The Urbanworld Film Festival has continued to champion the work of predominantly black talents and filmmakers across the country for the last 22 years. It’s one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind. Each year, they curate a slate of films representing the broadest lens of diversity across stories, characters, themes, and cultures. The organization continues to fight tirelessly to expand the definition of “urban” beyond ethnicity to include sensibility, culture, and proximity.
This year’s film festival includes 77 films this year—including the highly anticipated Widows, Night School, Smallfoot and The Hate U Give. Urbanworld, in conjunction with founding partner HBO, continues to bring diverse stories to an equally diverse audience over a five-day festival, taking place this year in New York City between Sept. 19-23.
Big screen talents including Ava DuVernay, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Adepero Oduye, Amandla Stenberg, Kenya Barris and many more will be in attendance this year, as Urbanworld continues to make its impact on the film industry.