Women Win at Urbanworld Film Festival

Women Win at Urbanworld Film Festival

The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, sponsored by BET, was held in New York from September 18-22. They screened 60 films this year–including 4 world premieres and 2 U.S. premieres. Urbanworld is the largest internationally competitive festival for independent film by and about people of color. 

Award winners were announced on Monday. Women won 3 of the 7 awards–including narrative feature, documentary feature and best teleplay. 

Here are the women that won at Urbanworld. You can find a full list of winners here.

Best Narrative Feature
Presented by Fox Audience Strategy – $5,000 Cash Prize

THE VOLUNTEER

Directed by Vicky Wight

Best Documentary Feature

THE NEW BLACK

Directed by Yoruba Richen

Best Teleplay
Presented by BET Networks – $5,000 Cash Prize

“MEL & MISSY”

Written by Allison Bonner Shillingford

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