"I've been to film festivals all over the world, and I can say this is the best"
Lee Daniels (Academy Award Nominated Director)
The ABFF offers "industry insiders" the opportunity to identify, cultivate and support the next wave of Black filmmakers. It also allows the aspiring filmmaker or layman access to Hollywood agents, producers, writers, directors, studio executives, lawyers and actors. Overall, the ABFF plays a vital role in shaping the future of both Black and mainstream cinema.
Zola Mashariki (SVP of Production, Fox Searchlight Pictures)
"You get a chance to be in a relaxing environment with other actors and directors and just talk, talk about regular stuff"
Chris Tucker (Actor)
"The ABFF provides a unique and important forum for established production companies like ours to develop relationships with the most promising filmmaking talent in the industry"
Stan Lathan (CEO, Simmons Lathan Media Group)