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THE 2017 “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FESTIVAL HONORS” ADDS TERRENCE HOWARD AS HONOREE WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY KOFI SIRIBOE, JAY ELLIS, ALEXANDRA SHIPP AND KYLIE BUNBURY

February 6, 2017


BET NETWORKS, THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF) AND HILTON TEAM UP TO GIVE A VIP EXPERIENCE TO A LUCKY WINNER TO THE 2017 BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS IN LOS ANGELES ON FEBRUARY 17

February 3, 2017


DENZEL WASHINGTON, ISSA RAE AND F. GARY GRAY CONFIRMED AS HONOREES AT THE 2017 “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS”

January 31, 2017


ABFF AND BET NETWORKS TEAM UP TO ANNOUNCE THE 2017 TELEVISION AND MOVIE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES FOR “BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS”

January 26, 2017


THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF) ANNOUNCES ACTRESS REGINA HALL AS 2017 CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR

December 15, 2016


21st ANNUAL AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 DATES

October 20, 2016


STAR-STUDDED LINEUP OF ENTERTAINERS CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

June 27, 2016


THE 20TH AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL WILL SCREEN A WIDE AND DIVERSE SELECTION OF NARRATIVES, DOCUMENTARIES, SHORT FILMS AND WEBISODES IN MIAMI, JUNE 15-19

June 1, 2016


“CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE” STARRING DWAYNE JOHNSON AND KEVIN HART, TO SCREEN AS OPENING NIGHT FILM AT THE 20TH AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL ON JUNE 15, 2016 IN MIAMI

May 24, 2016


THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL TO LAUNCH “ABFF CREATORS SUMMIT”

April 25, 2016


THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS LIST OF TALENT DISCOVERY PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HBO®, COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, TV ONE AND MCDONALD’S

March 15, 2016


McDonald’s AND AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL RETURN WITH NATIONAL VIDEO COMPETITION FOR RISING FILMMAKERS

February 15, 2016


BET NETWORKS PARTNERS WITH THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL TO PRODUCE THE 2016 ABFF AWARDS: A CELEBRATION OF HOLLYWOOD PREMIERING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD AT 8PM ET/PT

February 8, 2016


ABFF HONORS ANNOUNCES ITS “TELEVISION SHOW OF THE YEAR” AND “FILM OF THE YEAR” NOMINEES

January 20, 2016


TELEVISION AND FILM PRODUCER WILL PACKER TO RECEIVE “DISTINGUISHED ABFF ALUMNI AWARD” AT THE 2016 ABFF HONORS

December 21, 2015


ACTRESS, SINGER AND AUTHOR DIAHANN CARROLL TO RECEIVE “HOLLYWOOD LEGACY AWARD” AT THE 2016 ABFF HONORS

December 14, 2015


THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF ANNOUNCES ACTOR/ARTIST COMMON AS 2016 CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR

November 12, 2015


ACTOR AND COMEDIAN MIKE EPPS CONFIRMED AS HOST OF THE 2016 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF HONORS

October 27, 2015


GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU AND AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FESTIVAL RETURN TO MIAMI JUNE 15-19, 2016

August 11, 2015


GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU JOINS AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL TO ANNOUNCE THE FESTIVAL’S RETURN TO MIAMI IN JUNE 2016

August 07, 2015


TARAJI P. HENSON, JOE MORTON, TRACEE ELLIS ROSS, LORRAINE TOUSSAINT, LARRY WILMORE, JOHN SINGLETON, GAYLE KING AND MORE PARTICIPATE IN INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND MORE AT THE 2015 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

June 18, 2015


THE 19TH AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL WILL SCREEN A DIVERSE SLATE OF WEBISODES, NARRATIVES, DOCUMENTARIES AND SHORT FILMS IN NEW YORK CITY FROM JUNE 11-14

May 22, 2015


RICK FAMUYIWA’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM, “DOPE”, SPONSORED BY THE MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ANNOUNCED AS OPENING NIGHT FILM

May 11, 2015


AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL PROMOTES GREATER MEDIA DIVERSITY WITH THE UNVEILING OF THE FIRST MULTICULTURAL TELEVISION & MEDIA EXPO JUNE 13 & 14 IN NEW YORK CITY

March 13, 2015


THE 2015 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ACTRESS TARAJI P. HENSON AS CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR

March 4, 2015


THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF LAUNCHES AN ARRAY OF TALENT COMPETITIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HBO®, COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL AND MCDONALD’S

February 19, 2015


McDonald’s and the American Black Film Festival Challenge Rising Filmmakers to Show Lovin’ through a National Video Competition

February 10, 2015


BLACK ENTERPRISE CEO EARL “BUTCH” GRAVES, FILM LIFE INC. CEO JEFF FRIDAY JOIN FORCES TO FORM ABFF VENTURES

December 4, 2014


ABFF Announces 2015 Dates & Host City

November 19, 2014