2018 Schedule

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

ABFF FILMMAKER SUMMIT

presented by CAA

Venue: TBD

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales

Venue: Loews, Americana 4

8:00 PM

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Venue: Fillmore Theater

SP S

10:30 PM - 1:00 AM

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Venue: Loews Americana Pre Function

S

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales

Venue: Loews, Americana 4

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

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

Venue: Regal Cinema

SP S

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR

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.

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

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

Venue: New World Center Sun Trust Pavilion

SP S

12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

ABFF LASER TALK

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

1:20 PM - 2:30 PM

BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR

TBD

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

ABFF LASER TALK

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR

TBD

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

6:00 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

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

7:45 PM - 8:05 PM

ABFF LASER TALK

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR

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: Loews, Americana 3

SP 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: Loews, Americana 4

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

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

Venue: Regal Cinema

SP S

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR

TBD

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

12 NOON - 1:30 PM

CELEBRITY SCENE STEALERS

presented by TV One

Join TV One for this dynamic event featuring popular actors and actresses performing scenes from the finalists of the annual screenplay competition. One of these talented screenwriters will win $5,000 and the opportunity to have their screenplay produced for TV One.

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

Venue: New World Center, Sun Trust Pavillion

SP S

12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

ABFF LASER TALK

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR

TBD

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

ABFF LASER TALK

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR

TBD

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

CELEBRITY TALK

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

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR

TBD

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP 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: TBD

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: Loews, Americana 4

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

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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

Venue: Regal Cinema

SP S

11:00 AM

ABFF LASER TALK

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

11:30 PM - 1:00 PM

BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT SEMINAR

TBD

Venue: Loews, Americana 3

SP S

12 NOON - 1:30 PM

WRITE OR DIE

A recent study found that out of 3,817 episodic shows, only 4.8% have black writers on staff. This same study states that society will often shape its perception of black people based on the stories they see on television, most of which are being told by white male writers in the news and entertainment business. In response to this decades-long practice, a new group of storytellers has overcome major Hollywood obstacles, creating a major paradigm shift in the business. The work from these change agents has moved the artistic needle just as much as it has moved box office figures, TV ratings and subscriber interests. Committed to influencing culture and perspectives, these writers demonstrate an unparalleled dedication to bringing multicultural stories to the forefront of entertainment. They fearlessly deal with issues of race, gender, sexuality, economic disparities and rarely seen workplace situations, making them some of the most highly sought after content creators in this business.

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

Venue: New World Center, Sun Trust Pavilion

SP S

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CELEBRITY TALK

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

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

ABFF AWARDS PRESENTATION

Venue: New World Center, Performance Hall

S

10:30 PM - 2:00 AM

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

Venue: The Betsy Hotel

S

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

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