26th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL RELEASES 2018 SLATE OF MARQUEE FILMS, SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS, OSCAR CONSIDERATIONS AND MORE!
Application deadline for press credentials extended until
Friday, January 26!
(LOS ANGELES, CA) January 24, 2018: It’s that time of year again! The 26th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) will take place Thursday, February 8 through Monday, February 19 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres/Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) in Los Angeles, California. Jam-packed with an impressive slate of must-see/must-do events, the 2018 PAFF experience promises to be the festival’s most exciting year yet!
“The Pan African Film and Arts Festival has been recognized as one of the largest celebrations of Black culture and Black films,” mentions Ayuko Babu, PAFF Executive Director. “For 26 years, we have presented diverse and inclusive programming that features the creative work of leading disruptors in film and entertainment. The 2018 PAFF experience aims to step outside the ‘business as usual’ film festival norms and move the needle forward by amplifying the game-changing voices of influential, ethnic, millennial and LGBTQIA storytellers.”
With pride, PAFF shares reign as one of two international film and art festivals that screen a large selection of new Black films and exhibit fine art and unique crafts from around the world. This year’s confirmed lineup showcases over 170 films from over 40 countries within five continents and in 26 languages! What’s more, as an official Oscar-qualifying festival for shorts and live-action films, PAFF will hold special screenings for several works that are up for consideration for the 90th Annual Academy Awards ®.
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