Urbanworld Film Festival Announces Winners
Shantella Sherrman | 9/23/2012, 9:49 p.m.
The 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, has announced the winners of the narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short, screenplay, teleplay and audience award categories. The five-day festival was held September 19-23 and concluded today with an awards reception at Tribeca Grill Loft, sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO and hosted by actors Stephen Hill (Barbasol) and Tracy Heggins (The Last / First Kiss, Cherry Waves). Urbanworld, which screened 49 films this year (including 17 world premieres), is the largest internationally competitive festival dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema by and about people of color.
The 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival winners are:
Best Narrative Feature
Directed by Joshua Sanchez
Wolf - Directed by Ya'Ke Smith
Best Narrative Short
Directed by Jesse Atlas
"Forever In Hiatus" - Directed by Andy Nguyen
Best Documentary Feature
SOUL FOOD JUNKIES
Directed by Byron Hurt
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on 4 Strings - Directed by Tadashi Nakamura
"AGENT 12 & THE MESSIAH STONE"
Written by Peter Lord
Escaping Bushwick - Written by Javier Ortiz
Written by Pauline Gray
BARBASOL - Best Short
Directed by Ralph Scott
DOIN' IT IN THE PARK - Best Feature
Co-Directed by Kevin Couliau & Bobbito Garcia