The Pan African Film Festival seeks submissions

PAFF is currently accepting applications for films and videos made about people of African descent. 

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The 26th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is ready to take moviegoers on a cinematic journey with international film screenings from around the globe with the announcement of its Call for Submissions.

The nation’s largest and most prestigious Black film festival will be held on February 8-19, 2018 in Los Angeles.

The festival has showcased films from all parts of the world, representing such countries as Angola, Nigeria, Jamaica, New Zealand, Rwanda, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, England, Mexico and France.

“Over the years, the filmmakers from around the world have become more sophisticated in telling their stories,” says Asantewa Olatunji, the director of programming for PAFF. “In our ever shrinking world, it is so important to understand the experiences and points of views of diverse peoples and cultures.”

Last year, more than 100,000 people attended the 12-day international film festival, which celebrated its 25th anniversary with over 200 feature films screened.

PAFF is accepting submissions of features and shorts; narrative and documentary films made by or about people of African descent.

For information about the festival, submission procedures, fees and registration, visit

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