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Kids in the Spotlight Short Film Series

February 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Each year, the PAFF CHILDREN’S FEST proves to be great fun for the entire family! Over 500 children, ages 4-14, and their parents enjoy FREE film screenings, storytelling, and interactive activities, all reflecting and rooted in the beauty and artistry of the culture of Africa and its diaspora.

Visit the PAFF Box Office at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills  & XD for day-of in-person tickets.

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Kids in The Spotlight Short Film Series

KITS is a Black-led, Los Angeles County-based organization that helps foster youth heal and grow from trauma through the power of storytelling and filmmaking. In the KITS flagship Script-to-Screen program, foster youth ages 12-22 write, cast, and star in their own short films, telling their stories their way. KITS envisions a pipeline of Black and Brown leaders in positions of decision-making power. By building the pipeline, KITS pursues the restoration of economic stability and generational wealth for Black and Brown youth. To learn more and make a tax-deductible donation to Kids In The Spotlight, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, visit

Bully –  Bullying – A lonely teen from a troubled home is pushed past his breaking point when a bully ruins his chance to take his crush to prom.

Brown – Cultural & Racial Respect – Five hopeful high school students find their plans derailed when encountering the systematic setbacks of being Brown in America.  

Run Mental Health – Run to what you fear.

System Failure – Coming of Age – A teenage boy is forced to address a painful secret while contemplating his future. 

Treachery In Boyle Heights – Gang Prevention – A young Hispanic kid learns a valuable lesson about the meaning of family after he walks away from a gang.

Parallel – Women’s Empowerment – Double standards play a significant role in justice for two high school students who are the victims of sexual assault.



February 18
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Cinemark Baldwin Hills
4020 Marlton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
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