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American Black Film Festival Announces Producer Will Packer as Its Jury President for 25th Anniversary Festival

Submissions Now Open for the 2021 American Black Film Festival Set for Miami Beach and Online November 3-14 LOS ANGELES, CA, (March 30, 2021) - ABFF Ventures LLC., announced today that film producer Will Packer ('Girls Trip,' 'Ride Along') will serve as the Jury President for the 2021 American Black Film Festival (ABFF). This year, the ABFF will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a new festival format - a hybrid event, with live events in Miami Beach, November 3-7, followed by a week of virtual events on abffplay.com November 8-14. In his role as president, Packer will help the festival expand its Jury and curate a diverse slate of film and ...

American Black Film Festival Ventures Appoints IMG to Develop and Market Cohesive Sponsorship Offering

LOS ANGELES, CA, (March 17, 2021) - ABFF Ventures LLC. today announced an exclusive commercial partnership with IMG, a global leader in events, media, fashion and sports, that will see IMG sell sponsorship for the entertainment company's portfolio of annual events. IMG, an Endeavor company, will develop and market a long-term, cohesive sponsorship strategy for the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), ABFF Honors awards gala, and new ABFF Comedy Festival launching in 2021, as well as Film Life Foundation's Social Justice Now Film Festival. Founded in 1997, ABFF Ventures' primary mission is to create properties that entertain, educate and inspire ...

American Black Film Festival to Celebrate Milestone 25th Anniversary with In-Person and Virtual Programming to Reach a Global Audience

Festival Returns to Miami Beach November 3-14 LOS ANGELES, CA, (March 10, 2021) - ABFF Ventures LLC., announced today that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) with a return to Miami Beach from November 3-7, and virtually for seven days thereafter, November 8-14 on ABFF PLAY (www.abffplay.com), its streaming platform. The festival will feature studio screenings, panel discussions, and networking events to elevate timely issues and celebrate Black entertainment, and provide Black and Brown filmmakers a platform to tell their stories and drive momentum toward creating a more equal and diverse media ...

ABFF Launches New Comedy Festival to Showcase Up and Coming Multicultural Comedians and Comedy Writers

Kenya Barris Will Serve as Ambassador for the Five-Day Virtual Event Submission Now Open for Stand-Up Comedy Performance, Shorts Films, Web Series and Podcasts LOS ANGELES, CA, (January 28, 2021) - ABFF Ventures LLC., announced the launch of ABFF Comedy Festival, a new event dedicated to supporting emerging Black and Brown comedians and comedy writers. Kenya Barris ("Black-ish," "Grown-ish," "Black AF") will serve as the ABFF Comedy Festival event Ambassador. A spin off of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, ABFF Comedy Festival's mission is to be a global stage for the multicultural ...

American Black Film Festival and IMDb Presents New Digital Series – Hollywood Homecoming – Launching In February 2021

The Best Man Kicks Off Series Reuniting Directors and Stars of Iconic Black Films LOS ANGELES, CA, (January 14, 2021) - American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced a new series, Hollywood Homecoming, in collaboration with IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows, and celebrities. The new series will bring together the director and cast and pay homage to iconic films that showcase Black humanity and provide balanced portrayals of the African American experience. Hollywood Homecoming will premiere during Black History Month, with the quintessential Black romantic comedy, The Best Man. Director ...

2020 American Black Film Festival Wraps with Celebration of Winning Films and Filmmakers via ‘The Best of The ABFF Awards’

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker Hosted the Virtual Ceremony Simulcast by IMDb LOS ANGELES, CA, (August 31, 2020) - The 24th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), which took place August 21 - 30 virtually via the newly launched ABFF PLAY platform, wrapped ten days of festivities with 'The Best of the ABFF Awards,' hosted by Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker with a simulcast on IMDb (www.imdb.com). Presenters included: Lee Daniels (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), Laz Alonso (The Boys), Bevy Smith (BEVELATIONS), Logan Browning (Dear White People), Sinqua Walls (American Soul), La La Anthony (Power) and Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods). The ...

Stacey Abrams, Kenya Barris, Mary J. Blige, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe And More Topline Programming Slate For 2020 American Black Film Festival

Ten Day Virtual Fest Available to Global Audience August 21-30 Features Mix of Live and On Demand Content LOS ANGELES, CA, (August 6, 2020) - The first virtual edition of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), now in its 24th year, will feature a robust slate of speakers including Stacey Abrams, Kenya Barris, Mary J. Blige, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Gabrielle Union and Lena Waithe, as well as panels ranging from the business of Hollywood to spotlights on new films and television series. The festival will offer a mix of live and on demand content from August 21st to 30th at abff.com. Opening night will feature the HBO Short ...

American Black Film Festival Announces Film Slate for 2020 Virtual Festival

IMDb To Simulcast The Best of the ABFF Awards Ceremony On August 30 LOS ANGELES, CA, (July 23, 2020) - With a record number of entries, ABFF Ventures LLC., today revealed its slate of films in competition for the 24 th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) scheduled to take place online August 21-30th at abff.com. ABFF also announced that IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world's most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows and celebrities, will simulcast The Best of the ABFF Awards Ceremony on its homepage on August 30th, closing night of the Festival. The ABFF Online Edition will continue the tradition of the live ...

American Black Film Festival Goes Virtual

Online Edition Scheduled for August 21-30, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA, (June 11, 2020) - ABFF Ventures LLC., today announced that the 24th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will take place online August 21-30, 2020 at abff.com. The ABFF Online Edition will continue the tradition of the live festival, featuring the best of independent black cinema, studio premieres, conversations and panels, business of entertainment seminars, along with virtual networking events. The ABFF will also use its platform for social change in response to the scourge of racial injustice in our country, as well as educate and support its community in an effort to help ...

American Black Film Festival Postponed due to Coronavirus

Now Scheduled for October 21-25, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA, (March 24, 2020) - ABFF Ventures LLC., today announced that it has postponed the 2020 American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The 24th annual event scheduled to take place June 17 - 21 in Miami Beach has been rescheduled for October 21-25, 2020. The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) was conceived in 1997 as a vehicle to strengthen the black entertainment community and provide a platform for emerging artists. It has become one of the leading film festivals in the world and a place of inspiration and community for many. "ABFF is a destination event that attracts participants from around the ...