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PAFF opens call for entries

The Pan-African Film Festival, being held in Los Angeles from February 9-20, 2012, has opened its call for submissions of independent features, shorts, narratives and documentary films made by or about people of African descent.
August 9, 2011

The Pan-African Film Festival (PAFF), being held in Los Angeles from February 9-20, 2012, has opened its call for submissions of independent features, shorts, narratives and documentary films made by or about people of African descent.

Films entered for competition must be copyrighted no earlier than 2011. PAFF will accept submissions of works in progress; however, films and videos submitted must be completed no later than December 31, 2011. Films should preferably depict positive and realistic images.

The upcoming edition will mark the 20th anniversary of the festival. Over the years, it has showcased films from around the world, from countries including the U.S., Angola, Austria, England, Bermuda, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, and Nigeria.

To apply, visit the PAFF website, email ao@paff.org or call 310-337-4737 for more information.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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