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.
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.
Reporters and producers, click here to download the PAFF 2023 Quick Facts.
May 31, 2022 – PAFF Call For Entries for 31st Festival
May 2, 2022 – PAFF Announces 2022 Jury and Programmers’ Awards
April 26, 2022 | Media Advisory: Centerpiece – John Singleton Short Film Competition
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 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
February 26, 2021 | Pan African Film Festival Kicks Off Online and On-Demand Sunday Feb. 28
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
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 5, 2020 | In Pursuit of Pan African Ideals: On Film, In Fact
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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 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