The Pan African Film & Arts Festival exists to evolve the emerging Black storyteller. It is a showcase for the broad spectrum of creative works and films by visionaries who highlight the diverse stories of Black America, Africa and the global Black Diaspora.
It is PAFF’s goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. We believe 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.
PAFF is designated as an official qualifying film festival for narrative live action and animated short films for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.