Pan African Film & Arts Festival 2017 StudentFEST

25th Anniversary Celebration

Presented by Disney

A free showcase of films tailored to students. For over two decades PAFF has presented StudentFEST. Each year 6,000 to 7,000 Los Angeles city and county high school, middle school and elementary school students and their teachers attend this free program showcasing films dealing with issues important to youth, such as teen pregnancy, AIDS prevention, literacy, cultural and racial respect, teen self-esteem and gang prevention. Before and after the screenings, speakers working in areas related to the subject matter of the films conduct positive and interactive discussions with the students.

Admission is free, but groups must register to attend and are responsible for their own school bus transportation. To make your reservations, please fill out the studentfest application and email it to

Thanks so much for your school districts’ continued support of the Pan African Film & Arts Student Festival. On behalf of the 25th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival, We wish to invite you and your students to participate in our StudentFest 2017.

This year we will celebrate our youth with film, art and creative Iinspirations. Our highlighted films will include Queen of Katwe, Race and many more.
Please see the Student Film Festival Reservation form and film choices below.

Student Film Festival Reservation Form

Film Selections

Monday, February 13, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017

Cinemark’s Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15
4020 Marlton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90008

9:00am – 12:30pm (All films begin promptly at 10:00am)

We look forward to an exciting and stimulating educational experience through film for you and your students. Please make your school’s reservations early via email to as space is limited. We will confirm each schools reservation via email.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime with any questions and for further information on this year’s festival.

Sherrese Moise
Director, StudentFest
Pan African Film Festival
Telephone: 917-750-3342