June 16 | 9:00 am – noon | Venue: Ritz Ballroom, Salon 2 & 3
Sharpen your acting skills in this intensive two-day class on the business and craft of acting through scene study and lively discussion with Bill Duke and several guests from the world of film and television.
The Power Lounge
Hosted by Cadillac
June 16 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Venue: Loews Hotel, Cowrie 2
Catered breaks and celebrity meet & greet with Elise Neal at 4 pm. This event is a perk for Deco passholders.
American Airlines Passholder Lounge
June 16 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Salon 1
An oasis amidst the festival for ABFF passholders to network and experience American Airlines’ brand of hospitality.
Official Film Screenings
Narrative Feature & Documentary Sections
June 16 | 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Venue: Regal Cinemas (Screens 17 & 18), 1120 Lincoln Rd.
Attend world premieres of dynamic new content by Black writers, directors and producers.
A Conversation with Common
Presented by American Airlines
June 16 | 12 noon | Venue: Loews, Americana 3 & 4
A dynamic discussion with Oscar-winning recording artist, multi-Grammy winner and actor Common (Barbershop: The Next Cut, Selma, Smokin’ Aces, American Gangster).
Moderator: Roland S. Martin, journalist & host (NewsOne Now, TVOne)
Spotlight Screening: ABFF INDEPENDENT
Courtesy of ASPiRE
June 16 | 1:30 pm | Venue: Colony Theatre
Join Grammy Award-winning music producer, recording artist and actor David Banner (Ride Along, Lee Daniel’s The Butler) for the season premiere of ASPiRE’s popular original series that presents the best of independent shorts and docs from emerging African American artists.
Spotlight Screening: ANGIE TRIBECA
Courtesy of TBS
OPEN TO PASSHOLDERS & FREE FOR SOUTH FLORIDA RESIDENTS. SOUTH FLORIDA RESIDENTS MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT ISSUED I.D. FOR FREE ENTRY.
June 16 | 5:00 pm | Venue: Colony Theatre
Preview a brand new episode of “Angie Tribeca,” alongside one of the show’s star Deon Cole who will participate in a lively discussion following the screening.
Moderator: Lisa Bonner, EBONY magazine
ABFF Alumni Filmmaker Reunion
Co-sponsored by BET Networks
June 16 | 6:30 pm | Venue: Loews Hotel, Americana Lawn | (Private Event for Alumni Filmmakers)
A private reception in honor of all of the ABFF filmmakers from the festival’s 20 years.