LA Cultural Events
PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
The annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) is the largest African American film festival in the United States dedicated to the exhibition of Black films. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, PAFF is taking place Feb. 9-20 at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15 Theatre, located within Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
PAFF 25 will screen 202 films, of which 124 are feature-length. The 78 short films screened at PAFF 25 will be in consideration for Academy Awards as PAFF has been approved as an Academy qualifying festival. Representing 56 countries on six different continents, PAFF will present the largest selection of Black films ever screened at one event. "It's been an incredible experience to witness the growth of this PAFF and at the same time witness the tremendous development of the Pan African film industry,” says Ayuko Babu, PAFF Executive Director. “Both have allowed me the pleasure of working with thousands of filmmakers and honoring the artistry from South Africa to Atlanta - all of whom tell their own stories and present their images to the world, so beautifully.”
Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15 Theatre