cold-harborThe 23rd Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) takes place in Los Angeles from 5 – 16 February, and three South African films are on the programme.

As I am, directed by Sihle Hlophe, will have its world premiere at the festival.
Mlungisi, a sensitive and sexually ambiguous man, has just lost his father, the only person who accepted him unconditionally. When his arrogant and chauvinistic younger brother Ndumiso arrives on the scene and hijacks the funeral arrangements, Mlungisi has to claim his status as the eldest son. Stars Didi Mazibuko.

The film is being screened on Sunday 8 February 8 at 9.35pm; Wednesday 11 February at 3.20pm; and Thursday 12 February at 1.20pm.
Screenings take place at one of the Rave Cinemas in Baldwin Hills.


Cold Harbour, directed by Carey McKenzie, will have its US premiere at the festival.
For a township cop, a Triad homicide is an opportunity to earn detective rank. During the course of his investigation, he discovers police corruption, which requires he defy his mentor and outwit a former comrade. Stars Tony Kgoroge, Fana Mokoena, Deon Lotz, Yu Nan, Thomas Gumede, Zolani Mahola.
The film is being screened on Saturday 14 February at 9.00pm and Sunday 15 February at 12.00pm.
Screenings take place at one of the Rave Cinemas in Baldwin Hills.


Four Corners, directed by Ian Gabriel, will have its West Coast premiere at the festival.
Four lives will change forever as the destinies of a reformed prison general, a local cop, a charismatic gang leader and a surgeon back from London intersect with a young boy's coming of age in the subculture of Cape Flats' urban youth gangs. Stars Brendon Daniels, Irshaad Ally, Jezzriel Skei, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Abduragman Adams.

The film is being screened on Tuesday 10 February at 9.00pm; Friday 13 February at 6.30pm; and Sunday 15 February at 10.05pm.
Screenings take place at one of the Rave Cinemas in Baldwin Hills.

For more information visit the PAFF website ( http://www.paff.org/ )