Curtis “50 CENT” Jackson Receives the 2,686th Star On the Hollywood Walk of Fame

50 Cent
50 Cent's Pantages Marquee
Grammy winner, entrepreneur, actor, producer Curtis "50 Cent" James Jackson, III, recieved the 2686th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. His star is located at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the W Hotel.

The star ceremony was hosted by Rana Ghadban, the president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The guest speakers included Managing Director, Legendary Global Chris Albrecht and Slim Shady and rapper Eminem.

50 cent received his star in the recording category.

With the success he has had in music with his East Coast hip hop group G-Unit and later his own label, G-Unit Records in 2003. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and has won a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards,, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards.
50 Cent  pursued acting with  his emi-autobiographical film "Get Rich or Die Tryin", "Home of the Brave", "Righteous Kill", h   "Southpaw" and "Spy".    Television success with G-Unit Films and Television Inc., with the highly rated show "Power". 50cent will sure to be back on Hollywood Boulved receives stars in the film and television categories.
The man certainly has style and established G-Unit Clothing Company in 2003 He established publishing company G-Unit Books in 2007.
Stars were out to support 50 Cent. In the audience was his power co-stars LaLa Anthony and Joseph Sikora, Dr Dre, who produced his first album Get Rich or Die Tryin', comedian Michael Blackson, Top Dawg of TDE and many more.

Films Coming To The Screen in Los Angeles This Week: Gretel & Hansel, The Rhythm Section, and more

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January 31, 2020

The Assistant

Runtime: 1 hr 25 min
Genre:  Drama
Rating: R
Limited Release

Recently graduating from college and excited to embark on her new career working in entertainment for one of the most powerful   moguls, Jane (Julia Garner) becomes disillusioned by the abuse taking place and decided to be the voice that speaks on behalf of all.

Written and directed by Kitty Green. With Matthew MacFadyen (Pride & Prejudice, Death at a Funeral, Kristine Froseth

(The Society, Looking for Alaska) Makenzie Leigh (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk) as Ruby, Noah Robbins, Dagmara Dominczyk

(The Count of Monte Carlo, Big Stone Gap) as Donna, Purva Bedi. Produced by James Schamus, Scott Macaulay, Jennifer Dana. Music by Tamar-kali. Cinematography by Michael Latham. Production Company Symbolic Exchange 3311 Productions. Distributed by Bleecker Street.



Runtime:  2 hr 3 min
Genre:    Thriller
Rating:   Not rated
Language: Hebrew
Country:  Israel
Limited Release

On November 4, 1995, Yigal Amir (Yehuda Nahari Halevi), an Israeli law student, violently opposed to the Oslo Accords, who along with his brother Hagai Amir (Yoav Levi), his accomplice, assassinated Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin. Incitement looks at Amir's life beginning a year before his decision to take Rabin's life, in his effort to stop his signing of the Accord. Directed by Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet). Written by Ron Leshem,

(Euphoria, Beaufort) Yaron Zilberman, Yair Hizmi. With Amitai Yaish as Shlomo Amir, Anat Ravnitzki as Geula Amir, Daniella Kertesz as Nava, Sivan Mast as Margalit Har-Shefi. Production companies: Metro Communications, Opening Night Productions, Mountaintop Productions, WestEnd Films. Music by Raz Mesinai. Cinematography by Amit Yasur. Editing by Shira Arad, Yonatan Winstein, Distributed by Greenwich Entertainment.

Gretel & Hansel

Runtime: 1 hr 27 min
Genre:   Thriller
Rating:  PG-13


The Brothers Grim's German tale of Hansel and Gretel gets an modern twist in director Oz Perkins' (Psycho II, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) new film Gretel & Hansel. Flipping the script, it's teenager Gretel (Sophia Lillis, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase) desperate to survive, who takes her much younger brother Hansel (Sam Leakey, film debut) into the woods in hopes of finding ways to sustain  them, only to walk into grip of an evil spirit. Screenplay by Oz Perkins, Rob Hayes. With

Charles Babalola (The Legend of Tarzan, Mary Magdalene) as The Hunter, Jessica De Gouw (The Crown) as Young Holda/The Witch, Alice Krige (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek: The Experience) as Holda/The Witch. Music by Rob. Cinematography by Galo Olivares. Edited by Josh Ethier, Julia Wong. Production Companies: Orion Pictures, Automatik Entertainment, Bron Creative. Distributed by United Artists Releasing.


The Rhythm Section

Runtime: 1 hr 49min
Genre:   Thriller
Rating:  R
County: United Kingdom, United States

Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively, Gossip Girls, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) seeks revenge for the murder of her family in a plane crash. Directed by Reed Morano, Written by Mark Burnell, Based on The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell. With Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Captain Marvel) as Iain Boyd, Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, Black Panther) as Marc Serra, Max Casella (The Sopranos, Analyze This) as Leom Giler, Daniel Mays (1917, Pearl Harbor) as Dean West, Geoff Bell (Green Street) as Green, Richard Brake (Cold Mountain, Game of Thrones) as Lehmans, Raza Jaffrey (Code Black, cliffs of Freedom) as Keith Proctor, Tawfeek Barhom (Mary Magdalene) as Reza, David Duggan (The Belly of the Whale, Dead Still) as David Patrick. Produced by Barbara Brocoli, Michael G. Wilson. Music by Steve Mazzaro. Cinematography Sean Bobbitt. Edited by Joan Sobel. Production Companies Global Road Entertainment, Eon Productions, Danjaq LLC, Ingenious. Distributed by Paramount Pictures.


The Traitor

Runtime: 2 hr 35 min
Genre: Drama/Crime
Rating: R
Language: Italian
Country: Italy, France, Brazil, Germany
Limited Release

In the world of crime, being labeled a snitch puts a mark on your back and who would know better than Tommaso Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince of Caspian, World War Z). The Traitor tells the story of Buscetta life in the Mafia and his eventual cooperation with federal authorities, providing them with valuable information about Cosa Nostra and the Sicilian Mafia Commission that only someone on the inside could know. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Screenplay by Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella, Ludovica Rampoldi, Francesco Piccolo, Francesco La Licata. Story by Marco Bellocchio. With Luigi Lo Cascio as Savatore "Totuccio' Contorno, Fausto Russo  as Judge Giovanni Falcone, Maria Fernanda Candido as Maria Cristine de Almeida Guimaraes, Fabrizio Ferracane as Pillo Calo, Nicola Cali as Toto Riina, Giovanni Calcagno as Gaetano Badalamenti. Produced by Beppe Cashetto. Music by Nicola Piovani. Cinematography by Vladan Radovic. Edited by Francesca Calvelli. Production Companies: IBC Movie, Kavac Film Rai Cinema, Gullane, Ad Vitam Production, Match Factory Productions. Distributed by O1 Distribution.

Universal Music Group Chairman Sir Lucian Grainge Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sir Lucian Grainge

Universal Music Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sir Lucian Grainge receives the 2,685th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that located in front of the historic Capitol Records building.

Take That, Psychedelic Furs, Eurhythmics, Andrea Bocelli, James Cullum, as well as Drake, Post Malone, Katy Perry and Maroon 5. With the acquisition of Bravado, it brought Justin Bieber and Kayne West into the Universal family.

The stars were out in force in support of Grainge. There to speak in his honor was Shawn Mendez and Lionel Ritchie, giving you the new and old school recording artists.

There was a star studded audience with Justin Bieber, Birdman, Sam Smith, Tori Kelly, and   Kailee Steinfeld

Grainge is the only person to have the honor of being the Billboard's "Power 100 List" most powerful person in the music industry in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2019, which speaks volumes considering the many people in the music business.

9th Annual African American Film Critics Association Award Winners and Top 10 Films of the 2019

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On Thursday, January 22, 2020, the 9th Annual African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Awards took place at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

As the largest black film critics association and whose membership is from around the country and globe, gives voice to all those who seek films that reflects the life and life experiences of people of color.

Leading the pack Jordan Peele's "US" wins three awards, Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress for Lupita Nyong'o. Eddie Murphy took home the Best Actor award for portrayal of Rudy Ray Moore in "Dolemite Is My Name"

The AAFCA winners are listed below.

Best Film: "US" (Universal Pictures)

Best Director: Jordan Peele ("US", Universal Pictures)

Best Actor: Eddie Murphy ("Dolemite Is My Name," Netflix)

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong'o ("US", Universal Pictures)

Best Supporting Actor: Jamie Foxx ("Just Mercy," Warner Bros. Pictures)

Best Supporting Actress: Da'Vine Joy Randolph ("Dolemite Is My Name," Netflix)

Best Breakout Performance: Kelvin Harrison, Jr. ("Waves," A24)

Best Animated Film: "Abominable" (Universal Pictures)

Best Documentary: "The Black Godfather" (Netflix)

Best Foreign Film: "Parasite" (Neon) I Atlantics (Netflix)

Best Independent Film: "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" (A24)

Best Screenplay Presented with The Black List: Bong Joon-ho, "Parasite" (Neon)

Impact Award: "Queen & Slim" (Universal Pictures)

We See You Award: Taylor Russell ("Waves," A24)


  1. "US" (Universal Pictures)
  2. "Dolemite is My Name" (Netflix)
  3. "Just Mercy" (Warner Bros)
  4. "Clemency" (Neon
  5. "The Irishman" (Netflix)
  6. "Queen & Slim" (Universal Pictures)
  7. "Waves" (A24)
  8. Tie "Parasite"(Neon) and "Atlantics" (Netflix)
  9. "The Farewell" (A24)
  10. "Harriet" (Focus Features)

The sponsors for the 9th Annual African American Film Critics Association are Nissan, Morgan Stanley and Deadline.

The AAFCA Special Achievement Awards takes place Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades.


Films Coming To The Screen In Los Angeles This Week: The Gentlemen, The Last Full Measure, Run, The Turning

January 24, 2020

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The Gentlemen
Runtime: 1 hr 53 min
Genre:Action, Crime
Rated R

Ready to get out of his very lucrative marijuana business in London, Mickey Peason (Matthew McConaughey), an American business man is shot and killed and Fletcher (Hugh Grant)a private investigator is hire by a newspaper to get to the bottom of his murder.
With Charlie HuHunnam (Sons of Anarcy) as Raymond, Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) as Dry Eye, Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) as Rosalind Pearson, Jeremy Strong (Selma) as Matthew Berger, Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky) as Big Dave, Colin Farrel (Bruges) as Coach. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Produced by Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, Bill Block. Screenplay by Guy Ritchie. Story by Iva Atkinson, Marn Davies, Guy Ritchie.
Music by Christopher Benstead. Cinenotographery by Alan Steward, Edited by James Herbert, Production Co Miramax. Distributed by STXfilms in the United States, Entertainment Film Distributors in the United Kingdon.

The Last Full Measure
Runtime: 1 hr 56 min
Genre: Drama, War
Rated R

32 years after loosing his life on the battlefield in Vietnam, William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a true hero and airman, who on his very own saved sixty men, when his best friend Tully (William Hurt) and parents Frank (Christopher Plummer) and Alice Pitsenbarger (Diane Ladd) submits a request for a Medal of Honor. The Pentagon staffer assigned to investigate Pitsenbarger's loved ones request, Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan), conducts interviews with war veterans with first hand accounts of PitTakosa (Samual L. Jackson), Burr (Peter Fonda, in his final role), Mott (Ed Harris). Directed by

Genre: Suspense, Thriller
   Chloe Sherman known by the name "Daughter" (Keira Allen) is bound to a wheelchair in isolation at the hand of "Mother" (Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J.Simpson), when she soon discoveries "Mother's" dark secrets. Written by Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian. directed by Aneesh Chaganty. Produced by Natalie Qasabian, Sev Ohanian. Music by Torin Borrowdale. Cinematography by Hillary Spera. Edited by Nick Johnson, Will Merrick. Production and Distribution Companies: Liongate.
The Turning
Runtime: 1hr 34 min
Genre: Drama,Horror
Rated PG-13 

Newly hired by their Uncle, Kate (MacKenzie Davis) is the nanny to young brother and sister Miles (Finn Wolfhard) and Flora (Brooklyn Prince) after the death of their parent. Moving to the Maine countryside to care for the children, it wasn't long before Kate came to realize dark forces exist within the estate and Miles and Flora.
Directed by Floria Sigismondi. Screenplay by Carey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes. Based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. With Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck, Red Sparrow) as The Demoness, Mark Huberman (The Mario Rosenstock Show) as Bert, Nial Greig Fulton (Outlaw King) as Peter Quint, Barbara Marten (Sanctuary) as Mrs. Grose, Denna Thomsen (Booksmart) as Miss Jessel, Karen Egan (Your Bad Self) as Nancy. Produced by Scott Bernstein, Roy Lee, Seth ‎William Meier. Cinematography by David Ungara. Edited by Duwayne Dunham, Glenn Garland. Music by Nathan Barr with tracks from Pale Waves, Mitski, girl in red, Kali Uchis, Vagabon, Courtney Love, Warpaint, Alice Glass, The Aubreys, Lawrence Rothman, and Soccer Mommy. Produced by Dreamworks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment. Distributed by Universal Pictures.

Andy Madadian Receives the 2,684th Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Andy Madidian Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
Andy Madidian PHOTO: Yevette Renee

International recording artist Andy Madadian, the first Iranian to be honored, star was unveiled Thursday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Sharing in his momentous occasion was LaToya Jackson, who collaborated on "Tehran", a 2016 single Miles Copeland III, the former manager of The Police and music and entertainment executive.

Arriving in the United States to play soccer at Cal State Los Angeles and has since made Los Angeles his home. He later formed a duo with Kouros Shamiri called Andy & Kouros. After releasing four albums between 1985 and 1991, they disbanded and pursued solo careers. Andy went on to release 16 albums.

An indication of his international stardom, he was nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Live Act, and Best Entertainer of the Year at the 2013 World Music Awards.

Bad Boys For Life World Premiere in Hollywood


Run time 2:03
Action, Comedy, Crime
Rated R

The World Premiere of Bad Boys For Life with the dynamic of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Hollywood.

Tuesday's premiere comes 25 years after Bad Boys 1995 opening and 17 years after Bad Boys 2.

Giving people ample time to miss the two.

The third installment finds Detective Mike Lawry (Will Smith) leading a group of millinial police officers in AMMO and Detective Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) a police inspector looking forwad ready to retire when a  mafia boss seeks revenge for his brother who was brought down by Lawry and Burnett.

Bad Boys For Life was made on a $90 million budget compared to the $19 million for the 1995 Bad Boys and $130 million for Bad Boys 2 in 2003

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah.

Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith, Doug Belgrad

Screenplay: Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan.

Story by: Peter Criag, Joe Carnahan.

Based on characters by: George Gallo.

Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, Joe Pantoliano

Music: Lorner Balfe

Cinematographer: Robrecht Heyvaert

Editor: Dan Lebental, Peter McNulty

Production Company: Columbia Pictures, 2.0 Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing




2020 Oscar Nominees Announced

List of all the 92nd Oscar nominees

Best Picture:

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Actor:

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Actress:

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor:

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress:

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Director:

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Best Animated Feature:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Animated Short:

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love

Best Adapted Screenplay:

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
The Two Popes

Best Original Screenplay:

Knives Out by Rian Johnson
Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach
1917 by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino
Parasite by Bong Joon Ho & Han Jin Won

Best Cinematography:

The Irishman
The Lighthouse
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Documentary Feature:

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama

Best Documentary Short Subject:

In the Absence

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

Life Overtakes Me

St. Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha

Best Live Action Short Film:


Nefta Football Club

The Neighbors’ Window


A Sister

Best International Feature Film:

Corpus Christi


Les Miserables

Pain and Glory


Best Film Editing:

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit



Best Sound Editing:

Ford v Ferrari



Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Sound Mixing:

Ad Astra

Ford v Ferrari



Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Production Design:

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood


Best Original Score:


Little Women

Marriage Story


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Original Song:

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman

“I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough

“Into the Unknown,” Frozen II

“Stand Up,” Harriet

Best Makeup and Hair:




Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


Best Costume Design:

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Visual Effects:

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Films Coming To The Screen In Los Angeles This Week: Bad Boys, Dolittle, Just Mercy

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January 17, 2020

Bad Boys For Life

Run time: 2:03
Genre: Action, Comedy
Rated R

Detective Mike Lawry (Will Smith) leading a group of millennials police officers in AMMO and Detective Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) a police inspector looking forward ready to retire when a  mafia boss seeks revenge for his brother who was brought down by Lawry and Burnett.


Run time: 1:06
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Rated PG

Withdrawing from the world after the death of his wife, Lily (Kassia Smutniak), Doctor Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.), a renowned veternarian, finds a renewed purpose when he sets on a voyuage to save the Queen, Queen Victoria when an unknown illness threatens her life.

Director: Stephen Gaghan
Producer: Joe Roth, Dan Gregor, Doug Mand
Story by: Thomas Shepherd
Based on Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Cast: Antonia Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard,
Music: Danny Elfman
Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro
Editor: Craig Alpert, Nick Moore
Production: Media Rights Capital, Team Downey, Roth Films
Distriblutor: Universal Pictures

Just Mercy

Run time: 2:16
Genre: Legal Drama
Rated: PG-13

A true story of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) wrongly convicted for murder in Alabama on a false witness and coercion by corrupt police and sentenced to death by the presiding judge. With the dedication of Harvard educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), the newly appointed director of Alabama Capital Representation Resource Center, who became McMillian's appeals attorney.

With Brie Larson as Eva Ansley, Robert Morgan as Herbert Richarsonim Blake Nelson as Ralph Myers, Rafe Spall as Tommy Chapman, O'Shea Jackson Jr. Screenplay by Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham. Based on Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Produced by Gip Netter, Asheer Goldstein, Michael B. Jordan. Music by Joel P. West. Cinematographer by Brett Pawlak. Edited by Nat Sanders. Production companies are Endeavor Content, Once Community, Participant Media, Macro Media, Gil Netter Productions Outlier Society.


28th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival Opening Night Film “Hero”


February 11, 2020
Location: Director Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Hero tells the story of Ulric Cross (Nickolai Salcedo, Play the Devil), born in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tabago, who became a squadron leader for the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) that consisted of a group of Caribbean pilots that were compared to the Tuskegee Airmen. In addition to being a fighter pilot, Cross was also a diplomat and judge and had a significant role in the Pan African Movement and the Independence of African and Caribbean nations.

Runtime: 1 hr 51 min
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  Not rated

Directed Frances-Anne Solomon. Written by Frances-Anne Solomon, Akley Olton, Nickolai Salcedo. With Peter Williams as James "Pony" McFarlane, Jessica B. Hill as Nicola Cross, Joseph Marcell as C.L.R. James, Pippa Nixon (Ranson, Panic) as Ann Cross, Fraser James as George Padmore. Produced by Frances-Anne Solomon, Anne Marie Steward. Music by John Welsman. Distributor: Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution.

PAFF’s  Mission

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’s  Story

Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression.

Since 1992, every year PAFF-LA showcases over one hundred fifty (150) quality new films and over one hundred (100) fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent. For the past 16 years PAFF-ATL has put on a summer festival formerly presented by the National Black Arts Festival, exhibiting the best films from PAFF-LA supplemented by Atlanta submissions catering to the Atlanta audience. Both festivals feature special red carpet screenings and receptions as well as a variety of other special events including panels & workshops headed by industry professionals on various topics surrounding acting, directing and other film industry related topics.