PRESSROOM

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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Media Inquiries / Festival PR Contact

To email the Festival’s publicity team, contact press [at] paff dot org.
DO NOT SEND TALENT REQUESTS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.

Talent Inquiries & Submissions

To submit talent for an event please email [email protected].
DO NOT SEND MEDIA INQUIRIES TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.

2023 Accredited Media List

Please find PAFF’s 2023 accredited media list here.

This list is updated daily.

Festival Press Credentials

The deadline has passed for applying for press credentials. Please email press [at] paff.org to inquire.

Publicist Credentials

All publicists will coordinate their films and/or individual press activities at the theatre along with our Festival Publicist.

All publicity contacts for your film attending the Festival to represent your film or those in your film will be required to have a Festival Publicist Credential and verify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated.

To apply for a Festival PR credential, please complete this application no later than January 31, 2023.

Quick Facts

Press Releases

2022

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

2021

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

2020

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