The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to empowering black artists and showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Committed to the belief that diverse artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, ABFF founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to strengthen the black filmmaking community by encouraging resource sharing, education and artistic collaboration. He ultimately envisioned it as a cornerstone of diversity in Hollywood.
2019 Festival Highlights:
LA LA ANTHONY - 2019 AMBASSADOR
SHAFT - OPENING NIGHT FILM
LAKEITH STANSFIELD (ATLANTA),
DAMSON IDRIS (SNOWFALL) - COOL PEOPLE, HOT CONTENT PANEL
OMAR EPPS - Host of SOCIAL IMPACT SHOWCASE
MALCOLM D. LEE (NIGHT SCHOOL), STEVEN CAPLE, JR. (CREED II) - ART OF DIRECTING PANEL