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PAFF Returns to Atlanta



The Pan African Film Festival returns to Atlanta August 7-10, 2014!

What:   
55 New Black Films from the World Over
Industry Panels & Workshops lead by Industry Professionals

When:   Thursday, August 7 – Sunday, August 10, 2014

Where: 
Films:       Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Panels & Workshops:   Erosol aka Department Store, 467 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta GA 30312

Special Screenings

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OPENING NIGHT
August 7 @ 7:25p
Based on a true story. On the day he is paroled from prison, a white supremacist and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop. While authorities cordon off the neighborhood, the couple breaks into a house and takes a black family hostage. Stars Danny Glover, Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri , Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon, Mahershala Ali and Anson Mount.

 

Belle-Poster
CLOSING NIGHT
August 10 @ 5:40p
Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson.

 

PRICES (subject to tax and service fees)

PASSES

All-Fest Pass*
$175
(Allows admission to all festival screenings & events)
Day Pass*
$30
(Allows admission to all regular screenings for 1 day – does not allow entry into Special Screening, Special Events, or Twinkie Byrd Monologue Slam)

REGULAR SCREENINGS

Adult
$12.00
Student w/ID
$10.00
Seniors-62+
$8.00
Children-under 12 years
$6.00

SPECIAL SCREENING PRICES

Opening Night Gala
$15.00 (Screening Only)
 
$35.00 (Screening & after-party)
Closing Night
$20.00 (Screening Only)
 
$75.00 (Pre-screening Reception + Screening)
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$15.00 (All Tickets)
PANEL TICKETS
$12.00 (each panel)
Twinkie Byrd Monologue Slam
$45.00
TBMS + Actor Panel
$50.00

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS & PASSES

Purchase Tickets online:
(All tickets purchased online include a service fee)

Select Film Tickets at:
Select Panel Tickets at:
Select Special Event Tickets at:

Purchase Passes* online:
(*Passes guarantee seating up to 15 minutes before Film, Event or Panel listed start time.)

All-Fest Pass*
$175
Online tickets are no longer available. For tickets, check box office.

(Allows admission to all festival screenings & events)

Day Pass*
$30
Online tickets are no longer available. For tickets, check box office.

(Allows admission to all regular screenings for 1 day – does not allow entry into Special Screening, Special Events, or Twinkie Byrd Monologue Slam)

Plaza Theatre Box Office:

Purchase all Tickets & Passes beginning August 6

Box Office Hours:
Thursday, August 7
12p-10p
 
Friday, August 8
12p-10p
 
Saturday, August 9
11a-10p
 
Sunday, August 10
12p-10p

Note: Panel Tickets will also be available at the Door.

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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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 »