The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Announces Festival Award Winners – Deadline

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2022 today announced the winners of the Best of the ABFF Award.

The presentation of the three-time Emmy-nominated actor and author Dondré Whitfield was a perfect conclusion to the five-day festival with producer/director/actress Issa Rae as festival ambassador.

The 26th annual festival returned live to Miami from June 15-19 and continues virtually through June 30 with independent films, the Best of the ABFF Awards and more programming on the specially designed online platform ABFF PLAY.

The Best of ABFF Awards include winners in the official film selection categories – narrative and documentary films, web series and the 25th HBO Short Film Award Showcase, as well as the talent pipeline program made up of national casting and writing competitions.

The winners of the Jury Prize are:

Best Narrative Feature

Our Father the Devil

Directed by Ellie Foumbi, produced by Ellie Foumbi, Joseph Mastantuono;

Prize: $2,500 awarded by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Best Director, Narrative Feature Film

Feel like ghosts

Directed by Kali Baker-Johnson

Prize: $5,000 awarded by Cadillac

Best Screenplay, Narrative Feature

Feel like ghosts

Written by Kali Baker-Johnson

Prize: 2500, awarded by TV One

John Singleton Award – Best First Feature Film

Our father the devil

Directed by Ellie Foumbi

Prize: $5,000 awarded by Netflix

Best documentary film

A woman on the outside

Directed by Zara Katz, Lisa Riordan Seville

Produced by Kiara C. Jones, Zara Katz, Lisa Riordan Seville

Prize: $2,500 awarded by Prime Video

Best web series


Directed by Randall Dottin, Luisa Dantas

Prize: $2,500, awarded by Comcast NBCUniversal

HBO Short Film Award

Another country

Directed by Sherif Alabede

Prize: $10,000 for the winner, $5,000 each for four finalists presented by

Warner Bros. Discovery

The winners of the Talent Pipeline program are:

ALLBLK’s Shoot Your Shot Casting Call

Javon Terrell

Prize: Role in the upcoming ALLBLK Original Series do not judge me

Warner Bros. Discovery Writers Initiative, One Hour Drama

The Saints

Written by Deion Higginbotham

Price: $5,000

Warner Bros. Discovery Writers Initiative, half-hour drama

town hall

Written by Diara Newman

Price: $5,000

The Fan Favorite, as determined by the ABFF audience, presented by American Airlines, will be announced on the ABFF social platforms on July 1.