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YouTube, the Pan African Film Festival and the Africa Narrative Announce Semi-Finalists for the I Am Africa Short Film Competition, Spotlighting Filmmakers in Sub-Saharan Africa

LOS ANGELES — YouTube, in partnership with The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) and The Africa Narrative at USC Norman Lear Center, announced today the 48 semi-finalists for the I Am Africa Short Film Competition — a competition to find new storytelling talent based in Sub-Saharan Africa. PAFF jurors have narrowed down more than 160 submissions from around the continent.

A special jury comprised of Stephanie Linus, Themba Sibeko, Funa Maduka, and Stacy Osei-Kuffor will pick three top winners to be flown to Los Angeles to participate in a day of workshops, production training and networking with the entertainment industry at YouTube Space LA as well as a red-carpet screening at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), which runs from February 13-23, 2020.

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