2018 Award Winners


Storm Salter

Jury Award, Best Director

sponsored by Cadillac

Storm Salter – “Sprinter”


JINN

Jury Award, Best Screenplay

sponsored by Time Warner

Nijla Mumin – “JINN”

Directed by: Nijla Mumin | Produced by: Avril Z. Speaks, Maya Emelle, Arielle Saturne | Executive Produced by: Tommy Oliver, Billy Mulligan, Elton Brand, Angela Harvey, Mike C. Manning, Shandra L. McDonald, Amy McGary, Kristen McGary, and Simone Missick | Starring: Zoe Renne, Simone Missick, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Hisham Tawfiq, Kelly Jenrette, Ashlei Foushee, Damien Smith, Maya Morales


Zoe Renee

NBC Spotlight Actor Award

sponsored by NBCUniversal

Zoe Renee – performance in “JINN”


Sprinter

Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature

sponsored by Prudential

“Sprinter” – produced by Robert Maylor, Clarence Hammond, Jamal Watson

Directed by: Storm Saulter | Produced by: Robert Maylor, Clarence Hammond, Jamal Watson | Executive Produced by: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Richard Jefferson, Josef Bogdanovich, Zachary Harding | Written by: Storm Saulter | Starring: Dale Elliott, Kadeem Wilson, Shantol Jackson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Lorraine Toussaint, David Alan Grier


MOTHS and BUTTERFLIES

HBO® Short Film Award

sponsored by HBO

“Moths and Butterflies” – written and directed by Alfonso Johnson

Directed by: Alfonso Johnson | Produced by: Alfonso Johnson, Garry Glasco, Eric Branco, Damon Diddit, Philippe Pierre | Written by: Alfonso Johnson | Starring: Amari Cheatom, Gillian Glasco


NOT IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD

Jury Award, Best Documentary

“Not in My Neighbourhood” – directed by Kurt Orderson

Directed by: Kurt Orderson | Produced by: Raisa Cole, Kurt Orderson | Written by: Raisa Cole, Kurt Orderson | Cast: Real life citizens


Sprinter

Audience Award, Best Feature

sponsored by BET Networks

“Sprinter” – produced by Robert Maylor, Clarence Hammond, Jamal Watson


TuRae

Jury Award, Best Web Series

sponsored by Xfinity (Prize: $3,000)

“KELOID U.S.A.” – written, produced and directed by Huriyyah Muhammadn

Directed by: Huriyyah Muhammad | Produced by: Huriyyah Muhammad | Written by: Huriyyah Muhammad | Starring: David Nixon, Aba Woodruff, Frederic Jean, Reynaldo Piniella, Jessica Fontaine, Kenna Jackson


Blaq Ron

ABFF Comedy Wings

sponsored by HBO

Blaq Ron


Rashim Cannad

TV One Screenplay Competition

sponsored by TV One

“Connected” – written by Rashim Cannad


Craig T. Williams, Terrence L. Moore

Turner TV Writing Contest

sponsored by Turner

Craig T. Williams – “Allergic” (Comedy)

Terrence L. Moore – “Uptown” (Drama)


Harold Williams

TruTV Comedy Writers Competition

sponsored by TruTV

Harold Williams – “What Had Happened Was”


Andrea Laing and Megan Thomas

NBC Hosting Workshop

Kamie Crawford

Winston Marshall


Andrea Laing and Megan Thomas

Script to Screen Competition

sponsored by BET Networks and Color Creative

Courtney Perdue & Baindu Saidu – “African-America”

April Blair – “Curves”

Darnell Brown – “The Good Book”