Short Films

A competitive section for narrative shorts directed by and/or both produced and written by persons of African descent. Now in its 26th year, the HBO® Short Film Award is regarded as one of the most prestigious short film showcases in the country. Five filmmakers are selected as finalists and receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the festival as well as an opportunity to have their film license for broadcast on HBO Max. The ABFF is an Academy Award qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards.

2023 Eligibility Criteria to come.