NICE CROWD presents the American Black Film Festival, Miami Beach, June 12-16, 2024. Everyone has a story, yours belongs here.

About the Festival

Now celebrating its 28th year, the American Film Festival remains the preeminent event of its kind, empowering Black artists and spotlighting a diverse array of entertainment content created by and for individuals of African descent. An event like no other, the festival brings together enthusiasts of Black culture alongside industry executives and content creators from across the globe for five days filled with screenings, engaging talk events, exclusive parties, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Join us live in sunny South Beach from June 12-16 for an unforgettable experience, followed by our online segment streaming on ABFF PLAY from June 17-24.

Pass sales and submissions now open.

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Moderator Bevy Smith on stage at HBO Short Film Award Competition

Our Legacy

The ABFF has earned global acclaim for its profound impact on the entertainment industry. Over the span of nearly three decades, the festival has served as a vital platform for Black artists, offering them pathways to success within Hollywood and beyond.

Through an array of talent showcases ad pipelines programs, the ABFF has provided unparalleled support to countless actors, writers, and directors, guiding their careers and introducing them to the broader industry landscape, often when they were still relatively unknown. As a result, the festival stands as a beacon of opportunity, empowering diverse voices and reshaping the narrative of representation in film and television.

Submission Deadlines: Early: November 15 Final: February 28

Submit Your Work

Now accepting submissions for the Black & Unlimited Fatherhood Project through March 10. All other submissions are now closed.


Passes on Sale Now

For an optimal festival experience, we highly recommend purchasing your ABFF pass in advance. Securing your festival pass not only ensures convenience but also offers the most cost-effective way to fully immerse yourself in the Festival. By purchasing early, you unlock significant savings; and earlier you buy the more you save!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to access the exciting screenings, events, and networking opportunities that ABFF has to offer.

Passes on sale now starting at $110. Pre Registration ends May 10.

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ABFF First Look: The Color Purple - A Bold New Take on a Beloved Classic

What to Expect

2024 Festival Sponsors

Founding Sponsors
Warner Bros. Discovery, HBO
Presenting Sponsors
Cadillac, Comcast NBCUniversal, Walmart, Ally
Major Sponsors
City of Miami Beach, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Official Sponsors
American Airlines, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Supporting Sponsors
Amazon MGM Studios, New World Symphony
Black & Unlimited Fatherhood Project - Submit your film about Black Fatherhood for a chance to win $10,000 and a trip to the 2024 ABFF - Sponsored by Walmart

Beyond the Festival

The impact of the ABFF brand, extends far beyond our annual gathering in Miami Beach. Through various initiatives, partnerships, and platforms, ABFF serves as a vital hub for showcasing the extraordinary talent of Black creatives around the world and throughout the year