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  It’s not often that a film manages to deliver a story as compelling, moving, heartbreaking, and uplifting as Sprinter. The film racked up several awards at the American Black Film Festival in Miami earlier this month including Best Narrative, Best Director, and The Audience Awards, and it’s no surprise. “It’s a story about a […]

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The 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) went down in Miami this week and TheGrio was on deck for all of the amazing screenings, panels, and events that highlighted the most influential creators and entertainers in the business. The week-long event featured several panels and seminars that offered insight into the inner workings of the […]

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As far as Qasim Basir knows, he just accomplished something no other Black filmmaker has to date: he shot a feature length film with an all Black cast as a oner.

The post Director Qasim Basir talks about art imitating life and the winding road to his ambitious new film ‘A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Promoting “Empire” on “The View” a week before its fall 2017 TV season premiere September […]

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Hollywood producer Will Packer and director Malcolm D. Lee are no strangers to the American […]

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theGRIO REPORT - The 16th Annual American Black Film Festival, which wrapped up Sunday, boasts thousands of attendees who convene under the lustrous backdrop of palm trees, a summer-soft breeze and the popularly known glitz and glamour of South Beach...

The post ABFF post-script: Black communities vie to be seen amid the glitz of Miami Beach appeared first on theGrio.

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AUTHOR'S NOTEBOOK - Aspiring filmmaker Khalil Thomas writes about his experience at the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival, which was held June 20-24 in Miami Beach...

The post ABFF postscript: How the American Black Film Festival impacted my life appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - Anyone with an idea, some out-of-the-box creativity, a niche for audience attention and some web savvy talent now has a grand platform to share their work...

The post American Black Film Festival: 1st ever webisode challenge comes to South Beach appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - Jeff Friday can name nearly every film and director making movies with predominantly black casts during the late 1980s and early 1990s...

The post American Black Film Festival founder Jeff Friday talks Hollywood vs. black films appeared first on theGrio.

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