The American Black Film Festival annually showcases dynamic content by and about people of African descent from around the world. The festival has four (4) competitive screening sections: Narrative Features, Documentaries, Short Films, and Web Series.


In addition to ABFF’s awards to recognize and reward talented filmmakers, the writer and director from each film accepted into the 2018 festival (ABFF Official Selection Filmmakers), will have the opportunity to participate in the 2018 “ABFF Creators Summit,” on Wednesday, June 13, hosted by Creative Artists Agency (CAA). It is a one-day intensive program on the first day of the festival designed to provide diverse storytellers with valuable insights into the process of pitching and developing film, television and web-based projects. Participants will also be connected with studio and network executives, and other industry experts, who will help foster their career and will provide them with advice and knowledge about the entertainment industry.