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“This film festival obviously honors filmmakers of color and we don’t get this much exposure in the traditional film festivals,” said ActressAnnie-Marie Johnson, who attended the opening night of The 21st Annual Pan African Film & Arts FestivaL (PAFF),Directors Guild of America, W. Hollywood, CA. “But after 21 years it (PAFF) has become a tradition," she said.
She’s right, too. The standard Hollywood film festivals don't really focus on films made by artists of color across the globe.
This year, the nation’s largest and most prestigious Black film festival has selected some 154 films, representing 34 countries. There are 23 documentaries, 13 short documentaries, 67 narrative features, and 51 narrative shorts.
2013 21st Annual The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) continues through Monday, Feb. 18 (Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15,4020 Marlton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90009.