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 Press Release: March 8, 2016

2016 Universe Multicultural Film Festival Start its Film Market in Palos Verdes Peninsula
Los Angeles, CA - The 2016 Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF) takes place from April 1-3, in Rolling Hills Estates, California. There will be screenings and activities at four separate venues, which are RHCC Community Center, Peninsula Center Library, Promenade on the Peninsula, and the Fred Hesse Community Park. The festival showcases multicultural films in a variety of languages, allowing family and friends to embrace cultural differences through the universal language of film.


The festival, which is organized by Maeya Culture Exchange Group LLC, presents a wide variety of films (original features, shorts, documentaries, and animations) created by talented filmmakers from all over the world. UMFF offers all visitors an amazing and unique opportunity to learn about a variety of cultures, lifestyles, traditions and beliefs. All of the screened films will either be voiced in English or contain English subtitles in order to avoid a language barrier for the audience. The culture based fashion competition creates a live stage for every culture to shine.


This April, UMFF will screen 68 official selections from 18 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, China, India, Iran, Korea, Japan, Spain, France, Greece, Ethiopia, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, and UAE. UMFF will start its own film market that focus on the film distribution and the talents for multicultural and cross countries projects. There are many International film maker delegations will travel to Palos Verdes Peninsula to support their films, the biggest group is the Chinese film delegation of 40 that will appear at the festival.


The Universe Multicultural Film Festival welcomes anyone who loves to spend a weekend exploring the world through the silver screen. Stay connected with the event on Facebook (Universe Multicultural Film Festival) and on Twitter (@UMFFFestival) for updates on Official Selections and screening schedules.


For all festival details, films, schedules and contact information, please visit http://umfilms.org.
Tickets information: http://2016umff.eventbrite.com.
Four Venues: (walking distance between the first three venues)
 RHCC Community Center (735 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274)
 Promenade on the Peninsula (550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 101, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274)
 Peninsula Center Library (701 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274)
 McTaggart Hall at Fred Hesse Community Park (29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274)
There will be a lot of free parking lots outside of the venues as well as in the parking structure of Promenade on the Peninsula.