MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) — The American Black Film Festival held its star-studded “Best of the Festival” Awards ceremony, hosted by Chris Spencer (Real Husbands of Hollywood), at Loews Miami Beach Hotel Saturday night. Celebrity guests included actors Robert Townsend, Malik Yoba, Anthony Anderson, and Tichina Arnold (Martin); executive producer Will Packer (Stomp the Yard, Almost Christmas), and many others.
Here are this year’s winners:
Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay
Tahir Jetter – “How To Tell You’re a Douchebag”
Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor
Cory Hardrict – “Destined”
Grand Jury Prize for Best Director
Qasim Basir – “Destined”
Grand Jury Prize for Best Film
“Service to Man”
HBO Short Film
NBCUniversal Star Project Winner
McDonald’s “My Community” Video Competition Winner
Be The Seed
TV ONE Screenplay Winner
“Tale of a Script” by N’Zuri Za Austin
Best Web Original
“2 Self Help Books Away from Perfect”
The Best of ABFF Audience Award
“Daddy Don’t Go”
The festival wraps up Sunday, June 19th with its Community Day, hosted by singer and actress Brave Williams and Malik Yoba in historic Overtown, screening Saturday’s winning movie projects.
Mellissa Thomas is Editor of the Florida National News. The Jamaica-born author and journalist is a decorated U.S. Navy veteran with degrees in Entertainment Business and Film. She also helps business owners, CEOs, executives, and speakers double their income and clinch the credibility they deserve by walking them step by step through the process of developing, completing, marketing, and publishing their first book.