The Pan African Film Festival is seeking submissions

Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Featurette, Best Documentary Feature, Best Director-First Narrative Feature are some of the categories for filmmakers.

America’s largest and most prestigious black film and arts festival is currently accepting submissions for films made by or about people of African descent. paff

Held each February in Los Angeles, the Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) screens films from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Europe and Canada. Past favorites include director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka’s “Of Good Report,” which marked the festival’s  opener in 2014 and in 2015, Kunle Afolayan’s “October 1” picked up the Festival Programmers’ Award for Narrative Feature. Competition categories include Best Narrative Short, Best Featurette, Best Documentary Feature, Best Director-First Narrative Feature and Audience Favorite Documentary and Feature. With the exception of Audience Favorites, an independent jury panel made up of industry professionals, judges all films in the official competition. There are a number of programmer’s and special festival awards.

The goal of this festival is to present 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.

PAFF was founded by Danny GloverAyuko Babu and Emmy Award-winning actress Ja’Net DuBois in 1992.

For submissions visit: https://www.paff.org/

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