One of the largest internationally competitive festivals is back for its 21st year.
Urbanworld and its founding partner, HBO, is especially proud of this year’s lineup, which represents diversity across characters, stories, cultures, and themes. Some of the festival’s highlights include “Tales,” a series of song stories that reimagines hip-hop songs into mini-movies, “Baltimore Rising,” an HBO documentary that follows the Baltimore community in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, and Marshall, which will close the five-day festival. The festival will also host a series of Q&As and thought-provoking conversations following the screenings.
“Our 2017 slate reflects an even deeper variety of content including new categories animation shorts, web originals and music videos in response to the changing landscape inspired by the cross-cultural community of makers and innovators,” said Festival Director and Head of Programming Gabrielle Glore. “We are proud that Urbanworld remains ‘THE’ destination for storytellers and studios to connect with a viewing audience as we continue to take a lead role in inclusion, highlighting distinct voices and elevating content creators with diverse backgrounds.”
The festival will be taking place September 20–24 at AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here.