June will be a good month for film lovers in South Florida. Not only is Miami Film Month taking over the city for the entire 30 days, but the American Black Film Festival will also bring in countless filmmakers, producers and professionals. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker, a lover of the industry or simply looking for new ways to enjoy Miami, you should absolutely check out next month’s festivals. Keep up with Miami Film Month for updated info closer to the date. As far as ABFF, keep reading for everything you need to know! The American Black Film Festival is an annual event and is dedicated to presenting quality film and television content created by people of African descent. The ABFF is “committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts.” The festival is founded and sponsored by HBO. There will be 5 straight days of movie screenings, industry panels, workshops and opportunities for filmmakers to network and connect. Past supporters and participants include heavyhitters like Spike Lee, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Anderson, John Singleton, Kevin Hart and many more. Here’s a bit of what you can look forward to for this year: Wednesday, June 14th Poolside mixer at the Loews Hotel (1-4pm) Opening Night Film: “Girls Trip” (8:30pm) Thursday, June 15th Master Class in Acting hosted by Tasha Smith (8am) Careers in Entertainment Workshop hosted by BET (2pm) 20th HBO Short Film Competition (8pm) Friday, June 16th Master Class in Packaging Your TV Show Idea (8am) ABFF Comedy Wings Competition (9pm) Saturday, June 17th Turner Spotlight Screening: “Claws” (2:45pm) Closing Night Film: “All Eyez on Me” (9pm) Closing Night Party (11pm) Sunday, June 18th ABFF Filmmaker Ceremony (10am) ABFF Community Day (2:30pm) For those of you coming into town and looking for a Miami Beach hotel, you know we’ve got your back! The Hilton Garden Inn Miami Beach is not only located close to the ABFF events, but we’re just a few steps away from the glorious beach and all it encompasses. We’re also one of the best hotels in Miami and offer some of the best rates to match. Get your ABFF passes and book with us today!