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The best of American Black Film Festival throughout the years (photos)

 

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Friday chewed on the question like an after-dinner mint when asked what were some of his favorite and most magical moments in the 16 years of the American Black Film Festival, the premiere film festival catering to African American and minority moviemakers.

Halle Berry at the ABFF

Halle Berry at the ABFF

It was almost like trying to pick his favorite child. Besides, there are simply too many powerful and transcendent moments, too many career-making happenings, too many breakthrough movies to name since the ABFF began to great affair in Acapulco, Mexico an then transitioned to it’s current loction in the South Beach section of Miami Beach, Fla., with a stop in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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As we prepare to commence the 2013 edition of the ABFF that begins June 20 and continues through June 24, we take a look back at some of the best moments of the festival through pictures.

Enjoy.

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