The 2017 American Black Film Festival Returns to Miami with an Exciting Lineup of Films, Innovative Programs and Premium Events
The 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) returns to Miami, June 14–18, with an exciting lineup of film screenings and an extensive schedule of events and networking opportunities for film and television enthusiasts in Miami. The festival, in its 21st year, is dedicated to introducing emerging content creators of African descent to the industry at large and is recognized as one of the leading film festivals in the world.
Kicking off the festival on Wednesday, June 14 at the historic Olympia Theater, will be the worldwide premiere upcoming comedy Girls Trip, featuring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah.
On Thursday, June 15, at the New World Center, guests can attend a “First Look” Q&A with Girls Trip actress Regina Hall, director Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man franchise, Barbershop: The Next Cut) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises, Almost Christmas).
In addition to the best of black film and TV, the five-day festival will offer an innovative program with new experiences including, The Creators Summit, hosted by CAA, is an intensive program which provides diverse storytellers valuable insights into the process of pitching and developing film, television and web-based projects; The ABFF Careers in Entertainment Center is a three-day educational forum where festival partners (leading media companies, organization, union and guilds), host targeted workshops and tech talks to foster career development; and The Virtual Reality Experience will include a special screening of dynamic VR content, followed by talk backs with filmmakers and VR experts.
HBO, the festival’s founding and presenting sponsor, will be marking the 20th anniversary of the widely acclaimed HBO Short Film Competition at the festival on Thursday, June 15 at the Colony Theatre.
The closing night film at the festival will be the Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me, from director Benny Boom, on Saturday, June 17 at Regal Cinemas. For more information on the festival, visit their website or stay in touch via social on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.