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London International Pan-African Film Festival (London PAFF) is an annual film event in the city of London that celebrates Pan-African cinema and screens films produced in Africa and its diaspora from all over the world; founded by Ne Kunda Nlaba, Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Political Scientist, and Film Professor of Kongo Bizizi Academy, the Pan African Film Institute

The festival is organized by Kongo Bizizi Academy, the Pan African Film Institute, in partnership with Afrika Bizizi Distribution, the film distribution company.

B. Aims

London International Pan-African Film Festival (London PAFF) aims to be a platform that helps:

– Connecting the London audience with the African cinema providing days of film screenings of African films in the capital city of Luanda;

– Creating a film market platform for national and African films;

– Organising networking events that connect African filmmakers with filmmakers from the United Kingdom and from around the world through film branches, conferences, workshops, masterclasses, and training.

C. Rules and terms

LONDON PAFF accepts films of any genre (drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction, experimental, etc.) made by African and Afro descent filmmakers living in Africa and from all over the world, including.

LONDON PAFF accepts features, shorts and web series; narratives and documentaries.
Films made outside of the African continent are welcome as long as the story is about the African community within the diaspora.
We prefer films that depict positive or realistic images.
All submissions must have English subtitles.

We exceptionally view films without English subtitles as our selection team is multilingual but if selected, Filmmakers must submit a version with English subtitles. Selected Filmmakers who have issues producing English subtitles can arrange this with the festival team.

All entries must be received no later than the appropriate entry deadline they were submitted under. Additional entry fees will be required if not received by the appropriate deadline.
Entries received with incomplete information and/or missing Fee Payments will not be considered.
Films submitted in the incorrect Category and/or submitted as a Short Length Film but having a total runtime equal to that of a Feature Length Film, will be disqualified from consideration.

Narrative Feature = 60+ minutes
Narrative Short = 59 or less minutes
Documentary Feature = 60+ minutes
Documentary Short = 59 or less minutes
Animation Feature = 60+ Minutes
Animation Short = 59 or less minutes
Drama series= any duration

London PAFF Award Night
 The London PAFF award night will be the most prestigious gala where the jury will award filmmakers, actors, and films in competition in the festival for each edition. In addition, the jury will also recognize some filmmakers for their lifetime achievements and career in film. The jury will give awards to films in the following categories: the best short film, best feature film, best documentary, best drama series, best film director, best cinematography, best actor, best actress, etc.