PAFF is regarded as America’s largest and most prestigious international Black film festival covering a variety of themes ranging from Arts & Cultural issues to social justice movements that have shaped and transformed American life. More importantly, this year marks the first time in 16 years that PAFF enters the Atlanta market as a stand alone event; premiering a curated selection of films that capture real stories made by Black and/or about people of African descent. PAFF is honored to have the promotional support from several local Atlanta community partners that include National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 91.9 FM (WCLK Clark Atlanta), 89.3 FM WRFG Radio, SPARK Reproductive Justice, DJ Kemit SPREAD LOVE and Get Connected Atlanta.
For novice filmmakers and producers, PAFF is offering workshops and panels on all day on Saturday, August 9 with seasoned industry professionals such as Celebrity Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Executive Producers Phil Thornton and Syleena Johnson (R&B Divas), Roger Bobb (Rickey Smiley Show, House of Payne, Madea’s Big Happy Family), Paul Garnes (Selma, Being Mary Jane, The Game), Jim Tripp (Let’s Stay Together, Mike Epps Presents, Friday) and Lamont Ferrell.
For more information and to schedule interviews, contact PAFF –ATL publicist Margaret Kargbo at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (404) 590-0398. To purchase tickets and/or view film schedule, please visit www.paff.org (http://r20.rs6.net/