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Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF): winners announced

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 announced the winners of its 2018 season. Check out the complete list below. 

Winners List: 

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

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival is directed by Hollywood veterans Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Proud Mary), Ja'Net DuBois (Good Times) and Ayuko Babu (Executive Director). 

The 27th Annual PAFF experience is scheduled to take place Thursday, February 7 - Monday, February 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. For more details and ticket information, visit www.PAFF.org.

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