Press Room

2018

March 6, 2018
THE PAFF ArtFEST CONTINUES TO BE THE PERFECT SUPPORTING EXPERIENCE OF THE PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL!

February 20, 2018
26TH ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 WINNERS AND CONFIRMS 2019 DATES!

February 18, 2018
The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival will host the “The New Black Aesthetic: The Influence & Impact of the Costume Industry” panel discussion featuring the costume designer and stylist from Marvel’s Black Panther, Ruth Carter!

February 17, 2018
The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) will host a red carpet and screening of Nothing Like Thanksgiving.!

February 15, 2018
‘CANAL STREET’ ANNOUNCES CONFIRMED CAST & CREW FOR #TALK4REEL PANEL AT THE 26th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL!

February 13, 2018
26th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES “BLACK PANTHER” AS CENTERPIECE FEATURE FOLLOWED BY WAKANDA-THEMED AFTER PARTY!

February 10, 2018
The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival will host a star-studded red carpet celebration of Woodie King, Jr., which will be held at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15 and XD on Saturday, February 10!

February 9, 2018
The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) will host its first Spotlight screening event featuring Behind the Movement. Presented by TVOne

February 8, 2018
26TH ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL TO HOLD “OPENING DAY” PRESS CONFERENCE-TODAY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 @ 10:30AM

February 7, 2018
26TH ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL TO HOLD “OPENING DAY” PRESS CONFERENCE

January 31, 2018
Updates and Launches at PAFF, OH MY! 2018 Marquee Film Slate Makes a Shift, Festival Launches New #Talk4Reel Panel Series!

January 24, 2018
FIRST LOOK: The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival Releases 2018 Slate of Marquee Films!

2017

February 10, 2017

March 9, 2017
PAFF 2017-FINAL REPORT: Building new nations while embracing valued traditions were major themes of PAFF 2017

February 19, 2017
NEW JERSEY STAGE Newark Team Create Film That Tackles Racial and Religious Persecution

February 15, 2017
LA Sentinel PAFF Opening Night Honors Alfre Woodard, Debuts Nick Cannon’s New Film

February 15, 2017
DAILYNEWS.COM Pan African Film Festival among movie screening events in the Los Angeles area

February 14, 2017
SHADOW AND ACT WGN America brings ‘Underground’ Women’s Empowerment Panel to Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), Feb. 18

February 13, 2017
PEOPLE’S WORLD Two “All Power”-ful Panther docs at Pan African Film Festival

February 13, 2017
GHANAWEB.COM King Ampaw’s ‘No time to die’ for US festival

February 11, 2017
VANGUARD Highly anticipated movie, ‘Okafor’s Law’ to be screened at Pan African Film & Art Festival

February 11, 2017
EURWEB.COM NAACP Image Awards Nominee, Carl Seaton, Speaks at DGA For PAFF Brunch

February 9, 2017
LA Times Celebrating 25 years, the Pan African Film Festival honors Alfre Woodard for telling and carrying ‘our stories, our spirit’

February 9, 2017
Our Weekly PAFF celebrates 25 years of ethnic imagery

February 8, 2017
VARIETY David Ramsey-Vivica Fox Thriller ‘Illicit’ Bought by Breaking Glass

February 7, 2017
BUSINESSWIRE.COM AHF Supports Award-Winning “90 Days” Short Film At Pan African Film Festival

February 2, 2017
PULSE.NG Movie to screen at Pan African Film and Art Festival Omoni Oboli’s “Okafor’s Law,”…

February 2, 2017
Pan African Film Festival 2017 presents Alfre Woodard with Lifetime Achievement Award

February 1, 2017
King Of the Dancehall to screen as Opening Night film at the Pan African Film Festival 25TH Year Anniversary

February 1, 2017
TIME OUT Honor African American achievement at these Black History Month celebrations

January 20, 2017
PAN AFRICAN FILM FEST 2017 REPORT: THE ANGST OF PAN AFRICANISM IN THE WORLDWIDE STRUGGLE FOR BLACK LIBERATION

January 20, 2017
PAFF 25 Press Release

2016

Fox 11 News Coverage

January 31, 2016
EURWeb.com Pan African Film Festival Selects ‘Miles Ahead’ as Closing Night Film

February 2, 2016
Enclave LA Top Picks for Pan African Film & Arts Festival 2016 Feb. 4-15

February 4, 2016
The Source The 24th Annual Pan African Film Festival Kicks Off Today In Los Angeles

February 4, 2016
LA Times Black films matter at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival

February 12, 2016
LA Times David Oyelowo Surprises Students at Pan African Festival Screening of Selma

February 10, 2016
LA Examiner PAFF 2016 hosts A Conversation with Creed’s director Ryan Coogler (Recap)

February 5, 2016
LA Weekly A Local Filmmaker Is Taking on Sex-Shaming in the Black Church

February 14, 2016
LA Weekly Pan African Film Festival

2015

February 15, 2015
USA Today and LA Weekly Pick the PAFF as One of the Best Film Festivals in the US
The Pan African Film Festival 2015 Rounds Up With Spotlight On Nollywood

January 12, 2015
The 23rd Annual Pan African Film Festival To Take Place in Los Angeles February 5 – 16, 2015

2014

January 22, 2014
The Pan African Film Festival Announces Celebrity Host And Jurors

January 8, 2014
Charles Dutton To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From the Pan African Film Festival

January 8, 2014
Let the Movie Marathon Begin!

January 3, 2014
Pan African Film Festival Taps Rising Stars

2013

November 27, 2013
The Pan African Film Festival Set To Honor Industry Trailblazers

July 15, 2013
The Pan African Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions

May 20, 2013
Pan African Film Festival Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

February 19, 2013
The Pan African Film Festival Announces Filmmakers Awards

February 16, 2013
The Pan African Film Festival Announces Films in Competition

February 13, 2013
Iconic Soul Sistah Angela Davis Is Coming to the Pan African Film Festival

February 10, 2013
A LEAGUE OF BLACK INTELLIGENTSIA HEADLINES PAFF FILM INSTITUTE

February 9, 2013
Pan African Film Festival Nabs AAFCA Award

Ferbuary 7, 2013
A Message From Our Celebrity Host, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

January 27, 2013
The Pan African Film Festival Set To Kick Off 21st Anniversary

January 24, 2013
Lynn Whitfield To Receive PAFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award

January 15, 2013
Veteran Actress Salli Richardson-Whifield Tapped As Celebrity Host Of PAFF

2012

Decenmber 7, 2012
Pan African Film Festival Announces Press Credentialing Process

November 14, 2012
Actors Omari Hardwick And Nicole Beharie Tapped For Pan African Film Festival’s Rising Star Awards

July 12, 2012
The Pan African Film Festival Announces Call For Submissions

February 21, 2012
The Pan African Film Festival Announces Winners Of Its Film Competition

February 2, 2012
The Pan African Film Festival Announces Films In Competition

January 27, 2012
Loretta Devine To Receive Pan African Film Fest Lifetime Achievement Award

January 13, 2012
Pan African Film Festival Set To Kick Off 20th Anniversary

 

PAFF in The News

21st Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival Filmmaker’s Award Brunch
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African American Film Critics Association Honors Cicely Tyson, Rainforest Films, PAFF
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PAFF 2013 Review: ‘Stones In The Sun’ Is A Gripping Tale About Haitian Immigrants In The U.S.
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Djibril Ndoye named artist of honor in 2013 by the “Pan African Film & Arts Festival”
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Pan African Film And Arts Festival To Celebrate 21st Anniversary
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Django and a Major Black Film Festival’s Stride to Broaden Lenses
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AYUKO BABU The Driving force Behind The Pan African Film Festival
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The Pan African Film & Arts Festival is Celebrating 26 Years as the Largest, Most Prestigious Black Film Festival and Black History Month Event in the U.S!

Welcome to the Pan African Film & Arts Festival press room – our portal of exciting information and updates where friends of the media can find the latest and greatest in festival news, screening schedules, press releases, images and more!

ABOUT THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Established in 1992, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – has remained dedicated to showcasing a broad spectrum of Black creative works; particularly, those that reinforce positive images and help to advance cultures, races and lifestyles. PAFF also serves as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our time and aides in the promotion of cultural understanding between peoples of African descent.

ABOUT THE PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL
Now entering its 27th year, the 12-day PAFF experience features 75+ fine artists and 170+ new films from over 40 countries on five continents and in 26 languages. This annual exhibition of film, art, culture and creative expression is the largest Black film festival and the largest Black History Month celebration in the U.S. PAFF attracts a diverse global audience hailing from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, South America and the South Pacific, which translates into over 90K art fest attendees, 40K film enthusiasts and 5000 students, annually.

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival is directed by Hollywood veterans Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Proud Mary), Ja’Net DuBois (Good Times) and Ayuko Babu (Executive Director). The 2019 season will take place Thursday, February 7 – Monday, February 18 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres/Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) in Los Angeles, California.

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