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Pan African Film Festival 2019

Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

 2019 Pan African Film &
Arts Festival

Through LA Again

     It is
the largest Black Afrikan Film and Arts Festival in the United States. Every
year it delivers the breakthroughs needed for film makers, artisans and the
movie fans alike. There are always surprises and promises of big things to come
from writers, producers, directors and actors regarding their exciting projects
that passed the selection process cut and made it to the big silver screen.


PAFF Exec Director Ayuko Babu

was organized by Co-Founders actor Danny Glover, actress
Ja’Net DuBois
and Executive Director Ayuko Babu and held
its first event in 1992. The festival held a myriad of activities including
Opening Night at The Directors Guild of America where the film “Amazing
premiered via a celeb red carpet and afterparty.

Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace

Screenings were sprinkled throughout the life of the fest along with the
regular screenings that had Q&A sessions afterward with the filmmakers,
cast and crew. The PAFF Institute presented various Panels and workshops
moderated and hosted by industry pros and experts which featured celeb guests.

Film Industry Lectures

was a Student Fest featuring select screenings, a Saturday Morning Children’s
a PAFF Spoken Word session that featured top spoken word artists, the
PAFF LOL Comedy Night at famed comic and radio host J. Anthony Brown’s
J-Spot Comedy Club,
Senior Connections with screening for seniors and
of course the concluding PAFF 

Afrikan Market Place

     Filmmakers’ Awards Brunch. The festival also
included an Afrikan Market Place throughout the Crenshaw Mall where people
could purchase Afrikan clothing, jewelry, paintings, artifacts and products of
all kinds including books, CD’s, videos and various useful services.

makers in the process of finishing their projects should seriously include
entering their film for consideration to the 2020 PAFF. Check their website at

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