The 16th Annual American Black Film Festival announced its Grand Jury winners in last night's ceremony. Russ Parr's The Undershepherd won Best Director and Best Narrative. Matthew Cherry's The Last Fall was awarded Best Screenplay.
The Best Documentary award went to Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies.
See the full list of winners below. Congratulations to the nominees and winners!
Grand Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature
Presented by BET Networks
The Undershepherd, USA/106 min – Produced by Russ Parr/Directed by Russ Parr
Grand Jury Prize Best Performance by an Actor (Male or Female) ***TIE**
Presented by Gold Peak Tea
Sheldon Shepherd (Better Mus’ Come)
Malinda Williams (The Undershepherd)
Grand Jury PrizeBest Director
Presented by Cadillac
Russ Parr (The Undershepherd)
Grand Jury PrizeBest Screenplay
Presented by Ciroc
Matthew Cherry (The Last Fall)
Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary
Sponsored by CNN
Soul Food Junkies – Produced by Lisa Durden/Directed by Byron Hurt
HBO SHORT FILM
CHERRY WAVES – CAREY C. WILLIAMS
gmc Screenplay Competition
NZINGA KADALIE KEMP
STAR PROJECT FINALISTS