UrbanWorld is back! bringing us an array of films to continue the legacy of bringing new creators to the forefront of filmmaking.

The festival spans five days showcasing documentaries, shorts, screenings,panels and live staged screenplay readings. The festival also expands to teach filmmakers about a variety of industry necessities such as financing, distribution, and marketing, all through the lens of digital opportunity. And you know we need that here at 88! 

Last year Ava Duvernay , Rutina Wesley, Chadwick Boseman, and Sterling K Brown all walked the red carpet. 

Festival highlights this year include the opening spotlight of Kevin Hart & Tiffany Haddish’s film Night School, live screenplay readings from John David Washington, Tristan Wilds and Naturi Naughton. And the closing night spotlight film The Hate That You Give featuring  Amandla Stenburg and our mentor in our head AGAIN the incredible Ava Duvernay!

DF-05926 – L-R: Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Amandla Stenberg, and Common in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE HATE U GIVE. Photo Credit: Erika Doss.

There is something for EVERYONE at this festival and we hope to see you guys come out!