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 | $125BUY TICKETS
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.
June 17 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre & MB Cinematheque
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 | $45BUY TICKETS
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.
3:30 pm Composing Music for Film & TV Workshop, presented by ASCAP | $30BUY TICKETS
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 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.