23 years and counting...

Urbanworld extends much gratitude to the many partners and countless individuals who continue to shape our festival's evolution. Highlighting content creators and innovators for over 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.




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Urbanworld independent

Check out Urbanworld INDEPENDENT, our original video series that shares industry insights coupled with personal journeys. 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. Highlighting Ava DuVernay, Bobbito Garcia, Shola Lynch, Andre Royo, Nelson George, Yoruba Richen, and many more, we promise it will be an inspiring education!