THE ACAPULCO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL : June 4 – 9, 2001
To develop and grow in the film industry is a constant
task. You must seek opportunities and constantly stay on the
radar of who’s doing what and what you need to be doing to get
there. For the 5th consecutive year, the ACAPULCO
BLACK FILM FESTIVAL is still considered one of the premiere
events that you should attend. Click
here, to visit their site http://www.abff.com
OR Phone 212-219-7267 for more information.
WHAT IS THE ACAPULCO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL?
The Acapulco Black Film Festival is a celebration of the
cinematic work of Black filmmakers and artists. The ABFF offers a
competitive showcase of independent Black cinema from around the
The festival’s retreat like atmosphere provides an
intellectually charged environment for filmmakers, artists,
industry executives, journalists and film enthusiasts to network
and share information and ideas. The exciting backdrop of Acapulco
makes this a week you do not want to miss. So if you want to know
what’s going on and coming up in Black cinema, register now!
The Festival Offers:
- Six days of intensive networking opportunities for
emerging filmmakers, industry professionals and corporate sponsors.
- Feature-length and short films that represent the best of
independent Black cinema from around the world.
- A comprehensive program of panel discussions, workshops and
seminars offering "inside" information about the film industry.
- Live entertainment, including stand-up comedy shows,
concerts and parties at Acapulco's hottest nightclubs.
- The Black Film Awards- the closing night show where Robert
Townsend announces the winners of the Audience Awards and the
annual tribute to the accomplishments of Blacks in Hollywood.
- Each year the festival offers a variety of interesting and
fun programs including films, substantive panels and workshops, and
entertainment. The 2001 festival will include many of the following
The festival features competitive screening of
short, feature-length and work-in-progress films. Films compete
for Audience Awards, peer awards and the HBO Short Film
Filmmakers, industry executives and artists explore
contemporary issues in Hollywood and the Black film community. Past
topics have included Alternative Theatrical Distribution, Women In
Film, and Hip Hop Empowerment in Hollywood.
- The Film Life Awards Show
On the festival’s closing night, Robert Townsend
hosts the Black Film Awards show where the festival presents awards
to the winners of the Audience Awards for Best US Film, Best
International Film and Best Work-in-Progress; the Lincoln
Filmmakers Trophy, the HBO Short Film Award and the Coca-Cola Film
Score Contest. Special ABFF Tributes will include the Byron E.
Lewis Trailblazer Award, the Rising Star award and the Career
- Acapulco After Dark
Live entertainment and exclusive nightly parties
capture the excitement of Acapulco’s tropical
The festival offers many formal and informal
opportunities for networking. The Networking Café and happy hours
are daily opportunities for aspiring artists to meet and talk with
the who’s who of Hollywood.
- Special Program – Actors Boot Camp
An intensive three-day workshop covering acting
technique and the business of entertainment. For the past two
years, the series has been instructed by actor/director Bill Duke
and has received an overwhelming response. Separate registration