We very excited that Dysfunctional Friends could be apart of ABFF
this year for the festivals fifteen year anniversary which is sure to be historic," said the producer and one of the stars of the film Datari Turner.
As a consequence of the Panel's decision above the Panel does not have to express a view on whether or not the ABFF
sanction is proportionate or not.
The "Be Reel" contest is an extension of Allstate's support and sponsorship of the ABFF
The 2006 ABFF
program, in addition to the film screenings and awards presentation, includes network and studio premieres, panels, workshops and seminars led by high-level filmmakers, actors, journalists and industry professionals.
The festival opened with Screen Gems' Think Like A Man Too, produced by ABFF
alumnus Will Packer (see feature in this issue), and hosted 12 world premieres over the course of the weekend including UP Network's Comeback Dad; Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee, a documentary on the art and activism of Dee and husband-partner Ossie Davis directed by their grandson, Muta'Ali; and Spike Lee's controversial, Kickstarter-financed film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
founder Jeff Friday recalls when Packer called him to ask for an extension.
Slated to run July 14-18, the ABFF
is a five-day retreat and international film market dedicated to strengthening the independent black filmmaking community and spotlighting some of the brightest, up-and-coming minority filmmakers.
This year's sponsors are Time Warner (Presenting Sponsor), HBO (Founding Sponsor) and Lincoln (Platinum Sponsor) , who, through the ABFF
, are able to gain access to established Hollywood talent, the next wave of emerging filmmakers and the festival's audience of upscale patrons.
Returns to South Beach, Miami, July 14-18 to Showcase the
There's Roger Bobb, who's the only person to win best film at ABFF
Scheduled from June 18 to 22 in Miami's South Beach, Florida, the ABFF
is an annual film festival that is dedicated to supporting the cinematic work of Black filmmakers.
When the film was screened at the Urbanworld Film Festival and the ABFF
, distributors expressed interest in releasing it as a direct-to-video feature.