Urbanworld film fest cues MTV2 hook-up

Music cabler to screen selected winners on net, offer p'gramming

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.

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