16th Annual

Universe Multicultural Film Festival


Feature Screenplay


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
September 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Regular Deadline
January 10, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Late Deadline
February 28, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately March 5, 2019

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Microsoft Word (.docx)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Screenplay Contest - Best Feature Screenplay

Category Rules

1. Competition is open to films that abide by the Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF) Vision Statement.

2. All film entries must be in English, or dubbed or subtitled in English.

3. All film entries must have been completed after September 2016 to be eligible for the 2019 competition. Other films may be screened for presentation only.

4. The producers of all Finally Selections screened by UMFF may use the opportunity for marketing their films to domestic and international distributors.

Promotional guidelines are available from UMFF. After every screening, the producers/cast members are invited to a Q&A session with the attending audience.

6. Submission material will not be returned.

7. All 2019 film screenplay entrants grant the UMFF , the right to copy part of their production/project for judging, exhibition, broadcast, website, for UMFF promotional purposes.

8. No film may be withdrawn from competition after Feb.10, 2018. All entry fees are non-refundable.

9. UMFFF reserves the right to adjust the film schedule. Dates and times of film screenings at the venues are made at the sole discretion of the UMFF. All seats are general admission and show times may change without notice. UMFF shall be held harmless for any delays due to equipment failure or shipping delays and/or if the condition of the DVDs/disks/prints delivered prevents the screening.

10. The UMFF 2019 Final Selections producer(s) will be notified by email , and will be listed on the UMFF website by March 1, 2019 or soon after.

11. Each film entry will be screened by the pre-screening committee and rated. Final jury decisions will be determined by a jury of industry professionals. All decisions are final.