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Petersburg Virginia's
Ultimate Artist Film Festival

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DIP Global Media Films Presents: The Ultimate Artist 72 Hour Film Festival

DIP Global Media Films is thrilled to host the Ultimate Artist 72 Hour Film Festival, inviting directors, actors, writers, producers, and members of the film community to showcase their talents and compete for the grand prize of $2000.00 in cash. Set in our expansive 14,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art studio space, located in the heart of the DMV, this event promises to be a celebration of creativity and innovation.

Judges With Industry Expertise

Our panel of industry judges boasts diverse backgrounds and extensive experience working on major projects. From directors and casting agents to producers, talent managers, filmmakers, writers, and executive producers, each judge brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the evaluation process. Their discerning eye will ensure that only the most exceptional films are selected as winners.

Exposure Through Online Platforms

All films accepted to the festival will be showcased on our website and YouTube channel, providing a platform for viewing, commenting, and connecting with new fans. This exposure extends the reach of each filmmaker's work and fosters a vibrant online community of film enthusiasts.

Submission Details

Each filmmaker will have 72 hours to create a short film, culminating in a final project for submission. Films should showcase an original story, written and/or directed by a team member of their choice, with a total running time of 14 minutes or less, including credits.

The submission fee for the Ultimate Artist Film Festival (UAFF) is $199.00, with early registration available for $99.00 before  New Dates TBA  (see dates below). We reserve the right to disqualify submissions that do not adhere to the specified format or deadline.

Important Dates:

  • Early Registration Deadline: New Dates TBA ($99.00)

  • Late Submission: New Dates TBA ($199.00)

  • Team & Crew Meet Up: New Dates TBA (Receive Authentication)

  • Shooting Dates: New Dates TBA

  • Upload Final Video Date: New Dates TBA


Join us for an unforgettable celebration of creativity, talent, and storytelling at the Ultimate Artist 72 Hour Film Festival. Submit your film  and take your place among the next generation of visionary filmmakers.

Film Preview

"Creating impactful movies and sharing compelling stories doesn't demand much; all you need is a camera, some light, talented actors, a captivating narrative, and, ultimately, an audience to share it with. Join us in Petersburg, Virginia at the "Ultimate Artist" Film Festival. It's an opportunity you won't want to miss."

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Register Before April 9, 2024 $99.00

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Thursday, May 2, 2024 Meeting to Receive Authentication / Friday, May 3, 2024  Write, Cast Actors /  Saturday, May 4, 2024  Shoot Movie / Sunday, May 5, 2024 Edit Movie / Monday, May 6, 2020 Submit Movie ( ) By 12:00 pm - noon.


Best Director


The Ultimate Artist Film Festival is the perfect opportunity for me.  I've been directing films since college and we all know how expensive that can be.  So making a film and winning cash definitely helps toward new equipment.

Best Writer


I've loved writing since I was a little girl, it's always been a part of me, so this the Ultimate Artist Film Festival gives me a chance to show my work on screen where the actors bring the words to life.




Best Cinematographer


Cinematography is my life and I've been involved in several film festivals but nothing like this where I could actually win cash.  I'm so excited because I can use a new lens, or make another movie.

Best Actor


There's a lot of actors out there and this is a great opportunity for me to get lots of exposure.  I would do acting for free but it's good to know that I could actually get paid from this.  I think it's great because when you win it gives you a certain kind of feel that you belong.


Have a question please give us a call or email us at or call 804.720.3897.  Thank you,

Best Supporting Actor


Acting is a lot of fun. I've been doing it since I was little.  One of the directors picked me from an audition. I'm so excited I get a chance to be on a big screen, people will see me and my talent.  Im so glad Ultimate Artist film Festival takes place every year becasue it helpls me to see my growth on screen as an actor. Thank you so much UAFF!

Actors who appear in a short film that win best actor and best supporting actor will receive a free acting headshot photo-shoot.


Film personalities from the world of movies, cinema, and film making will judge submitted films, excluding anyone involved in any capacity in the production of the entry films or anyone with an interest in their distribution who works for the company.

Each filmmaker will have 72 hours to create a film for submission. Submissions should showcase an original story, written and/or directed by the team of its choice, with a total running time of 14 minutes or less, including credits.

The submission fee for the "Ultimate Artist" Film Festival (UAFF) is $199.00 for each submitted title. Early submission is $99.00 on or before April 9, 2024. The UAFF reserves the right to disqualify, without refund, any submissions that are not received via one of these formats or by the deadline.

All entries should be emailed to BY THE ENTRY DEADLINE, OR THEY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Each accepted film must be submitted in MPEG format with a runtime of 14 minutes or less. By submitting to the festival, you confirm that you own the rights to the film, including the rights to the sound and/or music, or have permission to use the music through a music license. All agreements and copyright forms must be signed and emailed along with your film by the submission deadline. Forms will be sent to you after your submission is approved. Each film's runtime must be 14 minutes or less. Films must be completed within the last 72 hours of the festival start date, and the authentication must be used within the film.

All genres are welcome for submission, excluding any nudity not suitable for audiences. Winners will be judged based on artistic creative merit (e.g., story and entertainment value), technical merit, and thought process.

Acceptance to the festival date, rules, shooting date, and fee must be confirmed before being placed on our roster as an official entry. Participants must have permission from each person who appears in a short film by a release form and grant the right and permission to be used in the project described for submission to the festival.

Each category could possibly have more than one winner and will share in the cash prize. The cash prizes will be separated according to the winner of that category. If the judging process concludes that one film has won each category, then that film will receive the entire cash prize


  • Best Director: $600.00

  • Best Writer: $500.00

  • Best Cinematographer: $400.00

  • Best Actor: $300.00

  • Best Supporting Actor: $200.00

  • Total Cash Prize: $2000.00

Important Dates:

  • Submissions Open: NOW

  • Early Entry Fee: $99.00 (New Dates TBA)

  • Late Submission: New Dates TBA ($199.00)

  • Team & Crew Meeting: New Dates TBA  (Receive Authentication)

  • Shooting Dates: New Dates TBA

  • Upload Final Video Date: New Dates TBA

      Limitations of Liability

The "Ultimate Artist Film Festival" assumes no liability or responsibility for any participant's engagement in the festival or inability to upload or download any information in connection with participating in the project. The Petersburg, Virginia "Ultimate Artist Film Festival," or its affiliates, assumes no liability or responsibility for any technical problems or malfunctions which may arise, including computer malfunctions, hardware or software issues, data transfer problems, electronic transmissions, web issues, viruses, hacking, theft, bugs, or destruction of any aspect of the project.

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Any participant under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian permission to participate in any filming of any short film submitted to the festival.

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Actors who attend the casting event must bring a headshot and a memorize monologue to perform in front of the directors.

Actors who want to audition for the Ultimate Artist Film Festival can submit their head shots to the email address below.

Email your headshots to:

Absolutely! Your headshot is often your first impression on casting directors, and it can indeed make the difference between getting a call for an audition or being overlooked. Here's how it works for both experienced actors and those who are just starting out:

Ultimate Artist Film Festival Registration

Once you've made your payment please fill out this form a representative will contact you. 

Thanks for registering.

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