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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.


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 sunshine. The festival committee is eager to provide an open and friendly platform for multicultural communication and exchanges, then the film will become the common language of friends with different ethnic cultures and backgrounds. At the same time, it will also give film fans and audiences in the United States and even around the world the opportunity to learn about the diverse ethnic cultures of the world through this high-end international event.

Every year, the festival will hold three days of live events such as screenings, panels, and mixers.With hundreds of submissions from more than 40 countriesto enter different film categories, the UMFF has always been a competitive festival and the final results will be determined by Hollywood professional jurists. During the festival, every shortlisted submission, including feature film, short film, screenplay, music video will be shown and screened on site, so that more Hollywood professionals, international filmmakers and film fans who come to participate in the event will have the opportunity to enjoy excellent works of art. At the same time, the organizing committee of the Film Festival will arrange post-screening Q&A for those filmmakers who are able to attend in person, then the audience and filmmakers can have a chance to communicate face to face and share the fun of making and watching films.

The six panels of the Universe Multicultural Film Festival are always apopular event to attend in the film industry. In order to encourage and guide everyone who has a movie dream to make it come true.To keep this expected tradition, the 2023 committee will continue to set "Multicultural Film Market" panel, "Pitch & Catch" panel, "Multicultural Screenplay" panel, "Work with China funded Films"panel, "Produce Global Film" panel, "Audition for Multicultural Movies" panel to fulfill different film departments’ expectation and provide the best and most useful experiences from the top filmmakers in Hollywood. 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 once in a life time on-site face to face communication with the professional Hollywood filmmakers. Filmmakers who have attended various seminars in the past years have said that they have learned a lot from the seminars and that they are good opportunities to learn and improve themselves. The six seminars cover all aspects of the production of the film industry from all angles, integrating copyright trading, film distribution, project assembly and the promotion of multi-ethnic performing arts and film talents, creating opportunities for face-to-face communication and learning with Hollywood professionals.

During the festival, the "Screenplay Showcase" will also be held. Hollywood A-list actors will be invited to the festival to perform the outstanding shortlisted screenplays, and Hollywood professional directors, screenwriters and other professionals will attend and give live comments. Good screenplays will have a chance to move from here to a bigger stage. At the same time, the organizing committee of the Film Festival also welcomes the excellent actors, directors and screenwriters who are interested in participating in this showcase to contact us. We are eager to gather more filmmakers together to create excellent works on the spot.

During the festival, there will be three consecutive nights of exciting events, namely the opening reception, the filmmakers' mixer and the awards ceremony. We also welcome outstanding singers, dance groups and art groups who can perform live to sign up for our evening performance. Models, actors and child actors who want to work in Hollywood for their personal development career are welcome to call to discuss the details of the event and make the trip to Hollywood come true in 2023!

As the 20thedition of this remarkable event, the 2023 Universe Multicultural Film Festival will be an absolute milestone. Please sign up and join us to witness this historic moment.

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