Dining for the American Black Film Festival

One of Miami’s great cultural events will be getting underway shortly: the American Black Film Festival, running June 13th through 17th. And for conveniently close fine Italian dining, look no further than Mercato Della Pescheria Miami Beach!

The 2018 American Black Film Festival

This year marks the 22nd iteration of the American Black Film festival, established back in 1997 in Acapulco and moved to South Beach in 2002; it’s been a Miami event since then except for a three-year stint in Los Angeles.

Drawing some 10,000 attendees each year, this independent film festival celebrates the big- and small-screen work of black directors, producers, writers, actors, actresses, and other creators, both well-established talents and ambitious up-and-comers. It’s a chance to watch some truly fantastic feature films, documentaries, shorts, music videos, and other productions, plus hear some fascinating insights from the artists behind them and from industry movers and shakers.

You can see a full list of the films being shown at this year’s festival right here, and the schedule of events here. The screenings at venues such as the Regal Cinema and Colony Theater come backed up by talks, Q&As, panel discussions, master classes, and official parties.

A Few Highlights of ABFF 2018

Among those associated events is a Saturday, June 16th conversation with Ryan Coogler, the director of the Marvel smash hit Black Panther. Nichelle Turner will moderate the discussion, held from 5 to 6:15 PM at the New World Center Performance Hall.

At 7:45 PM on Friday the 15th in the Loews Hotel’s Americana 3, meanwhile, the Hot in Hollywood panel will feature stories and reflections from some of the most notable black figures in the film and TV industries today: Kofi Siriboe, Jacob Latimore, Logan Browning, Ashley Blaine Featherson, and Bresha Webb, in conversation with Dondre Whitfield.

Dine at Mercato Della Pescheria Miami Beach During ABFF 2018

If you’re attending the 2018 American Black Film Festival—lucky you, first of all—then we hope you’ll bring your artistry-inspired appetite over to Mercato Della Pescheria Miami Beach just a hop, skip, and a jump away along Espanola Way. We’ll provide you with fabulous Italian and seafood dishes, a comprehensive lineup of libations, and awesome atmosphere for reflecting on the onscreen and onstage illuminations you’ve been enjoying during this world-class film festival.

Get your passes for the American Black Film Festival here, and learn about your options for accommodations with this list of ABFF partner hotels. And then make your reservations here at Mercato Della Pescheria Miami Beach so you’ve got a homerun meal (or meals) lined up for the occasion! Don’t forget: We serve as a great venue for group dining as well, so if you’ve got a large party in tow for the festival bring the whole crew for a Mercato Della Pescheria feast…