NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 — Film Life announced that it is seeking exceptional narrative feature and documentary films made by or about people of African descent for consideration for the 18th annual ABFF (American Black Film Festival). The 2014 ABFF is scheduled to take place in NYC, next June 19-22.
“2013 has certainly been a tremendous year in Black cinema, providing great inspiration for Black artists. We are looking forward to the promise of even more original and dynamic work to emerge on the independent front in 2014,” states Jeff Friday, ABFF founder and CEO of Film Life, Inc.
Films must be completed post January 1, 2013. Documentaries should have a minimum running time of 45 minutes, and narrative features a minimum of 72 minutes. Submission deadlines are February 7, andMarch 10, 2014, respectively. For full eligibility criteria, please visit www.abff.com orwww.Withoutabox.com where submissions are being accepted online only.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
The ABFF (American Black Film Festival) is a four-day event dedicated to showcasing quality films by and about people of African descent. Committed to the belief that Black content creators and 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 it serves as the preeminent pipeline to new Black talent in front of and behind the camera, and is regarded as one of the leading film festivals in the world. Festival passes and tickets are on sale now. For more information visitwww.abff.com.
The ABFF is presented by Film Life, Inc., a multifaceted entertainment company headquartered in New York City. 2014 sponsors to date include: HBO (Founding and Premier), Cadillac (Premier) and Nielsen (Supporting). The festival’s celebrity ambassador is actor Morris Chestnut (The Best Man Holiday, Nurse Jackie).
SOURCE American Black Film Festival