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Pan African Film Festival calls for submissions


The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is currently accepting submissions for the 25th annual in the category of features and shorts; narrative and documentary films made by or about people of African descent. To apply, go online to the PAFF website and click “Submit Film.”

PAFF accepts applications for films and videos made by and/or about people of African descent. (Please note: the filmmaker does not need to be of African descent.) Preferably, films should depict positive and realistic images and can be of any genre—drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction or experimental etc.

The PAFF official competition categories are: Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Featurette, Best Documentary Feature, Best Director-First Narrative Feature, Audience Favorite Narrative Feature and Audience Favorite Documentary. With the exception of Audience Favorites, an independent jury panel made up of industry professionals, judges all films in the official competition. In addition to official competition awards, there are a number of programmer’s and special festival awards.