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Stacey Abrams, Kenya Barris, Mary J. Blige, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe And More Topline Programming Slate For 2020 American Black Film Festival
Ten Day Virtual Fest Available to Global Audience August 21-30 Features Mix of Live and On Demand Content LOS ANGELES, CA, (August 6, 2020) - The first virtual edition of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), now in its 24th...
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American Black Film Festival Announces Film Slate for 2020 Virtual Festival
IMDb To Simulcast The Best of the ABFF Awards Ceremony On August 30 LOS ANGELES, CA, (July 23, 2020) - With a record number of entries, ABFF Ventures LLC., today revealed its slate of films in competition for the 24...
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American Black Film Festival Goes Virtual
Online Edition Scheduled for August 21-30, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA, (June 11, 2020) - ABFF Ventures LLC., today announced that the 24th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will take place online August 21-30, 2020 at abff.com. The ABFF Online...
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American Black Film Festival Postponed due to Coronavirus
Now Scheduled for October 21-25, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA, (March 24, 2020) - ABFF Ventures LLC., today announced that it has postponed the 2020 American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The 24th annual event scheduled to take place June 17 -...
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Mary J. Blige to Serve as 2020 American Black Film Festival Ambassador
LOS ANGELES, CA, (March 3, 2020) - ABFF Ventures LLC., today announced iconic Grammy Award® winning and Academy Award® nominated singer, songwriter, actress, producer and philanthropist Mary J. Blige as the ambassador for the 2020 American Black Film Festival (ABFF),...
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Submissions Open For 2020 American Black Film Festival’s HBO Short Film Competition
NEW YORK, NY, (December 12, 2019) - Film submissions are now open for the American Black Film Festival (ABFF)'s 23rd Annual HBO Short Film Competition. The five filmmakers selected as finalists will receive a trip to the festival in Miami...
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Actor and Comedian Deon Cole to Host the 2020 American Black Film Festival Honors on February 23 in Los Angeles
HBO's "The Wire" to Receive the Classic Television Award #ABFFHonors LOS ANGELES, (November 19, 2019) - ABFF Ventures, an entertainment company specializing in the production of live events, television and film focused on African American culture, announced today that actor...
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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Acquires Objects, Photographs and Documents from The American Black Film Festival
LOS ANGELES, (October 10, 2019) - Today, ABFF Ventures, LLC., announced that objects, photographs, documents and other memorabilia from The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) archives have been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture...
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The American Black Film Festival Announces 2020 Dates and Calls for Submissions
ABFF Returns to Miami Beach June 17-21, 2020 with Presenting Sponsor, The Greater Miami Conventions & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) LOS ANGELES, CA, (September 27, 2019) - The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced its 24th annual Festival will return to...
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