American Black Film Festival returns to Greater Miami and The Beaches with a three-year commitment starting with Festival’s 20th Anniversary June 15-19, 2016
Pictured l to r: Bruce Orosz, GMCVB Chair; Jeff Friday, founder, American Black Film Festival (ABFF); Elijah Wells, ABFF Community Showcase winner and Overtown Miami filmmaker; Connie Kinnard , GMCVB vice president, Multicultural Tourism and Development; William Talbert, GMCVB president and CEO; and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon. (Photo Credit: Exclusive Access)
MIAMI, FL – Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME and American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Founder Jeff Friday officially announced recently the return to Miami of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) June 15-19, 2016.
The ABFF will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an exciting line-up of film screenings and an extensive schedule of events and networking opportunities to be announced in the months ahead.
The highly anticipated ABFF is considered the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts. “We are thrilled with the return of the American Black Film Festival to Miami and look forward to welcoming the thousands of attendees expected for this highly anticipated event,” said Talbert. “The diverse multicultural fabric of our community will provide the ideal setting for the festival’s 2016 milestone celebration.”
The 2016 ABFF will coincide with the GMCVB’s fourth annual Miami Film Month and includes a commitment by the ABFF to hold their annual event in Miami for the next three years. “I am so happy to celebrate the American Black Film Festival’s 20th anniversary in Miami next year,” said ABFF Founder Jeff Friday. “Aside from being one of the most desirable destinations in the world and a big attraction for festival-goers, the community has always embraced ABFF and its mission to showcase and provide a platform for African Americans in film and television.
2016 marks our eleventh festival in Miami and I’m proud to call the GMCVB a committed partner. We look forward to the celebratory four day weekend with tremendous enthusiasm – it’s great to be back!”