Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Pan African Film & Arts Festival America's Largest and Most Prestigious International Black Film Festival
Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural and racial tolerance and understanding through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression.
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Every February we bring you Films and Art from within the U.S. and all over the world throughout the African Diaspora!

Mission: It is PAFF’s goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to 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.

KOLUMN Magazine
12/04/2019
KOLUMN Magazine

KOLUMN Magazine

Eddie Murphy on how the costume designer of "Dolemite Is My Name" is one of IndieWire's craftspeople shaping the art of cinema today.

How ‘Cooley High’ changed the landscape for black films in 1975
11/29/2019
How ‘Cooley High’ changed the landscape for black films in 1975

How ‘Cooley High’ changed the landscape for black films in 1975

Robert Townsend, the acclaimed director of such films as 1987’s “Hollywood Shuffle” and 1991’s “The Five Heartbeats,” got his start in the biz as a teenager with a one-line role in the 1975 African American teen dramedy “Cooley High.”

11/28/2019
Buzzin' Short Documentary Mann

Happy Holidays from PAFF. Enjoy this short PAFF Original Documentay. https://youtu.be/SF4U_R3Wrpc

The untold story of Mann's rise to fame with his classic hit single "Buzzin'" and life after... If your'e interested in a short doc message me for special pa...

Congratulations
11/20/2019

Congratulations

All morning we've been celebrating and are honored that MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL is nominated for the 62nd #GRAMMYs. Thank you to the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs for the recognition! Help us celebrate by reposting on social media.

The GRAMMY Awards airs Sunday, Jan. 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network

Congrats to the entire #MilesDavisMovie team!
https://buff.ly/2D2bRYo

The Recording Academy® represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards®—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

A conversation with one of PAFF Founders actor Danny Glover moderated by PAFF Executive Director Ayuko Babu.
11/14/2019

A conversation with one of PAFF Founders actor Danny Glover moderated by PAFF Executive Director Ayuko Babu.

PAFF will host the documentary TALKING ABOUT TREES (Auden/Qatar) 2019 screening at November 21st at 3:00pm in the Chines...
11/14/2019

PAFF will host the documentary
TALKING ABOUT TREES
(Auden/Qatar) 2019 screening at November 21st at 3:00pm in the Chinese 2 Theaters in Hollywood tickets are now available for all screenings
#AFIFest 2019 #afifilminstitute @audi @ Chinese Theatre Hollywood

The Pan African Film Festival will host ROCKS (UK) 2019Screening at AFIFEST 2019 Saturday, November 16th at 8:30pm in th...
11/12/2019

The Pan African Film Festival will host ROCKS (UK) 2019
Screening at AFIFEST 2019
Saturday, November 16th at 8:30pm in the Chinese 4 and again on Sunday,
November 17th at 4:15pm in the Chinese 1 Theatres in Hollywood.
The AFIFEST box office is now
www.afi.com #afifilmfestival @afifilminstitute @ Chinese Theatre Hollywood

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival is grieving the loss of a very dear friend and comrade Dr. Bogaletch Gebre."Boge" w...
11/11/2019
Bogaletch Gebre, who fought to end female genital mutilation in Ethiopia, dies in L.A.

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival is grieving the loss of a very dear friend and comrade Dr. Bogaletch Gebre.
"Boge" was a scientist, activist, and founder of KMG Ethiopia an organization which tirelessly fights for women & girls rights in Ethiopia.
A victim of female genital mutilation herself PAFF hopes Boge's work will continue and become even stronger.
We are so happy we got to spend time with Bogaletch when we visited Ethiopia a few years ago. It was a privilege to have been even a little part of her life!

Gebre helped end nearly all cases of female genital mutilation in areas where her organization worked.

Burning Cane Now playing at the Amanda Cinemas in Los Angeles Array’s Creative Campus180 Glendale Blvd. LA 90026#burning...
11/10/2019

Burning Cane Now playing at the Amanda Cinemas in Los Angeles
Array’s Creative Campus
180 Glendale Blvd. LA 90026
#burningcane @arraynow #amandacinema @ Array Inc

The Godfather of Harlem is getting great reviews. This season is heating up, but it’s not to late to catch up on #GodFat...
11/10/2019

The Godfather of Harlem is getting great reviews. This season is heating up, but it’s not to late to catch up on #GodFatherofHarlem
Watch the first two episodes for FREE on EPIX . Link in bio #www.epix.com #godfatherofharlem #EPIX #forestwhitaker

Burning CanePlaying now at the Array’s Amanda Cinema November 8-14, 2019 #arraynow #burningcanefilm #arraycampus #amanda...
11/10/2019

Burning Cane
Playing now at the Array’s Amanda Cinema
November 8-14, 2019 #arraynow #burningcanefilm #arraycampus #amandacinema @ Veteran's Park, Culver City

PAFF will host ADAM at AFI FEST 2019 ADAM will screen Monday, Nov. 18th at 5:15pm and Tuesday, Nov. 19th at 3:15pm in th...
11/09/2019

PAFF will host ADAM at AFI FEST 2019
ADAM will screen Monday, Nov. 18th at 5:15pm and Tuesday, Nov. 19th at 3:15pm in the Chinese 4 in Hollywood
Tickets available on the AFI website #afifest2019 @ TCL Chinese Theatres

THINK Cinematic
11/09/2019
THINK Cinematic

THINK Cinematic

''The Burial Of Kojo' (now streaming on Netflix UK) is officially in the running for a Golden Globe nomination. It's the first Ghanaian film to be considered for nomination.'

11/08/2019

#Repost @americanfilminstitute with @get_repost
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142 films from 52 countries. 51% directed by women. Tickets on sale to the general public tomorrow but are available to AFI members today. Explore all of the films & events at #AFIFEST 2019 presented by @audi now at link in bio. ⁣
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#FestWithLA #Audi #tclchinesetheatre #hollywoodroosevelt #hollywood #film #filmmaking #indiefilm #independentfilm #worldcinema #shortfilms #featurefilm

Ernest J. Gaines, Author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Dead at 86 | The Root - KOLUMN Magazine
11/08/2019
Ernest J. Gaines, Author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Dead at 86 | The Root - KOLUMN Magazine

Ernest J. Gaines, Author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Dead at 86 | The Root - KOLUMN Magazine

Ernest J. Gaines, a MacArthur fellow best known for the book The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, died at his home in Oscar, La., Tuesday. He was 86. In an obituary on their website, the Ernest J. Gaines Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, described the author as leaving behind a....

Courtney B. Vance Named President of SAG-AFTRA Foundation (EXCLUSIVE)
11/05/2019
Courtney B. Vance Named President of SAG-AFTRA Foundation (EXCLUSIVE)

Courtney B. Vance Named President of SAG-AFTRA Foundation (EXCLUSIVE)

The Sag-Aftra foundation has tapped actor Courtney B. Vance as its new president. The Emmy winner for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” succeeds outgoing president JoBeth Williams,…

Join PAFF at AFIFEST 2019 November 14-21, 2019PAFF will host 3 films from Africa and the African Diaspora #afifilmfestiv...
11/03/2019

Join PAFF at AFIFEST 2019
November 14-21, 2019
PAFF will host 3 films from Africa and the African Diaspora #afifilmfestival @americanfilminstitute

Acclaimed filmmaker Charles Burnett to receive Cinema Savant award | Little Village
10/31/2019
Acclaimed filmmaker Charles Burnett to receive Cinema Savant award | Little Village

Acclaimed filmmaker Charles Burnett to receive Cinema Savant award | Little Village

On Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Chauncey, FilmScene will award renowned director and screenwriter Charles Burnett with the prestigious Iowa City 2019 Cinema Savant award. The event will be followed by a reception honoring Burnett and his oeuvre. [...]Read More...

10/31/2019

@americanfilminstitute ・・・
November 14-21 2019
142 films from 52 countries. 51% directed by women. Tickets on sale to the general public tomorrow but are available to AFI members today. Explore all of the films & events at #AFIFEST 2019 presented by @audi now at link in bio. ⁣
The Pan African Film Festival will host three films at #AFIFEST2019.
ADAM (a narrative feature)
Morocco/ France
Rocks ( a narrative feature)
United Kingdom
Talking About Trees
(Documentary)
Sudan/ Chad / Germany/ Qatar (Documentary)
Tickets available November 1, 2019 #afifilmfestival
#FestWithLA #Audi #tclchinesetheatre #hollywoodroosevelt #hollywood #film #filmmaking #indiefilm #independentfilm #worldcinema #shortfilms #featurefilm

We’re back at it again with another outstanding Pan African Film + Arts Festival. Save the date(s). 💡 🎥 🎬
10/29/2019

We’re back at it again with another outstanding Pan African Film + Arts Festival. Save the date(s). 💡 🎥 🎬

@africanarrative ・・・Filmmakers of Africa! There’s only four days left to submit your film to the #iamAFRICA short film c...
10/28/2019

@africanarrative ・・・
Filmmakers of Africa! There’s only four days left to submit your film to the #iamAFRICA short film competition and to get a chance to go to Los Angeles!

Filmmakers selected by the jury will be given an extraordinary opportunity to embark on an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, CA to attend the 28th Annual Pan African Film Festival, February 2020.

What are you waiting for? Submit your film today! More information at the link in our bio. 🎥



#TheAfricaNarrative #PAFFNOW #PAFF2020vision #Africa2020Vision #Africanfilmmaker #BlackCreatives #ShortfilmAfrica #ShortFilm #IndieFilmmaking #indie #filmlab #shortfilmcorner #africaamazing #losangeles #california

The honorable Congressman Elijah Cummings thank you for your service.Rest peacefully ✊🏽🌹
10/17/2019

The honorable Congressman Elijah Cummings thank you for your service.
Rest peacefully ✊🏽🌹

Respect RIP Sir
10/17/2019
The New York Times

Respect RIP Sir

Breaking News: Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, a key figure in the impeachment procedures against President Trump, has died. A son of sharecroppers who rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress, Cummings fought tirelessly for his hometown of Baltimore.

OkayAfrica
10/16/2019
OkayAfrica

OkayAfrica

‪👏🏿 Lupita Nyong’o’s debut children’s book has arrived and pulls from her own experiences with colorism.

‘Clemency’ Director Chinonye Chukwu To Direct Female Black Panther Drama ‘A Taste Of Power'
10/15/2019
‘Clemency’ Director Chinonye Chukwu To Direct Female Black Panther Drama ‘A Taste Of Power'

‘Clemency’ Director Chinonye Chukwu To Direct Female Black Panther Drama ‘A Taste Of Power'

Chinonye Chukwu is set to write and direct an adaptation of former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown’s memoir, A Taste of Power. Chukwu took to Twitter to share her excitement: 'I am beyond thrilled and deeply honored to be bringing Elaine Brown’s story to the screen. Power to the people.' Sunda...

PAFF and The Africa Narrative invite content creators who self identify as African and reside and work on the African co...
10/15/2019

PAFF and The Africa Narrative invite content creators who self identify as African and reside and work on the African continent to submit a story-driven video of any format, style and genre of less than 30 minutes in length. All submissions must be uploaded to the iamAFRICA submissions portal at www.PAFF.org/iamAFRICA Submissions that are not in English and do not contain English subtitles cannot be considered. There is no submission fee. Detailed guidelines and FAQs for submission can be found at PAFF.org. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.
#PAFFNOW #paff2020vision #iampaff #iamAFRICA #thepanafricanfilmfestival #theafricanarrative #youtube #africanfilmmakers #africanmovies #paff #shortfilmcompetition #africancinema #africanshortstories #africanstorytellers

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in partnership with YouTube and The Africa Narrative at USC Annenberg Norman Lear C...
10/14/2019

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in partnership with YouTube and The Africa Narrative at USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, are accepting submissions for a first-ever YouTube category at the 29th annual Pan African Film Festival scheduled for February 13-23, 2020 in Los Angeles.
PAFF has been a pioneer in supporting cinematic storytelling from Africa and the African Diaspora for a global audience.
This competition gives filmmakers on the continent the opportunity to reach global and local audiences with stories that counteract damaging stereotypes.
The YouTube category is for story-driven videos of any format, style, and genre 30 minutes or less in length and filmed on the African continent.
YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We hope this will showcase the next wave of film talent in Africa, one of our fastest growing markets, says Dayo Olopade, who leads content partnerships in Africa for YouTube.
For more information on submission guidelines please visit www.paff.org. Submissions end October 31st, 2019. #PAFFNOW #paff2020vision #iampaff #iamAFRICA #thepanafricanfilmfestival #theafricanarrative #youtube #africanfilmmakers #africanmovies #paff #shortfilmcompetition #africancinema #africanshortstories #africanstorytellers

We’ve announced the #iamAFRICA Short Film Competition in partnership with @YouTube and @paffnow and put out a call to ac...
10/14/2019

We’ve announced the #iamAFRICA Short Film Competition in partnership with @YouTube and @paffnow and put out a call to action to African filmmakers to submit their films. Meet one group of our jury, Dormtainment.

@dormtainment : A collective of screenwriters and performers known for their serial comedy and made for digital shorts on YouTube, currently building their own production company based in Los Angeles.

Don’t forget to submit your film by October 31st and have your film seen by this talented jury. •


#TheAfricaNarrative #PAFFNOW #PAFF2020vision #Africa2020Vision #Africanfilmmaker #BlackCreatives #ShortfilmAfrica #ShortFilm #IndieFilmmaking #indie #filmlab #shortfilmcorner #africaamazing

Eso Won Bookstore
10/13/2019

Eso Won Bookstore

In a special evening celebrating National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first book of fiction, he’ll be joined by Ryan Coogler, revolutionary director of Black Panther. Coates’ newly released novel The Water Dancer offers a timely exploration of the most intimate evil of enslavement—the cleaving and separation of families. Following the story of Hiram Walker, who was born into bondage and motherless, Coates not only tells the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children, but also restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen. Join us at the West Angeles Cathedral, a community pillar of the vibrant Historic Crenshaw District, for a momentous conversation between two groundbreaking contemporary artists exploring ideas of race, history, and politics.
Presented by Aloud - EsoWon & Chevalier's Books
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ta-nehisi-coates-tickets-68522297035

#Repost @kwetufilminstitute_official with @get_repost・・・The Festival is back! More beautiful! Bigger! Stronger!We are pl...
10/10/2019

#Repost @kwetufilminstitute_official with @get_repost
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The Festival is back! More beautiful! Bigger! Stronger!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 15th edition of the Rwanda film festival which will be held from 19 to 26 October 2019.
This great event will take us to the discovery of the best African Directors and the diaspora At the moment, those who weave us through their works the portrait of an Africa that vibrate, dynamic and evolving.

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in partnership with YouTube and The Africa Narrative at USC Annenberg Norman Lear C...
10/10/2019

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in partnership with YouTube and The Africa Narrative at USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, are accepting submissions for a first-ever YouTube category at the 29th annual Pan African Film Festival scheduled for February 13-23, 2020 in Los Angeles.
PAFF has been a pioneer in supporting cinematic storytelling from Africa and the African Diaspora for a global audience.
This competition gives filmmakers on the continent the opportunity to reach global and local audiences with stories that counteract damaging stereotypes.
The YouTube category is for story-driven videos of any format, style, and genre 30 minutes or less in length and filmed on the African continent.
YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We hope this will showcase the next wave of film talent in Africa, one of our fastest growing markets, says Dayo Olopade, who leads content partnerships in Africa for YouTube.
For more information on submission guidelines please visit www.paff.org. Submissions end October 31st, 2019. #PAFFNOW #paff2020vision #iampaff #iamAFRICA #thepanafricanfilmfestival #theafricanarrative #youtube #africanfilmmakers #africanmovies #paff #shortfilmcompetition

#repost @africanarrative・・・When you submit your film to the #iamAFRICA short film competition, there’s a chance that @st...
10/07/2019

#repost @africanarrative
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When you submit your film to the #iamAFRICA short film competition, there’s a chance that @stephanielinus could see it!
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Stephanie is one of the most renowned actresses in #Nigeria and was a quadruple threat: Director, Scriptwriter, Producer & Actress: for #ThroughTheGlass and #Dry.
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We’re honored to have her on our panel of jurors for the competition. There’s only 27 days left to apply! Link in bio 🎥



#TheAfricaNarrative #54Narratives #TheAfricaNarrative #PAFFNOW #PAFF2020vision #Africa2020Vision #Africanfilmmaker #BlackCreatives #ShortfilmAfrica #ShortFilm #IndieFilmmaking #indie #filmlab #shortfilmcorner #africaamazing #nollywood #StephanieLinus

KOLUMN Magazine
10/05/2019

KOLUMN Magazine

Diahann CARROLL

Diahann Carroll (born Carol Diahann Johnson; July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an African American actress, singer, and model. She rose to stardom in performances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones in 1954 and Porgy and Bess in 1959. In 1962, Carroll won a Tony Award for best actress, a first for a black woman, for her role in the Broadway musical No Strings.

More Great Images At http://www.kolumnmagazine.com/diahann-carroll/

Claudine (1974)A heart & soul comedy we will never forget W/ a Curtis Mayfield soundtrack 🔥🔥🔥Thank ya Diahann Carroll RI...
10/05/2019

Claudine (1974)
A heart & soul comedy we will never forget W/ a Curtis Mayfield soundtrack 🔥🔥🔥
Thank ya Diahann Carroll RIP

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