The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is a five-day retreat and international film market dedicated to strengthening the Black filmmaking community. Formerly known as the Acapulco Black Film Festival, it was founded in 1997, by Byron Lewis, Chairman & CEO, Uniworld Group Inc.; Jeff Friday, Founder/CEO of Film Life Inc.; and Warrington Hudlin, President, The Black Filmmaker Foundation. The festival was born out of their shared belief in the need to develop distribution opportunities for independent Black films and promote cultural diversity within the motion picture industry.
American Black Film Festival
ABFF on Tour is a national exhibition of award-winning independent films from the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). This unprecedented tour, presented in partnership with AMC Theaters, will give general audiences around the country the opportunity to watch quality Black films typically limited to the festival circuit. The tour’s mantra, “Because Hollywoodn’t,” speaks to the ethos that has impelled the ABFF to provide this platform for the next generation of actors and filmmakers to share their stories; those often overlooked by major studios.
The Tour will kick off in October 2013 (Black Movie Month)
ABFF on Tour
The Leading Man
A national speaking tour featuring popular male actors. Enthusiastic audiences around the country will have the rare opportunity to see three Hollywood leading men on one stage and enjoy a night of candid conversation and laughs. The leading man will open up about their lives, share the untold stories that have shaped the careers and greatest lessons they’ve learned along the way. This original tour concept will deliver the artistic integrity of Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio” with the high energy and mass appeal of the “Original Kings of Comedy”. The four-city tour will kick off in Fall 2013.