February 6-19, 2024
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Cinemark Baldwin Hills & XD


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Volunteers Sought For the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Celebrated film and arts festival to return to the heart of Black Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, CA- Feb.10: 2018 Pan African  Film & Arts Festival at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills 15 in Los Angeles, California on Feburary 10, 2018 Credit: Sarah Singer/Sarah Singer Photography

LOS ANGELES — Volunteers for the 31st Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) are sought for February 2023. The festival is returning with in-person films and events from Feb. 9-20, 2023, in Los Angeles at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills and XD and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

Volunteers enjoy the benefits of free and unlimited access to all films, panels, and events, based on availability. Oftentimes, volunteers have the opportunity to network and meet amazing people in the filmmaking industry–including celebrities!

Applications are being accepted now online at paff.org, and potential volunteers are encouraged to get their applications in quickly.

PAFF requests volunteers to assist with in-person roles at the largest Black film festival in the country. These roles include ticketing, film trafficking, ushers, the red carpet, and more!

Volunteer orientation will take place at 10 a.m. in the Community Room at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Sat. Jan. 21, Sat. Jan. 28, and Sat. Feb. 4.

To learn more about PAFF, please visit paff.org.


Festival Press Contact:
[email protected]

About the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Taking place February 9-20, 2023, in Los Angeles, the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) presents and showcases a broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans. Since 1992, PAFF has remained dedicated to the promotion of Black stories and images through the exhibition of film, visual art, and other creative expression. Today, PAFF is one of the largest and most prestigious Black film festivals in the U.S. and attracts local, national, and international audiences. In addition, it is an Oscar-qualifying festival for animation and live-action films, and one of the largest Black History Month events in America.

PAFF is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell through the Department of Arts and Culture, LA Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, LA Councilmember Curren Price, LA Councilmember Heather Hutt, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund with the California Community Foundation, and the LA County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture.  

This year’s PAFF is presented by Stocker Street Creative, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, and FX Networks.

The Pan African Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information, please visit paff.org.