Five Reasons to Attend the 22nd Annual Pan African Film Festival

Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tequan Richmond, power publicist Roz Stevenson and actor/director Charles Dutton are being honored.

PAFF Rising Star recipient1) A haven for filmmakers and film buffs, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is America’s largest and most prestigious international black film festival. It screens films made by and/or about people of African descent from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Canada.

2) Last year, the festival screened 154 films, representing 34 countries from Nigeria, the United Kingdom to Canada and Jamaica. This year, PAFF is bigger and better and has selected a total of 179 films, representing 46 countries.

3) Actors Emayatzy Corinealdi (pictured right), Tequan Richmond, power publicist Roz Stevenson and actor/director Charles Dutton are being honored.

4) Celebrity jurors this year include actor Michael DeLorenzo, Dorian Missick, Vanessa A. Williams and Jimmy Jean-Louis.

5) PAFF showcases the most anticipated titles in new black cinema. Their goal is to present and showcase the broad spectrum of black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images, help to destroy negative stereotypes and depict an expanded vision of the black experience.

The 22nd annual PAFF will be held on February 6-17 at the new Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills 15 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles, CA

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