The American Black Film Festival Is Returning To Miami
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The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is returning to Miami to support a new generation of young, gifted, and Black filmmakers. Taking place June 12-16, the festival will feature film screenings, networking opportunities, and a series of enlightening panels with some of the most inspired and resourceful minds bringing change to Hollywood.

The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill, Iyanla Vanzant, and Little and Girl’s Trip screenwriter Tracy Oliver will be present to tell their stories. They will be joined by Power star La La Anthony, who is serving as this year’s American Black Film Festival Ambassador.

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Uncle Drew’s Lil Rel Howery, Atlanta’s LaKeith Stanfield, Snowfall’s Damson Idris, BlacKkKlansman’s Damaris Lewis, and Blackish’s Marsai Martin will also be at ABFF to share their experiences navigating their way to the top of the entertainment industry.

Those not interested in working in film will still enjoy the dynamic social and cultural experiences that make up the five-day festival. There will be live entertainment, as well as celebrity talks, and the chance for movie lovers to view exclusive content before it hits the mainstream.

ESSENCE is proud to serve as a media sponsor for the festival committed to encouraging us to tell our own stories.

Passes are on sale now at


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