NEW AWARDS FOR 2020

- Best Fiction

- Best Documentary

- Best Script

- Best Actor

- Best Actress

- Best Music

- People's Choice Award

Wu Qi Dao

Animation, Short  - 1 minutes - France - 2017

 

Director

Jules Bourgès, Cécile Guillard, Nathan Harbonn-Viaud, Antoine Vignon, Benjamin Warnitz

Producer

Moïra Marguin, école Gobelins

SYNOPSIS : In a martial arts boarding school in northern China, a little girl fights to be a champion.

 

 

 
 

Cranes

Short film  - 24 minutes - Israel - 2017

 

Director

Niv Bilman, Michael Stoliar

Producer

Uri Yerushalmi

Key Cast

Shai Ben Dov, Rachel Gaon, Amir Keren

SYNOPSIS : Daniel is a master of the Japanese martial art of Kendo. But despite his prowess in battle, he has trouble fitting in, as he leads a secluded life of training in a Dojo in the rural north. One day he meets Shani, a young Kendo fighter from the city, and the two share an intimate night together and get to know each other. They dance, and Daniel experiences a whole new world of sensations and feelings. The next day the two face an entirely different dance – opposing one another in the ring.

 

 

 
 

The Soul Within

Documentary - 17 minutes -  Brunei Darussalam - 2018

 

Director

Drablo Max

Producer

Drablo Max

 

 

 
 

Mokuso

Short film  - 14 minutes - Switzerland - 2018

 

Director

Moreno Cabitza

Producer

ECAL - School of Arts of Lausanne

Key Cast

Flavia Potenza, Roman Grosso, Celia Muñoz

SYNOPSIS : In a school class, some students exchange complicit glances. Silent and calm on the surface, a world of mockery and fury is hidden in their telephone conversations through their devices that they hide subtly. 
So when 'the new girl' arrives in the classroom, it is for them a new prey to indulge in.

 

 

 
 

TENGU

Short film  - 8 minutes - England - 2016

 

Director

Samuel Smith

Producer

Bartberry Logan, Samuel Smith

Key Cast

David Cheung, Lauren Clinch, Brandon Ly, Bartberry Logan, Samuel Smith

SYNOPSIS : A father struggles to protect his family against the terror of the Tengu, bird-men of the mountains.

 

 

 
 

The Universal Martial Arts Film Festival (UMAFF) encourages an emerging generation of filmmakers whose films treat various aspects of the field of the martial arts; those of the arts of combat and the arts of health.

The Universal Martial Arts Film Festival (UMAFF) showcases films that explore the martial practice, philosophy, aesthetic and spirituality.

Watch all the films selected and vote

 for the  People's Choice Award 2019

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