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American Black-Film-Festival (ABFF)

American Black-Film-Festival (ABFF) in Miami FL, sponsored by Gilead Sciences was an incredible event that transformed the vibe of Miami Beach and the Royal Palms hotel

American Black-Film-Festival (ABFF) transformed Miami Beach into a vibrant cultural hub. June 12-16, the ABFF setting a dazzling tone at the prestigious Royal Palms Hotel. Just in time for Juneteenth. Moreover, the ABFF is largest festival with film screenings, master classes, and panel discussions. The festival’s aim is to amplify the power of Black entertainment industry voices.

American Black-Film-Festival (ABFF): What a delight to discover that one of my favorite healthcare clients, Gilead Sciences, sponsored the #ABFF festival leading into the week of Juneteenth.

Gilead sponsored the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to promote diversity. By partnering with ABFF, Gilead aims to amplify Black voices in film and television, providing a forum for Black filmmakers to showcase their work. This sponsorship aligns with Gilead’s broader commitment to health equity and social justice. Storytelling, through film is a powerful tool for raising awareness and driving change in communities disproportionately affected by health disparities.

Gilead Sciences, is a leading biopharmaceutical company, delivering innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. Their mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

The ABFF “Retrospective” honors Denzel Washington. Celebrating his iconic films and significant cultural impact, on and off the screen. The “Retrospective” program culminates in an onstage interview.

American Black-Film-Festival (ABFF)  The 2024 American Black Film Festival Announces Retrospective: Celebrating the Legacy of Denzel Washington

Equally compelling is Washington’s commitment to humanitarian causes. A national spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Moreover, Washington has donated millions to education, the arts, and veterans’ affairs. Denzel, onstage and off fosters positive change, empowering future generations.

The elevation of the following films at ABFF was particularly meaningful for Juneteenth, as they highlighted narratives that resonate with the historical significance of the holiday.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, and showcasing films that address ongoing struggles for justice and equality serves to connect the past with contemporary issues, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Black history and culture.

Notable films showcased at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) included a premier of “The Lost Holliday” directed by Jussie Smollett as the official selection for premier at the American Black Film Festival.

A Time To Yell: More Than A Statue,” focused on racial justice activism, bringing compelling stories of the Black experience to the forefront.

Additionally, the festival featured prominent figures such as Nia Long and Meagan Good in its talk series and panels. These discussions provided an invaluable platform for Black voices in the entertainment industry, promoting dialogue around the challenges and achievements of Black artists. Celebrating Juneteenth at ABFF with such influential figures further underscores the importance of representation and visibility. By bringing together established and emerging talents, the festival not only entertained but also inspired attendees, reinforcing the message of empowerment and progress that Juneteenth embodies.

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ABFF, African Film, American Black Film Festival, Daymond John, Denzel Washington, Gilead, Gilead Sciences, juneteenth, Jussie Smollett, Meagan Good, Miami, More than a Statue, Nia Long, Royal Palms Hotel, Sharktank, The Lost Holliday

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