2015 Award Winners

“Best of the ABFF” Audience Award (TIE)

presented by VH1

KNUCKLEHEAD

Directed by: Ben Bowman | Written by: Bryan Abrams, Ben Bowman | Produced by: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Ben Bowman | Executive Producers: Jonathan Gray, Debra Azemar | Cast: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Alfre Woodard, Amari Cheatom, Justin Myrick, Nikiya Mathis, Carla Duren

AND

LAST NIGHT

Directed by: Harold Jackson III | Written by: Harold Jackson III | Produced by: Harold Jackson III, Hope Taylor, Prince Levy Jr., Latecia Durham | Cast: Judi Blair, Danny Gavigan, Benton Greene, Nedra McClyde, Nikkole Salter

Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay

presented by Time Warner Foundation

LAST NIGHT

Directed by: Harold Jackson III | Written by: Harold Jackson III | Produced by: Harold Jackson III, Hope Taylor, Prince Levy Jr., Latecia Durham | Cast: Judi Blair, Danny Gavigan, Benton Greene, Nedra McClyde, Nikkole Salter

Grand Jury Award for Best Director

presented by Cadillac

THE NIGHT BEFORE

Directed by: Kenny Young | Written by: Kenny Young | Produced by: Phil James, Lisa D. Washington, Kim Hardin | Executive Producers: Angela White, Felicia James | Cast: Colin Egglesfield, David Faustino, Fred Willard, Anna Hutchinson, Brian White, Gary Owen

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative

presented by Prudential

THE NIGHT BEFORE

Directed by: Kenny Young | Written by: Kenny Young | Produced by: Phil James, Lisa D. Washington, Kim Hardin | Executive Producers: Angela White, Felicia James | Cast: Colin Egglesfield, David Faustino, Fred Willard, Anna Hutchinson, Brian White, Gary Owen

Grand Jury Award for Best Actor

presented by ASPiRE

Lisa Arrindell Anderson – THE SIN SEER

Directed by: Paul D. Hannah | Written by: Paul D. Hannah | Produced by: Paul D. Hannah, Angela White, Isaiah Washington

HBO® Short Film Competition

STANHOPE

Directed by: Solvan Naim | Written by: Solvan Naim | Produced by: Solvan Naim, Akshay Bhansali | Cast: Malik Lockett, Johnnie Mae, Rob Morgan, Nedra McClyde, Simeon Buresch

Best Web Original

presented by Comcast NBCUniversal

AMERICAN KOKO

Directed by: Diarra Kilpatrick & Miles Orion Feld | Written by: Diarra Kilpatrick | Produced by: Anna Micayla Feld | Cast: Diarra Kilpatrick, Terrence Colby Clemons, Miles Orion Feld, Elaine Kao, Cedric Sanders

Best Documentary

presented by BET Networks

ALTHEA

Directed by: Rex Miller | Produced by: Nancy Buirski, Elisabeth Haviland James, Rex Miller | Executive Producers: John Amos, Billie Jean King, William Ackman | Principal Subject(s): Billie Jean King, Nick Bollettieri, David Dinkins, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

Comedy Wings Competition Winner

presented by HBO

Chastity Washington

McDonald’s Lovin’ Video Competition Winner

PUPPY LOVE

Written and Directed by Richard T. Fields

Star Project

presented by NBCUniversal

Female – Asha Kamali

Male – Rahmell Peebles

TV One Screenplay Competition

DEADBEAT DAD REHAB

Written by Keronoda “Kiki” McKnight

Career Achievement Award

Jenifer Lewis