American black Film Institute
Oscar week Gala and showcase
a Celebration of Treasured Icons
Covid wanted to keep us from gathering too close last year and we obliged in the name of safety and precaution.
However, we continued celebrating through our tel-tainment zoom style portal and had a blast honoring just a few of our trailblazing Legends.
This was basically a “senior check-in” to make sure that all those who we have loved and cherished throughout the were doing well during this very challenging time. It was a season highlight to be with our talented acting family; from Danny Glover and Marla Gibbs to Sheila Frazier, Lou Gossett, Jr., Margaret Avery and Ben Vereen among others!
The event was hosted by veteran actress Victoria Dillard (center square), who re-emerged with ABFI, to give and receive so much love from fans and well wishers ecstatic to see her thriving after years out of the spotlight raising a family, while coping with her new normal battling Parkinson’s disease and emerging a champion! Victoria was, and still is, among the best!
In case you weren’t able to join us, take a peek at what we’ve been up to and why ABFI can’t stop the mission of preserving our film and television legacy, while ensuring our Trailblazers know they are honored, treasured, and beloved.
Film is …
Film is inspirational. Film is entertainment. Film is political But above all else, Film is educational in its ability to bring together the masses, create common discourse, provide representation, generate provocative thought, and allow a greater understanding among those previously unenlightened about a topic or issue.
Join us and enjoy
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“You’re Up Next”
Star watch program. Pairing emerging talents with industry veterans for advice.
Screenings, Cast & Director Q&As.
On products and services from ABFI partners.
With ABFI leaders, and with Business Model Consultations for setting up film industry-related companies and Pitch training with coaching and feedback.
Exclusive member-only Gala Dinner tickets to ABFI Lifetime Achievement Award Black-tie Tribute.