2018 Schedule

(Preliminary schedule, events and times subject to change.)

Indicates Festival Pass Access: SP - SPLASH Pass S - SOBE Pass

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales

Venue: TBD

8:00 PM

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Venue: Fillmore Theater

SP S

10:30 PM - 1:00 AM

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Venue: TBD

S

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales

Venue: TBD

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

MASTER CLASS: BECOMING A SHOW RUNNER

(separate ticket required)

Venue: TBD

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

Film and television premieres from major networks and studios followed by Q & A with talent from each project

Venue: Colony Theatre

SP S

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

FILM SCREENINGS: Features, Shorts, Docs, Web Series, & Smartphone Originals

Venue: Regal Cinema & MB Cinematheque

SP S

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

POWER LOUNGE: Day 1

(separate ticket required)

Access to the exclusive festival lounge featuring a celebrity meet & greet, cocktails, and light hor’doeuvres throughout the day

Venue: TBD

12 NOON - 1:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Venue: New World Center Performance Hall

S

12:30 PM - 4:45 PM

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSHOLDER LOUNGE

Network with fellow attendees, and meet the official 2018 ABFF feature filmmakers at 2:00 pm - Narrative Features

Venue: New World Center Sun Trust Pavilion

SP S

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT" Workshop

ABFF partners with leading media companies, organizations, unions and guilds, to host targeted workshops and tech talks to foster career development

1:00 PM Demystifying Deal Points: This session is intended to help filmmakers navigate the major deal points of a distribution agreement. The focus will be on digital, non-theatrical and licensing deals. Key topics will include the "optimal" grant of rights, territorial rights issues, customary payment models, delivery and E&O expectations and other common "asks" by the distributor. The discussion will address concerns for working with multiple distributors and also discuss ways to create leverage and avoid the top mistakes during negotiations.

3:45 PM Session TBD

Venue: TBD

SP S

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

"THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT" Talk Series

Our guest speaker will share their "road to success" story in an open and honest moderated discussion, leaving attendees both informed and motivated.

Venue: New World Center Performance Hall

S

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LINCOLN ROAD DINE AROUND

Enjoy special discounts for ABFF pass holders at participating restaurants on Miami Beaches iconic retail strip Lincoln Road. Visit abff.com or festival app for list of restaurants and discount info.

SP S

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

21st annual 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

Venue: TBD

S

11:00 PM - 3:00 AM

THE LEGENDARY WHITE PARTY

Attire: White, Miami Chic

Venue: Nikki Beach

S

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales

Venue: TBD

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

MASTER CLASS: FILM FINANCING

(separate ticket required)

Venue: TBD

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

Film and television premieres from major networks and studios followed by Q & A with talent from each project

Venue: Colony Theatre

SP S

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

FILM SCREENINGS: Features, Shorts, Docs, Web Series, & Smartphone Originals

Venue: Regal Cinema & MB Cinematheque

SP S

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

POWER LOUNGE: Day 2

(separate ticket required)

Access to this exclusive festival lounge featuring a celebrity meet & greet, cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres throughout the day.

Venue: TBD

12 NOON - 1:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Venue: New World Center Performance Hall

S

12:30 PM - 4:45 PM

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSHOLDER LOUNGE

Network with fellow attendees, and meet the official 2018 ABFF documentary filmmakers at 2:00 pm - Documentaries and World Showcase Groups 1 & 2

Venue: New World Center, Sun Trust Pavillion

SP S

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT" Workshop

ABFF partners with leading media companies, organizations, unions and guilds, to host targeted workshops and tech talks to foster career development

1:00 PM Session TBD

3:45 PM Session TBD

Venue: TBD

SP S

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

"THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT" Talk Series

Our guest speaker will share their "road to success" story in an open and honest moderated discussion, leaving attendees both informed and motivated.

Venue: New World Center Performance Hall

S

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LINCOLN ROAD DINE AROUND

Enjoy special discounts for ABFF pass holders at participating restaurants on Miami Beaches iconic retail strip Lincoln Road. Visit abff.com or festival app for list of restaurants and discount info.

SP S

9:30 PM - 11:00 PM

ABFF COMEDY WINGS COMPETITION

presented by HBO

A hilarious night of comedy.

Five of the funniest new comics battle it out to take home the 2018 Comedy Wings "Winner" title.

Venue: New World Center

S

10:30 PM

PARTNER PARTY

Discounted admission for ABFF Passholders.

Venue: TBD

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales

Venue: TBD

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

MASTER CLASS: NAILING YOUR AUDITION

(separate ticket required)

Venue: TBD

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

Film and television premieres from major networks and studios followed by Q & A with talent from each project

Venue: Colony Theatre

SP S

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

FILM SCREENINGS: Features, Shorts, Docs, Web Series, Smartphone Originals, & VR Screening

Venue: Regal Cinema

SP S

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

POWER LOUNGE: Day 3

(separate ticket required)

Access to this exclusive festival lounge featuring a celebrity meet & greet, cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres throughout the day.

Venue: TBD

12 NOON - 1:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Venue: New World Center Performance Hall

S

12:30 PM - 4:45 PM

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSHOLDER LOUNGE

Network with fellow attendees and meet the official 2018 ABFF web creators, short and emerging filmmakers at 2:00 pm - Web Original and HBO Shorts

Venue: New World Center, Sun Trust Pavilion

SP S

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT" Workshop

ABFF partners with leading media companies, organizations, unions and guilds to host informational workshops and tech talks to foster career development and educate festival goers within the entertainment industry.

1:00 PM Session 1

3:45 PM The Soundtrack of Cinema and TV: Many filmmakers & TV producers are intimidated when it comes to securing music for their productions. This session will explain options and the process of establishing soundtracks for various projects, whether it's originally composed, licensed or a cover version of a famous song. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the differences in music rights and being able to clear them properly in order to minimize liability and maximize the creative options within their budget. The discussion will include such topics as licensing songs, securing cover tunes, creating soundtracks with sound effects or no sound at all.

Venue: TBD

SP S

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

"THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT" Talk Series

Our guest speaker will share their "road to success" story in an open and honest moderated discussion, leaving attendees both informed and motivated.

Venue: New World Center Performance Hall

S

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LINCOLN ROAD DINE AROUND

Enjoy special discounts for ABFF pass holders at participating restaurants on Miami Beaches iconic retail strip Lincoln Road. Visit abff.com or festival app for list of restaurants and discount info.

SP S

10:30 PM - 2:00 AM

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

Venue: The Betsy Hotel

S

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ABFF AWARDS PRESENTATION

Venue: New World Center Performance Hall

S

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ABFF COMMUNITY DAY

ABFF, in partnership with Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau presents a selection of dynamic films for the local community to enjoy!

Venue: TBD

SP S