ABFF COMMUNITY DAY: The American Black Film Festival is hosting a free event that includes film screenings, and a film program showcase for the South Florida community.
The day includes film screenings with Q&A’s and a panel discussion on Careers in Hollywood. The event is free and open to the public.
“One of the festival’s most meaningful activities is our Community Day event. It brings me great pleasure to give back to the Miami community that has greatly supported us over the years, and we are honored to partner again with the GMCVB to host this year’s event,” said Jeff Friday, CEO of ABFF Ventures, LLC.
The ABFF Community Day provides Miamians the opportunity to view some of the best films showcased at the festival. This year, TV One will debut their original show, Evidence of Innocence, and Miami native Nicanson Guerrier will showcase his feature film, “The Flea,” an Official Selection of the 2018 American Black Festival. The comedy is about the day in the life of a flea market manager, who must deal with customers, vendors and his boss, as he struggles to survive one more day on the job. There will be a Q&A immediately following the screening.
TV One’s newest original show, “Evidence of Innocence,” is a one-hour episode that spotlights the unbelievable true stories of four people who have endured enormous challenges of maintaining faith, while awaiting the opportunity to prove their innocence. Civil Rights attorney Benjamin Crump hosts the show and will provide remarks at the event.
For the second year, students from Florida Film House’s (FFH) 1st Take Youth Film Program, will have a chance to screen their shorts at Community Day. The program is designed to provide Miami’s youth with an introduction to filmmaking. FFH’s educational outreach program was created for children ages 12-18, to excite the imagination of young aspiring filmmakers and provide them with the tools needed to succeed.
CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB). As the grand finale to the ABFF’s stellar line-up of events, it provides an extraordinary opportunity for all residents of our community to showcase and celebrate black film and entertainment with a local flair. We are delighted to be a partner of this event, which takes place on Father’s Day, during the GMCVB’s annual Miami Film Month.”
Florida Film House’s (FFH) 1st Take Youth Film Program selected films
The Role Model
Directed by Alvaro Vargas
Written by Sandy Nuñez and Rodrick Whisby
Directed by Deondre Marshall
Written by Deondre Marshall and Adonis Casanova
Produced by Jasmin White
Directed by Rood Pierre and Remy Wilson
Written by Beatrix Alerte
Produced by Wesley Wray and Preston Anoine
Directed by Maslot Toussaint
Written by Hansley Nicolas
Produced by Mike Duroseau