American Black Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: American Black Film Festival (ABFF)
SINCE: 1996
WHERE: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
WEBSITE: www.abff.com/festival
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The ABFF film program is primarily composed of world premieres of narrative, documentary and short films. As such, it is the leading film festival in the world for African American and urban content. Since its inception, the ABFF has showcased more than 600 films, rewarding and redefining artistic excellence in independent filmmaking.

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Actor/Artist Common is 2016 Celebrity Ambassador of American Black Film Festival

Award-winning actor and artist, Common, has been selected as the 2016 celebrity ambassador of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The ABFF will celebrate its 20th year with an exciting lineup of film screenings and an expanded schedule of networking opportunities and events, including “A Conversation with Common.” The highly anticipated festival is the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and television enthusiasts. Along with his award-winning music career, Common has garnered accolades in film, […]

Actor and Comedian Mike Epps to Host Inaugural 2016 ABFF Honors

Actor and Comedian Mike Epps to Host Inaugural 2016 ABFF Honors

Actor and comedian Mike Epps will host the 2016 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Honors on February 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. This annual gala, held one week before the Academy Awards, is a celebration of Black culture, recognizing individuals, movies and television shows that have had a significant impact on American entertainment, as well as those who are proponents of championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. To kick off this […]

2015 American Black Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Opens with DOPE

2015 American Black Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Opens with DOPE

The 2015 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) taking place at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, New York City, June 11 to 14, 2015, unveiled its lineup of films, including documentaries, web originals, short films and narrative features.  Film director Rick Famuyiwa’s critically acclaimed film, Dope, will open the 19th annual American Black Film Festival on Thursday, June 11, at the SVA Theatre. Dope is a coming-of-age comedy/drama for the post hip-hop generation; its main characters […]

Keenen Ivory Wayans and the Complete List of Winners of the 15th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

Keenen Ivory Wayans and the Complete List of Winners of the 15th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

The 15th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), which took place in South Beach Miami July 6-9, honored  Emmy Award-winning producer/director Keenen Ivory Wayans at the closing night ceremony, aka ABFF Honors, with the Entertainment Icon Award in recognition of his success in the film and television industry for nearly 25 years. The festival also announced the complete list of ABFF Honors Awards: HBO® Short Film Competition – FIG, written by Alex George Pickering and […]