American Black Film Festival - Returning to Miami Beach in 2021

Celebrating Our Story

We couldn’t be prouder that in 1997 some ninety people gathered at the very first ABFF, in the name of supporting Black filmmakers and 25 years later, the little engine that could, has grown to be the leading festival for Black content creators, with attendees from over ninety countries around the world. It’s been an incredible journey!

It’s a community of lovers of the culture who annually come together to encourage new voices, stories by and about people of color. Having uplifted artists such as Halle Berry (Oscar Winner), and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) early in their careers, ABFF is a powerhouse for new talent, the place for latest in Black film and television, beloved by the Black Hollywood community.

We’re saluting 25 years of ABFF, storytelling and storytellers, with five days of live events in Miami, November 3-7, and seven days of virtual events November 8-14, 2021. Come celebrate with us!

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Open Air Screenings
Spirited Panels
Inspiring Talks
Executive Hospitality
Hollywood Premieres
Live Entertainment
Star-studded Parties
Filmmaker Hospitality
Industry Master Classes
Inspiring Talks
Spirited Panels
Sponsor Activations
The Best of Indie Black Content

How to Fest

ABFF’s live events take place in Miami Beach, one of the world’s most desirable destinations. Events are held at three to four venues nearby the festival’s host hotels, and it is purposely designed this way to create a nurturing atmosphere, that encourages networking. Attendees take in viewing experiences, networking events, and talks centered around the business of entertainment, as a collective.

For the best festival experience, purchase your ABFF pass in advance while available (provides access to all live and virtual events), and consider staying at one of the festival’s host hotels for convenience.

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Call For Submissions
  • Documentary Feature Initiative
  • ABFF Monologue Competition
  • HBO Short Film Competition
  • Unscripted TV Competition
Presenting Sponsors - Warner Media, HBO® (Founding), Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Official Sponsors - Netflix, Verizon Media
Supporting Sponsor - Accenture
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