2018 Award Winners

Jury Award, Best Director

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Storm Saulter – “Sprinter”

Jury Award, Best Screenplay

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Nijla Mumin – “JINN”

Directed by: Nijla Mumin | Produced by: Avril Z. Speaks, Maya Emelle, Arielle Saturne | Executive Produced by: Tommy Oliver, Billy Mulligan, Elton Brand, Angela Harvey, Mike C. Manning, Shandra L. McDonald, Amy McGary, Kristen McGary, and Simone Missick | Starring: Zoe Renne, Simone Missick, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Hisham Tawfiq, Kelly Jenrette, Ashlei Foushee, Damien Smith, Maya Morales

NBC Spotlight Actor Award

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Zoe Renee – performance in “JINN”

Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature

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“Sprinter” – produced by Robert Maylor, Clarence Hammond, Jamal Watson

Directed by: Storm Saulter | Produced by: Robert Maylor, Clarence Hammond, Jamal Watson | Executive Produced by: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Richard Jefferson, Josef Bogdanovich, Zachary Harding | Written by: Storm Saulter | Starring: Dale Elliott, Kadeem Wilson, Shantol Jackson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Lorraine Toussaint, David Alan Grier

HBO® Short Film Award

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“Moths and Butterflies” – written and directed by Alfonso Johnson

Directed by: Alfonso Johnson | Produced by: Alfonso Johnson, Garry Glasco, Eric Branco, Damon Diddit, Philippe Pierre | Written by: Alfonso Johnson | Starring: Amari Cheatom, Gillian Glasco

Jury Award, Best Documentary

“Not in My Neighbourhood” – directed by Kurt Orderson

Directed by: Kurt Orderson | Produced by: Raisa Cole, Kurt Orderson | Written by: Raisa Cole, Kurt Orderson | Cast: Real life citizens

Audience Award, Best Feature

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“Sprinter” – produced by Robert Maylor, Clarence Hammond, Jamal Watson

Jury Award, Best Web Series

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“KELOID U.S.A.” – written, produced and directed by Huriyyah Muhammadn

Directed by: Huriyyah Muhammad | Produced by: Huriyyah Muhammad | Written by: Huriyyah Muhammad | Starring: David Nixon, Aba Woodruff, Frederic Jean, Reynaldo Piniella, Jessica Fontaine, Kenna Jackson

ABFF Comedy Wings

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Blaq Ron

TV One Screenplay Competition

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“Connected” – written by Rashim Cannad

Turner TV Writing Contest

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Craig T. Williams – “Allergic” (Comedy)

Terrence L. Moore – “Uptown” (Drama)

TruTV Comedy Writers Competition

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Harold Williams – “What Had Happened Was”

NBC Hosting Workshop

Kamie Crawford

Winston Marshall

Script to Screen Competition

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Courtney Perdue & Baindu Saidu – “African-America”

April Blair – “Curves”

Darnell Brown – “The Good Book”