Pre-registion for the 2017 ABFF is NOW CLOSED. Passes and tickets will be available for purchase starting June 14th in the festival registration center located on the 2nd floor of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER
June 15 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Loews Hotel, Americana 2, 1601 Collins Ave
Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales
MASTER CLASS IN ACTING
Presented by Prudential
June 15 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Gallery at the Betsy Hotel, 1433 Collins Ave | $125
Actor Tasha Smith, leads students through multi-level instructional training focused on the craft and career of an actor,designed to help students unlock their artistic potential and inspire personal growth.
CADILLAC INTERACTIVE STUDIO
June 15 | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor
Step into the Cadillac interactive experience and be the star of your own movie poster.
June 15 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Loews Hotel, Rotunda
Get exclusive TV One swag, win cool prizes and more when you stop by the Industry Expo between 10am – 1pm! Visit the TV One booth, network with industry insiders and REPRESENT with TV One.
Representatives from Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Entertainment & Invest Atlanta will discuss what to expect when you film in Georgia. Learn what financial incentives, funding opportunities, location diversity, production resources and professional support is available as you plan your next production.
June 15 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre, MB Cinematheque, & Loews Hotel
A one-hour anthology series that distills classic hip-hop records down to their thematic essence and builds inspired cautionary tales for each hit song.
Q & A with Irv Gotti will immediately follow the screening.
Directors: Jessy Terrero, Benny Boom, Irv Gotti, Erik White | Writer: Joy Kecken | Executive Producer: Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo | Producer: Ron Robinson | Principle Cast: Boris Kodjoe, Clifton Powell, Woody McClain, Jennifer Freeman, Keith Powers, Lance Gross
SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: STEP
Courtesy of Fox Searchlight
June 15 | 11:00 AM | MB Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave | GET TICKETS
STEP is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Universal Pictures present a discussion about the making of the new comedy, Girls Trip, from Will Packer Productions (with exclusive clips). It’s the story of lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival, where sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides rediscovered. Girl Trip stars Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter, and is directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Panelists include: Regina Hall, Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee.
Network with fellow attendees, and meet the official feature filmmakers of the festival from 2 pm – 3 pm
SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: SPOTLIGHT ON CLASSIC CINEMA
Courtesy of National Museum of African American History and Culture
June 15 | 1:30 PM | MB Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave | GET TICKETS
Two films by pioneer filmmaker Madeline Anderson presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture followed by Madeline Anderson in conversation with Rhea L. Combs, Ph.D., Curator of Photography & Film and Head of the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA).
Director: Madeline Anderson | Producer: Madeline Anderson
TECH TALK: TECHNOLOGY & THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT WORKSHOP
Aspire TV will ignite discussion in the sphere of Media Technology and its impact on the entertainment industry. Join the conversation with Aspire TV’s ABFF Independent host, David Banner, and the Director of Tech and Innovation, Andre Barnes.
Becoming an exotic dancer seemed like a harmless way for Falicia to make and save money, but it doesn’t take long for her to get swept up in the glamour of quick cash. However, after meeting Dino, everything in her life changes. He is the only man who ever said “I love you,” to her, and for this she would do whatever he asks. Falicia becomes Dino’s puppet, and it was kill or be killed.
Q & A with director Tasha Smith, Lance Gross, Lil Mama, and Tami Roman will immediately follow the screening.
Director: Tasha Smith | Cast: Lance Gross, Lil Mama, Tami Roman
Stop by the BLACK ENTERPRISE booth and meet the SVP/Editor-At-Large, Alfred Edmond Jr. and learn of all the exciting conferences there is to come! Be sure to also sign-up for a chance to win free magazine subscriptions, access to our premier events and more!
UMC – Urban Movie Channel is a new subscription streaming service dedicated to programming the best in urban content, and providing a destination for independent producers to showcase their work. Whether you’re a content creator or content consumer—stop by and learn more about UMC and opportunities to have your work shown on this new streaming platform. Plus a chance to win an annual subscription!
The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) is a national labor organization currently representing over 7,500 freelance and staff post-production professionals. Ours is the world’s premiere craft guild that sets the standards for excellence in the post-production industry.
DECODING TECH: THE NEXT GENERATION OF STEAM PROFESSIONALS
Careers in Entertainment Center
Presented by Google
June 15 | 3:30 PM | The Gallery at the Betsy Hotel, 1433 Collins Ave | $30