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February 05, 2024
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(BPRW) 2024 Pan African Film & Arts Festival To Take Place in Los Angeles Feb. 6-19

(Black PR Wire) LOS ANGELES — Recently, the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) announced its lineup for its upcoming in-person festival Feb. 6-19, 2024.  Now in its 32nd year, the Festival is returning to the Cinemark Baldwin Hills and XD and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza will host its renowned fine art show featuring over 100 established and emerging fine artists and quality craftspeople from all over the Black Diaspora. This year’s film festival features over 200 films from 54 countries, in 28 languages, including 68 World and 25 North American premieres.  Of the films selected for the Festival, 49% are helmed by female, queer or non-binary filmmakers. Passes are on sale now and can be purchased at

2024 Celebrity Ambassadors

The 2024 PAFF Celebrity Ambassadors are actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer, actress Novi Brown (“Tyler Perry’s Sistas”), Amin Joseph (“Snowfall”), former NBA player John Salley, rapper and actor Jahking Guillory (“The Chi”), and actor Johnell Young (“Wu-Tang: An American Saga”).

For more information on this year’s lineup, please visit


About the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

The 32nd Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) makes its return to Los Angeles February 6-19, 2024 at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills XD and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza to present and showcase a broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans.

Since 1992, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, PAFF has remained dedicated to the promotion of Black stories and images through the exhibition of film, visual art, and other creative expression. Today, 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 Month events in America.

PAFF is supported in part by the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, LA Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, LA Councilmember Curren Price, LA Councilmember Heather Hutt, LA County Department of Arts and Culture, the LA County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture, Senator Steve Bradford, and Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas.

The 2024 PAFF is possible through the generous support of sponsors including Color Creative, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Stocker Street Creative, Disney, Andscape, BET+, Paramount Pictures, National Geographic, Black Alliance for Justice Immigration, Cal State University, Los Angeles.

For more information, please visit

Source:  African Film & Arts Festival