I don't usually write about individual film festivals here in my blog, although I maintain a list of annual Film Festivals in Los Angeles, but since they ended the annual African Marketplace, the Pan-African Film and Arts Festival has taken over much of the role of celebrating all African arts during its 12-days of events.
From February 7 to 18, 2013, in addition to screening over 150 films from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, that highlight the diversity and complexity of people of African descent, the event showcases visual, literary and performing arts by Black artists from around the world.
The Art Fest features over 100 artists and artisans from photography and fine art to wood carving and basket weaving, exhibiting and selling their work. It takes place daily at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall. Special events include film panels, a children's festival, Spoken Word Fest, comedy night and fashion show among others.
Films are screened at Rave Cinemas 15 (located inside Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza), 4020 Marlton Ave Los Angeles, CA 90008.
For more information and complete schedule, visit www.paff.org