2020 PANELS, LIVE EVENTS & SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

2:00 p.m. EST (Live Event)
EMPOWERING AFRO-LATINO TALENT

(Sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Showcase of Sony Pictures Television latest project that tells the story of Sony Music’s Grammy award winning Colombian hip hop group, ChocQuibTown.

Panelists:

  • Ana Bond, Sony Pictures, SVP & MD International Production
  • Adriana Diaz, CBS News, National Correspondent
  • Gloria “Goyo” Martínez, ChocQuibTown

Moderator: Brett King, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, Sony Pictures Entertainment


5:00 p.m. EST (Live Event)
AMPLIFY OUR VOICES: SHARING BLACK STORIES

(Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal)

Bravo Media presents an intimate conversation in which our panelists discuss their personal experiences and perspectives around diversity both in front of and behind the camera. To further the dialogue regarding unscripted television, they will exchange thoughts on the importance of Black producers ensuring that our stories aren’t overlooked and we are represented equally in today’s diverse culture landscape.

Panelists:

  • Garcelle Beauvais from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
  • Gizelle Bryant from “The Real Housewives of Potomac”
  • Kandi Burruss from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
  • Dr. Simone Whitmore from “Married to Medicine Atlanta”
  • Salena Rochester, Director, Current Production, Bravo

Moderator: Alicia Quarles, Senior News correspondent for DailyMailTV


8:00 p.m. EST
BEST OF THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS HOSTED BY BORIS KODJOE & NICOLE ARI PARKER

(Sponsored by IMDb)

The culminating event of the festival where the competitive film award winners are announced.

Presenters:

  • Best Director – Telva Mcgruder, Cadillac; Lee Daniels, Director (The United States vs. Billie Holliday)
  • Best U.S. Narrative – Salene Hitchcock-Gear, Prudential Financial and La La Anthony, Actor (The Chi)
  • Best Screenplay – Sinqua Walls, Actor (BET’s American Soul)
  • John Singleton Award for Best First Feature – Spike Lee, Director (Da 5 Bloods) and Jeff & Nicole Friday (ABFF)
  • Best International Narrative – Keith La Goy, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker
  • HBO Short Film Award – Bevy Smith, Television Personality (Bevelations sirusXM)
  • Best Web Series – Keesha Boyd, Comcast and Logan Browning, Actor (Dear White People)
  • Best Documentary – Latasha Gillespie Amazon Studios and Laz Alonso, Actor (The Boys)

9:00 p.m. EST (Live Event)
BEST OF THE ABFF AWARDS AFTER PARTY

(Co-sponsored by Universal Production Music and Moet Hennessy)

The festival’s closing night party and celebration of this year’s award winners. Wear Black.

Music by: DJ Standout