Pan African Film and Arts Festival 2020

Pan African Film and Arts Festival 2020

February 14, 2020 An Independent Director's Outreach Event

The 28th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) returned to Los Angeles from February 11-23.

On February 14, filmmakers with projects in this year’s PAFF attended a brunch at DGA headquarters. Following a welcome from DGA Board Member/former African American Steering Committee Co-Chair (AASC) Oz Scott and festival tips from PAFF Executive Director Ayuko Babu, the attendees heard DGA Director-member/former AASC Co-Chair Carl Seaton speak about the advantages of Guild membership and the work of the Committee. Then the PAFF filmmakers got to introduce themselves and their projects, which included DGA Director-member Reginald D. Brown speaking briefly about his short film, The Last Mambo. The PAFF filmmakers also got the opportunity to mingle with the AASC’s Director Category Representative Abdul Malik Abbott and AD/SM/PA Category Representative Jeff Arnold who were able to give further information about the Committee and the Guild.

About the Festival

Dedicated to promoting racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression, PAFF presents films and the works of fine artists and craft persons to showcase the diversity and complexity of people of African descent from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada. The DGA has served as a sponsor of the festival for more than a decade. For more information about PAFF visit their website at

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