Nicole Friday, founder Jeff Friday and ABFF ambassador Tracee Ellis Ross 

Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Each summer more than 2500 film fans, celebrities and Hollywood insiders gather on SouthBeach for movies, networking, seminars and panel discussions with some of the industries finest.  Since 1997, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has provided a cinematic platform for filmmakers of color.

This year ‘Black Cinema’s Annual Retreat’ celebrates 16 years and is still going strong.  The four day festival (June 20-23) presented an array of short films, music videos, documentaries, feature length films and more hard work of emerging talent that can be seen through a series of screenings.

Check out pics of some of this year’s attendees: Producer Mara Brock and Director Salim Akil, The Game

Rainforest Films producers Will Packer and Rob Hardy, Think Like A Man

Laz Alonso

Rockmond Dunbar and Vanessa Williams

Malinda Williams and Mekhi Phifer

Actor/Comedian Eddie Griffith

Jeff Friday, Lucinda Martinez, Robert Townsend

Bill Duke, Chris Spencer, Malinda Williams, CodeBlack’s Jeff Clanagan

Boris Kodjoe

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