TV One/American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Screenplay Competition Submission Period Ends February 16


TV One’s third annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) sponsorship and screenplay competition is created to promote the production of creative, contemporary, engaging and relatable screenplays. The 2017 TV One Screenplay Competition, which opened Friday, Dec. 16, will highlight three new… Continue Reading

Director Malcolm D. Lee & McDonald’s Reveal “My Community” Film Contest Winner at 20th American Black Film Festival

L to R: Malcolm D. Lee, finalist Travis Dent, winner Tyshun Wardlaw, finalist Marshalle Montgomery, ABFF Founder & CEO Jeff Friday

McDonald’s USA and the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) teamed up for the second annual McDonald’s “My Community” Video Competition. Rising filmmakers were tasked with creating one 90-second film demonstrating and celebrating the diverse communities they represent. This year’s competition… Continue Reading

The MPAA Brings ‘Central Intelligence,’ Nate Parker and Gabrielle Union to the 2016 American Black Film Festival (ABFF)


  Ahead of its June 17 release, the upcoming Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart action comedy “Central Intelligence,” will screen as the opening night film of the 20th American Black Film Festival on Wednesday, June 15, at the Olympia Theater, 174 East… Continue Reading

The American Black Film Festival and VH1 Partner for New Talent Discovery Program


ABFF and VH1 have announced the launch of a new program that will identify promising content creators of non-fiction TV with exceptional show ideas. The Unscripted Storytelling Workshop, hosted by VH1, is focused on teaching the business of non-fiction content on television, and how to develop a compelling pitch. Up to five finalists… Continue Reading