The virtual edition of the 2020 American Black Film Festival will feature a robust slate of speakers including Barry Jenkins, Gabrielle Union and Lena Waithe.
American Black Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: American Black Film Festival (ABFF)
WHERE: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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.
American Black Film Festival Unveils 2020 Lineup with ‘Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn’ as Spotlight Film
The 2020 American Black Film Festival set to take place online will feature a spotlight screening of the documentary, Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn.
The 24th annual American Black Film Festiva set for August 21-30, 2020 will take place online at abff.com in the tradition of the live festival.
The coronavirus is having a devastating impact on film festivals. San Francisco and RiverRun International Film Festivals have canceled.
Singer, actress Mary J. Blige will serve as the ambassador for the 2020 American Black Film Festival which will be held in Miami Beach June 17 to 21, 2020.
American Black Film Festival Announces Emerging Directors and Music in Motion Showcase 2019 Selections
The American Black Film Festival announced the films selected for Emerging Directors and Music in Motion Showcase at the 23rd edition of the festival taking place June 12-16, 2019 in Miami.
Meagan Good, “Lil Mama” Among Star Studded Cast in 25+ Films in Competition at 2019 American Black Film Festival
The 23rd American Black Film Festival announced the 2019 lineup of narrative features, documentaries and short films in competition. Films will screen in Miami from June 13 to 15.
The 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will open with the festival’s premiere screening of Sony Pictures’ Superfly
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) continues its 22-year legacy of providing a platform for diverse storytelling and emerging filmmakers, by announcing the 2018 official selections
The 22nd American Black Film Festival (ABFF) returns to Miami, June 13 to 17, 2018 with actor Jay Ellis, star of the popular HBO series “Insecure” serving as the 2018 Celebrity Ambassador.
Bill Duke Directed Indie Thriller CREATED EQUAL to World Premiere at American Black Film Festival | Trailer
Six years after stunning audiences with his shocking documentary, Dark Girls, actor/director Bill Duke returns to directing with the legal thriller Created Equal.
Actress Regina Hall has been selected as the 2017 celebrity ambassador of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF).
“Central Intelligence” Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart Kicks Off Lineup for American Black Film Festival
25 narrative features, web originals, short films and documentaries will be showcased at the 2016 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) taking place June 15-19, in Miami Beach, Florida.
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 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 […]
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)
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 […]