21st Annual PAN African Film & Arts Festival
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Event:
21st Annual PAN African Film & Arts Festival
Start:
February 7, 2013
End:
February 18, 2013
Cost:
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Organizer:
Pan African Film Festival
Phone:
310.337.4737
Updated:
January 24, 2013
Venue:
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Palza
Phone:
310.337.4737
Address:
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3650 West MLK Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90008, United States

Pan African Film & Arts Festival 2013 logo

Each year PAFF screens over One Hundred Fifty (150) quality films from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada! These films showcase the diversity and complexity of people of African descent and draw in over 35,000 people from across the U.S. and around the world!

Gearing up for its 21st anniversary, the Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF), is America’s largest and most prestigious Black film festival. Each year, it screens more than 150 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. PAFF holds the distinction of being the largest Black History Month event in the country. PAFF was founded in 1992  by award-winning actor Danny Glover (“The Color Purple,” “Lethal Weapon” movie franchise), Emmy Award-winning actress Ja’Net DuBois (best known for her role as Willona  in the tv series, “Good Times”) and executive director, Ayuko Babu, an  international legal, cultural and political consultant who specializes in African Affairs.  PAFF is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of ethnic and racial respect and tolerance through the exhibit of films, art and creative expression. The goal of  PAFF 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. PAFF believes film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time, serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.