Post BLM and in a time of will-full inclusions, we are a group of innovative creators who cherish the ability to communicate culture, rooted love, differences and similarities, thru the life of filmmaking. We are proud to work over both continents with the exchange of films and possible distribution of the best awarded work.

We will have pop up cultural events in Africa, and host our annual awarded films public viewing at Cinéma lafia de (kati), Address: 25091 KATI Tominikoro, Kati, Mali, Africa 11/18/23; as well as a private event for all winners at the W Hotel rooftop Address: 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California 90028 USA, 10/20/23 --- we will provide proper tourism (accommodations and recommendations) information for all that our filmmakers and visitors will need.

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Our team currently speaks American, Bambara, French, German, Spanish. We will work with you and find assistance in language sharing if needed to include every possible audience and maximize your sharing opportunities.   

We will award the best and keep friendships and opportunities with all.

Our first award ceremony will be held in October 2023, we look forward to your submissions!

All the Finalists, Winners and Honorable Mentions will be listed on our website, which will be shared on our social media and with Influencers.

The Certificate Awards are given in the following categories:

Best Film
Best Short Film
Best Actor
Best Actress Best inspirational project - The Roger Dawson Award

Rules & Terms
Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film.
By submitting your film into competition in the
PAN AFRICAN USA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ( PUSAIFF ), you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.
PUSAIFF is open to any film, regardless of content, subject, or origin.
Submitting your film to the FUSAIFF is not a guarantee of selection.
All the winning films will receive an award or certificate.
We treat every filmmaker equally.
Do not submit industrial or instructional works.
Select annual winners will be pitched to Industry, and or distribution, Amazon Prime, Netflix and other platforms.
1. Films made in languages other than English should seek assistance to include English subtitles, we will seek to help organize that assistance.
2. The PUSAIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.
3. The PUSAIFF will not refund any fees. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the PUSAIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
4. After a film has been in an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by the judges of the panel and you can use the festival logo with or without the laurels on your poster.
5. A nominee will be privately screened for the PUSAIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
6. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
7. PUSAIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.