‘All Eyez On Me’ Will Be The Closing Night Film At This Year’s American Black Film Festival


The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced today that the biographical drama film, “All Eyez On Me,” from director Benny Boom, will close the festival on Saturday, June 17th. The closing night film is presented by Lionsgate, Codeblack Films and… Continue Reading

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