THURSDAY, JUNE 15

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

June 15 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Loews Hotel, Americana 2, 1601 Collins Ave

Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales


 

MASTER CLASS IN ACTING

Presented by Prudential

June 15 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Gallery at the Betsy Hotel, 1433 Collins Ave

Tasha Smith

Actor Tasha Smith, leads students through multi-level instructional training focused on the craft and career of an actor,designed to help students unlock their artistic potential and inspire personal growth.


 

CADILLAC INTERACTIVE STUDIO

June 15 | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor

Cadillac

Step into the Cadillac interactive experience and be the star of your own movie poster.


 

INDUSTRY EXPO

June 15 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Loews Hotel, Rotunda

TV One

Get exclusive TV One swag, win cool prizes and more when you stop by the Industry Expo between 10am – 1pm! Visit the TV One booth, network with industry insiders and REPRESENT with TV One.

Atlanta Mayor's Office of Entertainment

Representatives from Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Entertainment & Invest Atlanta will discuss what to expect when you film in Georgia. Learn what financial incentives, funding opportunities, location diversity, production resources and professional support is available as you plan your next production.


 

FILM SCREENINGS

June 15 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre, MB Cinematheque, & Loews Hotel

Film Screenings Wreath

Features, Shorts, Docs & Web Series Screenings


 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: TALES

Courtesy of BET

June 15 | 11:00 AM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd

TALES

A one-hour anthology series that distills classic hip-hop records down to their thematic essence and builds inspired cautionary tales for each hit song.

Q & A with Irv Gotti will immediately follow the screening.

Directors: Jessy Terrero, Benny Boom, Irv Gotti, Erik White | Writer: Joy Kecken | Executive Producer: Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo | Producer: Ron Robinson | Principle Cast: Boris Kodjoe, Clifton Powell, Woody McClain, Jennifer Freeman, Keith Powers, Lance Gross

 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: STEP

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight

June 15 | 11:00 AM | MB Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave

STEP

STEP is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college.

Director: Amanda Lipitz | Producer: Steven Cantor, Amanda Lipitz | Principle Cast: Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre, Paula Dofat


 

THE CADILLAC SHOWROOM

June 15 | 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

Cadillac

Get a first-hand look at Cadillac’s latest luxury performance vehicles – including the CT6, XT5 and CTS-V


 

PANEL DISCUSSION: ABFF FIRST LOOK: GIRLS TRIP – THE ANATOMY OF A SCENE

Presented by the MPAA in association with Universal Pictures

June 15 | 12 NOON – 1:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

Regina Hall, Will Packer, Malcolm D. Lee

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Universal Pictures present a discussion about the making of the new comedy, Girls Trip, from Will Packer Productions (with exclusive clips). It’s the story of lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival, where sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides rediscovered. Girl Trip stars Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter, and is directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Panelists include: Regina Hall, Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee.


 

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSHOLDER LOUNGE

June 15 | 12 NOON – 4:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

American Airlines Lounge

Network with fellow attendees, and meet the official feature filmmakers of the festival from 2 pm – 3 pm


 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: SPOTLIGHT ON CLASSIC CINEMA

Courtesy of National Museum of African American History and Culture

June 15 | 1:30 PM | MB Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave

movie still

Two films by pioneer filmmaker Madeline Anderson presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture followed by Madeline Anderson in conversation with Rhea L. Combs, Ph.D., Curator of Photography & Film and Head of the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA).

Director: Madeline Anderson | Producer: Madeline Anderson


 

TECH TALK: TECHNOLOGY & THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT WORKSHOP

Careers in Entertainment Center

Presented by Aspire TV

June 15 | 1:30 PM | The Gallery at the Betsy Hotel, 1433 Collins Ave

Aspire

Aspire TV will ignite discussion in the sphere of Media Technology and its impact on the entertainment industry. Join the conversation with Aspire TV’s ABFF Independent host, David Banner, and the Director of Tech and Innovation, Andre Barnes.


 

CADILLAC INTERACTIVE STUDIO

June 15 | 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor

Cadillac

Step into the Cadillac interactive experience and be the star of your own movie poster.


 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY

Courtesy of TV One

June 15 | 2:45 PM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd

TV ONE

Becoming an exotic dancer seemed like a harmless way for Falicia to make and save money, but it doesn’t take long for her to get swept up in the glamour of quick cash. However, after meeting Dino, everything in her life changes. He is the only man who ever said “I love you,” to her, and for this she would do whatever he asks. Falicia becomes Dino’s puppet, and it was kill or be killed.

Q & A with director Tasha Smith, Lance Gross, Lil Mama, and Tami Roman will immediately follow the screening.

Director: Tasha Smith | Cast: Lance Gross, Lil Mama, Tami Roman


 

INDUSTRY EXPO

June 15 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Loews Hotel, Rotunda

Black Enterprise

Stop by the BLACK ENTERPRISE booth and meet the SVP/Editor-At-Large, Alfred Edmond Jr. and learn of all the exciting conferences there is to come! Be sure to also sign-up for a chance to win free magazine subscriptions, access to our premier events and more!

UMC

UMC – Urban Movie Channel is a new subscription streaming service dedicated to programming the best in urban content, and providing a destination for independent producers to showcase their work. Whether you’re a content creator or content consumer—stop by and learn more about UMC and opportunities to have your work shown on this new streaming platform. Plus a chance to win an annual subscription!

MPEG

The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) is a national labor organization currently representing over 7,500 freelance and staff post-production professionals. Ours is the world’s premiere craft guild that sets the standards for excellence in the post-production industry.


 

DECODING TECH: THE NEXT GENERATION OF STEAM PROFESSIONALS

Careers in Entertainment Center

Presented by Google

June 15 | 3:30 PM | The Gallery at the Betsy Hotel, 1433 Collins Ave

Google

Come hear incredible voices discuss what they’re doing to decode tech and grow the next generation of STEAM professionals, including GRAMMY award winning artist and tech investor, NE-YO!


 

#ABFFSOCIALWALL

Sponsored by McDonald’s

June 15 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Loews Hotel, Cowrie Foyer

McDonald's

Facebook, Tweet, SnapChat & Instagram with us at the ABFF Social Wall.


 

ABFF TALK SERIES “THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT” with Mona Scott Young

Presented by Verizon

June 15 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

Mona Scott Young

Hear from Mona Scott-Young (Executive Producer, Love & Hip Hop) and learn how she has driven her career to the heights of success


 

COCKTAILS,CONVERSATIONS & FINANCIAL FACTS WITH PRUDENTIAL

June 15 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | The Conservatory @ the Betsey

Prudential

Join us to discuss how to manage the finances that impact your daily life and your future!


 

LINCOLN ROAD DINE AROUND

June 15 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Lincoln Road

Enjoy special discounts for ABFF passholders at participating restaurants on Miami Beaches iconic retail strip Lincoln Rd.

Tapelia – 551 Lincoln Rd.

20% off

Hank & Harry’s – 1691 Michigan Ave

10% off

Meat Market – 915 Lincoln Rd

Complimentary dessert with each entrée

Balan’s – 1022 Lincoln Rd

Complimentary glass of red or white wine or dessert with each entrée

Bacaro – 1625 Michigan Ave

A complimentary Bellini Cocktail with a purchase of an Appetizer (per person).

Nespresso – 1105 Lincoln Rd

Purchase any item at the Boutique and receive a 10% off on your choice of Beverage at the Nespresso Bar

Segafredo – 1040 Lincoln Road

Complimentary glass of sangria with any purchase

Spris – 731 Lincoln Road

10% off food and beverage

Quattro – 1014 Lincoln Road

15% off any food and beverage purchase

YardHouse – 1681 Lenox Ave

10% off food purchases


 

20TH ANNUAL HBO SHORT FILM COMPETITION

June 15 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd

HBO Short Film Competition

An exciting night, where five short films screen in competition for the HBO Short Film Award and a $10,000 cash prize


 

ABFF WHITE PARTY

June 15 | 10:30 PM – 3:00 AM | Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Drive

IT'S SO MIAMI Party

Attire: White, Miami Chic