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.

Giving Tuesday!! Please donate $10.00 dollars to reach our goal of $10K. Click here to donate www.PAFF.org DONATE NOW! Y...
12/02/2020

Giving Tuesday!! Please donate $10.00 dollars to reach our goal of $10K. Click here to donate www.PAFF.org DONATE NOW! Your contributions help with our many community FREE programs. #givingtuesday #blackfilmfestivals #paffnow

Giving Tuesday!!! Please donate $10.00 dollars to reach our goal of $10K. Click here to donate www.paff.org click. Donat...
12/02/2020

Giving Tuesday!!! Please donate $10.00 dollars to reach our goal of $10K. Click here to donate www.paff.org click. Donate now!! Your contributions help with our many community FREE programs. #givingtuesday #blackfilmfestival #blackmovies #newblackfilms www.PAFF.org

@caaminla ・・・Join us this Tuesday (12.1) from 5-6:30pm for Man of Change: August Wilson’s "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom". Th...
11/29/2020

@caaminla
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Join us this Tuesday (12.1) from 5-6:30pm for Man of Change: August Wilson’s "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom". The new film adaptation of August Wilson’s play "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" stars the late Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis and is coming soon to @netflix. In it, tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless “Mother of the Blues” singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session. Listen to cast members @kingofbingo, Glynn Turman, and Michael Potts as they explore Wilson’s work, their roles, and this upcoming release adapted for the screen by playwright, director, and actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

RSVP for Zoom instructions (link in bio).

It is with deep sorrow that we learned that our dear friend and PAFF juror Bill Wynn has joined the ancestors. A true fi...
11/27/2020

It is with deep sorrow that we learned that our dear friend and PAFF juror Bill Wynn has joined the ancestors. A true film lover Bill was a pillar in the independent film community.
A film marketer, Bill called himself the PMD, producer-marketer-distributor of rare independent film from Africa and the African diaspora.
A longtime BADWest member and former curator of the St. Clair Bourne Documentary screening series. Our condolences go out to Bill Wynn’s family, and our friends at the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West. Bill Wynn you are appreciated. #badwest

Black Artist Marketplace this Friday Support Black Artist on Facebook/Black Artist BAM: Black Artist Marketplace. Black ...
11/24/2020

Black Artist Marketplace
this Friday Support Black Artist on
Facebook/Black Artist BAM: Black Artist Marketplace.
Black artist from Africa and the African Diaspora. #supportblackbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #blacksrtists #blackartistmatter #buyblack #blackartistmarketplace

Amazon Prime drive thru today in Inglewood promoting ‘Small Axe’ director Steve McQueen’s new 5 film series about Caribb...
11/22/2020

Amazon Prime drive thru today in Inglewood promoting ‘Small Axe’ director Steve McQueen’s new 5 film series about Caribbean culture in the UK. Available now on Amazon Prime Video. They gave out jerk meal kits to prepare at home. Make an authentic Caribbean meal, and watch the Small Axe film series on Amazon Prime.

Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings dies
11/12/2020
Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings dies

Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings dies

Jerry Rawlings, who seized control of Ghana twice in military coups before becoming the country's democratically-elected president, has died at the age of 73, his party said in a statement Thursday.

Our deepest condolences to the nation of Ghana. We in the African diaspora are saddened to hear about the passing of Off...
11/12/2020

Our deepest condolences to the nation of Ghana. We in the African diaspora are saddened to hear about the passing of Officer and former President Jerry John Rawlings. An African socialist that transformed Ghana’s rich cultural heritage into a successful economy providing political stability in Ghana to this day. PAFF offers our deepest condolences to former First Lady Nana Ageyeman-Rawlings, their children and the nation of 🇬🇭 Ghana. Pictured are Thomas Sankara (Burkina Faso) and JJ Rawlings (Ghana) #ghana #africanleadership #africanheroes

New on @netflix starring @jimmyjeanlouis Directed by @kunleafo #streamingnow #watch #blackfilms @african_artists_associa...
11/09/2020

New on @netflix starring @jimmyjeanlouis Directed by @kunleafo #streamingnow #watch #blackfilms @african_artists_association

10/24/2020

We will learn different areas behind the scenes from the experts who does it all.

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

🚨🚨🚨Today at 12pm pst 🚨🚨🚨#Part2 of the @paffnow PAFF Institute Behind The Scenes Panel. Produced and moderated by @jtasha...
10/24/2020

🚨🚨🚨Today at 12pm pst 🚨🚨🚨
#Part2 of the @paffnow PAFF Institute Behind The Scenes Panel. Produced and moderated by @jtasha_ @misseverythingent and @lindabronsonsuperagent1 Panelist include
#FilmProducer @eurikapratts
#SteadiCamoperator @steadicamjazz
#costumedesigner @catrece_bluecollar
#gaffer @massivethevictor and
#soundengineer @artistryinsound Rsvp at (link in bio)

@farewellamorfilm・・・“To Become an American Filmmaker, Ekwa Msangi Found Her African Voice... As her feature film debut d...
10/15/2020

@farewellamorfilm
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“To Become an American Filmmaker, Ekwa Msangi Found Her African Voice... As her feature film debut draws critical acclaim, the NYU grad is resolute in her decision to tell specifically African stories.”

Director @ekwapics out here showing out.
PAFF is is excited to partner with AFI FEST 2020 brought to you by Audi (October 15-22) For ticket prices and Film Passes visit: http://fest.afi.com
PAFF would like to invite you to a screening of FAREWELL AMOR
Director: Ekwa Msangi USA 2020 feature 101 minutes
After 17 years apart, a reunited Angolan family faces a struggle to assimilate while holding onto their culture and finds the distances that have formed between them impossible to bridge. Starring Ntari Guma Mbaho Mwine (TheChi) Screening October 21, 12pm PDT until October 22, 11:59pm with 48 hours to view upon unlock. Following the film will be a conversation with the filmmakers and actors.
@farewellamorfilm
#farewellamor #indiefilm #african #american #filmmaker #afifest #audi #indiefilm #newblackmovies

10/14/2020
NINE DAYS | Official Trailer (2021)

PAFF is partnering with AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi (October 15-22)
For ticket information on prices and Film Passes visit: http://fest.afi.com.
NINE DAYS
Director: Edson Oda USA, Feature 124 Minutes.
New Auteurs Section,
Screening October 16th 12:00pm PDT until October 22nd. 11:59 pm PDT with 48 hours to view upon unlock.
A Science Fiction thriller with a spiritual bent in which a mysterious man(Winston Duke) interviews five unborn souls in a quest to determine which one of them will be given life on Earth. NINE DAYS marks the directorial debut of Edison Oda. Also starring Zazie Beetz (Atlanta).

Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV's of people going about their lives, until one subject pe...

10/09/2020
The Cuban | Official Trailer

The Cuban now on Digital

THE CUBAN - Coming soon A musical journey of love, friendship and the power of the imagination. When a naïve pre-med student gets her first job in a nursing ...

The Cuban・・・After a successful festival and theatrical run,The Cuban is NOW AVAILABLE on all digital platforms in the U....
10/09/2020

The Cuban
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After a successful festival and theatrical run,The Cuban is NOW AVAILABLE on all digital platforms in the U.S starting today! (distributed in the US by Brainstorm Media)
Out in Canada - November 6
(distributed by Vortex Media)
***Press highlights in bio***

Apple TV - apple.co/2Gm64li
Amazon - https://amzn.to/2GnmQB4
Fandango Now - bit.ly/2GrDXRT
Vudu - https://bit.ly/3cPQv1C
Google Play Store - https://bit.ly/3iFNHFo

Thank to everyone who has supported us throughout this journey. We could not have done it without you!
#thecubanmovie #fandango #apple #itunes #amazon #googleplay #telefilmcanada #ontariocreates @thecubanmovie

PAFF is excited to be partnering with AFI FEST  2020 presented by Audi (October 15-22) For more information about ticket...
10/07/2020

PAFF is excited to be partnering with AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi (October 15-22) For more information about ticket prices and Film Passes visit http://fest.afi.com.
Films PAFF will be supporting are:
NINE DAYS
Director: Edson Oda USA, 2020 Feature 124 minutes. New Auteurs Section
A Science Fiction thriller with a spiritual bent in which a mysterious man (Winston Duke) interviews five unborn souls in a quest to determine which one of them will be given life on Earth. NINE DAYS marks the directorial debut of Edison Oda. Also starting Zazie Beetz (Atlanta).
Screening October 16th 12:00pm PDT until October 22nd 11:59pm PDT with 48 hours to view upon unlock.

FARWELL AMOR
Director Ekwa Msangi
USA, 2020 Feature 101 minutes. World Cinema Section. After 17 years apart, a reunited Angolan family faces a struggle to assimilate while holding onto their culture and finds the distances that have formed between them impossible to bridge.
Starring Ntari Guma Mbaho Mwine (The Chi) Screening. October 21, 12:00pm PDT until October 22, 11:59 pm with 48 hours to view upon unlock. Following both films will be conversations with the filmmakers and actors.
@americanfilminstitute and https://youtubecom/AFI

@rhondaoneal913Great feedback #paffinstitute ・・・This has been an amazing week for #btca! To be invited on the “Boss Move...
10/03/2020

@rhondaoneal913
Great feedback #paffinstitute
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This has been an amazing week for #btca! To be invited on the “Boss Moves Panel at the @paffnow #panafricanfilmfestival2020 was truly a blessing! #teachonereachone #bossmoves #share #shareyourgifts #shareyourgiftswithothers #educateyourself #behumble #dothework #surroundyourselfwithpositivepeople #beyondthecombs #paffinstitute

Academy Qualifying Film Festival Voted Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals.
10/01/2020
The Pan African Film Festival

Academy Qualifying Film Festival
Voted Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals.

Did you know each year a transformation happens in Los Angeles, CA? People from around the globe gather to attend the largest and most prestigious Black fil...

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

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Hi.. What are the criteria to submmiting my film in your festival?
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.
https://youtu.be/5m7zTsB81lI It Is Getting Hotter!!.🔥🔥🔥. Lets Talk "Bromance". (IS IT OK FOR MEN TO SHOW AFFECTION TO EACH OTHER?)🤔.. Watch,Share and SUBSCRIBE Widely.
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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