2012 marks an exciting time for the American Black Film Festival. The great opening film ( Beasts of the Southern Wild- a must see) , panels with Salim and Mara Brock Akil, celebrating the success of “Think Like a Man” and having the beautiful and talented Tracey Ellis Ross as the ABFF Ambassador. What makes this year so special is that Jeff Friday, the Festival founder ,announced their new television show ” ABFF Independent” on Magic Johnson’s network Aspire . “ABFF Independent” features great independent films and documentaries by Black directors, keeping everyone up to date on the pulse of Black Hollywood. The ABFF line up for 2012 is exciting and we couldn’t help but the ask Jeff Friday about the director that we need keep our eye out on. Believe it or not, it’s radio personality Russ Parr. Russ Par has made four films that he funded out of his own pocket, his latest being the film “Luv’ ( Check the schedule here ) Plan on going to ABFF , visit here for details. Established in 1997, the core mission of the ABFF is to promote cultural diversity within the motion picture industry. Through its film showcases and special contests, it annually introduces the top echelon of emerging artists to the film and television industry.
The ABFF is a property of Film Life, Inc., a New York-based event marketing, production and film distribution company founded in 2000 by Jeff Friday (CEO)