THURSDAY, JUNE 15

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

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 | $125 BUY TICKETS

Tasha Smith

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.


 

FILM SCREENINGS

June 15 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre, MB Cinematheque, & Loews Hotel

TICKETS COMING SOON

Film Screenings Wreath

Features, Shorts, Docs & Web Series Screenings


 

PANEL DISCUSSION: ABFF FIRST LOOK: Girls Trip

Presented by the MPAA

June 15 | 12 NOON – 1:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St | $45 BUY TICKETS

Regina Hall, Will Packer, Malcolm D. Lee

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.


 

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSHOLDER LOUNGE

June 15 | 12 NOON – 4:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St | PASSHOLDERS ONLY

American Airlines Lounge

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 | $30 BUY TICKETS

Aspire

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 | $30 BUY TICKETS

Google

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

June 15 | 2:45 PM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd | PASSHOLDERS ONLY

TV ONE

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 | $50 BUY TICKETS

Mona Scott Young

 

20TH ANNUAL HBO SHORT FILM COMPETITION

June 15 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd | PASSHOLDERS ONLY

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


 

ABFF WHITE PARTY

June 15 | 10:30 PM – 3:00 AM | Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Drive | $65 BUY TICKETS

IT'S SO MIAMI Party

Attire: White, Miami Chic