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    2011 Pan African Film Festival Calls for Submissions
    Official Deadline of October 31 for 19th Annual Festival, Which Runs February 16-21

    Los Angeles, CA – Today, the 2011 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) announced a call for submissions for short and feature-length films. Submission forms can be completed directly online at the official PAFF website at www.paff.org. The 2011 Pan African Film Festival will be held February 16-21 with screenings in Los Angeles, California.

    Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2011 Pan African Film Festival are:

    July 9, 2010 – EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE (ALL FILMS)
    October 31, 2011 – OFFICIAL DEADLINE, (ALL FILMS)

    Completed U.S. and international feature-length and short films may be submitted and must arrive in the Los Angeles office by July 9 for early consideration and a reduced submission fee.

    The Pan African Film Festival is currently accepting applications for films and videos made by and/or about people of African descent although filmmaker needn’t be of African descent. Films should preferably depict positive and realistic images and can be of any genre —- drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction, experimental, etc. The PAFF accepts features and shorts; narratives and documentaries. The PAFF will accept submissions of works in progress, however, films and videos must be completed no later than December 15, 2010. All submissions must be in English or have English subtitles.

    The PAFF competition categories are: Best Narrative Feature, The Robeson Narrative Feature Award, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Director-First Feature, Festival Programmer’s Award and Audience Favorite. Films in competition must be copyrighted no earlier than 2009. With the exception of the Audience Favorite Award, all films are judged by an independent jury panel.

    The PAFF presents and showcases a broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans. In addition to the film festival, the PAFF presents a world renowned Art Show featuring over 100 fine artists and craftspeople from around the world showcasing the best in Black fine art, sculpture, photography, unique handmade crafts, home furnishings, designer jewelry, designer fashions and accessories that highlight the artistry and beauty of the African aesthetic. For more information, please visit www.paff.org or call (310) 337-4737. The 19th Annual PAFF will take place in Los Angeles February 16-21, 2011.


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    Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the 2011 Pan African Film Festival. We are now accepting both short and feature-length submissions for consideration. Before you fill out the application, please take a few moments to view our 2011 FAQ below, which includes all rules and regulations for submitting your film. Once you are ready to proceed, click the button below to access the application.
    Submission Guidelines and Procedures

    Please read this before submitting your application online.

    About the PAFF:

    The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is the largest film festival in the United States dedicated to the exhibition of Black films. Each year PAFF exhibits more than 150 films made in the U.S., Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Latin America and Canada. In 2010, 40,000+ people from both the Industry and the public attended the PAFF. The19th Annual PAFF will take place in Los Angeles February 16-21, 2011.

    Eligibility:

    The Pan African Film Festival is currently accepting applications for films and videos made by and/or about people of African descent. (Filmmaker needn’t be of African descent.) Films should preferably depict positive and realistic images and can be of any genre —- drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction, experimental, etc. The PAFF accepts features and shorts; narratives and documentaries. We will accept submissions of works in progress; however, films and videos must be completed no later than December 15, 2010. All submissions must be in English or have English subtitles.

    Competition:

    The PAFF competition categories are: Best Narrative Feature, The Robeson Narrative Feature Award, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Director-First Feature, Festival Programmer’s Award and Audience Favorite. Films in competition must be copyrighted no earlier than 2009. With the exception of Audience Favorite, all films are judged by an independent jury panel.

    Submission Procedures:

    A signed and fully completed applications with publicity materials must be submitted with a DVD or ˝” video screener (NTSC or PAL). [Absolutely no mini-DVs or Betas.] To be eligible for programming, the entire application MUST be completed and signed. The submission deadline is October 31, 2010

    Mail submissions and accompanying materials to:

    The Pan African Film Festival
    6820 La Tijera Blvd., Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90045

    If you desire confirmation that the PAFF has received your entry, please include a self-address stamped postcard. If you include a stamped self-addressed envelope with your application, we will do our best to return your screener VHS or DVD. However, returns are not guaranteed.DVDs of selected submissions will not be returned. The PAFF will not be responsible for VHS cassettes or DVDs lost or damaged in the mail.

    Selection results will be available beginning December 15, 2010. Please check our website for postings.

    If your film is selected and you are on video format, you will be expected to send the PAFF a final presentation version within 3 weeks of your notification of acceptance.

    Submission Fees:

    Feature films 60 minutes or more, Short Films 59 minutes or less.

    June 10-July 9
    Feature: $20/Short: $20

    July 10- August 9:
    Feature: $35/Short: $25

    August 10-October 31:
    Feature: $45/Short: $30

    November 1- December 1:
    Feature: $75/Short: $55

    Please note that the above dates are not postmark deadlines– they are the dates by which your film MUST be received in our office! If your film does not arrive by the deadline for which you have registered, you will be prompted to make an additional payment in order to bring your account up to date.

    Screening Formats:

    At present, the PAFF’s festival projection formats are: 35mm, HDV, DVCAM and MiniDV.

    We do not project on DVD. If your film/video is selected for programming in PAFF, you will be required to submit your film in one of the four projection formats indicated.
    http://www.paff.org/submit-a-film/


    all go to the same place ;all come from dust and to the dust all return. who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?
    ecclesiastes 3:20-21 :-x

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