American Black Film Festival Encores at BET Experience

American Black Film Festival Encores at BET Experience

Filmmakers, actors, and content creators from all over are now preparing to take on Miami Beach, starting tomorrow through June 19th, for the 20th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF).

This festival, the nation’s largest gathering of black film and television enthusiasts, features film screenings, networking opportunities, and master classes with some of the most esteemed entertainment industry professionals. You need to be here.

If you can’t make the date, you’re not completely out of luck.  BET Networks and ABFF just announced ABFF Encore at BET Experience, a programming partnership to be unveiled at the 2016 BET Experience @ L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola®, June 24—26.

ABFF Encore at BET Experience will feature select films from the 2016 ABFF, along with master classes in a variety of disciplines including acting, directing, and producing. The inaugural event will be held at the L.A. LIVE complex during the BET Experience, a four-day weekend showcasing the best in music, comedy, and entertainment culminating with the 16th annual “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Microsoft Theater.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with BET beyond the ABFF Awards, and present ABFF Encore in conjunction with the BET Experience 2016, said Jeff Friday, ABFF Founder and CEO. “This collaboration allows us to further celebrate and showcase the work of ABFF 2016 filmmakers and content creators.”

This collaboration between ABFF and BET Networks celebrates the wide-ranging talent of people of color and will provide attendees high-level access to the wealth of artistry that exists within this filmmaking community.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with ABFF to showcase the tremendous work and achievements of people of African descent, “said Richard Gay, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Operations at BET Networks. “It is our shared commitment to provide opportunities to people of color both in front of and behind the camera that makes this one-of-a-kind partnership at the BET Experience so significant.”

ABFF Encore at BET Experience will begin on Friday, June 24th with the invite-only ABFF Winners Reception, and will honor and recognize ABFF award-winning filmmakers.

Other weekend events will include “The Ultimate Pitch” master class instructed by producer Robert Townsend and “Tasha Smith’s Actors Workshop” instructed by actress and producer Tasha Smith, as well as moderated ABFF Encore at BET Experience screenings followed by talk-back sessions with filmmakers.

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