Weekend Roundup: 135th Agency Annual BBQ x Urbanworld Festival Wrap-Up [Winners]

24
Sep

Shante Bacon, Ms. Drama (VH1's Gossip Game) and Saptosa Foster

 

TV and Media personality Ms. Drama was recently on the scene at the 135th Street Agency’s (an entertainment strategic communications firm) 6th Annual BBQ and Fish Fry at the Mount Morris Park West Courtyard in Harlem.

Ending the summer on a festive note, MSDTV has the full highlights of the private BBQ as well as the Urbanworld Festival winners after the break…

Yandy Smith sipping on one of her favorite beverages- Myx Fusions Moscato

The 135th Agency Soriee turned out to be a moonlit gathering where attendees sipped on Myx Fusions Moscato, Svedka Vodka, Malibu Red and Belaire Rare Rose and snacked on sweet treats from Tres Chic Cupcakes as well as dished on a BBQ favorites like ribs and fried fish.

Shaun Pynne kept the grill fired up

Guests included: Yandy Smith (Love & Hip Hop), Sean Malcom (KING Magazine), Ms. Drama (VH1’s Gossip Game), Monee Perry (RCA Records),  Ty Alexander (Hello Beautiful) and other tastemakers and media professionals.

 

As a end to summer, but a start to the fall work season –  the following weekend brought in the the annual Urbanworld film festival which took place at the AMC theaters on 34th street in Manhattan. Throughout the weekend the festival brought in their star studded casts to promote their projects and offer a Q & A session on their respective films.

 

Tai Beauchamp - Shola Lynch - Emil Wilbekin a Stacy Spikes makes remarks_ Tai Beachamp - Gbenga Akinnagbe look on a

Of course we have the exclusive winners list of the narrative feature, documentary feature, documentary short, narrative short, screenplay, teleplay and audience award categories available and a few flicks from the reception.

The five-day festival was held September 18-22 and screened 60 films, including 4 world premieres and 2 U.S. premieres. It  is the largest internationally competitive festival dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema by and about people of color.  

Solvan 'Slick' Naim a Robert Kolodny a Gbenga Akinnagbe a Darius Clark Monroe a

 

The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival winners are:

Best Narrative Feature – Presented by Fox Audience Strategy – $5,000 Cash Prize

 

THE VOLUNTEER

Directed by Vicky Wight

 

Honorable Mention:

Sable Fable – Directed by Stephen Jackson
Best Documentary Feature

 

THE NEW BLACK

Directed by Yoruba Richen

 

Honorable Mention:

Brother’s Hypnotic – Directed by Reuben Atlas

 

Best Narrative Short – Presented by HBO – $5,000 Cash Prize

 

“CRESCENDO”

Directed by Alonso Alvarez

 

Honorable Mention:

Baghdad Messi – Directed by Sahim Omar Kalifa

 

Best Screenplay – Presented by BET Networks – $5,000 Cash Prize

 

“YEAR OF OUR LORD”

Written by Darius Clark Monroe

 

Best Teleplay – Presented by BET Networks – $5,000 Cash Prize

 

“MEL & MISSY”

Written by Allison Bonner Shillingford
Audience Award – Feature

 

FULL CIRCLE

Directed by Solvan “Slick” Naim

 

Audience Award – Short

 

“FLY ON OUT”

Directed by Robert Kolodny

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