Press Room

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
www.pasadenajournal.com

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.
blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact

Djibril Ndoye named artist of honor in 2013 by the “Pan African Film & Arts Festival”
www.senenews.com

Pan African Film And Arts Festival To Celebrate 21st Anniversary
losangeles.cbslocal.com

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
www.afrostylemag.com.

Welcome to THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (PAFF) Press Room, where you can find the latest festival news, screening schedule, press releases, and film materials.

 

About PAFF 25
It is PAFF’s goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. Established in 1992, PAFF became a non-profit 501(c)(b) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. Every year PAFF-LA showcases hundreds of quality new and old films and hundreds of fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada. For the past 16 years PAFF-ATL has put on a summer festival formerly presented by the National Black Arts Festival, exhibiting the best films from PAFF-LA supplemented by Atlanta submissions catering to the Atlanta audience. Both festivals feature special red carpet screenings and receptions as well as a variety of other special events including panels & workshops headed by industry professionals on various topics surrounding acting, directing and other film industry related topics.The 25th Anniversary of THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL will take place February 9-20, 2017.

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