American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

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    every june, i take a trip to miami beach -- sometimes with a summer body, sometimes with just a body in summer -- for the american black film festival. about 10 years ago, i started traveling to film festivals (toronto, blackstar, los angeles, sundance, new voices in black cinema) across north america. before the black renaissance in film and television when you'd rarely find us on the big screen, these annual events (some black-focused, some not) helped me to watch fresh stories about us and see upcoming black actors in quality roles.

    while i'm not the biggest blockbuster moviegoer and don't frequent the theater often outside of attending these events -- i just saw black panther last week -- i am a huge indie film lover and supporter of black filmmaking. my favorite event at festivals is generally the short film showcase, but i am looking forward to this year's talk with black panther director, ryan cooler. abff also has industry events such as master classes, show premieres, and industry parties, so it's an all around great time.

    consider checking it out if you're ever looking for a summer event and a reason to visit miami in addition to the cuties.

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    I've gone to this festival a few times, went last year actually. It's great to see and meet new talent. Plus there tends to be the usual Miami eye candy there.
     
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    have you ever gone to the atlanta film festival? if so, any good? may need to add to the bucket list but i haven't found any reviews online.

     
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    nyc has at least a dozen, most notably new voices in black cinema (at BAM), tribeca film festival, and urban world film festival. so you don't even have to travel for these kinda of things when you live here in the city.

     
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    Yea, i was saying im jealous that you actually make it a thing to attend. I have actually done Tribeca, but I def need to take advantage more often.
     
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    I made my Miami trip a week too early, will def adjust next year’s trip to hit the film time frame. It’d be good to have an up to date list of all the various black film festivals around the country. I often find the offerings of Chicago to be lacking, and you can see why it’s called “second city.” Culturally, it seems like we get other big cities cultural sloppy seconds, so will be making a NYC trip this year when timeframe is best (Afropunk already sold out)...
     
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