Another film festival has been impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was announced Tuesday that the 24th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has been postponed and now has new dates.
The fest has been rescheduled to take place from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25th.
“ABFF is a destination event that attracts participants from around the world, which is why we made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the 24th American Black Film Festival,” ABFF Ventures CEO Jeff Friday said in a statement. “While we remain committed to providing a program for storytellers who rely on ABFF to showcase their work, at this time, our main priority is the health of our staff, attendees, and corporate partners.”
The festival was originally set to run from June 17-21. Mary J. Blige is this year’s ABFF Ambassador.