American Black Film Festival Awards 2022: Complete List Of the Winners

The winners of the American Black Film Festival awards were announced in Miami.

This prestigious award was hosted by the renowned three-time Emmy winner actor and author Dondré Whitfield, who provided an excellent conclusion to the five-day festival along with the actress/ producer  Issa Rae, who was present at the awards as the Festival Ambassador.

The 26th edition of the annual festival returns to Miami from 15th- 19th, 2022, and will virtually run through June 30 with independent films. The best of the films will play on the very own platform of the ABFF awards- ABFF PLAY. The best of the awards categories stretches from narrative and documentary features, web series, and the 25th HBO Short Film Award Showcase, in addition to that it also includes its own talent pipeline program which involves writing competitions and much more.

Now let’s see the list of all the winners in various categories as confirmed by Entertainment Tonight.

The Jury Award winners are:

Best Narrative Feature

Our Father, the Devil

Directed by Ellie Foumbi, produced by Ellie Foumbi, Joseph Mastantuono;

Prize: $2,500, presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Best Director, Narrative Feature

Feel Like Ghosts

Directed by Kali Baker-Johnson

Prize: $5,000, presented by Cadillac

Best Screenplay, Narrative Feature

Feel Like Ghosts

Written by Kali Baker-Johnson

Prize: 2,500, presented by TV One

John Singleton Award – Best First Feature 

Our Father, The Devil

Directed by Ellie Foumbi

Prize: $5,000, presented by Netflix

Best Documentary Feature

A Woman on the Outside

Directed by Zara Katz, Lisa Riordan Seville

Produced by Kiara C. Jones, Zara Katz, Lisa Riordan Seville

Prize: $2,500, presented by Prime Video

Best Web Series


Directed by Randall Dottin, Luisa Dantas

Prize: $2,500, presented by Comcast NBCUniversal

HBO Short Film Award 

Another Country

Directed by Sherif Alabede

Prize: $10,000 for winner, $5,000 each for four finalists presented by

Warner Bros. Discovery

The Talent Pipeline Program winners are:

ALLBLK’s Shoot Your Shot Casting Call

Javon Terrell

Prize: Role in upcoming ALLBLK Original series Judge Me Not

Warner Bros. Discovery Writers Initiative, One-Hour Drama

 The Saints

Written by Deion Higginbotham

Prize: $5,000

Warner Bros. Discovery Writers Initiative, Half-Hour Drama


Written by Diara Newman

Prize: $5,000

These were the winners of The American Black Film Festival, 2022. On July 1, American Airlines will present the fan-chosen winner, which will be revealed on the ABFF social media platforms.

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