MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The American Black Film Festival was memorable for a multiplicity of reasons, and it only starts with being held in one of America’s glam locales and taking place inside the mesmerizing Fountainebleau Hotel.
The ABFF, founded by visionary Jeff Friday inside a cafe in New York, has blossomed into one of the most influential and powerful African American-based film festivals in the country and is celebrating its 15th anniversary on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean.
1. Laz Alsonso-led “Learn it Live” event:
Laz Alonso held the Ritz-Carlton hotel audience spellbound as he waxed poetic on his life under the lights. He interwove personal anecdotes with invaluable acting advice. It was also sponsored by American Airlines and BlackAtlas.com.