The Uptown Short Film Festival to kick off today at MIST Harlem

The Uptown Short Film Festival (USFF), a 2-day festival seeking the next generation of writers, directors, producers, and actors from diverse and inclusive backgrounds will kick off on Friday, May 13, 2016, at MIST Harlem.

The Uptown Short Film Festival will showcase short films and host panels, workshops, and Uptown signature celebrations.

Contestants can win up to $5,000, the Grand Prize For Best Short Film. The second and third prizes are respectively $2,500 and $1,250.