Women Win at Urbanworld Film Festival

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by Kerensa Cadenas
September 24, 2013 3:36 PM
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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

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