July 8, 2020         
Mary Kay Inc. Continues Its Support of Beauty, Fashion, and Design in Events Held Across Asia, Europe and the U.S.   •   BrainStorm Hosting KOL Webinar to Discuss NurOwn® Phase 2 Alzheimer's Disease Program   •   Cedar Fair Announces Extension of Exchange Offer   •    Acessa Health Announces Positive Payer Coverage, with Over Half of Insured Americans Covered for the Procedure   •   Shortcut Rises to Meet Unprecedented Demand for In-Home Haircuts as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues   •   RTW Retailwinds, Inc. Announces Suspension of Trading on NYSE; Common Stock Now Trading on OTC Pink   •   Pinnacle Treatment Centers Opens Addiction Treatment Program in Roanoke   •   Aegis Living Debuts New COVID-Era Future for Senior Assisted Living   •   Vuse Vapor, Arrow McLaren SP Donate Wheelchair-Accessible Van To Veterans Non-Profit, HVAF of Indiana   •   New Black-Founded And Black-Led Non-Profit Foundation Created By Louisville Business Leaders To Promote Equity In America   •   How many lives? Howard University Alumni Unite to Launch THE INITIATIVE: Advancing the Blue and Black Partnership   •   Nexio Launches Groundbreaking Networking App for Black Professionals   •   Generation Influence: Gen Z Study Reveals a New Digital Paradigm   •   ViiV Healthcare Announces Superior Efficacy of Investigational, Long-Acting Injectable Formulation of Cabotegravir Dosed Every T   •   Morreale Launches New Strategic Communications Division and Elevates Two Key Team Members   •   Diaper Bank Celebrates One Millionth Diaper Distributed   •   The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism and the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce Form Stra   •   Cultural Intelligence Expert Leads Workshop Series on How to Navigate Cross-Cultural Conversations During Challenging Times   •   Update on Mental Wellness Supports for those impacted by MMIWG and the Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement Agreement   •   What to Do if You’ve Depleted Your Emergency Savings
Bookmark and Share

Black Film Festival In Its 15th Year

 NEW YORK  -- Film Life, Inc., has announced its 15th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to be held in Miami, FloridaJuly 6-9, 2011. The ABFF is an industry retreat and competitive showcase of independent Black film. Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO®), returns for the fourteenth year in support of the festival's mission to strengthen the Black filmmaking community through resource sharing, education, artistic collaboration and career development.  

The 2011 festival will feature the return of the acclaimed Actors Boot Camp led by actor/director Bill Duke, and Robert Townsend's "The Ultimate Pitch" Master Class as well as film screenings, celebrity conversations, panel discussions and hospitality events. "For a decade and a half, the ABFF and its sponsors have been committed to showcasing the works of the best and brightest independent filmmakers, while entertaining and enlightening our audience," said ABFF Founder Jeff Friday. "It has been a true privilege to be part of the continuing evolution of Black cinema," Friday added.

"HBO® is proud of its long-standing partnership with the ABFF. Our combined efforts have given much needed exposure to 65 emerging filmmakers to date," said Dennis Williams, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at HBO®.  "We are committed to the representation of diverse stories and bringing attention to talented individuals whose voices might not otherwise be heard were it not for the ABFF and the HBO® Short Film Competition," Williams added.

ABFF submissions are now open in the Narrative and Documentary Feature sections. Call for entries for the Short Film Competition and Mobile Entertainment sections are scheduled to open February 1. Festival Awards include: The HBO® Short Film Award; Grand Jury Prizes for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Film and Best Performance by an Actor, as well as the ABFF Audience Award for Best Mobile Content. Festival prizes range from $5,000 to $20,000. Discounted festival passes and tickets are on sale through January 31 at www.abff.com  

HBO is the festival's Founding and Premier Sponsor. Other sponsors to date include: Grey Goose (Premier Sponsor), The Gospel Music Channel, Gold Peak Tea and American Airlines (Official Sponsors), Nickelodeon and The Nielsen Company (Supporting Sponsors). Media Sponsors include: AOL Black Voices, Black Enterprise and Uptown (Official Level), and Heart & Soul (Supporting Level).

Established in 1997, the core mission of the ABFF is to promote cultural diversity within the motion picture industry. Through its film showcases and special contests, it annually introduces the top echelon of emerging artists to the film and television industry.

The ABFF is a property of Film Life, Inc., a New York-based event marketing, and production and film distribution company founded in 2000 by Jeff Friday (CEO).

 


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News