The Urban Action Showcase is on a mission to change the stereotypical way that People of Color are portrayed in mainstream media by presenting and promoting Heroic images that reflect Multicultural images and interests. The UASE was created out of concern for the lack of positive Heroic role models of color in the Action film genre. We are trying to play a part in the shifting of the common and unflattering portrayal of minorities in entertainment. We do this in several ways from encouraging the craft through our UAS International Action Film Festival platform competitions which boasts the Cinemax Action Short Film Competition, by exposing previous works that represent positively and teaching all necessary skills of the trade through our Action Expo and Awards platforms.
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The UAS IAFF featuring the Cinemax Action Short Film Competition is seeking the best of the best in the Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi and Supernatural genres! Submit your Features, Shorts, Web Series, New Media, Action Sequences, and Trailers to the premier all Action Film Festival advocating Diversity and celebrating the multicultral achievements in the blockbuster genre!
Got Action? If so submit to the 2017 Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival Featuring the Cinemax Action Short Film Competition! Accepting live action and animated Shorts, Features, Web Series, New Media, and Action Sequences! New Action Trailer category added to the 2 Min Warning Action Sequence Contest! Submission Dates: February 1st - August 1st for early submissions and September 1st for late submissions!
The Urban Action Showcase continues its Diversity in Action Initiative with The Last Dragon Autobiography Signing and Screening with special guest Taimak! The Last Dragon has inspired and embraced generations for over 30 years, it is a part of the very fabric of the African American community. Now discover the inside story and more from The Last Dragon himself. Don't miss this opportunity to see the Motown meets Martial Arts Cult Classic in Times Square with Taimak and following the screening Taimak will take you through a journey of his new autobiography!
Saturday Nov. 12 AMC Empire Theaters Times Square!
Screening @2pm! Special Talk Back with Taimak @4pm!
Join Taimak after the screening for an intimate discussion about his new autobiography Taimak The Last Dragon!
Celebrating 45 Years of Black Action Heroes screening Three The Hard Way with special guest Fred "The Hammer" Williamson! Former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who rose to prominence as one of the first African-American male action stars of the "blaxploitation" genre of the early 1970s, who has since gone on to a long and illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and producer! 6' 3" Williamson first came to attention in the TV series Julia (1968) playing love interest, Steve Bruce. However, his rugged, athletic physique made him a natural for energetic roles and he quickly established himself as a street wise, tough guy in films including That Man Bolt (1973), Black Caesar (1973), and famed Director Gordon Parks' Three The Hardway (1974). Talented Williamson established his own production company "Po 'Boy Productions" in 1974, which has produced over 40 movies to date. Like many young American stars of the 1960s and '70s, Williamson was noticed by Italian producers who cast him in a slew of B-grade action movies that occupied a lot of his work in the 1980s.
Saturday Nov. 12 AMC Empire 25 Theaters Times Sqr. 12pm Screening!