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TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU JOINS AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL TO ANNOUNCE THE FESTIVAL’S RETURN TO MIAMI IN JUNE 2016
American Black Film Festival to bring an audience of artists, entertainment executives and film enthusiasts from around the world for its 20th anniversary to be held in Miami Beach with events scheduled throughout Greater Miami
WHAT: The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will officially announce the return to Miami of the ABFF June 15-19, 2016. The ABFF will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an exciting line-up of film screenings and an extensive schedule of events and networking opportunities. The highly anticipated ABFF is considered the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts.
- William D. Talbert, III, CDME, GMCVB President & CEO
- Connie Kinnard, GMCVB Vice President Multicultural Tourism & Development
- Jeff Friday – Founder, American Black Film Festival
- Commissioner Keon Hardemon, City of Miami
- Other Community Leaders and VIP Guests
WHEN: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136
Note: Media check-in onsite, Complimentary parking in Lyric Theater East parking lot
About the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited, independent not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.
About the American Black Film Festival
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to bringing awareness of quality entertainment content made by and about people of African descent to a worldwide audience. Committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, ABFF founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to promote diversity in the film and television industry. Today the festival is widely recognized for showcasing new talent, both in front of and behind the camera. Through its film screenings and prestigious talent competitions, including the HBO Short Film Award, it annually introduces the top echelon of emerging artists to the industry at large. The ABFF is regarded as one of the leading film festivals in the world and will celebrate its 20th anniversary June 15-19 in Miami Beach, Florida. The event is produced by Film Life Inc. and Black Enterprise through its partnership, ABFF Ventures LLC. For more information, visit www.ABFF.com.
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