Urbanworld Film Festival Takes Over NYC

The 22nd Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by AT&T's The Humanity of Connection along with founding partner HBO kicks off in NYC on September 19th at AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street. Founded in 1997, the Urbanworld Film Festival is a five-day event that promotes diversity and inclusion in the film industry. Minority films that feature minority casts are still highly underrepresented in Hollywood and the Urbanworld Film festival seeks to change that by showcasing films by Black, Latino, and Asian film makers.

The event which showcases documentaries, screenplay readings, narratives and short films by emerging talent will feature 69 official selections and 7 spotlight selections representing inclusion beyond ethnicity including Night School with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and The Hate You Give which features the likes of Issa Rae, Amandla Stenberg, and Common.