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Ayuko Babu

Executive Director

The Pan African Film Festival

HQ Phone:  (310) 337-4737

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The Pan African Film Festival

6820 La Tijera Blvd Suite 200

Los Angeles, California,90045

United States

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Gearing up for its 21st anniversary, the Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF), is America's largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival. Each year, it screens more than 150 films made by and/or about people of African descent from the United... more

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AYUKO BABU is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).


Pan African Film and Arts Festival » Ayuko Babu

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Ayuko Babu
Executive Director - The Pan African Film Festival Ayuko Babu is an international cultural, political and legal consultant specializing in Pan African affairs. He has been the Executive Director of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) since 1992. In addition to PAFF, Mr. Babu currently serves as a permanent member of the jury of the annual Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. AMAA is the world's largest Pan African film awards event, covering the continent of Africa and its worldwide Diaspora. In 2015, Mr. Babu was honored by the California Legislative Black Caucus for his work as founder and executive director of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival as part of the Black History Month Celebration "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture. The special ceremony was held on the floor of the State Assembly at the state capitol in Sacramento, California. Mr. Babu was nominated for this honor by the Honorable Holly J. Mitchell, State Senator (D-30th District). In 2016, Mr. Babu was appointed to the California Film Commission. Currently he is developing formal ties with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) of South Africa, a government agency whose mission is to develop and promote the South African film industry. In December 2010, he was an official delegate to the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Dakar, Senegal. In 2013, he was a presenter and delegate at the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase in Havana, Cuba. Under his leadership the Pan African Film Festival has established institutional ties with the Pan African Festival of Cinema and Television (FESPACO) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the world's largest Pan African film festival held bi-annually. He also works with the Africano Film Festival in Milan, Italy, the Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania, where he has served as a member of the jury, and the Rwanda Film Festival in Kigali, Rwanda, where he served as a member of the jury. He was a presenter at the UNESCO Conference on Images of the South and was a guest of Fund South at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival in France. In past years, Mr. Babu was a consultant to the late Bishop H.H. Brookins, of the African Methodist Episcopal Church when Bishop Brookins' district covered southern Africa. He was also a consultant to the late Mr. Dick Griffey, President of the African Development Public Investment Corporation and SOLAR Records. In 1977, he was a consultant to Stevie Wonder and helped facilitate Mr. Wonder's participation at FESTAC (the 2nd Festival of Pan African Arts and Culture) held in Lagos, Nigeria. At FESTAC, among other activities, Mr. Babu helped coordinate the satellite transmission of Mr. Wonder's GRAMMY appearance from Lagos. Mr. Babu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles and attended the UCLA School of Law.


About Us - Pan African Film Festival

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PAFF Founders Danny Glover, Ja'Net DuBois ( Good Times), and Ayuko Babu
Ayuko Babu Executive Director


Fistula Foundation Newsletter

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Many attendees stayed for a post-screening discussion featuring Fistula Foundation Executive Director, Kate Grant, and Ayuko Babu, the Founder and Executive Director of the Pan African Film Festival.
Leigh Ann Hahn, Director of Programming-Grand Performances, Ayuko Babu, Founder and Executive Director-The Pan African Film Festival.


Our Staff – Pan African Film and Arts Festival

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Ayuko Babu
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