About

PAFF (Pan-African Film Festival) is the first dedicated event within the META Cinema Forum in Dubai focused on the African and African diaspora film industry. PAFF’s goal is to create a unique venue for movie trade and promotion that outlines the diversity and plurality of African and African-descended film and television content. PAFF is a universal hub designed to highlight the Afro content brand marketability.

Mission and Vision

PAFF Mission is to advance understanding of the African and African Diaspora narrative and storytelling through the power of film.

PAFF Vision is of a global culture of respect and care for the African and African Diaspora narrative inspired and sustained by the moving image.

Community

PAFF community includes filmmakers whose work reflect the breadth and diversity of the Pan-African film industry. Profiles welcomed represent various verticals

film-roll

Production 

distribution

Distribution 

creative

Creatives

Academia

Academia 

technology

Technology 

film-reel

Film promotion

Leadership

PAFF foundational principle is to promote a renewed narrative about Afro-content through visual story telling, the delivery of which, strives to be gracious, thoughtful inspiring and motivating.

Submissions

Content submitted for consideration at PAFF must comply with the following:

Submission Deadlines: August 30th, 2022

Requirements: Subtitles in English (or English as first language)

Category:

  • Feature Length - up to 110"
  • Short - up to 50"
  • Documentary

Completion date: 2021-2022

Origin: Global with an African or Afro-diasporan narrative

Team

Arvind Shekar

Founder, Pan-African Film Festival


Prudence Kolong

Chief Executive Officer, France & Sweden, Pan-African Film Festival