129 results for year: 2019


Actor and Comedian Deon Cole to Host the 2020 American Black Film Festival Honors on February 23 in Los Angeles

HBO's "The Wire" to Receive the Classic Television Award #ABFFHonors LOS ANGELES, (November 19, 2019) - ABFF Ventures, an entertainment company specializing in the production of live events, television and film focused on African American culture, announced today that actor and comedian Deon Cole will host the fourth annual ABFF Honors awards ceremony. The event will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. ABFF Honors is an annual awards season gala dedicated to saluting excellence in the motion picture and television industry. The ceremony celebrates Black culture by recognizing individuals who have made ...

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Acquires Objects, Photographs and Documents from The American Black Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, (October 10, 2019) - Today, ABFF Ventures, LLC., announced that objects, photographs, documents and other memorabilia from The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) archives have been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The items will join the museums’ permanent collection and commemorate the ABFF’s rich 24-year history. The American Black Film Festival (formerly Acapulco Black Film Festival), was first held in June 1997 by its original founders, Jeff Friday, Byron E. Lewis and Warrington Hudlin. In 2002, the Festival moved stateside to continue its commitment ...

First American Black Film Festival Global Film Series Event in London is a Resounding Success

(October 2, 2019) - The first installment of the American Black Film Festival's (ABFF) Global Film Series event, held in London (September 27-29), delivered on its promise of encouraging collaboration and promotion between Black British and Black American filmmaking communities. The three-day event sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), held at Picturehouse Central in London's West End, confirmed why this international screening series, an extension of the American Black Film Festival, held in association with Screen Nation, the leading UK platform showcasing Black British film talent, was so necessary in creating a fresh narrative between ...

The American Black Film Festival Announces 2020 Dates and Calls for Submissions

ABFF Returns to Miami Beach June 17-21, 2020 with Presenting Sponsor, The Greater Miami Conventions & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) LOS ANGELES, CA, (September 27, 2019) - The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced its 24th annual Festival will return to Miami June 17-21, 2020. Since its inception in 1997, ABFF has been a platform for emerging artists and a pipeline for showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Submissions for the 2020 Festival are now open in four categories: Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Web Series, World Showcase and Social Impact Showcase. Winners will be awarded at the ...

Academy Award® and BAFTA Nominated Naomie Harris Set to Open the American Black Film Festival’s First Ever Global Film Series

(September 25, 2019) - Oscar nominee Naomie Harris, the star of the forthcoming Screen Gems action thriller Black and Blue, will be attending the film's Gala screening at Picturehouse Central, in central London, on Friday, September 27, 2019. The film's director, Deon Taylor, will also be present at the screening, which officially opens the American Black Film Festival's (ABFF) first Global Film Series (Sept 27-29), held in association with Screen Nation, and sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). The well-documented recent success of black actors and filmmakers who have collectively reimagined the Hollywood landscape, especially at the ...

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YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn premieres on HBO Spring 2020, produced by Lightbox & ABFF.

The American Black Film Festival, in Partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Launches ABFF Global Film Series in London

Event to be held September 27-29, 2019 at Picturehouse Central in London’s West End Los Angeles, CA, (August 28, 2019) - The hugely influential American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will make a timely and historic entrance into the UK next month, with the launch of the ABFF Global Film Series September 27-29, 2019. The first installment will be held in London at the Picturehouse Central, in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). ABFF London is an integral part of the international screening series and extension of the American Black Film Festival, the leading event in the U.S. showcasing black filmmakers. The three-day event is in ...

Sony Pictures Entertainment Partners with The American Black Film Festival on its “ABFF 365” Diversity Initiative

PARTNERSHIP TO INCLUDE THE LAUNCH OF THE “ABFF GLOBAL” FILM SERIES IN LONDON LOS ANGELES, (August 26, 2019) - Today, ABFF Ventures, LLC, announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is the first entertainment studio to support the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on its newly formed global diversity initiative, "ABFF 365," targeted to creatives and audiences of African heritage. The program expands the ABFF brand beyond its annual film festival, now in its 23rd year, to include other experiential events and screenings showcasing the work of black content creators and promoting camaraderie among multicultural artists in the motion picture ...

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