Festival Recap 2023 - Urbanworld

Festival Recap

2023 Urbanworld Recap Video

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

27TH ANNUAL URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH ‘AMERICAN FICTION’ SCREENING FEATURING DIRECTOR CORD JEFFERSON AND Q&A MODERATED BY FILMMAKER MALCOLM D. LEE

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Red Carpet

Friday, November 3, 2023

In Theater

Red Carpet

Innovation Day

Saturday, November 4, 2023

In Theater

Red Carpet

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Awards Brunch

(NEW YORK, NY) – November 2, 2023 – Urbanworld kicked off its 27th festival at the SVA Theatre last night with a sold out Opening Night screening of the buzzy film American Fiction. Prior to the screening, director Cord Jefferson was presented with the Visionary Award by Urbanworld Festival Director Karen McMullen. Following a rousing standing ovation by the audience, celebrated filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man) moderated the Q&A. The evening ended with an afterparty at The Skylark NYC.

Malcolm D. Lee and Cord Jefferson
Malcolm D. Lee and 'American Fiction' director Cord Jefferson attend Opening Night of the 27th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival at the SVA Theatre on 11/1/23 [credit: Urbanworld]
American Fiction
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Cord Jefferson
Cord Jefferson accepts the Urbanworld Visionary Award for excellence in storytelling.
Sold out house at the SVA Theatre on Opening Night
Cord Jefferson and Malcolm D. Lee
Cord Jefferson and Malcolm D. Lee held a riveting discussion after the screening.
Gabrielle Glore
Urbanworld Board Member Gabrielle Glore (center) and guests enjoy a moment at the official afterparty.
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