Short-Film ‘Jelly’ Announced as Winner at the American Black Film Festival

June 30, 2023 Jun. 30, 2023

The American Black Film Festival have announced the finalists of this year’s Festival, which took place 14-18 June, 2023, and we’re delighted to see that ‘Jelly’ is the Winner of the HBO Short Film Competition. The award, sponsored by HBO and Warner Bros. Discovery, is now in its 26th year at ABFF, which is a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards’ short film categories.

The film ‘Jelly’, featuring grade by Company 3’s Jenny Montgomery, follows a young, Black girl with a peculiar fascination with death. She tries to solve the mysterious case of a missing neighbor while coming to terms with a more personal disappearance.

This win means the film will stream on Max (previously called HBOMax) later this year.


You can view the full list of finalists here.



Color | Jenny Montgomery

Color Producer | Nick Krasnic

Director & Writer | Anndi Jinelle Liggett

DP | Chheangkea