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The Urbanworld Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind.

The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, short films, spotlight screenings and events, live staged screenplay readings, the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media panels and workshops, and Urbanworld Music, which highlights emerging talent in live performances during after party events. Over the last 19 years, Hollywood studios, indie film distributors, and established and emerging filmmakers have consistently chosen Urbanworld® to premiere box office and award-winning hits. Urbanworld has also provided a platform for some of today's leading brands seeking to reach key influencers across the industry and within the consumer marketplace. The Urbanworld Film Festival is an initiative of the Urbanworld Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that endeavors to consistently manifest its mission of redefining and advancing the presence and impact of the multicultural community in cinema and cross-platform media. By implementing initiatives that actively support and develop content creators of color, Urbanworld significantly contributes to the evolution of the media and entertainment landscape and the diversity that it reflects. Gabrielle Glore serves as Festival Director & Head of Programming for the Urbanworld Film Festival. The festival website is www.urbanworld.org.

Stacy Spikes
Founder | Chairman Emeritus
Gabrielle Glore
Festival Director | Head of Programming
Juan Caceres
Programmer | Producer, Community Engagement

Samantha Debicki
Producer, Screenplay Competition & Live Readings

Hannah DiBruno
Coordinating Producer

Staci R. Collins Jackson / The Collins Jackson Agency
Public Relations & Press

Quan Lateef
Producer, Festival Operations

Alaina Lewis
Registration & Volunteer Manager

Ntsako Mabasa
Production Team Lead

Cat Miles
Programmer | Producer, Marketing & Partnerships

Tracey Moore | The Spirited Actor
Director, Live Screenplay Readings

Aidah Muhammad

Ashley Mui
Producer, Filmmaker Liaison

Tony Murphy
Programmer | Producer, Technical Operations

Marquida Webster
Producer, UW Music & Sponsorship Activations

Graphic Design & Web Design

UW Volunteers
An amazing team of volunteer supporters convene to make Urbanworld a memorable reality each year.

Lawrence Adjah, Greenlighter | Adjah, Inc.

Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Samsung Electronics

Sherrese Clarke, Morgan Stanley

Keith Clinkscales, Revolt TV

Lisa Davis, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Gabrielle Glore, The Glore Group

Jacqueline Glover, HBO

Steve Pamon, J.P.Morgan

Steven Wolfe Pereira, Oracle

Stacy Spikes, MoviePass

Darrell Walker, BET Networks

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