In an effort to promote and strengthen the Black film industry, Hollywood’s top celebrities including Nia Long, Regina King, Morris Chestnut, Spike Lee, Robert Townsend, Sanaa Lathan, Boris Kodjoe and many others come out in full support year after year. (Source: The Grio)
The American Black Film Festival relocates to NYC
Although, not officially announced yet, the move to New York City was discussed at a recent upfront presentation. With the success of the 2013 festival not too far behind, Jeff Friday, founder of the American Black Film Festival and CEO of Film Life Inc., has decided that in order to take this event to the next level, it would require a grand move to solidify its growth and true potential.
“We have been thinking about the evolution of this event. We had to ask ourselves is Miami a great destination? Yes! But is it the best place for us to grow the brand,” Friday stated.
For the past three years, thousands of festival attendees have flocked to the Sunshine State to be a part of the American Black Film Festival. This move isn’t the first Miami departure the festival has experienced. From its inception, ABFF has called Acapulco, Mexico home until coming to Miami in 2002. Consequently, the festival relocated to Los Angeles in 2007 to only later return to Miami in the summer of 2009. . . Read More>>