American Black Film Festival 2015

American Black Film Festival (ABFF), via press release, announced the roster of films for the 19th edition of the film festival. Over 30 documentaries, web originals, short films and narrative features made the cut. A diverse line up that should make attendees this year very happy.

ABFF CEO and founder Jeff Friday said, “This year’s films highlight the importance of giving a voice to diverse storytellers. From a documentary on American mountaineers to a narrative about black models, our roster of films reflects the breadth of the black experience. It is also always wonderful to see ABFF alum return to showcase their latest projects. We encourage everyone to come out and support the work of these talented filmmakers”.

The ABFF is a four day festival that begins on June 11 and runs through June 14. The festival was created to showcase quality film and television by and about people of African descent. Giving African Americans, a group of people marginalized in mainstream film. more opportunities to showcase their work. The festival will take place at AMC Empire 25 Movie Theater in Times Square displaying projects on a wide array of subjects, showcasing the diversity of the African American community.

The festival kicks off with the highly anticipated film Dope featuring Zoe Kravitz (Divergent, Mad Max: Fury Road), rapper A$AP Rocky, and Chanel Iman. The film directed by Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar) and produced by Sean Combs, Forest Whitaker, and Pharrell Williams made waves at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. 

For a complete schedule of all the fun events and fresh films, check out:

For film screening tickets, purchase here:

Don’t miss any last-minute updates or surprises.  Be sure to follow ABFF on social media: