2100 UrbanWorld Film Festival Winners

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The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, announced the winners of the narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short, documentary short, screenplay, teleplay and audience award categories.

The five-day festival was held September 14-18 and concluded with an awards reception at Tribeca Grill Loft. Urbanworld, which screened 59 films this year --including 17 world premieres-- is the largest internationally competitive festival dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema by and about people of color.

The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival winners are:
Best Narrative Feature: MAMITAS. Written and Directed by Nicholas Ozeki; Produced by Adam Renehan, Andrew Daniel Wells.
Honorable Mention: Make a Movie Like Spike. Written and Directed by Jamil Walker Smith.
Restless City: for Cinematography – Bradford Young; Directed by Andrew Dosunmu.
Best Narrative Short: WAKE. Written and Directed by Bree Newsome; Produced by Valerie Champagne, Bree Newsome.
Honorable Mention: Counterfeit. Written and Directed by Geoff Bailey.
The Man in the Glass Case. Written and Directed by Maxwell Addae.
Best Documentary Feature: ZERO PERCENT. Written and Directed by Tom Skousen; Produced by Robert Fernandez, Tom Skousen.
Best Documentary Short: LOVE LOCKDOWN. Directed by Nadia Hallgren; Produced by Jamie-James Medina
Honorable Mention: Common Ground. For cinematography – Eduard Jakaj, Stephen Dwight; Directed by Hollie Fifer.
Best Screenplay. AFTER THE STORM. Written by Cole Wiley.
Honorable Mention: Blackbird. Written by David Polk.
The Divide. Written by Rashmi Singh.
Best Teleplay: WHITEHALL. Written by Dawn M. Green and Aliza Pearl Kennerly.
Audience Award: LIFE LOVE SOUL. Written and Directed by Noel Calloway; Produced by Allen J. West, Benny Pough, Dedra N. Tate
Honorable Mention: Brooklyn Boheme. Directed by Diane Paragas and Nelson George.
The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival Jurors are:
Narrative Shorts Jurors: Alyce Myatt – Director of Media Arts, NEA (National Endowment for the Arts); Tambay Obenson – Filmmaker, Film Critic and Creator, Shadow & Act, and;
Effie T. Brown – Producer (Rocket Science).
Narrative Features Jurors: Lauren Craniotes – VP of Productions, Sony Pictures; Barry Jenkins – Writer & Director (Medicine for Melancholy); Stephanie Allain – Producer (Hustle & Flow);
Dori Begley – Head of Acquisitions, Magnolia Pictures, and; Roger Bobb – President, Bobbcat Films (House Of Payne).
Documentary Shorts & Features Jurors: Jeff Zimbalist – Writer & Director (Favela Rising); Jackie Glover – VP of Documentary Films, HBO, and; Valerie Watts Meraz – VP of Content Acquisitions, Showtime Networks.
Screenplays Jurors: Moikgantsi Kgama – Founder, ImageNation; Jae Kim – Senior Director of Original Programming, BET Networks; Glendon Palmer – VP of Development, Our Stories Films;
Paul Hall – CEO/Founder, Paul Hall Productions (For Colored Girls), and; Ava DuVernay – Writer, Director, & Producer (I Will Follow).
Teleplay Jurors: Jae Kim – Senior Director, Original Programming, BET Networks; Tamara Gregory – Senior Director, Original Programming, BET Networks, and; Rickey Austyn Biggers – Senior Director, Development, BET Networks.

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