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The Film Life and HBO American Black Film Festival Culminates in Hollywood Style with the Independent Film Awards

Honors Handed to Mario Van Peebles, Warrington Hudlin and Winners of ABFF's Independent Film CompetitionsMIAMI, FL (July 19, 2005) - The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) wrapped up its 9th year with the ABFF Independent Film Awards, which honored actor/director Mario Van Peebles (Baadasssss!) and producer/director Warrington Hudlin (Boomerang, House Party). In addition, awards were given to winners of ABFF's independent film competitions. The ABFF Independent Film Awards, sponsored by Time Warner, was held Saturday, July 16, 2005, in the Lincoln Theatre in South Beach, Miami.The ABFF Independent Film Awards was designed to celebrate and ...

Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award To Be Presented At 9th Annual American Black Film Festival

Producer and Director Warrington Hudlin to Receive HonorNew York, NY, March 22, 2005 - Award-winning film producer and Black Filmmaker Foundation (BFF) founder Warrington Hudlin will receive the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award at the 9th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), Jeff Friday, cofounder and producer of the ABFF, announced today . The ABFF is a five-day retreat and international film market held annually in Miami's South Beach. This year's festival will take place July 13-17."For the better part of 30 years, Warrington has built a distinguished career as a pioneering Black filmmaker, activist and curator. It is for that ...

Film Life Announces 2005 Dates For Ninth Annual American Black Film Festival

ABFF Returns to South Beach, Miami, July 13-17 to Showcase the Best in Independent Black CinemaNew York, NY, December 10, 2004 - Film Life, Inc., today announced the dates and call for entries for Film Life's Ninth Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The ABFF will be held Wednesday, July 13, through Sunday, July 17, throughout South Beach, Miami, Florida. The ABFF is presented by Time Warner Inc., with HBO as the founding sponsor.Under the direction of Film Life's CEO and ABFF cofounder Jeff Friday, the 2005 ABFF program will showcase a diverse selection of Black films including features, shorts and documentaries, as well as studio/...

Film Life’s 8th Annual American Black Film Festival To Feature A Diverse Slate Of Independent Films Including 14 World Premieres

Presented by Time Warner, ABFF's Program Includes Industry-Focused Panels, Workshops and Special EventsNew York, NY, July 7, 2004 - Film Life's American Black Festival announced today its 2004 Official Selections comprised of a provocative selection of feature-length documentaries, including 14 world premieres, and short films. Presented by Time Warner, with HBO as the founding sponsor, the highly regarded ABFF returns to South Beach, Miami, Wednesday, July 14 though Sunday, July 18, 2004.The ABFF has four film sections: the Main Section, where feature-length films compete for the Blockbuster Audience Award - Best Feature Film and a cash prize ...

American Black Film Festival Celebrates Eight Years Of Corporate Support And Success

Time Warner Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the FestivalNew York, NY, June 15, 2004 - Film Life's 2004 American Black Film Festival (ABFF), July 14-18, South Beach, Florida, marks the festival's eighth year, thanks to the ongoing sponsorship support of the corporate community. This year's sponsors are Time Warner (Presenting Sponsor), HBO (Founding Sponsor) and Lincoln (Platinum Sponsor) , who, through the ABFF, are able to gain access to established Hollywood talent, the next wave of emerging filmmakers and the festival's audience of upscale patrons."Despite today's challenging economic climate, the ABFF continues to attract top-tier ...

Film Life Movie Awards Announces 2004 Nominees

New York, NY, May 17, 2004 - Film Life, Inc., announces the nominees for the 2004 Film Life Movie Awards (FLMA). The show will take place at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida, on Saturday, July 17.Established in 1997, the Film Life Movie Awards is a star-studded awards ceremony celebrating Black cinema. It is held as the culminating event of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The awards were created to recognize the achievement of persons of African descent in Hollywood, as well as to showcase and reward the work of the independent filmmaker. The show is unique in that the aspiring as well as the accomplished are saluted on ...