Why Donate?

Please contribute to PAFF. Your contribution will make sure that all members of our community have access to the stories and images presented by PAFF. Your generosity will help to provide hundreds of free tickets allowing children, students, senior citizens and the less fortunate to attend PAFF. By helping PAFF to educate and entertain through the power of film, your gift helps members of our community expand their vision and become active citizens of the world.

The Pan African Film Festival is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization that allows your contributions to PAFF to be tax deductible.

Children’s Festival

A fun activity for young families, the Saturday Children’s Festival entertains children, ages 4-12, and their parents/guardians with FREE age-appropriate film screenings followed by refreshments and interactive activities such as doll-making, mask-making, face-painting and storytelling; all derived on African/African American culture.


Elementary, middle and high school students and their teachers attend this special film program. StudentFest showcases films that feature characters that look like our students dealing with age-appropriate issues such as teen pregnancy, AIDS prevention, cultural respect, self-esteem, anti-bullying and gang prevention.

Senior Connections

Always inclusive, PAFF offers free tickets to seniors living on fixed incomes. PAFF Senior Connections allows our seniors a safe and comfortable place to meet, socialize and take-in a free afternoon screening. At PAFF we believe the festival should be a source of fun and entertainment for people of all ages and incomes.

Community Link

PAFF works with foster care services, group homes, youth centers, disabled veterans centers, battered women shelters, homeless shelters, and other social service organizations to provide free tickets to marginalized audiences. Ticket recipients include “at-risk” youths, disabled veterans, and the mentally challenged.