Press Room

2019

February 14, 2019
EUR on the Scene/Pan African Film and Arts Festival-Take 1

February 12, 2019
Bobby Brown and wife Alicia step out on Thursday at the 27th Annual Pan African Film + Art Festival screening of Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace at the DGA Theater Complex in Los Angeles.

February 11, 2019
The Nate Parker Foundation Celebrates Student Films “Black Bones” and “Showtime” at the Largest, Most Prolific Black Film Festival in the World

February 11, 2019
Nate Parker Foundation Celebrates Film Students’ Success

February 11, 2019
“Jamaica House Director Al Gragg Talks 90’s LA Club Scene At PAFF 2019

February 11, 2019
Director Mario Van Peebles Talks “ARMED” At The Pan African Film Festival

February 10, 2019
KNBC – Opening: The Pan African Film Festival

February 9, 2019
Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”- February 9th, 2019

February 9, 2019
‘AMAZING GRACE’: A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN AT PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL – WATCH!

February 9, 2019
THE NATE PARKER FOUNDATION CELEBRATES STUDENT FILMS ‘BLACK BONES’ AND ‘SHOWTIME’

February 9, 2019
Another huge pip for screen diva Stephanie Linus from America

February 8, 2019
Danny Glover, Bobby Brown Celebrate Aretha Franklin at Documentary ‘Amazing Grace’ Premiere

February 8, 2019
27th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival

February 8, 2019
Opening Night Of The Pan African Film Festival – 94.7 The Wave Asks “What Does PAFF Mean To You?” More

February 8, 2019
‘Inglewood Morning Sessions’ Premiers at Annual Pan African Film Festival

February 8, 2019
‘Amazing Grace’ Opens Pan African Film Festival to Tears and Applause

February 8, 2019
Stephanie Linus’ ‘Dry to screen at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF)

February 8, 2019
Nation’s largest black film fest to open in L.A.

February 8, 2019
City Hall Kicks-Off African American History Month with ‘Blacks in Cinema’ Exhibit

February 7, 2019
Nation’s largest black film fest to open in L.A.

February 7, 2019
Pan African Film Festival continues promotion of African heritage

February 7, 2019
Legit

February, 2019
City of Los Angeles honours Nollywood actresses Stephanie Linus and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

February 7, 2019
SHAQTHISOUT: 2019 Opening Night Pan African Film Festival

February 6, 2019
Stephanie Linus’ ‘Dry’ to be screened at Pan African Film & Arts Festival

February 6, 2019
PHOTOS: Stephanie Linus gets special recognition in Los Angeles, as she meets Beyonce’s mother

February 6, 2019
Los Angeles city council honours Stephanie Linus

February 6, 2019
Los Angeles Times

February 5, 2019
PAFF 2019 Announces Lineup, Including Some From Familiar Filmmakers

February 4, 2019
KNBC: Where to Go and What to See During African-American Heritage Month

February 3, 2019
L.A. movie events and revivals, Feb. 3-10: ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Five Easy Pieces’ and more

February 3, 2019
The 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival In Los Angeles Starts Feb 7

February 3, 2019
Pan African Film And Arts Festival Musical Journey Through The African Diaspora

February 1, 2019
Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, Feb. 1-8

February 1, 2019
Los Angeles Daily News – Black American History Month events

February 1, 2019
Out & About: Things to do in the South Bay Feb. 8-10

January 31, 2019
Franklin documentary to headline black film festival

January 31, 2019
Conversation with PAFF Founder, Ayuko Babu: 2019 Pan African Film Festival

January 30, 2019
Pan African Film and Art Festival

January 30, 2019
2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival comes to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza from February 7-18

January 26, 2019
Ellen Pakkies film to showcase at LA film festival

January 25, 2019
From Amazing Grace to the Marley Festival

January 29, 2019
Preview The Pan African Film Festival 2019

January 2019
Rising Sun Chatsworth

January 28, 2019
The film, Ellen Pakkies will be screened at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles in February this year.

January 28, 2019
Female Director Danae Grandison Brings The Conversation Of #MeToo To Jamaica In Short Film UNSPOKEN

January 21, 2019
’83 Days’: The true story of America’s youngest death row execution

January 18, 2019
Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ Set for Pan African Film Festival Opening Night Feb. 7

January 15, 2019
27th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL TO SCREEN ARETHA FRANKLIN’S AMAZING GRACE CONCERT AT DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA ON OPENING NIGHT FEBRUARY 7.

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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