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2012 ABFF Announces HBO Short Film Competition Lineup

Shadow and Act By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act May 11, 2012 at 8:10PM

NEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2012 – Film Life Inc., today announced the HBO® Short Film Award competition selections for the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) taking place in South Beach Miami, FL, June 20th – 23rd. 
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NEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2012 – Film Life Inc., today announced the HBO® Short Film Award competition selections for the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) taking place in South Beach Miami, FL, June 20th – 23rd

The HBO Short Film Award competition, which has been an integral part of the festival for 15 years, is one of the most prestigious platforms for emerging filmmakers. Five finalists' films are screened before the festival audience and each vie for a grand prize of $20,000. In addition, the films in competition will also be considered for broadcast on one of HBO’s programming services. Talent discovered through this competition include filmmakers: Sylvain White (The Losers, Stomp the Yard), Frank E. Flowers (Haven) and Saladin Patterson ("Psych," "The Bernie Mac Show" and The Fighting Temptations).

 Jeff Friday, founder and CEO of ABFF states, “HBO has consistently demonstrated a commitment to discovering new filmmakers, which is the goal of our festival.”  He adds, “Every year, the HBO Short Film Award competition is a highlight, and we are thrilled to have HBO actively involved as our founding and premier sponsor.”

The complete list of the 2012 HBO Short Film Award Competition films is as follows:

ZERO, written and directed by Kimberly Townes (World Premiere)

An introverted teen is forced to defend herself when her bullies threaten to spill the beans about her crush on the math teacher.

CHERRY WAVES, written and directed by Carey Williams (World Premiere)

A story of love, loss, and finding oneself set against the world of underground street fighting.

SLEEP, written and directed by Donald Conley (World Premiere)

Rashad assumes the responsibility of his household during the one morning that changes the rest of his life.

WOMACK, written and directed by André Wilkins (World Premiere)

A vicious crime leaves a Brooklyn man wrestling with his conscience, searching for an escape to greater purpose.

BUSTED ON BRIGHAM LANE, written and directed by Talibah Newman (World Premiere) 

A teenage girl takes precariously creative measures to reconcile her relationship with her estranged father for her 18th birthday after spotting him singing on the train. 

“The success of the HBO Short Film Award stems from both the hard work and creativity found in the black filmmaking community,” said Lucinda Martinez, vice president, Domestic Network Distribution & Multicultural Marketing at HBO. “It was created to celebrate young filmmakers and we’re extremely proud of all the talent the competition has brought to the forefront.”

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