The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival Winners

The largest internationally competitive festival dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema by and about people of color announces its winners.

The cast and crew of Ava DuVernay's "I Will Follow" (Stephen Knight)

The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, announced the winners of the narrative feature, documentary feature, narrative short, documentary short, screenplay, teleplay and audience award categories. The five-day festival, held Sept. 15-19 in New York City, concluded with an awards brunch, hosted by TV-radio personality FREE and Vibe editorial director Datwon Thomas, at Tribeca Grill Loft. The winners are as follows:

Best Narrative Feature


Written and directed by Qasim Basir; produced by Dana Offenbach and Samad Davis

Best Narrative Short


Written and directed by Ya'Ke; produced by Ya'Ke and Ralph Lopez

Best Documentary Feature