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AUNJANUE ELLIS as Oracene “Brandy” Williams, MIKAYLA BARTHOLOMEW as Tunde Price, WILL SMITH as Richard Williams, SANIYYA SIDNEY as Venus Williams, DEMI SINGLETON as Serena Williams and DANIELE LAWSON as Isha Price in Warner Bros. Pictures’ inspiring drama KING RICHARD
KING RICHARD, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Chiabella James

The Urbanworld Film Festival unveiled the lineup (exclusively via Variety) of more than 88 official selections, panels and conversations for its 25th anniversary set to run virtually on urbanworld.org, from Wednesday, September 29 – October 3, with select in-person events held at Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, Chelsea at 260 West 23rd Street in New York.

VIRTUAL SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS

Colin In Black & White (Presented by Netflix)
Home Sweet Home (Presented by NBCUniversal)
Horror Noire (Presented by Shudder)
King Richard (Presented by Warner Bros.)
Power Book III: Raising Kanan (Presented by Starz)
Queen Sugar (Presented by OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Sankofa (Presented by ARRAY)
The Walking Dead: World Beyond (Presented by AMC Network)
Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Presented by Hulu)

U.S. CINEMA NARRATIVE FEATURES

7th & Union – Directed by Anthony Nardolillo (New York Premiere)
Americanish – Directed by Iman Zawahry
Bridges – Directed by Maria Corina Ramirez (New York Premiere)
The Scrapper – Directed by Bari Kang (World Premiere)
Ten-Cent Daisy – Directed by Lisbon Okafor (World Premiere)
This Is Not a War Story – Directed by Talia Lugacy (New York Premiere)
Women is Losers – Directed by Lissette Feliciano (New York Premiere)

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVE FEATURES

A Pencil to the Jugular (Australia/Mexico) – Directed by Matthew Victor Pastor (U.S. Premiere)
Bantu Mama (Dominican Republic) – Directed by Ivan Herrera (New York Premiere)
Holidays at All Cost (France) – Directed by Stevan Lee Mraovitch (East Coast Premiere)
Hunger (Korea) – Directed by Ye-Rim Rey Lee (U.S. Premiere)
Preman (Indonesia) – Directed by Randolph Zaini (East Coast Premiere)
Son of Monarchs (Mexico/U.S.) – Directed by Alexis Gambis (New York Premiere)
Sons of the Sea (South Africa) – Directed by John Gutierrez (East Coast Premiere)
The City of Wild Beasts (Colombia) – Directed by Henry E. Rincón (New York Premiere)
The Girl In The Yellow Jumper (Uganda) – Directed by Loukman Ali (World Premiere)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Dom Salvador and Abolition – Directed by Lilka Hara and Artur Kummer (U.S. Premiere)
Skategoat (Australia) – Directed by Van Alpert (U.S. Premiere)
Target: St. Louis Vol. 1 – Directed by Damien D. Smith (World Premiere)
The Death Of My Two Fathers – Directed by Sol Guy
The Last Election and Other Love Stories – Directed by Miguel Silveira (New York Premiere)
Vicenta (Argentina) – Directed by Dario Doria (U.S. Premiere)
We Still Here/Nos Tenemos (Puerto Rico) – Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi (World Premiere)

YOUNG CREATORS SHOWCASE

All The Young Dudes – Directed by William Stead
Fufu (Canada) – Directed by Omolola Ajao (World Premiere)
Gratuity – Directed by Daoji Yang (World Premiere)
Necessity of Life (Indonesia) – Directed by Kevin Rahardjo (World Premiere)
Sunday (Kenya) – Directed by Christian Schifano
Tesoro – Directed by Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra
There’s Food At Home (Canada) – Directed by Carlos Soriano (World Premiere)

NARRATIVE SHORTS

¡Llamame Chinita! (Mexico) – Directed by Stacy Chu (World Premiere)
Americanized – Directed by Erica Eng (New York Premiere)
An Island Drifts (Singapore) – Directed by Vivian Ip (World Premiere)
Apart, Together – Directed by Olivia Hang Zhou
Aurinko In Adagio – Directed by Elisee Junior St Preux
Be Good – Directed by Jessica Damouni (World Premiere)
Beauty Boys (France) – Directed by Florent Gouelou (New York Premiere)
But Tomorrow – Directed by Lin Que Ayoung (World Premiere)
Cherry Lemonade – Directed by Aisha Ford
Death & Deathability (A Period Piece) – Directed by Maria Victoria Ponce
Five Tiger (South Africa) – Directed by Nomawonga Khumalo (New York Premiere)
Geri and Rick – Directed by Vincent Turturro (World Premiere)
Hector’s Woman (La mujer de Héctor) (Puerto Rico) – Directed by Ricardo J Varona
I AM (Germany) – Directed by Jerry Hoffmann
IKARUS (Trinidad) – Directed by Shaun Escayg
I’m A Vampire (Mexico) – Directed by Sofia Garza-Barba (New York Premiere)
I Like It Here (Ghana) – Directed by Amartei Armar (New York Premiere)
Lakutshon’ Ilanga/When The Sun Sets (South Africa) – Directed by Phumi Morare (New York Premiere)
Lovesick In The West Bank (Palestine) – Directed by Said Zagha (World Premiere)
Omolara (Italy) – Directed by Andrew Vasquez
Purple, Green, Blue – Directed by Eugene. K (East Coast Premiere)
Stigma, Style (Singapore) – Directed by Cheryl Wong Ye Han (East Coast Premiere)
Summer Dream (Brazil) – Directed by Luan Dias (U.S. Premiere)
Swimsuit – Directed by Hasan Hadi (World Premiere)
Tasbeeh (United Kingdom) – Directed by Iqbal Mohammed (World Premiere)
The Last Days (United Kingdom) – Directed by Dipo Baruwa-Etti (New York Premiere)
The Pie Shop (United Kingdom) – Directed by Tyler Pierreson (World Premiere)
The Trucker – Directed by Raven Johnson
Wouldn’t Mean Nuthin’ – Directed by Tristan Mack Wilds (World Premiere)
X US (United Kingdom) – Directed by Akinola Davies (U.S. Premiere)

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Ale Libre – Directed by Maya Cueva (New York Premiere)
Halima – Directed by Dina Valentin (World Premiere)
The Road to Justice – Directed by Kaliya Warren, Brendan Hall (New York Premiere)
Wonderfully Made – Directed by Benita Ozoude (New York Premiere)

ANIMATION SHORTS

Footsteps on the Wind (Brazil/United Kingdom) – Directed by Maya Sanbar, Gustavo Leal, Faga Melo (New York Premiere)
Lines – Directed by Claire Fleming (New York Premiere)
Nuevo Rico” – Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa
Step Into the River (China/France) – Directed by Weijia Ma (New York Premiere)
The Ballad Of Joe Pass – Directed by Jordan Hendrickson
The Black Disquisition – Directed by Quincy G. Ledbetter (New York Premiere)

EXPERIMENTAL SIDEBAR

At The Wall (Mexico) – Directed by Sandra Varona (World Premiere)
Black Love Manifesto – Directed by Liza Jessie Peterson and Jason K. Battle (World Premiere)
Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma – Directed by Topaz Jones and rubberband.
The Antimatter Suite – Directed by Steven E. Mallorca (World Premiere)
Why Do I Love Us So Much? (United Kingdom) – Directed by Jade Hackett (World Premiere)
Would You Kill God Too? – Directed by WJ Lofton and Natalie Lauren

ENVIRONMENT + SOCIAL IMPACT SIDEBAR

On the Fenceline: A Fight for Clean Air – Directed by Tara Eng, Kristen Harrison, Alex Klein, Alisha Tamarchenko (New York Premiere)
Once Upon A Time in Venezuela (Venezuela) – Directed by Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Youth v. Gov – Directed by Christi Cooper

WEB ORIGINALS SHOWCASE

Kontaxt – Directed by Andrew Bachelor (East Coast Premiere)
Last Bodega In Brooklyn – Directed by Mosiah Moonsammy and Jared Glenn (World Premiere)
Ms/Manage – Directed by Caralene Robinson and Michael “Boogievision” Pinckney (New York Premiere)
The Corps – Directed by Tijuana Ricks (East Coast Premiere)
Our Shag Pad – Directed by Aldo Pisano

MUSIC VIDEOS

Calendário (Featuring ANAVITÓRIA) (Brazil) – Directed by The Fridman Sisters (U.S. Premiere)
Tesfay (Featuring Witch Prophet) – Directed by Leah Vlemmiks
Take Your Time (Featuring Fool The Fox and Jamie Broad) (Jamaica/United Kingdom) – Directed by Rasheed Bailey
North Star (Featuring Mumu Fresh and D Smoke) – Directed by T.L Benton (East Coast Premiere)

SCREENPLAYS

Gun Powder – Written By R Cadell Cook
Inheritance – Written By Fedna Jacquet
Tarabull – Written By Esdras Romero
The 84 – Written By Sonja Perryman

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