The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain
Frankie Faison (Kenneth Chamberlain) in The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

Urbanworld Film Festival announced the 2020 award winners with The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, directed by David Midell winning the award for Best Narrative Feature (US) . The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain is based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African American veteran suffering from bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers who were dispatched to check on him.

Salvation – Directed by Carmen Sangion winning the award for Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema). In the film, chance encounters on the streets of Johannesburg connect Ezra – a man on the run from the law, Roxy – a stripper, and Father Benjamin – a priest, in their search acceptance and faith.

The Donut King – Directed by Alice Gu won the award for Best Documentary Feature. The story of The Donut King, is the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping the brutal genocide in his home country of Cambodia, arriving in America to build a multi-million dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls. By 1992, in his sixties, he was homeless, sleeping on a friend’s floor in a mobile home.

2020 Urbanworld Film Festival winners

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE (U.S. CINEMA) – The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain – Directed by David Midell

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE (WORLD CINEMA) – Salvation – Directed by Carmen Sangion
Honorable Mention – Hoy – Directed by Ricardo B’atz’

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – The Donut King – Directed by Alice Gu

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – My Father The Mover – Directed by Julia Jansch

BEST YOUNG CREATOR – Nahjum – Directed by Sebastian Torres Greene & Manuel Del Valle

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT – White Eye – Directed by Tomer Shushan

Honorable Mention – Elephant – Directed by Gladys San Juan

BEST ANIMATION SHORT – Windup – Directed by Yibing Jiang

BEST WEB ORIGINAL – East of LaBrea – Directed by Sam Bailey

BEST MUSIC VIDEO – Rapsody Feat. Leikeli 47 “Oprah” – Directed by Farah X

BEST SCREENPLAY – If You Seek Britney – Written by Ama Quao

VIMEO STAFF PICK – Eagle – Directed by Jose Acevedo

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