American Black Film Festival Announces ‘Best of ABFF’

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By: Amadi Taylor

The American Black Film Festival has announced the ‘Best of ABFF’ from the 5-day festival that took over Miami Beach.

 

Erica Ash hosted the closing ceremony where the festival’s big winners were revealed on Saturday night. This year’s ceremony also featured a touching tribute to  the late, legendary John Singleton.

 

Audience Award – Best Narrative Feature (presented by BET Networks):

All In directed by Ibrahim Yilla

Jury Award – Best Narrative Feature (presented by Prudential Financial):

Jezebel directed by Numa Perrier

Jury Award – Best Web Series (presented by Verizon Media):

Little Apple directed by Riley S. Wilson

ABFF HBO Short Film:

CAP written and directed by Marshall Tyler

Jury Award – Best Screenplay (presented by ABFF):

Strive written by Piper Dellums and Sha-Risse Smith

Jury Award – Best Performance by a Lead Actor (presented by AT&T Dream in Black):

Essence Atkins, Same Difference

Jury Award – Best Director (presented by Cadillac):

Numa Perrier, Jezebel

2019 Star Project Winner:

Alexis Damita

2019 HBO Comedy Wings Winner:

Ty Davis

NBC Hosting Finalists:

Jazmin Bailey, Dennis Pastrorizo, Jasmine Styles, Krystal Vega

TruTV Winner:

Domonic Smith-Weston

TNT Drama Winner:

Darnell Brown

TBS Comedy Winner:

Claytia Gonsalves