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Shaft to Open American Black Film Festival
(released 2/7/2019)
By Kimberly Burke



SHAFT, the latest in the series of films, will screen before the national movie release in Miami on the opening night of the American Black Film Festival 2019. The festival opens June 12 at the New World Center in Miami. The film Shaft opens nationwide June 14.

Attention writers: The festival is also a pipeline for talent and has two opportunities with deadlines approaching at the end of February.

The festival has partnered with TURNER TV executives to find original TV pilot scripts with unique voices. www.abff.com/turner-tv-writing-contest

truTV is also partnering with the festival in search of Premium Unscripted Comedic Television Formats with Distinct POV's.  www.abff.com/trutv-comedy-writers-competition

This year the festival has named "Power" star LaLa Anthony as the 2019 Ambassador.  To join the festival June 12-16 for panels, parties, films and industry education, go to: www.abff.com

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