The Urbanworld Film Festival will partner for the first time with MTV2 for its eighth annual event showcasing urban, ethnic and multicultural cinema in Gotham on Aug. 4-8.
MTV2 will screen selected winners on the network as well as produce behind-the-scenes programming chronicling the fest, filmmakers and urban indie cinema.
To mark the partnership, event has created a new competition category for musicvideos.
“Our constant goal is to exhibit cutting-edge work and urban perspectives to a broader audience, and the alliance with MTV2 strengthens our ability to fulfill this mission,” said Urbanworld founder Stacy Spikes.
Fest is accepting submissions through June 4 in the competitive categories of feature, short, doc, screenplay and musicvideo.