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Women Win at Urbanworld Film Festival

Women and Hollywood By Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood September 24, 2013 at 3:36PM

The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, sponsored by BET, was held in New York from September 18-22. They screened 60 films this year--including 4 world premieres and 2 U.S. premieres. Urbanworld is the largest internationally competitive festival for independent film by and about people of color.
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Vicky Wight's The Volunteer
Vicky Wight's The Volunteer

The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, sponsored by BET, was held in New York from September 18-22. They screened 60 films this year--including 4 world premieres and 2 U.S. premieres. Urbanworld is the largest internationally competitive festival for independent film by and about people of color. 

Award winners were announced on Monday. Women won 3 of the 7 awards--including narrative feature, documentary feature and best teleplay. 

Here are the women that won at Urbanworld. You can find a full list of winners here.

Best Narrative Feature - Presented by Fox Audience Strategy - $5,000 Cash Prize

THE VOLUNTEER

Directed by Vicky Wight

Best Documentary Feature

THE NEW BLACK

Directed by Yoruba Richen

Best Teleplay - Presented by BET Networks - $5,000 Cash Prize

"MEL & MISSY"

Written by Allison Bonner Shillingford

This article is related to: Women Directors, Women Writers, Yoruba Richen, The New Black, Vicky Wight, The Volunteer, Allison Bonner Shillingford


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