Pan African Film Festival Open Until May 1st At The Crenshaw Mall

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Baldwin Hills, CA–The 30th Pan African Film and Arts Festival kicked off its in-person return and 13-day run with the world premiere of REMEMBER ME: THE MAHALIA JACKSON STORY as its opening night selection on April 19 in Los Angeles at the Directors Guild of America.

PAFF is one of the largest and most prestigious Black film festivals in the U.S. and attracts local, national, and international audiences. In addition, it is an Oscar qualifying festival for animation and live-action films, and one of the largest Black History and film events in America.

Read More: Interview With Ayuko Babu, Co-founder of The Pan African Film Festival

PAFF was established in 1992 by Hollywood veterans Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon), the late Ja’Net DuBois (“Good Times”), and Ayuko Babu (Executive Director). The Pan African Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has remained dedicated to the promotion of Black stories and images through the exhibition of film, visual art, and other creative expression.

The cast of FX’s hit drama “Snowfall” attended the premiere of its fifth season finale on Wednesday, April 20th in Los Angeles as a part of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival.  

PAFF is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell.

Get your tickets here: https://paff.eventive.org/login?next=%2Ftickets

Don’t Miss The PAFF ArtFEST !

Experience the PAFF ArtFEST through May 1st at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Representing the perfect mix of both art and culture, the PAFF ArtFEST brings out over 100K+ visitors from all over Los Angeles, the country, and worldwide. It is an experience that guarantees something for every taste and every budget.

The PAFF ArtFEST is curated by Allohn Agbenya, one of the most sought-after artists specializing in hand-dyed, hand-crafted wearable art for men and women.

Paff artFest

The PAFF ArtFEST is sponsored in part by grants from The Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Sponsors of PAFF also include the Department of Arts and Culture, LA Council member Marqueece Harris-Dawson, LA Council member Curren Price, former LA Council member Herb Wesson, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund with the California Community Foundation, and the LA County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture.

Slauson Girl is a South Central native who has a love for journalism, history and all things Hip-Hop. She holds a B.A in Critical Race & Gender Theory & a Minor in Journalism. Follow Me on IG @Slausongirl

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