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.

Festival Highlights

 
DANIELA TAPLIN LUNDBERG   Urbanworld Opening Night Spotlight  HARRIET

DANIELA TAPLIN LUNDBERG
Urbanworld Opening Night Spotlight
HARRIET

 
MICHELLE MILLER   Urbanworld Opening Night Spotlight  HARRIET
 
VONDIE CURTIS HALL   Urbanworld Opening Night Spotlight  HARRIET

VONDIE CURTIS HALL
Urbanworld Opening Night Spotlight
HARRIET

 
DEBRA MARTIN CHASE   Urbanworld Opening Night Spotlight  HARRIET

DEBRA MARTIN CHASE
Urbanworld Opening Night Spotlight
HARRIET

 
HENRY HUNTER HALL   Urbanworld Opening Night Spotlight  HARRIET

HENRY HUNTER HALL
Urbanworld Opening Night Spotlight
HARRIET

 
ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  THE APOLLO

ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
THE APOLLO

 
LISA CORTES   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  THE APOLLO
 
KAMILAH FORBES  Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  THE APOLLO

KAMILAH FORBES
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
THE APOLLO

 
CORI MURRAY   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  THE APOLLO
 
KELVIN HARRISON, JR.   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  ALL RISE

KELVIN HARRISON, JR.
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
ALL RISE

 
TONYA LEWIS LEE   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  ALL RISE

TONYA LEWIS LEE
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
ALL RISE

 
NIKKI SILVER   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  ALL RISE
 
ANTHONY MANDLER   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  ALL RISE

ANTHONY MANDLER
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
ALL RISE

 
SALAMISHAH TILLET   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  ALL RISE

SALAMISHAH TILLET
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
ALL RISE

 
TIKA SUMPTER   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  MIXED-ISH
 
MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  MIXED-ISH

MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
MIXED-ISH

 
TAMRON HALL   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  MIXED-ISH
 
BRYAN STEVENSON   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  JUST MERCY

BRYAN STEVENSON
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
JUST MERCY

 
O'SHEA JACKSON JR.   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  JUST MERCY

O'SHEA JACKSON JR.
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
JUST MERCY

 
JELANI COBB   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  JUST MERCY
 
RONREACO LEE   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  FIRST WIVES CLUB

RONREACO LEE
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
FIRST WIVES CLUB

 
TOBIAS TRUVILLION   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  FIRST WIVES CLUB

TOBIAS TRUVILLION
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
FIRST WIVES CLUB

 
NAFESSA WILLIAMS Urbanworld Closing Night Spotlight BLACK AND BLUE

NAFESSA WILLIAMS
Urbanworld Closing Night Spotlight
BLACK AND BLUE

 
FELICE LEÓN   Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight  FIRST WIVES CLUB

FELICE LEÓN
Urbanworld Centerpiece Spotlight
FIRST WIVES CLUB

 
DEON TAYLOR   Urbanworld Closing Night Spotlight  BLACK AND BLUE

DEON TAYLOR
Urbanworld Closing Night Spotlight
BLACK AND BLUE

 
GIA PEPPERS   Urbanworld Closing Spotlight  BLACK AND BLUE

GIA PEPPERS
Urbanworld Closing Spotlight
BLACK AND BLUE

 
ELI JACOBS-FANTAUZZI   Urbanworld Digital

ELI JACOBS-FANTAUZZI
Urbanworld Digital

 
GBENGA AKINNAGBE   Urbanworld Digital

GBENGA AKINNAGBE
Urbanworld Digital

 
LORI MCCREARY   Urbanworld Digital

LORI MCCREARY
Urbanworld Digital

 
YVETTE NICOLE BROWN   Urbanworld Digital

YVETTE NICOLE BROWN
Urbanworld Digital

 
GEOFFREY FLETCHER  WGAE Writers Roundtable

GEOFFREY FLETCHER
WGAE Writers Roundtable

 
WALLACE SMITH Urbanworld Live Screenplay Readings

WALLACE SMITH
Urbanworld Live Screenplay Readings

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!