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Film Competition

ABFF and Lightbox Launch Documentary Film Competition for Black Filmmakers

If you’re a black filmmaker with an original documentary idea, then don’t miss this opportunity…

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Google

Ne-Yo Discusses the Fine Line Between Tech and Entertainment

Sponsored by Google, this ABFF panel focused on how the tech industry can better reach and appeal to minority youth, among other things

Google sponsored a panel discussion at the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) that addressed…

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Tech Tips

David Banner and Aspire TV Executive Offer 5 Tech Tips to Help Your Business Grow

Dre Barnes and David Banner discussed the integration of technology and the business of entertainment at the 2017 American Black Film Festival

Dre Barnes and David Banner talked about the integration of technology in the business of…

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Alton Glass Debuts New Virtual Reality Film at American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

Alton Glass premiered his new VR/360 film 'A Little Love' at this year's ABFF, which is among the first virtual reality films to ever feature people of color

After making history at the 2014 American Black Film Festival (ABFF), the filmmaker returned to…

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Amanda Seales

Amanda Seales on her Candid Conversation with Caitlyn Jenner and Career Success

The comedian and star of HBO's "Insecure" opened up about a series of topics at the 2017 American Black Film Festival

Amanda Seales opened up about her candid conversation with Caitlyn Jenner and shared tips for…

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ABFF

Spike Lee, Regina Hall, and Other Black Stars Kick Off the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

The celebration of black excellence in the film industry

The 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) kicked off with panel discussions, exclusive screenings, and…

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ABFF

Here’s What to Expect at the 2017 American Black Film Festival

Engaging panels, film screenings, and the opportunity to hear from prominent filmmakers and actors

The 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will be held in Miami from June 14-18…

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ABFF Honors

ABFF Honors: Issa Rae Hacks Hollywood

Long gone are the days of being discovered or looking for an agent to book you gigs

The who’s who of Hollywood will be in full effect on Wednesday, February, 22nd at…

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ABFF

ABFF Honors Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Issa Rae, and Black Talent in Hollywood

Don't miss this celebration of black excellence in Hollywood TONIGHT, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on BET

The extraordinary achievements of African Americans in cinema will be celebrated tonight at the 2017…

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, F. Gary Gray to Be Honored by ABFF and BET

The awards gala, presented by BET, returns to honor Hollywood veteran Denzel Washington, rising star Issa Rae, and director F. Gary Gray

BET Networks and The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) recently announced the honorees for the…

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VR Strategy Conference Teaches Minorities How to Become VR Producers

It’s not enough to just consume content; understanding how to produce and leverage VR content as a new vehicle for storytelling can open many doors for minorities

How can people of color join the oncoming tidal wave as producers, and not just…

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American Black Film Festival

21st Annual American Black Film Festival Announces 2017 Dates

Heading back to Miami with HBO as founding and presenting sponsor

The American Black Film Festival has just announced that it will be returning to Miami…

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filmmakers

How Two Filmmakers Are Taking on the Complexity of Black Girlhood

Nikyatu Jusu and Yvonne Shirley discuss their award-winning short film 'Flowers,' and how to work in the indie space as black female filmmakers

Nikyatu Jusu and Yvonne Shirley discuss their motivation to make ‘Flowers’ and navigating the indie…

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Hollywood

4 Actresses on How They’re Taking on Hollywood

Teyonah Parris, Nicole Beharie, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Aja Naomi King talk lessons they've learned so far while navigating Hollywood

As Hollywood continues to struggle to understand the various needs of global audiences, storytellers—from the creators to the…

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Jakes

T.D. Jakes Provides Quick Business Lessons for Storytellers

T.D. Jakes shares insightful business advice at ABFF

In an insightful ABFF session moderated by journalist and author Shaun Robinson, T. D. Jakes,…

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screenwriting

The Akils on Jumpstarting Your Career in Screenwriting

In their Q&A-filled Industry Coaching seminar, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil provide practical advice on how to become a screenwriter

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil brought some tips on screenwriting to the American Black…

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nate parker

5 things you didn’t know about Nate Parker’s ‘Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker's goal is to reclaim our history and change the narrative with his new, award winning film, Birth of a Nation.

“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my career. It was my desperate…

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common

7 Motivational Takeaways from ‘A Conversation with Common’

Common discusses his work as an actor and hip- hop artist, and talks about community activism and what he hopes to achieve as an influential black artist

Common discusses his work as an actor and hip- hop artist, and talks about community…

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American Black Film Festival

American Black Film Festival Kicks Off TODAY in Miami

Embrace the nation's largest gathering of black film and TV enthusiasts

Join promising filmmakers, artists, influencers, and content creators on Miami Beach for the 20th Annual…

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American Black Film Festival

American Black Film Festival Encores at BET Experience

The festival travels from Miami to L.A. for two days of films and master classes.

Catch the encore of the American Black Film Festival at BET Experience, June 24-26.

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How To

change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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