry, and provide an opportunity for the professional and experienced filmmakers to pass their precious knowledge to the next generation, UMFF established six highlight panels for the attendees and audiences to join.



"Pitch & Catch " Panel would connect filmmakers from different departments to meet for the same idea that they all are interested in. Official panel speakers are all top-level filmmakers in the industry and they would love to share how they caught the attention of the others when they first started. The producers or investors could meet the scriptwriters or directors for their concept and built up their connections at this panel. A smooth process could happen during this panel was you could find everyone you need for your project from the producer to the distributor, and many projects you can see in the film market first started here in UMFF.


Also, the UMFF committee highly recommends any filmmakers who have a will to do a presentation about their project registered online so we will arrange extra time length for your presentation.



"Multicultural Screenplay" Panel would provide you the knowledge about how to write screenplays depend on different cultural backgrounds. According to the market goal, sometimes it has to be adjusted to be accepted by different market regions. The professional Hollywood scriptwriters will answer your questions on this panel and lead you in the right direction for you to write.



“Produce Global Film" Panel will have the professional producers from Hollywood to share their experience about how to work with filmmakers from different countries. As a global market out there, produce global film will be the next trend of the film industry and the huge success of “Parasite” on the 92nd Academy Award demonstrated the power of the international film market. If you are aiming at producing an international film or distribute your film worldwide, this is the right panel for you to go.



As one of the largest film markets, China has been seeking for a next-level production of their new projects. “Work With China Funded Movies" Panel will offer the opportunity for filmmakers not only from the US but also from all over the world to meet the Chinese film crew who’s seeking for international collaboration. Panel speakers include filmmakers who have worked with the Chinese market and the Chinese filmmakers who have international production experience. When the oriental and the west meet on UMFF, new projects started growing.



"Multicultural Film Market” was the party for international distribution. Filmmakers who have excellent film productions could meet different distributors here from all over the world. According to each country distribute policy, it could be very tricky for a foreigner to learn or reach out. In UMFF, all your confusion could be solved at the “Multicultural Film Market”.



There’s no film could be launched without actors or actress. At the same time, it was known as one of the most competitive jobs on earth and it was very hard for the new actors. “Audition for Multicultural Movies” will provide the most useful ideas for an audition by experienced audition tutors with countless credits, to catch the right character, you have to catch the judge’s attention during the audition.


No matter in any role of filmmakers one could be, they can find the knowledge they have been looking for in these panels and enjoy this precious opportunity. Don’t hesitate about if you will find the right topics that will fit you or you could be surprised by some new knowledge that you are going to learn during UMFF. 



The three-day event will be started with “Opening Gala”, a high standard party time for filmmakers to meet each other over delicious food and enjoy nice local artists’ performances at the same time. All the official selection will receive their certificate if the filmmakers attended, it’s a glory moment for all the hard work that leads them to such a night. The second night of the film festival will have Cultural Ambassador Contest, the winner of this contest will be the next year UMFF Cultural Ambassador and represent UMFF to different industrial events or parties. It’s a perfect stage for all the people who has a dream of joining the film industry and also being proud of their own culture, by participating in this contest, the whole world will see the cultural beauty on the stage.



Among the three days, besides the panels, you could also attend other events such as "Screenplay Show Case”, which would choose some of the excellent UMFF official selected screenplays, and invite Hollywood professional actors to perform or read the screenplay on the stage. It will show the most active beauty of the screenplay to all the professionals who attended. It a perfect timing to turn an amazing story from papers to the stage, and the audience will understand the story better with a live show. “Cross-Cultural for Filmmakers” Reception would be the most thrilling mixer of film people from all over the world. By learning each other’s career story, you could feel the courage that only filmmakers would have in their hearts.



It’s always so hard to say goodbye, but the award ceremony on the last night will leave your memories on the climax forever. Started with the red-carpet fashion show, it’s the time for each and every participant to honor themselves while walking on the long red-carpet of UMFF. With various cultural customs, it was known worldwide as the “Rainbow Red-carpet” that filled with colorful customs. To promote local ethnic cultures, the UMFF committee always invites the local ethnic groups to perform on the award ceremony night, groups from different countries represented their cultures proudly on the stage of the UMFF award ceremony. The 2020 UMFF will announce our brand new venue located in North Hollywood. Come and join UMFF this year, and leave your outstanding images in the heart of Hollywood.


See you in this May!!





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