Credentials Application

Thank you for your interest in attending and covering the 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF). PAFF will be held on February 7-19, 2019 at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. Due to space considerations, the festival will grant press credentials to a limited number of journalists, writers, bloggers, editors, producers and photographers. Your press credentials will grant you access to cover red carpet events, special events and panels as well as attend film screenings on a space available basis only.

The press credential application process for the 2019 season is not available at this time. However, when it does, we will review every application that is submitted on time. Due to the number of applicants each year, we will not be able to accommodate everyone. For any immediate questions about our process, assignments or interview requests, please contact festival publicity director, Candace Ledbetter, at

In the coming months, we will announce our open call for credential application submissions. In the meantime, please note the following:

  • Newspapers and online media outlets are limited to two (2) credentials per media outlet.
  • Radio crews are limited to two (2) credentials per media outlet.
  • Television crews are limited to three (3) credentials per media outlet.
  • Credentials are non-transferrable and cannot be passed on to other staff members within your organization. The names you submit during the credentialing process will be the only names on the master media list.

*Note: Exceptions will be made depending on specific assignments of media outlets. Please feel free to call me about your assignments.