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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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.

Live on PAFF YouTube now!!!!!
09/26/2020

Live on PAFF YouTube now!!!!!

09/26/2020

@cgpeoples
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@juneteenthmovie is out today in the UK 🇬🇧! #Repost @vertigoreleasing
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"An authentic tale of motherhood and chasing dreams, told with heart and realism" @DailyMirror

See #MissJuneteenthFilm in cinemas and on digital TODAY!

The PAFF Institute serves as a platform to amplify the voices of the industry powerhouses, community influencers, sports...
09/24/2020

The PAFF Institute serves as a platform to amplify the voices of the industry powerhouses, community influencers, sports figures, cultural icons, thought leaders and disrupters who seek to educate, inspire, and those who desire personal and professional elevation.
September 26th we will be highlighting the dynamic people who make magic happen behind the scenes! Save the date
Saturday, September 26th 12pm-2pm PT Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube so you don’t miss out. #paffinstitute #paffnow #paffnow🇷🇴🇸🇳🇬🇳🇬🇼🇬🇾🇰🇼🇲🇼🇱🇹 #filmproduction #industrypaneldiscussion #makingmovies

PAFF Institute Behind the Scenes Learn how to get into the industry. An array of jobs!!! Saturday, September 26,2020 12p...
09/24/2020

PAFF Institute
Behind the Scenes
Learn how to get into the industry.
An array of jobs!!! Saturday, September 26,2020 12pm-2pm PT Live on YouTube Facebook @paffnow and Instagram
#paffinstitute #filmproduction #moviemaking #paffnow

@nollywoodinhollywoodla・・・2020 Nollywood in Hollywood line up! Mark your Calendars!
09/23/2020

@nollywoodinhollywoodla
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2020 Nollywood in Hollywood line up! Mark your Calendars!

09/22/2020

Behind The Scenes

Learn how to get into the industry from the dynamic people who work behind the scenes!
Assistant Directors
Production Assistants
Audio Technicians
Production Designers
Sound Mixers
Gaffers & Grips
Editors
Script Supervisors
Stunt Coordinators
Hair/Makeup Artists
Stylist
and many more!

Moderated by : J'Tasha St.Cyr
Produced by PAFF Institute and Miss Everything Entertainment

The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services is hiring. Online applications only. Community health care wo...
09/21/2020

The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services is hiring. Online applications only. Community health care workers.
apply on website: http://hr.lacounty.org

@tosincokerfilm ・・A PAFF Favorite is now on @netflix. Enjoy!!! @laraandthebeat on @naijaonnetflix @netflix @netflixfilm ...
09/18/2020

@tosincokerfilm
・・A PAFF Favorite is now on @netflix. Enjoy!!!
@laraandthebeat on @naijaonnetflix @netflix @netflixfilm worldwide one September 14. Thank you for the love and support. It’s been a long road and now I’m pleased to say “The film now belongs to the world.” Blessings and light to all

09/17/2020

The Pen is mightier than the sword. Stanley your pen went in deep.
“If there’s an intellectual highway, there is also an intellectual subway”
RIP Stanley 💪🏾

Stanley Crouch RIP
09/17/2020
Stanley Crouch, Towering Jazz Critic, Dead At 74

Stanley Crouch RIP

Crouch's engagement with American culture spanned over five decades, numerous mediums and many dustups. His influence on the life and shape of jazz will remain unquantifiable.

The Pan African Film Festival has made the Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals on FilmFreeway. Film Freeway is the pref...
09/14/2020

The Pan African Film Festival has made the Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals on FilmFreeway. Film Freeway is the preferred submission platform for nearly every film festival in the world.
The 29th annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is open for submissions. The 29th PAFF will take place in February 2021 either with a physical festival in Los Angeles, a worldwide virtual festival, or both. Visit @filmfreeway to complete the entry process
Our PAFF website: paff.org
#paffnow #thepanafricanfilmfestival #paffsubmissions #newblackfilms #filmfestival #africanfilms #caribbeanfilms #africanamericanfilms #diasporafilms #internationalfilms #paffinstitute #submissionsnowopen

Celebrate Black Lives #blm #blackexcellence #blackpower
09/14/2020

Celebrate Black Lives #blm #blackexcellence #blackpower

20th Annual Anchorage International Film FestivalSubmissions Open!  submit on FilmFreeway
09/08/2020

20th Annual Anchorage International Film Festival
Submissions Open! submit on FilmFreeway

@studiomuseum ・・・Beginning this Wednesday, September 9th at noon and ending at noon on Saturday, September 12th, watch t...
09/07/2020

@studiomuseum
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Beginning this Wednesday, September 9th at noon and ending at noon on Saturday, September 12th, watch the film Mr. SOUL!, which will be streaming virtually in collaboration with Maysles Documentary Center. ⠀

Free and unlimited access to the film is available for the first 300 guests, after which the film will be available for purchase online. Visit the link in our bio for more info!⠀

From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics. Filmmaker Melissa Haizlip—the niece of Ellis—portrays in exquisite detail a revolutionary time in American culture and entertainment through vibrant archival footage and interviews with numerous black luminaries who appeared on SOUL! or were impacted by it.⠀

#StudioScreen is a series of film screenings that celebrate the moving image as a medium and an inspiration for artists. Screenings are accompanied by panels discussions, which explore the film and related topics.⠀

#MrSOUL #StudioScreen #StudioMuseum #MayslesDocumentaryCenter⠀

Forever Our King T’Challa #blacksuperherosmatter #chadwickboseman #paffnow
08/31/2020

Forever Our King T’Challa
#blacksuperherosmatter #chadwickboseman #paffnow

08/29/2020

@chadwickboseman @ PAFF 2018 #ripchadwick 🙏🏿💯#wakandaforever

08/29/2020
Chadwick Boseman Surprise Visit

Chadwick Boseman Surprise Visit

The 26th Annual Pan African Film Festival-We had a very special guest stop by to pay us a visit!

@chadwickboseman ・・・It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣⁣Chadwick was diagnos...
08/29/2020

@chadwickboseman
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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣

Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣

A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣

It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣

He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣

The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. ⁣

Photo Credit: @samjonespictures

Just Added Connie Orlando to the PAFF Institute virtual panel Connie Orlando. BOSS MOVES!! Tomorrow Saturday, August 29t...
08/29/2020

Just Added Connie Orlando to the PAFF Institute virtual panel Connie Orlando. BOSS MOVES!! Tomorrow Saturday, August 29th 12 noon PT

@blackgirlnerds ・・・Interested in soaking up some knowledge from entrepreneurs? Join the BGN’s own Jamie Broadnax and a t...
08/28/2020

@blackgirlnerds
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Interested in soaking up some knowledge from entrepreneurs? Join the BGN’s own Jamie Broadnax and a team of incredible CEOs for a panel about Boss Moves from the Pan African Film Festival! #paff2020

08/28/2020

@ava
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August 28 is a monumental day in Black history. I made a film about it for the Smithsonian a few years back with some friends. It chronicles the six stunning historical moments that all occurred on August 28 in various years. That film airs tonight on @OWNTV. Check local listings. #August28.

08/25/2020
World premiere: Alvin Ailey’s new dance film

World premiere: Alvin Ailey’s new dance film

Artistic director Robert Battle discusses the dance company’s pandemic pivot and debuts his new film, “Wade In the Water.”

PAFF Institute Presents: BOSS MOVES: Women Who Are Changing the Industry!!A virtual panel Saturday, August 29 12pm-2pm P...
08/25/2020

PAFF Institute Presents:
BOSS MOVES: Women Who Are Changing the Industry!!
A virtual panel Saturday, August 29 12pm-2pm PT join this panel of women bosses. Highlighting one of our panelist Jamie Broadnax. Graduating with a Master’s Degree in Film and a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting Journalism. She reports on entertainment news, writes movie and TV reviews, and has interviewed several entertainers for her publication Black Girl Nerds. She has covered some of the cultural taskmasters Ta-Nehisi Coates to billionaire mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Jamie, has written for Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, Vox, Vulture, Essence Magazine among others. She is the executive producer and host of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, also known as the BGN podcast. She was accredited MSNBC The Grio Top 100 list for being an online community builder in the tech space. Jamie is the founder and CEO of the online publication Black Girl Nerds
(www.blackgirlnerds.com) a website focused on television, film, entertainment news, presenting the intersection of geek culture and Black Feminism. Register at: HTTPS //PAFFMOVES.EVENTBRITE. com join us Saturday on Instagram YouTube Facebook and @paffnow
#thepanafricanfilmfestival #paffnow #paffinstitute #blackwomeninentertainment #blackentertainmenttelevision #virtualpanel

Sony is Calling for Female Photographers: Apply for 'Alpha Female Plus' Grant Program
08/20/2020
Sony is Calling for Female Photographers: Apply for 'Alpha Female Plus' Grant Program

Sony is Calling for Female Photographers: Apply for 'Alpha Female Plus' Grant Program

Sony wants more female photographers for its Alpha Female ambassador program, with grants for projects which offer $5,000, a full frame Sony camera and lens, and more. The diversity of brand ambassadors for major camera brands has been a hot topic for a while. Most recently, Nikon South Africa came....

The Pan African Film Festival PAFF Institute PresentsBOSS MOVES: Women Who Are Changing The IndustrySaturday, August 29t...
08/20/2020

The Pan African Film Festival
PAFF Institute Presents
BOSS MOVES: Women Who Are Changing The Industry
Saturday, August 29th 12pm-2pm PT Join the movement of women bosses!! Learn Boss Moves first hand from women who have conquered it all in the entertainment industry. Dream Big join our virtual panelist Leah Daniels-Butler, founder of LDB Casting, Jaime Broadnax, Founder & CEO Black Girls Nerds, Rikki Hughes, Grammy & Emmy Winner Producer on Dave Chappell’s NETFLIX specials.
Panel Moderator JTasha St Cyr
Register at: PAFFBOSSMOVES.Eventbrite.com
International times includes
#paffnow #panafricanfilmfestival #paffinstitute #paffinstitutesaturday #womenbosses #entertainmentbosses #blackentertainment #castingcalls #blackwomenbosses #entertainment

Everything But A Man Screening and Q&A discussion Saturday, August 22, 5:00pm PT 8pm ET register to watch at everythingb...
08/20/2020

Everything But A Man
Screening and Q&A discussion
Saturday, August 22, 5:00pm PT
8pm ET register to watch at
everythingbutamanparty.eventbrite.org

The Pan African Film Festival wishes our U.S. House of Representatives Congresswoman Maxine Waters the happiest of Birth...
08/15/2020

The Pan African Film Festival wishes our U.S. House of Representatives Congresswoman Maxine Waters the happiest of Birthday’s 🎂 Thank you and Bless you 🙏🏽

The Pan African Film Festival offers its condolences to the San Francisco Black Film Festival
08/10/2020
San Francisco Black Film Festival mourns the loss of Director Kali O’Ray

The Pan African Film Festival offers its condolences to the San Francisco Black Film Festival

San Francisco, Aug. 7, 2020 – It is with deep pain and distraught heartbreak the San Francisco Black Film Festival announces the death of its Director Kali O’Ray on Friday August 7, 2020, after a short battle with COVID-19. Festival organizers ask the public’s forbearance as O’Ray’s wife a...

Your PAFF family wishes @jimmyjeanlouis a very Happy Birthday!!!🎂 #paffnow
08/09/2020

Your PAFF family wishes @jimmyjeanlouis a very Happy Birthday!!!🎂 #paffnow

@juneteenthmovie ・・・Thank you @theavc for including Miss Juneteenth in your round up of the best films of the year! We’r...
08/08/2020

@juneteenthmovie
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Thank you @theavc for including Miss Juneteenth in your round up of the best films of the year! We’re so honored!✨🖤✨

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Help me produce a video documentary of 30 years of never-before-seen footage of people like Muhammad Ali Michael Jackson and many more and their work with charity.
From the recent past, before the Covid:
PAFF was our first film fest. Happy to announce we are available on Amazon Prime. Watch, review, enjoy.
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3GC Inc. was honored to contribute to Juneteenth 2020 in launching our documentary, "Where We Got On The Boat" filmed by Aletris Palm (Kalifia Pictures). We stand at a pivotal time in our history as the Collective calls for Change. Our young emerging leaders connecting to Africa is an imperative to build new realities. "Where We Got On The Boat" will also be shown at HBCU Africa Homecoming Ghana 2020. You can register for this engaging conference www.HBCUAfricaHomecoming Documentary Link: https://youtu.be/mcKaa8Yg92E 3Gc Trailer Link https://youtu.be/chZu3ad6UfU -- Our website www.weare3gc.org IG: weare3gc
I just wanted to say thank you for the two packages that you gave us for the past month in the South Central area of Los Angeles if it wasn't for them we would not have gloves hygiene food and even we were surprised with the money that they gave us the both times thank you pan African film festival you guys are the best
I REMEMBER MALCOLM & THE EVENING OF HIS DEATH: https://www.democracynow.org/2020/2/21/malcolm_xs_daughter_ilyasah_shabazz_on?fbclid=IwAR32xAiJFJqEKG73mX1zaOnY4gAVktsyYyScKeo-tvpr7_MwffP2SZFj1dY I remember Malcolm, 1st time I met was in NYC on 125st Street 1962, he was preaching to we who stood around him listening to his words of wisdom... He was very expressive and help many of us plan the course of our lives... I was 32 years old at the time, and thereafter attended many of his meeting over the next 3 years until I went to Accra Ghana in west Africa, to take in Nkrumah's nation building programs, aka; Freedom Fighters.. It was a BORN AGAIN EXPERIENCE during the next 11 years. 1965 to 1976. And I'll admit there were times I 'd kick myself as to why I had ventured there when it came to surviving, but I never gave up,,, it became a make it with dignity or die trying. PS: our only option was to seek repatriation via; the American Embassy, or seeking help from my family in America. Btw, Malcolm death (fortunately on the evening of his murder) I worked overtime and didn't attend that meeting) was the final disillusionment, that prompted me to leave the USA 7 months after his death. https://www.democracynow.org/2020/2/21/malcolm_xs_daughter_ilyasah_shabazz_on?fbclid=IwAR32xAiJFJqEKG73mX1zaOnY4gAVktsyYyScKeo-tvpr7_MwffP2SZFj1dY It was a BORN AGAIN EXPERIENCES. See details: MY SANKOFA.
Great for the Caribbean community congratulations
Enjoyed El Cuban!! Loved it
Excited to be at PAFF, first time and hopefully not the last. BRICK BY BRICK screens Sat 2/15 5:15p & Sun 2/23 7pm African American Shorts, winner Best Short San Diego Black Film Festival.
Great films and Arts Festival. Great source of information. Come See!