June 15 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Loews Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave
Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales
MASTER CLASS IN ACTING
Presented by Prudential
June 15 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive | $125BUY TICKETS
Actor Tasha Smith, leads students through multi-level instructional training focused on the craft and career of an actor,designed to help students unlock their artistic potential and inspire personal growth.
June 15 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre, MB Cinematheque, & Loews Hotel
June 15 | 12 NOON – 1:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St | $45BUY TICKETS
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Universal Pictures present a discussion about the making of the new comedy, Girls Trip, from Will Packer Productions (with exclusive clips). It’s the story of lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival, where sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides rediscovered. Girl Trip stars Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter, and is directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Panelists include: Regina Hall, Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee.
Network with fellow attendees, and meet the official feature filmmakers of the festival from 2 pm – 3 pm
CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Technology & The Future Of Entertainment Workshop
Presented by Aspire
June 15 | 1:30 PM | The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive | $30BUY TICKETS
The 2017 ABFF “Tech Talk Panel: Technology and the Future of Entertainment” sponsored by Aspire TV will ignite discussion in the sphere of Media Technology and its impact on the entertainment industry.
We invite you to join the conversation with Aspire TV’s host of ABFF Independent, David Banner, and the Director of Tech and Innovation, Andre Barnes.
CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Decoding Tech: The Next Generation of Steam
Presented by Google
June 15 | 3:30 PM | The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive | $30BUY TICKETS
ABFF partners with leading media companies, organizations, unions and guilds, to host targeted workshops and tech talks to foster career development.
TV ONE SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY
Becoming an exotic dancer seemed like a harmless way for Falicia to make and save money, but it doesn’t take long for her to get swept up in the glamour of quick cash. However, after meeting Dino, everything in her life changes. He is the only man who ever said “I love you,” to her, and for this she would do whatever he asks. Falicia becomes Dino’s puppet, and it was kill or be killed.
Director: Tasha Smith | Cast: Lance Gross, Lil Mama, Tami Roman
ABFF TALK SERIES “THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT” with Mona Scott Young
Presented by Verizon
June 15 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St | $50BUY TICKETS
20TH ANNUAL HBO SHORT FILM COMPETITION
June 15 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd | PASSHOLDERS ONLY
An exciting night, where five short films screen in competition for the HBO Short Film Award and a $10,000 cash prize
ABFF WHITE PARTY
June 15 | 10:30 PM – 3:00 AM | Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Drive | $65BUY TICKETS