Wednesday, June 15

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Registration Center & Partner Expo

Sponsored by American Airlines

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach - 2nd Floor
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7:30 pm

26th Annual ABFF Festival Welcome

New World Center – Performance Hall
2022 Ambassador: Issa Rae

ABFF Ventures President/GM Nicole Friday & 2022 Festival Ambassador Issa Rae

8:00 pm

Opening Night Film: CIVIL

Courtesy of Netflix

New World Center – Performance Hall

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Nadia Hallgren, CIVIL is an intimate vérité look at the life of civil rights attorney Ben Crump. Considered a trailblazer of his field, Crump gives viewers an inside look at his mission to raise the value of Black life. As the civil lawyer for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Black farmers and banking while Black victims, Crump challenges America to come to terms with what it owes his clients.

Directed by: Nadia Hallgren | Produced by: Nadia Hallgren, Kenya Barris, Roger Ross Williams, Lauren Cioffi | Executive Produced by: Erynn Sampson, Matthew Carnahan, Geoff Martz | Cinematography by: Nadia Hallgren

10:00 pm

Opening Night Reception

Co-sponsored by Bounce TV

Bass Museum

Music by: DJ Goodwill