ABFF ALUM & FESTIVAL FOUNDER CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS STORIES
Will Packer, Nicole Friday, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Friday, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Anthony Anderson
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The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau team welcome ABFF to Miami
William D. Talbot III (second from right) and Connie Kinnard (right)
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Opening Night Film "Central Intelligence" Red Carpet Arrivals
McKinley Freeman, Danielle Nicollette, Robert Ri’chard & Jimmy Jean-Louis
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A Conversation with Common ABFF 20th Anniversary Common showing love and respect for his interviewer Roland Martin ABFF 20th Anniversary HBO Short Film Competition Q & A ABFF 20th Anniversary Star Jones discussing The Birth of a Nation with writer, producer, director and lead actor Nate Parker ABFF 20th Anniversary The ABFF audience, mesmerized. ABFF 20th Anniversary Star Jones, Gabrielle Union, Nate Parker & Aja Naomi King receive a standing ovation ABFF 20th Anniversary Omari Hardwick greets attendees at the Cadillac Power Lounge ABFF 20th Anniversary ABFF 20th Anniversary Party at Story, hosted by Coors Light ABFF 20th Anniversary Cedric the Entertainer & DJ D-Nice ABFF 20th Anniversary Deon Cole & Common kickin' it ABFF 20th Anniversary Kwesé Filmmaker Reception ABFF 20th Anniversary Gabrielle Union, Will Packer and David E. Talbert discuss the making of Almost Christmas ABFF 20th Anniversary Scenes coming alive at TV One's Celebrity Scene Stealers ABFF 20th Anniversary Tichina Arnold and ABFF attendee having fun in the Power Lounge ABFF 20th Anniversary Comedy Wings Winner Daphnique Springs slays ABFF 20th Anniversary ABFF...always entertaining ABFF 20th Anniversary Ruth E. Carter (seated right) breaks down the Art of Storytelling Through Costume Design ABFF 20th Anniversary Black girl magic at the Women in Hollywood Panel: Teyonah Parris, Nicole Beharie, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aja Naomi King ABFF 20th Anniversary T.D. Jakes greets Shaun Robinson for their morning talk ABFF 20th Anniversary Chris Spencer hosts the 2016 "Best of the Festival" awards ceremony ABFF 20th Anniversary Paris Bauldwin takes home the Best of Festival Audience Award for her film THE FIX, presented by Connie Orlando (BET) ABFF 20th Anniversary Malik Yoba and D'Angela Procter announce the TV One Screenplay Competition Winner ABFF 20th Anniversary Director and mentor, Malcolm D. Lee, cues the McDonald's Video Competition Finalist's videos for all to see ABFF 20th Anniversary VH1 announces its Unscripted Storytelling Workshop
Caralene Robinson & colleague
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Gourdan Banks rocks ABFF20 ABFF 20th Anniversary Qasim Basir takes home the $25,000 Grand Jury Prize for Best Director, presented by Melody Lee (Cadillac) ABFF 20th Anniversary Cory Hardrict's heartfelt acceptance speech as he receives the 2016 Best Actor award ABFF 20th Anniversary ABFF Founder Jeff Friday makes closing remarks and thanks the ABFF Family ABFF 20th Anniversary Hennessy Post-Awards Reception ABFF 20th Anniversary

A 20 YEAR LEGACY

"We are more than honored to have had the opportunity to serve the community of diverse artists and creators over the past two decades. While there are still future inroads to be made, it is encouraging that the industry has awakened to the power of inclusion. We salute all of our partners who have sustained us during our journey, with special thanks to founding sponsor HBO and this year’s presenting sponsors Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, TV One, Cadillac and McDonald's. Through their support we have been able to realize goals that 20 years ago we could only dream."
Jeff Friday

Jeff Friday
ABFF Founder

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