Pan African Film Festival 2019
Multiple dates from Thursday, February 7th to Monday, February 18th
Experience the Largest Black Film Festival in America! Feb. 7-18, 2019
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Experience the largest Black Film Festival in America with the 27th Annual Pan African Film + Arts Festival!
February 7-18, 2019 at the Cinemark 15 BHC Baldwinhills Crenshaw Plaza.
It is PAFF’s goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.
Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression.
Since 1992, every year PAFF-LA showcases over one hundred fifty (150) quality new films and over one hundred (100) fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent. For the past 16 years PAFF-ATL has put on a summer festival formerly presented by the National Black Arts Festival, exhibiting the best films from PAFF-LA supplemented by Atlanta submissions catering to the Atlanta audience. Both festivals feature special red carpet screenings and receptions as well as a variety of other special events including panels & workshops headed by industry professionals on various topics surrounding acting, directing and other film industry related topics.
PAFF has premiered and hosted special screenings of top black films including Black Panther (US), Think Like a Man (US), Vaya (South Africa/Nigeria), The CEO (Nigeria), Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (US), Love & Basketball (US), 93 Days (Nigeria), Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (US), Triangle: Coming to America (Ethiopia), Burning Sands (US) and many more. Each Year PAFF-LA presents awards of recognition to key industry players and rising stars who have soared in the film industry. Previous recipients include Forest Whitaker, Omari Hardwick, David Oyelowo, Alfre Woodard, Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Sidney Poitier, Nicole Beharie, Nate Parker, Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad, Charles Dutton, Billy Dee Williams and a host of other extraordinary industry professionals both in front of and behind the camera lens.
L A Weekly-Best of LA, Best Cinema Smorgasbords. “The Pan African Film Festival has been honing and refining itself for years now, slowly evolving into its if-you-can-only-attend-one-L.A.-film-festival-then-this-is-the-one status. Films from across Africa, Australia, the Americas and Europe are seamlessly woven into its expansive programming mix. Even the higher end of television fare is carefully fitted into the already packed cinematic queue. What makes the festival especially important–and not just a fun, cool happening-is the staggeringly broad range of black life and cultures to which it gives rein. Industry panels and workshops, arts fairs with a special emphasis on children, and poetry and musical performances round out the filmic offerings. At a time when reductive and reactionary Negritude oozes from both the independent and mainstream American film worlds, the Pan African casts its net far and wide to serve up a delectable menu of dynamic, multilayered blackness.” Ernest Hardy (film critic, LA Weekly and New York Village Voice)
PAFF collaborates with other festivals from around the world, giving us an audience that is truly local, national and international. Not only are we the largest and most prestigious black film festival in America but PAFF-LA is the largest Black History Month event in the US during the month of February. PAFF is the quintessential Black festival.
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd,
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