The Festival features events for actors, producers, writers, directors, and general consumers.
Event highlights include:
Bill Duke’s Actors Bootcamp
Robert Townsend’s “The Ultimate Pitch”
How to Write for Television
How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Producing
Rob Hardy’s Amazing Stories
The Festival will also include:
- Special screenings of the latest studio and network premieres as well as competitive independent films by and about people of color
- Social events such as the Opening Night Party and various hospitality lounges to promote networking and collaboration among festival attendees
- Intimate interviews with beloved film stars, filmmakers, and entertainment industry influencers, conducted by renowned journalists
- Panel discussions that feature entertainment executives, artists, and celebrities encouraging open dialogue on industry hot topics in film and television with broad consumer appeal. Past discussions have included: Black Women in Hollywood, Making Movies that Make Money, The Artist’s Vision, The Perfect Pitch, and The Making of The Best Man Holiday
- The Comedy Wings Competition, featuring four comedians competing to win the title “2014 Comedy Wings Winner”
- Intense learning sessions in the key disciplines of filmmaking led by highly accomplished artists and producers
- The Hollywood Trailer fest, which features major film studios previewing upcoming releases providing a sneak peak into what’s to come in theaters 2014 and beyond
- “ABFF Honors,” the closing event of the Festival, where independent film awards are announced for the Best Narrative, Documentary, and Short Film, culminating with special tributes to highly accomplished actors and filmmakers in Hollywood
*Use the promo code MMTC100 for $100 off the price of a Gotham, Empire, or Founder’s Circle Pass at the time of purchase! Tickets are available now on the ABFF website.
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is generally recognized as the nation’s leading advocate for minority advancement in communications.