Welcome to the Pan African Film & Arts Festival Pressroom!
The 31st Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival will take place in Los Angeles in-person February 9-20, 2023 at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
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Festival Press Credentials
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May 31, 2022 – PAFF Call For Entries for 31st Festival
May 2, 2022 – PAFF Announces 2022 Jury and Programmers’ Awards
April 26, 2022 | The Dream Whisperer Set to Premiere at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival
April 26, 2022 | Media Advisory: Centerpiece – John Singleton Short Film Competition
April 25, 2022 | Cast of Critically-Acclaimed Film South Central to Reunite for Screening on 30th Anniversary of 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest
April 25, 2022 |Ledisi, Snowfall, Tabitha Brown, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tina Knowles Lawson & More Kick Off First Week of PAFF
April 23, 2022 | Tabitha Brown, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tina Knowles Lawson & More During 1st Weekend of Pan African Film & Arts Festival
April 22, 2022 | The New Showtime® Original Series, The Man Who Fell to Earth Will Preview the First Two Episodes at PAFF
April 21, 2022 | Snowfall Season 5 Finale Photos
April 20, 2022 | Opening Night Photos
April 18, 2022 | Media Advisory: Opening Night
April 12, 2022 | PAFF Announces Competition Selections
April 12, 2022 | PAFF & IKEA Present ‘All Artists Have A Seat at the Table’
April 6, 2022 | PAFF Announces 2022 Line-Up
March 29, 2022 | PAFF Announces the World Premiere of “Remember Me” The Mahalia Jackson Story As Opening Night Selection
March 9, 2022 | Voices of Black Women Get Lift From Virtual Film Series
January 7, 2022 | 30th Pan African Film Festival Postponed to April 19
December 6, 2021 | Danny Glover Announced as Celebrity Ambassador for PAFF’s 30th Anniversary
March 9, 2021 | Angela Davis, Lee Daniels, Genius: Aretha, Queen Latifah, Nika King, and More Featured During Second Week of Pan African Film Festival
March 1, 2021 | The Pan African Film Festival Kicks Off 14-Day Virtual Festival with David Oyelowo’s “The Water Man”
February 26, 2021 | Pan African Film Festival Kicks Off Online and On-Demand Sunday Feb. 28
February 14, 2021 | Late Filmmaker’s Documentary on the LAPD and the Black Panther Party to Screen at the Pan African Film Festival
February 12, 2021 | David Oyelowo’s ‘The Water Man’ Selected to Open 29th Pan African Film Festival
February 5, 2021 | The 29th Pan African Film Festival Announces Competition Selections
February 3, 2021 | Pan African Film Festival Press Screenings
February 2, 2021 | Nation’s Largest Black History Month Event Kicks Off with Screening of Judas and the Black Messiah
January 28, 2021 | Pan African Film Festival Statement on the Death of Cicely Tyson
January 22, 2021 | Pan African Film Festival Announces Virtual Lineup for 2021
March 15, 2020 | The Pan African Film Festival Wraps, Screening a Record-Breaking 225 Films, Representing 52 Countries in 26 Languages! **Audience Favorite Awards Announced**
March 5, 2020 | In Pursuit of Pan African Ideals: On Film, In Fact
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March 5, 2020 Death of Ja’Net DuBois Leaves Void Among Hollywood’s Black Achievers Jackson (Mississippi) Advocate (an important African American newspaper)
February 27, 2020 | The Pan African Film Festival Announces the Winners of the John Singleton Short Film Competition
February 25, 2020 | The Pan African Film Festival Wraps, Screening a Record Breaking 225 Films, Representing 52 Counties in 26 Languages! Winners Announced!
February 19, 2020 | Co-founders of the Pan African Film Festival, Award-winning Actor Danny Glover and Ayuko Babu Release Statement on the Death of Ja’Net DuBois
February 18, 2020 | The Pan African Film Festival Set to Screen a Record Breaking 225 Films, Representing 52 Counties in 26 Languages!
February 3, 2020 | Denial of Nigeria’s Oscar Nominee Is “Just Awful!” – AMAA’S Head Juror, Asantewa Olatunji LEADERSHIP, Nigeria’s Most Influential Newspaper
January 27, 2020 | YouTube, the Pan African Film Festival and The Africa Narrative Announce Winners for I Am Africa Short Film Competition, Spotlighting Filmmakers in Sub-Saharan Africa
January 14, 2020 | “HERO: Inspired by the Extraordinary Revolutionary Life and Times of Diplomat and Judge Ulric Cross,” directed by Caribbean filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon. Announced as Opening Night Film