2017 Urbanworld Film Festival, NYC

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When: Wednesday, September 20 - Sunday, September 24, 2017
Notable films:
Saturday, September 23, 2017: Marshall Screening
Saturday, September 23, 2017: Queen Sugar Screening

Hot Spot: NYC

Deets: The Urbanworld Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind. Each year, we curate a slate of films representing the broadest lens of diversity across stories, characters, themes, and cultures. We fight tirelessly to expand the definition of “urban” beyond ethnicity to include sensibility, culture, and proximity. We strive to be “the filmmakers festival” and “the people’s festival,” providing a point of intersection where creators and audiences meet to experience bold and diverse artistic works. We welcome you to the Urbanworld family!

Urbanworld is a five-day festival, anchored in film, showcasing narrative and documentary features, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, and live staged screenplay readings. The festival’s Urbanworld Digital track convenes industry experts sharing insights on the evolving landscape of content creation, financing, distribution, and marketing, all through the lens of digital opportunity. Urbanworld Music rounds out the festival, powering the nightlight events with a mix of curated DJs and live performances.

The Urbanworld spirit transcends the festival with ongoing connectivity to creators and collaborators throughout the year. Newly launched, urbanworld INDEPENDENT offers a content driven industry resource, allowing our global audience the opportunity to share insights and experiences, covering creative, business, and technical vantage points. Our goal is to inspire and expose the cross-cultural community of makers and innovators redefining our “urban” world.


Who You May Spot: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Tamron Hall, Reginald Hudlin, Sterling Brown, Ava DuVernay, Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe

Hint For The Average Socialite: Passes are available now!

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