The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is returning to Miami in 2016 in time for its 20th anniversary. Taking place June 15-19, the 2016 ABFF will coincide with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s fourth annual Miami Film Month and includes a commitment by the ABFF to hold their annual event in Miami for the next three years.
Committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, ABFF founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to promote diversity in the film and television industry. The festival is dedicated to bringing awareness of quality entertainment content made by and about people of African descent to a worldwide audience. Today the festival is widely recognized for showcasing new talent, both in front of and behind the camera.
The ABFF supports artists in unprecedented ways, and has fostered a tremendous amount of goodwill in the Hollywood community. Artists such as Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman, Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans, John Singleton, Anthony Anderson, Idris Elba, Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart and Nia Long have all come out in support of the event.
The line-up of film screenings and an extensive schedule of events and networking opportunities to be announced in the months ahead.