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26th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival Announces 2018 Winners

Director Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar accepts the "Audience Award - Narrative Feature" for “Muslimah's Guide to Marriage”. Standing with her is her father, author/filmmaker, Donald Bakeer, and Ayuko Babu. (Photo Credit: Koi Sojer/Snap'N U Photos)

Director Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar accepts the “Audience Award – Narrative Feature” for “Muslimah’s Guide to Marriage”. Standing with her is her father, author/filmmaker, Donald Bakeer, and Ayuko Babu. (Photo Credit: Koi Sojer/Snap’N U Photos)

LOS ANGELES, CA – It’s a wrap! The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) has reached its end, and after 12 full days of showcasing an impressive slate of 173 films, PAFF has finally announced the winners of its 2018 season.

At the highly anticipated PAFF Filmmaker Awards Brunch, which was held yesterday on festival grounds at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, PAFF Executive Director, Ayuko Babu, presented various awards to competing filmmakers who have proven to be the greatest up-and-coming storytellers of our time. The experience was an exciting celebration of both accomplishment and next level success.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL LIST:  PAFF 2018 Award Winners

Best Narrative Feature

Borders (Frontières) (Burkina Faso)

Directed by: Woye Apolline Traoré

Best Director-First Feature Narrative

Kalushi (South Africa)

Directed by: Mandlakayise Dube

Best Documentary Feature

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me (US)

Directed by: Samuel D. Pollard

Best Narrative Short

Kyenvu (Yellow) (Uganda)

Directed by: Kemiyondo Coutinho

Best Documentary Short

Mama (US)

Directed by: Nicholas Brennan

Programmers’ Award-Narrative or Documentary Short

Lalo’s House (Haiti/US)

Directed by: Kelley Kali

Programmers’ Award-Documentary

Barrow-Freedom Fighter (Barbados)

Directed by: Marcia Weekes

Programmers’ Award-Narrative Feature

Love Jacked (South Africa)

Directed by: Alfons Adetuyi

 

PAFF Directors’ Award-Feature Documentary (TIE)

King of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story (US)

Directed by: Juney Smith

Maynard (US)

Directed by: Samuel D. Pollard

PAFF Directors’ Award- Feature Narrative

The Train of Salt and Sugar (Mozambique/South Africa)

Directed by: Licínio Azevedo

Audience Award- Documentary Short

’63 Boycott (US)

Directed by: Gordon Quinn

Audience Award- Documentary Feature

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me (US)

Directed by: Samuel D. Pollard

Audience Award- Narrative Short

For Evan’s Sake (US)

Directed by: Kirstin Lorin

Audience Award- Narrative Feature

Muslimah’s Guide to Marriage (US)

Directed by: Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar

PAFF FESTIVAL DATES CONFIRMED FOR 2019

The 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival will take place Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 in Los Angeles, California. Stay tuned to the festival’s official website, www.PAFF.org, and social media channels for exciting updates, festival news and information!

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