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Still from Diane Paragas's "Yellow Rose" with Eva Noblezada and Dale Watson - Photo by August Thurmer
Still from Diane Paragas’s “Yellow Rose” with Eva Noblezada and Dale Watson – Photo by August Thurmer

Yellow Rose, directed by Diane Paragas was a big hit at the 23rd Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, winning both the Audience Award and Jury Award for Best Feature – U.S. Cinema. The films follows Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, who dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The Ghost And The House Of Truth by Nigerian director Akin Omotoso won the Jury award for Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema); and The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion directed by Lisa Cortés and Farah X won the award for Best Documentary Feature.

2019 Urbanworld Film Festival Winners

Jury Awards

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE (U.S. CINEMA)
Yellow Rose – Directed by Diane Paragas

YELLOW ROSE Trailer

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE (WORLD CINEMA)
The Ghost And The House Of Truth – Directed by Akin Omotoso

THE GHOST AND THE HOUSE OF TRUTH Trailer

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Cap – Directed by Marshall Tyler

Honorable Mention
Be A Fish – Directed by Aisha Ford

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion – Directed by Lisa Cortés and Farah X

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Black Girl Church – Directed by Marissa Pina

BEST YOUNG CREATOR
Tree #3 – Directed by Omer Ben-Shachar

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Soif (Thirst) – Directed by Mimi Lee

BEST WEB ORIGINAL
Brothers from the Suburbs – Directed by Patrick Wimp

Honorable Mention
Soul City: Grace – Directed by Coodie & Chike

BEST SCREENPLAY
Midnight In Kansas – Written by Malik Aziz

AUDIENCE AWARDS

BEST FEATURE
Yellow Rose – Directed by Diane Paragas

BEST SHORT
Wonder – Directed by Javier Molina

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