PROGRAMMING INITIATIVES

CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Named in honor of the festival’s cofounder, and new to the ABFF program, this multiday educational forum to foster career development, is comprised of lectures led by industry experts to provide insight into job opportunities that exist at studios and networks, in front of, and behind the camera.

THE VR EXPERIENCE

A space dedicated to immersive experiences (virtual reality, headsets, 360° video, etc.) to demonstrate the impact of technological advancements on storytelling.

MASTER CLASSES

Intensive classes offering attendees the opportunity to learn the various disciplines of film and television, including writing, directing, producing, acting and cinematography from prominent filmmakers and industry professionals.

TALK SERIES

A forum for dialogue on the business and creative aspects of the film and television industries, as well as candid interviews with some of Hollywood’s most accomplished artists.

SCREENINGS

A showcase of the best independent cinema by and about people of African descent from around the world.

NETWORKING LOUNGES

Passholder hospitality lounges and corporate hosted suites providing communal spaces for attendees to connect and share ideas.

ENTERTAINMENT & PARTIES

Evening entertainment rounding out the social aspect of the festival and introducing talented new artists.

ATTRACTIONS

Innovative activations and promotional displays designed to enhance the festival experience.

ABFF FILMMAKER CEREMONY

The closing event and inspirational ceremony that features a keynote speaker, in celebration of the 2017 official film selections, and film and talent competition winners.

ABFF TALENT DISCOVERY PROGRAMS

Prestigious platforms, presented in partnership with leading media companies, to recognize and reward emerging artist in front of, and behind the camera.