On the Scene at the 2022 American Black Film Festival

IMDb talks to 2022 film festival ambassador Issa Rae, filmmakers, and ABFF Founder Jeff Friday and President/General Manager Nicole Friday to learn more about how ABFF has strengthened the Black entertainment community and what impact this year's slate of films will have.

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2022 American Black Film Festival: Movie Guide

Browse the list of features films, documentaries, and shorts that will screen at the 2022 edition of the American Black Film Festival.

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The Rise of Issa Rae

This episode of our series "No Small Parts" takes a look at writer, producer, actress, and 2022 ABFF Ambassador Issa Rae's rise to fame.

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Stills From the 2022 American Black Film Festival

From BLACK AS U R to Scheme Queens, take a look at stills from the movies and web series screening at the 2022 American Black Film Festival.

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Tessa Thompson's Career in Film and Television

Tessa Thompson, best known for her roles in "Westworld," Creed, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, returns as Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder. IMDb takes a look at her career.

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About the American Black Film Festival

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to recognizing black talent and showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. At the heart of the ABFF is our commitment to community, bringing together Black artists to share their work – challenging, encouraging, appreciating and uplifting one another.

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Celebrating Black Hollywood Icons

IMDb celebrates the prominent actors, directors, producers, and writers of Black Hollywood today, including Kerry Washington, Denzel Washington, and more legendary talents.

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ABFF Award-Winning Films Through the Years

From The Fighting Temptations to Death of a Telemarketer, take a look back at the movies that took home awards through the years at the American Black Film Festival

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Essential Black Films of the 1990s

From Boyz n the Hood to Love Jones, Jeff Friday, founder of The American Black Film Festival, chooses his most essential Black films of the 1990s.

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Blaxploitation Movies & Black Power in the 1970s

On this IMDbrief we recognize cinematic representations of black power that leapt off the screens in the 1970s and milestone movies that you should add to your Watchlist.

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'The Best Man' Cast Through the Years

From Boyz n the Hood to Hustle & Flow, take a look back at the movie and TV roles of the stars of The Best Man.

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Spotlight: Stars of the 2021 American Black Film Festival

IMDb celebrates the stars of the official selections in the American Black Film Festival Narrative Features category, including No Running, Voodoo Macbeth,The Outlaw Johnny Black, and more.

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