The 25th Urbanworld Film Festival runs from Thursday, September 29 – October 3, 2021.
Urbanworld Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Urbanworld Film Festival
WHERE: New York, New York
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Urbanworld Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind. Each year, we curate a programming slate that represents the broadest lens of diversity across stories, characters, themes, and cultures. From narrative to documentary content, Urbanworld presents a selection of features, shorts, and episodics from around the world. We fight tirelessly to expand the definition of “urban” beyond ethnicity to include sensibility, culture, and proximity, as we highlight undiscovered storytellers.
Urbanworld Film Festival 2020 Winners – THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN, SALVATION, THE DONUT KING Win Top Prizes
Urbanworld Film Festival announced the 2020 winners, with The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, winning the award for Best Narrative Feature.
David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut, The Water Man, will open the virtual 24th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival on September 23.
YELLOW ROSE Wins Top Jury and Audience Awards at 2019 Urbanworld Film Festival. Complete List of Winners
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 23rd Urbanworld Film Festival will open with Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo, and present a slate of 78 official selections and 7 spotlight selections in Manhattan.
The Urbanworld Film Festival today revealed its 2017 film slate of 80 official selections.
The 20th Urbanworld Film Festival announced the winners and awards for the screenplay, documentary, feature, narrative short, narrative feature (U.S. and World) and audience categories and the three REVOLT Young Filmmaker finalists.
HBO’s “Insecure” and Fox’s “Shots Fired” are among new additions to the upcoming 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival that will take place from September 21-25, 2016 at Manhattan’s AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street.
Over 68 films will screen at the 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival taking place September 21 to 25, 2016 at Manhattan’s AMC Empire 25.
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Actor David Oyelowo to Serve as Ambassadors for 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo, will serve as the ambassadors for Urbanworld Film Festival’s 20th anniversary.
The world premiere of Shame has been added to the lineup for the 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. Tyrese Gibson and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson star in Shame, a Paul Hunter film produced by Denzel Washington. In the short film written by Gibson, up-and-coming soul singer Lionel Jacobs (played by Gibson) is working the nightclub scene, trying to climb to the top of the charts while married to his background singer Bobbi Ann (played by […]
2015 Urbanworld Film Festival Reveals Complete Lineup; Opens With “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ” Closes With “A Ballerina’s Tale”
The 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival announced all of the films that will be showcased at the upcoming festival taking place September 23-27, 2015 at Manhattan’s AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street. BET’s Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ will serve as the opening night film at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23. The biographical tribute to the former heavyweight champion, directed and executive produced by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, will connect […]