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Time to Enter the American Black Film Festival

American Black Film Festival 2006Miami, Florida, USAJuly 19-23, 2006Deadline: April 7, 2006

Film Life and HBO will host the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). HBO is the ABFF's founding and title sponsor and Wal-Mart Voices of Color is the presenting sponsor.

The 2006 ABFF program includes independent film screenings, network and studio premieres, panels, workshops and seminars led by accomplished industry professionals. Other highlights include live entertainment, exclusive networking events and the ABFF Awards presentation.

The ABFF has four film sections: Narrative Feature Films (competitive), World Cinema (noncompetitive), the HBO Short Film Competition and Documentaries (competitive). A total of $80,000 worth of prizes will be awarded to films in the competitive sections. Awards include the HBO Short Film Award ($20,000 cash prize), Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film, sponsored by Blockbuster ($20,000 cash prize), Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture, sponsored by Kodak (prize: film stock valued at $20,000), and the Wal-Mart Voices of Color Best Documentary Award ($20,000 cash prize). Winners will be announced at the ABFF Awards Brunch held on the closing day of the festival.

Films submitted for consideration for the 2006 ABFF must be delivered to the New York City office postmarked by the entry deadline: Friday, April 7, 2006. Submission forms and eligibility requirements are available online at

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