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The 6th Annual American Black Film Festival Announces 2002 Award Winners

Florida Governor Jeb Bush Salutes ABFF and ABFF Filmmakers & Honorees, Following Festival's Successful Inaugural Run in South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, with Stars Chris Tucker, Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Delroy Lindo, Sanaa Lathan, John Singleton, Mekhi Phifer, Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson and moreSOUTH BEACH, FL - The sixth annual "American Black Film Festival" (ABFF) announced the winners of its 2002 competitions during the recent ABFF Awards Show presented by Lincoln and co-hosted by Robert Townsend and Shaun Robinson at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, June 29, in South Beach, Miami Beach, FL. The star-studded gala culminated ...

Major Media Organizations to Present Panel Discussions at 2002 American Black Film Festival in South Beach

HBO, AOLTW, ABC and Nielsen Media to Participate in Efforts to Develop and Encourage Black FilmmakersNew York - Executives from HBO, AOLTW, ABC and Nielsen Media will present panels designed to assist aspiring black filmmakers in bringing their talents to major studios and television networks during the American Black Film Festival (June 26-30, South Beach, Miami) it was announced today.HBO's panel, "Pitching to HBO," will provide valuable information on the appropriate procedures for submitting scripts, developing sales strategies and creating the successful pitch. Moderated by Shelby Stone, producer of "Drop Squad" and HBO Films' "Boycott," ...

Additional Sponsors Sign to Support American Black Film Festival

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau Joins Home Box Office and Lincoln as Major Sponsor of EventNew York - The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, representatives of the host city of the American Black Film Festival, has joined founding sponsor, Home Box Office and platinum sponsor Lincoln in support of the event to encourage, discover and explore talent in the independent Black filmmaking community. The Bureau's participation was announced today by ABFF founder, Byron Lewis Sr., Chairman and CEO of UniWorld Group, Inc. and the Festival's Producer, Jeff Friday, President and CEO of Film Life, Inc."We wholeheartedly welcome ...

6th Annual American Black Film Festival Moves to Miami

Event Formerly Held in Acapulco Relocates DomesticallyNew York - The 6th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will be held June 26 - 30 in South Beach, Miami, Florida, it was announced today by Byron Lewis Sr., Chairman and CEO of UniWorld Group Inc. and Jeff Friday, President and CEO of Film Life Inc. and ABFF Director. The highly acclaimed event supporting the independent Black filmmaking community has been held in Acapulco, Mexico for the past five years.At the same time, ABFF announced a call for submissions. The deadline for entries is April 5 for Short Films and April 19 for Feature Length Films.Founded in 1997 by Byron Lewis ...

David Sutherland (center), winner of the 2000 HBO® Short Film Award


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Halle Berry accepting her Acapulco Black Film Festival Rising Star Award