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  • Pan African Film Festival: Transformative Cinema from the African Diaspora (Report & Photos)

    Feb 6, 15 by Ricky Richardson Leave a comment

    *Los Angeles  – The 23rd Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival got underway on Thursday, February 5, 2015 on a beautiful, Southern California evening. The festival continues until Monday, February 16. The Opening Night Film featured Director Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panther: Vanguard of the Revolution. This relevant movie arrives at the RAVE Cinemas […]

  • ‘The Education of Auma Obama’ Screens Today at PAFF

    Feb 13, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment

    *As the confluence of unique perspectives of filmmakers from around the world continues at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), this year audiences will find the perfect setting to gaze upon The Education of Auma Obama.  The film is a documentary about President Obama’s sister, and shows young Barack and Michelle visiting Kenya in previous […]

  • Loretta Devine to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from PAFF

    Feb 10, 12 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *Tonight, acclaimed actress and original Dreamgirl Loretta Devine will receive the Pan African Film Festival’s highest honor, The PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award.Devine boasts a coveted body of work spanning three decades in the entertainment industry.  The short list includes Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher’s Wife, Woman Thou Art Loosed , For Colored Girls, Madea’s Big […]

  • Audio: 20th Pan African Film & Arts Festival takes place February 9 – 20

    Feb 8, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment

    *For twenty years Ayuko Babu (pictured) has set at the helm of what was once perceived as an impossible dream. Undaunted by the challenges, he trudged forth with the noble assistance of Danny Glover and Ja’Net Dubois and founded the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF). Babu is an African Affairs specialist in legal, cultural, and political […]

  • Harvey’s ‘Think Like A Man’ Kicks off 2012 Pan African Film Festival

    Jan 12, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment

    *This year marks the 20th anniversary of the trailblazing Pan African Film Festival (PAFF). The two-week-long event will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 with a star-studded Opening Night Gala and this year’s film line-up is better than the last. Organizers selected a total of 170 films from 30 countries, including 106 feature length […]

  • Pan African Film Festival Announces 2011 Filmmakers Awards

    Feb 23, 11 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *LOS ANGELES – The Pan African Film Festival announced its filmmakers awards today during a brunch ceremony  at Locals Sports Bar & Grill in Los Angeles. PAFF, America’s largest and most prestigious international Black film festival took place from February 16 to 23, 2011 at the Culver Plaza Theatre.  The festival ended its run Wednesday […]