Friends, the 27th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2023 is starting soon. Know ABFF 2023 new date, location, schedule, selected films, passes & tickets if you’re interested to participate in this festival.
Friends, the American Black Film Festival is one of the most awaited film festivals for black artists to respect their best works for the film industry.
It is an independent film festival that focuses primarily on black film—works by Black members of the film industry. ABFF is know as the nation’s most prominent film festival.
Friends, in this post you’ll know all about the American Black Film Festival 2023 (ABFF 2023). Such as what is it, what is its motto, who are its founders, when and where ABFF 2023 will start, its new schedule, film selection, passes, tickets, and everything that you need to know.
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What is ABFF 2023 and who are its founders
ABFF 2023 is the 27th Annual American Film Festival which is going to start in June 2023. The festival is to recognize achievements of film actors of African descent and to honor films that stand out in their portrayal of Black experience.
The festival features full-length narratives, short films, mobile entertainment, and documentaries, all by and/or featuring Black writers, directors, actors, and actresses.
ABFF (original name Acapulco Black Film Festival) was founded by Jeff Friday, Byron E. Lewis and Warrington Hudlin. The first ABFF was held in June 1997.
Its official website says about ABFF 2023, “Now in its 27th year, the American Black Film Festival is an annual event that empowers Black artists and showcases a wide range of entertainment content made by and about people of African descent. An experience like no other, the festival brings together Black culture enthusiasts, executives and content creators from around the world for five days of screenings, talk events, exclusive parties and high-powered networking.”
Friends, the American Black Film Festival 2023 is one of the most popular film festivals like the Tribeca Film Festival 2023, NYC Independent Film Festival 2023, LALIFF 2023, Cannes Film Festival 2023, and more.
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ABFF 2023 dates, location, and how to watch
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF 2023) will take place from June 14 to June 18, 2023, in Miami Beach FL. So you can watch the festival live from June 14-18 otherwise you can watch its virtual segment streaming on ABFF Play from June 19-25.
American Black Film Festival 2023 Activities
The participants of the 27th Annual American Black Film Festival 2023 will take part in so many activities during the festival’s live session which are as below:
- Independent Screenings
- Spotlight Screenings
- Master Classes and Seminars
- Centerstage Talks
- Official Receptions & Parties
- Networking Events
- Talent Showcase Events
- Lifestyle and Culture Activities
- “Best of the ABFF” Awards Presentation
- City of Miami Community Day
ABFF 2023 official selection
The ABFF 2023 official selection included Film Programs and Talent Pipeline Programs divided into different sections which are as below:
A. Competitive Sections:
- Short Film
- Narrative Feature (U.S. & International)
- Documentary Feature
- Web Series
B. Non-Competitive Section:
- Voices of Culture
Talent Pipeline Programs
- “Shoot Your Shot” Casting Call, sponsored by ALLBLK
- Warner Bros. Discovery Access Writers Competition
- Podcast Challenge
- Comedy Wings Competition
ABFF 2023 Schedule, Passes & Tickets
Friends, so many popular films are scheduled to show in this festival including Jagged Mind, Playing Sam, A Song from the Dark, Million to One, Summer of Violence, Murder City, Phels High, Cinnamon, and more.
You can visit its official website to know the full ABFF schedule, selected films, selection criteria, passes & tickets.
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