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
Directed by Vicky Wight
Best Documentary Feature
THE NEW BLACK
Directed by Yoruba Richen
– Presented by BET Networks – $5,000 Cash Prize
“MEL & MISSY”
Written by Allison Bonner Shillingford