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Spoken Word Fest Auditions

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THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR THE SPOKEN WORD FEST!   Auditions will be held Saturday & Sunday in the Community Room of the Baldwin Hills Plaza.  Saturday January 21 from 3pm-6pm Sunday January 22 from 2pm-5pm We ask that you bring original spoken word or poetry pieces that are no longer than 3 minutes.  The address for the Baldwin Hills Malls is given below. 3650 West Martin Luther King jr. Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90008 323.290.6636...

From A Whisper awarded best film at PAN AFRICAN FILM & FESTIVAL Awards

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blank_page The Jury, Audience, Festival, and other special award-winners of the 2010 PAN AFRICAN FILM & FESTIVAL (PAFF) were announced tonight at the Festival's Awards Ceremony hosted by actress CCH Pounder (Avatar) at the Culver Plaza Theatres (9919 Washington Blvd. Los Angeles).  The Kenyan narrative FROM A WHISPER won for Best Narrative Feature.  A three-way tie was announced for the Audience Favorite Narrative Award for films SOUL DIASPORA, A STING IN A TALE, and ...

Pan African Film & Arts Festival Awards

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The 17th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) film competition award The Pan African Film and Arts Festival will announce today the winners its annual film competition for its 2009 festival. Jury Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short, Best Narrative Feature, Best First Feature, and Best Director-First Feature. In addition to the Jury Prizes, the PAFF audience cast ballots for their favorite films from this y...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the winners of its 2008 Pan African Film and Arts Filmmakers Awards and Audience Favorite Awards. Jury Prizes were awarded in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Narrative Short, Best Feature, and Best Director-First Feature. New for the 2008 PAFF is the addition of The Oscar Micheaux Award, named after the first African-American filmmaker. In addition to the Jury Prizes, Audience Fav...

The lack Studio at PAFF

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The PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) will host a panel discussion on THE RISE OF THE BLACK STUDIO on Wednesday, February 13 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the AMC Magic Johnson Crenshaw 15 Theater (Theater 4) located at 4020 Marlton Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90008. The panel is $20 and tickets can be purchased at the theater box office. For more information, please call (323) 295-1706.2007 saw the creation of African-American studios with the ability to distribute their films to their audienc...

Panels and Workshops at PAFF

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The 16th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival continues its tradition of providing a marketplace for filmmakers by announcing their signature selection of panel and workshops for its 2008 festival. Curated by acclaimed producer Sherri James, PAFF's panels and workshops are expected to draw thousands of attendees and are designed to provide resources for independent filmmakers. 2008 participants include studio executives, actors, directors, writers, musicians, and more! Panels and worksho...

PAFF opens with Namibia: the struggle for liberation

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The Pan African Film and Arts Festival Starts Today and opens with NAMIBIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATIONThursday, February 7, 7:00 PM(2007/US/Narr/161min)Director: Charles BurnettStars Danny Glover, Carl Lumbly, Joel Haikali, and Obed Emvula NAMIBIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION depicts the long struggle waged by the people of Namibia for their independence that was ultimately won with the help of Cuban military volunteers fighting in Angola. The 1987 battle of Cuito Cuanavale, in which the South ...

PAFF to exhibit Black fine art and crafts

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Art Festival Exhibit To Showcase World Renowned African Artists and CraftspeopleThe 16th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) will host its annual ART MART, a major exhibit of Black fine art and quality crafts featuring the work of over 100 different artists and artisans. The artistic works range in scope from oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, pen and ink drawings, glass painting and carvings to jewelry art and woven apparel. The exhibit will be presented to the p...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest line up, largest ever

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for their 2008 film competition. Known for showcasing new films first and recognized as America's premiere black film festival, past PAFF features have included box office and award-winning hits: Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Redemption, Crazy As Hell, Kingdom Come, The Brothers, Gridlock'd, Days of Glory, and the 2006 Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Film, T...

Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) wraps

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It's hard to believe that this is the closing weekend of the 15th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival, but it is. In an effort to help you plan your weekend, and hopefully it's a three-day weekend for you, we've compiled a list of PAFF events not to be missed. Hurry and don't miss your chance to visit the Artist Market or see the encore screening of Rwanda Rising. If poetry is your thing, be sure to check out the SpokenWord Fest on Friday night. Got kids? Bring them too. Saturday it's ...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival to open with Rwanda Rising

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The world premiere of the documentary RWANDA RISING has been selected to open the 15th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. The star-studded event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 8th at the Directors Guild of America with producer Ambassador Andrew Young in attendance. Acclaimed filmmaker and actor Forest Whitaker, PAFF’s 2007 Celebrity Host, will emcee the evening. PAFF’s annual gala after party will follow the screening and be held at the Directors Guild of America, whic...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary activist and associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2007 HONOREES PAFF Night of Tribute to Honor Ambassador Andrew Young, Regina Young, Blair Underwood, St. Clair Bourne, and Hon. Herb J. Wesson The 15th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary activist and associate of to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ambassador Andrew Young with the coveted PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award during their annual Night of Tribute. Other distinguished honorees include documentary filmmaker St. Clair Bo...

Pan African Film and Art Announces 2006 Roster

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PAFF Presents Over 160 FilmsIncluding 64 Documentaries, 54 Short Films and 47 Feature FilmsLOS ANGELES - The 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) today announced the 2006 roster for official feature, documentary and short film selections, as well as special screenings, panels and workshops. The twelve-day event will be held on February 9-20, 2006 in Los Angeles. The PAFF, which will screen 160 films this year, including 64 documentaries, 54 short films, and 47 feature films. PAF...

PAFF Presents Over 160 Films

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The 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) today announced the 2006 roster for official feature, documentary and short film selections, as well as special screenings, panels and workshops. The twelve-day event will be held on February 9-20, 2006 in Los Angeles. The PAFF, which will screen 160 films this year, including 64 documentaries, 54 short films, and 47 feature films. PAFF is America’s largest Black history month event and is an official event of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio ...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival to honor Louis Gossett Jr

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PAFF ( February 9-20, 2006 ) Night of Tribute to Honor Louis Gossett Jr., Jim Brown, Hill Harper, Kimberly Elise and The Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally The 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary actor LOUIS GOSSETT JR. with the coveted PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award during their annual Night of Tribute. Other distinguished honorees include JIM BROWN (Pioneer Award), HILL HARPER (Canada Lee Award), KIMBERLY ELISE (Beah Richards Awards), and the Honorable MERVYN M. DYMAL...

Tsotsi to open 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Fest

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVALLargest U.S. Black History Month Event Set for February 9-20 South Africa’s official nomination for the 78th Annual Academy Awards® in the foreign language film category, TSOTSI, has been selected as the opening night film for the 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. The star-studded event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th at the Directors Guild of America with principal cast and filmmakers in attendance. The evening will be hosted b...

2005 PAFF Awards are announced

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PAFF Awards Brunch The 2005 PAFF Awards are announced. And the NOMINATIONS are:Best FeatureO Herói (The Hero) directed by Zeze GamboaLe Silence de la Forêt (The Forest) directed by Bassek ba KobhioConstellation directed by Jordan Walker Pearlman Critical Assignment directed by Jason Xenopoulos Diary of a Mad Black Woman directed by Darren Grant Best DocumentaryThe Healing Passage/ Voices from the Water directed by s. Pearl Sharp Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death directed by Peter Bat...

PAFF Panels and Workshops in LA

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PAFF Panels and Workshops Word Up: Marketing & PromotionWhat does it take to get the attention of the public? Catchy phrases, lots of press, flashy t-shirts? Our panelists are veteran film marketers who will share their wealth of experience with the audience. Position yourself in the right circles. Confirmed panelists: Roz Stevenson, Publicist for "RAY", Eva Davis, VP of Warner Home Video, Lynn Jeter, Artist Manager and Publicist and Jasmyne Cannick, producer and publicist for the upcoming cabl...

Pan African Film and Arts Fest announces new dates in LA

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PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 DATES FOR THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CELEBRATIONNations Largest Black History Month Event Returns to Magic Johnson Theaters in Los Angeles February 10-21 to Showcase the Best in Independent Black CinemaThe Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) announced the dates for PAFF's Thirteenth Annual Celebration. The PAFF will be held Thursday, February 10 through Monday, February 21 at the Magic Johnson Theatres, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and throughout Los Angele...

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