Urbanworld Film Festival Announces This Year's Winners

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23:  (L - R)  Coodie Simmons, Tyrese Gibson, TI , and Marc Lamont Hill attend the premiere of BET original news documentary "Ali: The People's Champ" during UrbanWorld Film Festival on September 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Urbanworld Film Festival Announces This Year's Winners

The event celebrates the talent poised to take over Hollywood.

Published September 29, 2015

The 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival drew to a close on Sunday, and now we know which films the jury decided stood out from the rest. At an awards brunch hosted by actor Gbenga Akinnagbe and lifestyle expert Tai Beauchamp at Tribeca Grill Loft in New York, the winners of this year's festival, which included 80-plus films, were revealed.

The Best Screenplay Award went to Y Los Hipsters Que, written by Johanna Baez. The young talent was awarded $5,000 by BET Networks, the founding sponsor of Urbanworld. Best Feature Documentary went to We Like It Like That - The Story of Latin Boogaloo, directed by Matthew Ramirez WarrenPocha, directed by Michael Dwyer, won Best Narrative Feature (U.S. Cinema) while Somewhere in the Middle, directed by Lanre Olabisi, took the Audience Award.

For a complete list of winners, click here. This year's Urbanworld Film Festival kicked off with a screening of the BET film Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ. Watch why a new generation believes Ali is the greatest of all time in the video below:

(Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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