21 years and counting...

Urbanworld extends much gratitude to the many partners and countless individuals who have shaped what our festival has become. Highlighting industry content makers and innovators over the past two decades has been an incredible experience. From the industry’s most established to the most promising who are emerging, the Urbanworld family grows each year and continues the tradition of featuring exceptional talent. Through the convergence of Film, Digital, and Music, we welcome you year-round to Urbanworld… where creativity and craft meet commerce and calling.

Urbanworld independent

As we embark on our next 20 years, we are excited to amplify Urbanworld INDEPENDENT, an extension of the festival offering original content that shares industry insights and expertise coupled with personal journeys and experiences. From creative, to technical, to business points of view, Urbanworld INDEPENDENT curates unfiltered conversations from today’s most forward-thinking creators shaping our “urban” world. Check out videos from Ava DuVernay, Bobbito Garcia, Shola Lynch, Andre Royo, Nelson George, Yoruba Richen, and many more. We promise it will be an inspiring education!