2023 Pan African Film and Arts Festival Film Guide


Over 150 films from 40 countries, in 19 languages, including 50 World and 22 North American premieres!

Today, the PAFF announced its full lineup for its upcoming in-person festival Feb. 9-20, 2023. Now in its 31st 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 150 films from 40 countries, in 19 languages, including 50 World and 22 North American premieres. Of the films selected for the Festival, 39% are helmed by female, queer or non-binary filmmakers.

The Festival film guide is available here.

Passes on sale now and can be purchased here.

Individual tickets go on sale on January 31, 2023.


What’s Happing Today at the 30th Pan African Film and Arts Festival Friday, April 22


Find the latest information on what to see, hear and do at the 30th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festial

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Today’s film screenings can be found here.

Senior Connections
Free screenings for seniors
Fri, April 22 @ 1:15p
The Cannons 

Location: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD


Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community
Thu, Apr 21-Sun, May 1

This digital panel discusses the context of entrenched institutional, structural and systemic racism, monopoly capitalism, sexism, gender identity, socialism, intersectionality, Pan Africanism, Mother Nature (COVID-19 and climate change).
Moderator: Journalist Jasmyne Cannick
Panelists: Ayuko Babu, Professor Angela Davis, Dr. Melina Abdullah, historian Dr. Gerald Horne

Earth Day: How You Can Help Protect Our Community from the Oil Field in Our Backyard

Fri, Apr 22 @ 4:30p
The Inglewood Oil Field, right here in Baldwin Hills, is the largest urban oil field in the US. More than a million people live within 5 miles of Inglewood Oil Field and it exposes residents to toxic chemicals, which can cause a vast amount of public health concerns like respiratory illness, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Learn about the impacts of oil fracking on our public health, especially in Black communities, and how you can help us transition to a better, cleaner, future for all.
Moderator: Josiah Edwards,  Sunrise Movement Los Angeles
Panelists: Damon Nagami, Senior Attorney and Director of NRDC’s Southern California Ecosystems Project, Veronica Flores, Chief Executive Officer at Community Health Councils, Holly J. Mitchell, Los Angeles County Supervisor 2nd District, David Haake, M.D., Chair of Clean Break Team, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club, and Kaela Thomas from Black Women for Wellness.
Location: SSC Gallery, BHC 2nd level (#272)

Women Behind the Scenes
Fri, Apr 22 @ 6:00p
BIPOC women are working behind the scenes and bringing their POV, life experiences and talents to film and television projects. Learn from an all-female panel discussion about the importance of gender representation in the entertainment industry and why representation empowers and amplifies female voices for the culture.
Moderator: Dominique DiPrima, KBLA 1580AM Talk Radio
Panelists: Jessica Sarowitz (Founder, Miraflores Films & 4S Bay Partners), Areva Martin, Camille Tucker, Tina Farris
Location: PAFF Institute Lounge, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 1st level