SATURDAY, JUNE 17

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

June 17 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Loews Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave

Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales


 

MASTER CLASS IN PRODUCING

Presented by Prudential

June 17 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive | $125 BUY TICKETS

Stephanie Allain

Led by Stephanie Allain (Dear White People, Beyond the Lights, Hustle & Flow, Muppets from Space) who began her career as a script reader at CAA. Allain has been credited with launching the careers of iconic filmmakers John Singleton and Robert Rodriguez.


 

FILM SCREENINGS

June 17 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre & MB Cinematheque

TICKETS COMING SOON

Film Screenings Wreath

Features, Shorts, Docs & Web Series Screenings


 

THE VR EXPERIENCE

June 17 | 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | MB Cinematheque

VR EXPERIENCE

A special screening of dynamic VR content, followed by talk backs with filmmakers and VR experts. Programmed in association with award-winning alum Alton Glass (Glassrock Entertainment).


 

PANEL DISCUSSION “THE NEW FACES OF TV”

Presented by American Airlines

June 17 | 12 NOON – 1:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St | $45 BUY TICKETS

THE NEW FACES OF TV

Quality Black content has exploded onto the small screen and dynamic new actors have been leading the latest TV series to major success. Meet the stars of some of today’s most popular shows: DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse), Merle Dandridge (Greenleaf) and more to come.


 

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSHOLDER LOUNGE

June 17 | 12 NOON – 4:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St | PASSHOLDERS ONLY

American Airlines Lounge

Network with fellow attendees, and meet the official web creators and short filmmakers of the festival from 2 pm – 3 pm


 

CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

June 17 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive

1:30 pm TBD | TICKETS COMING SOON

3:30 pm Composing Music for Film & TV Workshop, presented by ASCAP | $30 BUY TICKETS

Careers in Entertainment

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


 

TURNER SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: CLAWS

June 17 | 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd | PASSHOLDERS ONLY

Claws

Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It’s the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world.

Cast: Niecy Nash, Karrueche Tran, Judy Reyes

Talk back with cast to immediately follow the screening.


 

LINCOLN ROAD DINE AROUND

June 17 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Lincoln Road

Enjoy special discounts for ABFF passholders at participating restaurants on Miami Beaches iconic retail strip Lincoln Rd.


 

CLOSING NIGHT FILM: ALL EYEZ ON ME

Courtesy of Codeblack Films

June 17 | 9:15 PM – 11:00 PM | Regal Cinemas | PASSHOLDERS ONLY

ALL EYEZ ON ME

 

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

June 17 | 11:00 PM – 3:00 AM | The Paris Theater, 550 Washington Ave | $75 BUY TICKETS

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY