BET Partners with Urbanworld Film Festival

(released 5/21/2008)

BET Networks has announced a three-year strategic partnership to present the Urbanworld Film Festival. The unique partnership is intended to further establish the festival, which is now in its 12th year. This year's festival will be held in Manhattan from Wednesday, September 10 through Sunday, September 14.

As part of the alliance, BET will serve as the exclusive global telecast/video partner, providing pre- and post-event exposure on the network and at in support of the festival.

The Urbanworld Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for the 2008 festival. Submission information is available at or, with competitive categories that include narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, and screenplay. The submission deadline is Saturday, May 31.

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