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PAFF Returns to Atlanta



For the past 16 years the Pan African Film Festival has put on a summer festival in Atlanta and this summer we will return August 7-10, 2014 at the Plaza Theatre!  Over 40 new films from the US and around the world, as well as workshops & panels!

Visit the PAFF-ATL page for the Screening Schedule, and info on the various Special Events such as the Twinkie Byrd Monologue Slam which will take place during this 4 day event!

If you have any questions you may call us at 310 337 4737 or email us at info@paff.org

2014 PAFF Filmmaker’s Award Winners



The jury is in! Here are the winners of the 2014 Pan African Film Festival Filmmaker’s Awards! Congratulations to all the winning films! If you missed the nominees, check them out HERE!

2014 Award Winners

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Best Feature Narrative
Of Good Report
South Africa
Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
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Special Jury Recognition
Confusion Na Wa
Nigeria
Director: Kenneth Gyang
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Best Director – First Feature Narrative
The Forgotten Kingdom
Lesotho/South Africa
Director: Andrew Mudge
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Sp. Jury Recognition – Director – First Feature Narrative
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South Africa
Director: Roberta Durrant
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Best Documentary
Freedom Summer
United States
Director: Stanley Nelson
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Sp. Jury Recognition – Documentary
Small Small Thing
United States
Director: Jessica Vale
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Best Narrative Short
Freedom Road
South Africa
Director: Shane Vermooten
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Special Jury Recog.- Short
Sketch
United States
Director: Stephen T. Barton

Festival Programmers’ Award – Narrative Feature
Kingston Paradise
Jamaica
Director: Mary Wells

Festival Programmers’ Award – Documentary
Through A Lens Darkly
United States
Director: Thomas Allen Harris
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Festival Founders’ Award – Narrative
Blackbird
United States
Director: Patrik-Ian Polk

Festival Founders’ Award-Documentary
Brothers Hypnotic
Netherlands/US
Director: Reuben Atlas
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CAPRI Capital Partners Award
The Magic City
United States
Director: R. Malcolm Jones
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Audience Award—Documentary
Inner City Champions
United States
Director: Kenneth Taylor

Audience Award — Narrative Feature
1982
United States
Director: Tommy Oliver
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BAFTA L.A. Prize
Of Good Report
South Africa
Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

PAFF 2014 Films Selected!



The Pan African Film Festival thanks all the filmmakers for their submissions. Below is the list of film selections for 2014. All short and feature films that will screen at PAFF this year are listed together below in alphabetical order. Web series & Pilots are listed on the New Media fest page. Stay tuned for updates. If you have received an acceptance letter (but are not listed below) please contact miki@paff.org.

Click on the names of the films below to read film synopses and view trailers. Films with an asterisk(*) contain adult content.

2013 Festival Award Winners


A list of the 2013 PAFF winners


Below is a list of the winners of the 2013 Pan African Film Festival Filmmaker Awards.

BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE

“Stones in the Sun” (Haiti/US), directed by Patricia Benoit
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Special Jury Recognition | Feature Narrative

“Things Never Said” (US), directed by Charles Murray
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BEST DIRECTOR | FIRST FEATURE

David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga,director ofNairobi Half Life” (Germany/Kenya) 
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Special Jury Recognition | Director, First Feature

Ya’Ke,director of “Wolf” (US)
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BEST DOCUMENTARY

“Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” (US/France), directed by Shola Lynch 
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Special Jury Recognition | Documentary

“Mugabe: Villain or Hero?” (UK), directed by Roy Agyemang
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BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
“Our Rhineland”(US), directed by Faren Humes 
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Special Jury Recognition | Short Narrative:

“The Collegians” (US), directed by Bryan B.A. Lewis
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BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Foot Soldiers: Class of 1964” (US), directed by Alvelyn Sanders 
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Special Jury Recognition | Short Documentary:

“Africa: The Beat” (Tanzania/Spain), directed by the Samaki Wanne Collective


FESTIVAL PROGRAMMERS’ AWARD

“Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn” (US), directed by Ramin Niami
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FESTIVAL FOUNDERS’ AWARD
“Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp”(US), directed by Jorge Hinojosa
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CAPRI CAPITAL PARTNERS AWARD

“Songs of Redemption (Jamaica), directed by Amanda Sans and Miquel Galofré

AUDIENCE AWARD | DOCUMENTARY
“Charles Lloyd: Arrows into Infinity”(US), directed by Dorothy Darr and Jeffery Morse

AUDIENCE AWARD | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

“Foot Soldiers: Class of 1964” (US), directed by Alvelyn Sanders


AUDIENCE AWARD | NARRATIVE FEATURE
“Against the Grain”(US), directed by Elias Mael
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AUDIENCE AWARD | SHORT NARRATIVE

“Island Song” (US/Virgin Islands), directed by David Massey
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PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL-BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS/LA (BAFTA/LA) FESTIVAL CHOICE AWARD
“Home Again” (Canada), directed by Sudz Sutherland
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PAFF Returns to Atlanta

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For the past 16 years the Pan African Film Festival has put on a summer festival in Atlanta and this summer we will return August 7-10, 2014 at the Plaza Theatre!  Over 40 new films from the US and around the world, as well as workshops & panels! Visit the PAFF-ATL page for the Screening… Read more »

2014 PAFF Filmmaker’s Award Winners

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The jury is in! Here are the winners of the 2014 Pan African Film Festival Filmmaker’s Awards! Congratulations to all the winning films! If you missed the nominees, check them out HERE! 2014 Award Winners Best Feature Narrative Of Good Report South Africa Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka Special Jury Recognition Confusion Na Wa Nigeria Director: Kenneth Gyang Best Director… Read more »

PAFF 2014 Films Selected!

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The Pan African Film Festival thanks all the filmmakers for their submissions. Below is the list of film selections for 2014. All short and feature films that will screen at PAFF this year are listed together below in alphabetical order. Web series & Pilots are listed on the New Media fest page. Stay tuned for… Read more »

2013 Festival Award Winners

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Below is a list of the winners of the 2013 Pan African Film Festival Filmmaker Awards. BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE “Stones in the Sun” (Haiti/US), directed by Patricia Benoit Special Jury Recognition | Feature Narrative “Things Never Said” (US), directed by Charles Murray BEST DIRECTOR | FIRST FEATURE David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga,director of“Nairobi Half Life” (Germany/Kenya)  Special… Read more »