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The Pan African Film Festival Announces Call for ArtFest Submissions
10/7/2014 3:02:07 PM


LOS ANGELES – The call for submissions is open for the 23nd Annual Pan African Film and Art Festival (PAFF), February 12 – 22, 2015 which will take place at the newly renovated Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in the heart of Los Angeles. The largest and most prestigious Black film and art festival in the U.S., PAFF spans 11 days and features an unrivaled art show boasting more than 100,000+ attendees who will enjoy the artistic works of more than 100 fine artists, designers, and unique craftsmen from around the globe and hailing from countries such as the United States, Brazil, Kenya, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa, Jamaica and Tanzania. The Film Festival will showcase over 150 films from the world over. The diversity of PAFF is represented by its core value of Pan-Africanism in every feature selected and its special events including an extensive fine art show.

“PAFF ArtFest stimulates the Black art trade. There is education on purchasing fine art as an investment as well as sales by the artists,” said Allohn, director of PAFF ArtFest. “PAFF ArtFest showcases creativity most often excluded from major galleries and affords an exchange place to encourage art collection.” 

“Through the years, our guiding principle of ‘Pan-Africanism’ as a movement remains to unify and provide a space for patronage of the expression of all people of African descent worldwide,” said Ayuko Babu, executive director and a founder of PAFF.


PAFF ArtFest is juried according to the following guidelines to maintain the objective of featuring fine art, quality craft and designer merchandise. 

Accepted: fine art and photography, handmade unique crafts and jewelry and designer fashions and accessories, one-of-a-kind, original pieces, designer-crafted or hand-printed T-shirts. 

Gallery applications will be accepted; however, a gallery may not exhibit and sell works by more than four artists. 

For complete details on rules, restrictions, fees, deadlines, booth options, equipment rentals and online application, visit


The directory of artist and business exhibits include: 

Fine Art 



Mixed Media 




Wearable Art 

Home Décor



Art Wear 


Leather Craft 

African Textiles 

African Crafts 

Egyptian Artifacts


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