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Black Girl Magic: Ava Duvernay to be Awarded Visionary Honor at the 2018 ABFF Honors

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. The Long Beach, California native’s accomplishment are incredibly […]

Omari Hardwick, Gentlemen Jack Team Up for ‘Real to Reel’ Filmmakers Competition

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This is the year of the gentlemen. Gentlemen Jack, that is. The Tennessee Whiskey brand teamed up with “Power” star Omari Hardwick and CodeBlack Films to support, celebrate and highlight bold, up-and-coming African American voices in film, with its Real to Reel contest. Beyond his acclaimed role as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, Hardwick is more than meets […]

Stars Flock to Miami for ABFF Opening Night Premiere “Girls Trip”

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South Beach was even hotter on Wednesday, June 14 the American Black Film Festival opening night premiere of Universal Pictures film, Girls Trip. The annual event, which showcases premiere talent and emerging artists alike to diversify the images and storytellers working in the entertainment industry, continues to be a platform for excellence. Regina Hall, star […]

HBO Hosts Annual Short Film Competition

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On Saturday, June 13, five talented filmmakers competed for the opportunity to have their film broadcast on one of HBO’s programming services and a $10,000 cash prize at the 18th annual HBO Short Film Competition as apart of ABFF.

ABFF Celebrates New Show ‘Ballers’

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On Friday night, HBO and the American Black Film Festival hosted an intimate event to celebrate the network’s new series Ballers, which stars actors Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ and Dulé Hill. 

Jenifer Lewis Reflects on ABFF Career Achievement Award

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Jenifer Lewis is one of Hollywood’s most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television. Her latest movie, The Wedding Ringer (Sony Pictures), marks the fourth time she has starred alongside Kevin Hart. Known as the “Black Mother of Hollywood,” Jenifer currently guest stars on the hit show Black-ish (ABC), in the recurring role of […]