31ST PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL

FEBRUARY 2023

PAFF Studentfest x USC Collab

STUDENTFEST
USC Vision and Voices Presents: Filmmaking for Social change

Apr 24 @ 2:00p

A panel discussion focused on five film and television actors, directors, writers, and producers–all alumni of USC, including faculty from USC–and their unique journey and how they persevered in the making of films focused on social change, the challenges, and accomplishments.

Panelists:

  • Anita Dashiell-Sparks – Writer /Director/Producer/ Actor / USC Faculty
  • Angelique Molina – Writer /Director/Producer
  • Kelley Kali – Writer /Director/Producer
  • Craig Patterson- Writer /Director /Producer
  • Robert Townsend – Writer /Director/Producer & USC Faculty

Location: PAFF Institute Lounge, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 1st level

USC Short Film Showcase

Apr 24 @ 3:30p

Lalo’s House (25m) Dir: Kelley Kali

Inspired by true events. After being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring, disguised as a Catholic orphanage.

There Goes the Neighborhood (27m) Dir: Angelique Molina

In View Park, California, the members of an extended African-American family reflect on the changes brought on by the neighborhood’s shifting demographics.

Alone Together (14m) Dir: c. Craig Patterson

Inspired by a true story. Dementia patient Anna and her caretaker battle loneliness and growing despair as they are separated from loved ones due to the pandemic lockdown. Marla Gibbs and her daughter Angela Elayne Gibbs lead the cast.

The Legacy Project (15m) created by the USC School of Dramatic Arts and the USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs

The Legacy Project asks the questions: How do you bring character to a speech? How do you embody the legacy of the greatest artivists, poets, and black icons around the world? And most importantly, how can Black artists collaborate to build a legacy of the past, the present, and the future?

The Affected (17m)

USC and Xavier students complete a short documentary on mental health and college students during the pandemic.

Location: Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD
Ticket: Free with reservation
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PAFF StudentFest After School Program

Tue, Apr 26 @ 3:30p – 8:30p

FILMS:

  • Two Paths, One Direction: HBCU and PWI Students on Surviving 2020
  • The Affected
  • The Legacy Project

WORKSHOPS:

  • Developing Your Story and Branding Your Content, presented by USC Dornsife and USC Annenberg
  • The Business of the Cinematic Arts, presented by USC Marshall and USC Cinematic Arts
  • How to Study Creative Media at USC, presented by USC Admissions

Location: USC Campus
Tickets: Attendance by invitation only.

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