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And the 2019 Urbanworld Festival Winners Are…

And the 2019 Urbanworld Festival Winners Are…

The 2019 Urbanworld Film Festival has officially wrapped and the festival has now announced its winners.

The 2019 Urbanworld Film Festival winners are:

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE (U.S. CINEMA) – Yellow Rose – Directed by Diane Paragas

THE JURY:
Doris Casap, SVP, Film Programming, HBO
Ellene V. Miles, SVP, Intersectional Marketing, Sony Motion Pictures
Tilane Jones, President, ARRAY

Yellow Rose

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE (WORLD CINEMA) – The Ghost And The House Of Truth – Directed by Akin Omotoso

THE JURY:
Adriana Ambriz, VP, Content, One Community
Chika Chukudebelu, VP, Development, Universal Content Productions, NBCUniversal
Frida Torresblanco, Producer
Joe Morton, Actor/Director
Nnamdi Asomugha, Actor/Producer

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT – Cap – Directed by Marshall Tyler
Presented by HBO Collabs—$5,000 Prize

Honorable Mention – Be A Fish – Directed by Aisha Ford

THE JURY:
Brenda Gilbert, Co-Founder & President, BRON Media Corp.
Dionne Harmon, VP, Development, Jesse Collins Entertainment
Talitha Watkins, Motion Picture Agent, Creative Artist Agency

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion – Directed by Lisa Cortés and Farah X

THE JURY:
Jackie Glover, SVP, Documentary Films, HBO
Rachel Watanabe-Batton, Producer & Founder, Contradiction and Struggle
Shola Lynch, Curator, Moving Image & Recorded Sound, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Black Girl Church – Directed by Marissa Pina

THE JURY:
Jackie Glover, SVP, Documentary Films, HBO
Rachel Watanabe-Batton, Producer & Founder, Contradiction and Struggle
Shola Lynch, Curator, Moving Image & Recorded Sound, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

BEST YOUNG CREATOR – Tree #3 – Directed by Omer Ben-Shachar

Presented by NBCUniversal—$2,500 Prize
THE JURY:
Diane Houslin, Producer
Matthew Thurm, Producer
Sharese Bullock-Bailey, Chief Strategy & Partnership Officer, Ghetto Film School
Tamir Muhammad, Producer & Founder, Populace

BEST MUSIC VIDEO – Soif (Thirst) – Directed by Mimi Lee

THE JURY:
Kedar Massenburg, Co-Founder, Akonik Label Group
Naima Cochrane, Founder, This is cltr.
Richelle Cross, CEO, Class and Sass Promotions
Stephen G. Hill, CEO, Tricpelvis Productions, LLC

BEST WEB ORIGINAL – Brothers from the Suburbs – Directed by Patrick Wimp
Presented by Warner Media—$2,500 Prize

Honorable Mention: Soul City: Grace – Directed by Coodie & Chike

THE JURY:
Imran Siddiq, Executive, Warner Media’s OneFifty
Janine Sherman Barrois, Writer, Producer, Showrunner
Jeron Smith, Co-Founder & CEO, Unanimous Media
Kesila Childers, VP, Development, Powderkeg

Brothers from the Suburbs

BEST SCREENPLAY – Midnight In Kansas – Written by Malik Aziz
Presented by BET Networks—$10,000 Prize

THE JURY:
Jeremy Pikser, VP, Writer’s Guild of America East
Paige Simpson, Manager, Scripted TV, Will Packer Media
Ty Bristol, Manager, Scripted Programming, BET Networks

AUDIENCE AWARDS
BEST FEATURE – Yellow Rose – Directed by Diane Paragas

BEST SHORT – Wonder – Directed by Javier Molina

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