Miami, Fla. – The American Black Film Festival (ABFF), in partnership with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has announced its Annual Community Day Showcase lineup for the 2022 ABFF.
The free event will be held Sunday, June 19 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave., Miami.
After two years of presenting the festival virtually, ABFF returns to South Florida for ﬁve days June 15 – 19 and continues virtually June 20-30 on its custom-designed platform ABFF PLAY.
This marks the eighth year of the ABFF and GMCVB partnership which will be celebrated with a special Juneteenth screening of The SpringHill Company’s “After Jackie,” from Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated ﬁlmmaker Stanley
Nelson and critically-acclaimed director Andre Gaines premiering on The History Channel.
During the 75th anniversary year of Jackie Robinson becoming the ﬁrst Black player allowed to play modern Major League Baseball, the new twohour documentary tells the often overlooked story of the second wave of talented Black baseball players including Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson, who fought battles on and off the ﬁeld to demand a fairer and more inclusive America for African Americans and athletes around the world.
Also showcased will be a sneak peek at Endeavor Content’s new comic book franchise, an innovative, one-ofa-kind, multi-verse experience weaving together art, storytelling, music and merchandise, designed as a wholly engaging experience for creativity, exploration and consumption.
Community Day reflects ABFF’s mission to facilitate more involvement from the local community, provide education about television and ﬁlm entertainment, exposure to resources and promote artistic collaboration. The event also introduces festival attendees to Historic Overtown to support local businesses and to experience the heritage of the neighborhood.
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to recognizing Black talent and showcasing quality ﬁlm and television content by and about people of African descent.
“ABFF is rooted in community,” said Jeff Friday, ABFF founder, “and this event allows us to join with our local partners at the GMCVB to give back, support the community and share valuable information about the entertainment industry.”
Visit Eventbrite for schedule of events and to register for a free admission ticket. For festival information visit abff.com.