Powerhouse director Ava DuVernay will receive the Visionary Honor at the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors, also known as ABFF. The Selma storyteller, who has continued to create awareness and opportunities through her art, has won four Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award and the BAFTA for Best Documentary.

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The Long Beach, California native’s accomplishment are incredibly impressive; her Academy Award nominated project 13th was one of the most critically-acclaimed films of 2016 and her ground breaking historical drama, Selma, garnered four Golden Globe nominations and two Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

Her current directorial work includes the ratings sensation “Queen Sugar” and the upcoming Disney fantasy epic, “A Wrinkle in Time.”


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The ABFF Honors celebrates individuals of African descent who have made distinguished contributions to American culture through their work, and salutes the year’s best movies and television shows. ABFF Honors was created by American Black Film Festival founder Jeff Friday, to promote camaraderie and a spirit of mutual appreciation among multicultural artists in Hollywood.

The 2018 ceremony will be hosted by comedy legend Cedric the Entertainer at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 25.

Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, and Queen Latifah were among last year’s honorees.

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