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Largest Black Film Festival Opens for Submissions May 15th
By Sentinel News Service
Published May 14, 2009

After a successful event in February, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) America’s largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival, has announced beginning May 15 the festival will accept submissions for their 18th Annual signature event taking place February 11-21, 2010 in Los Angeles.

The PAFF will accept applications for films and videos made by and/or about people of African descent. Films should preferably depict positive and realistic images and can be of any genre — drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction, experimental, etc. PAFF accepts features and shorts; narratives and documentaries as well as works in progress; however, films and videos must be completed no later than December 15, 2009.


The deadline to submit films for consideration is September 30, 2009. Filmmakers will be notified by the PAFF of their acceptance beginning December 1, 2009.


For the PAFF’s complete guidelines for film submissions, including application and fee information, please visit


The Pan African Film Festival is the largest film festival in the United States dedicated to the exhibition of Black films. Each year PAFF exhibits more than 150 films made in the U.S., Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Latin America and Canada. In 2009, 40,000+ people from both the Industry and the public attended the PAFF. The18th Annual PAFF will take place February 11-21, 2010 in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit 

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