The Sacramento Pan African Film Festival also known as Sac-Panafest is a truly Pan-African Film festival designed through a collaboration between Black Filmmakers in the Diaspora and African Filmmakers to showcase the best of African and black cinema across the globe in Sacramento, the host city.
Hosted by The Africa House, Sacramento, in collaboration with the Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution at California State University, Sacramento and Naija Films, the festival promises to offer films screenings, with networking opportunities with film makers from around the world.
There will be engaging Panels discussions on film and conflict resolution / social Justice and golden opportunities to see and taste the best of Sac-City hospitality and ambience, with great fun filled parties, hosted by the festival.

The 1st edition of the festival, was a resounding success for a maiden edition.

From 25 entries, 8 films in different categories were nominated, from which the following emerged WINNERS -

1. BEST FEATURE - "Beautiful People", by Uduak Isong Oguamanam.
2. BEST SHORT FILM - "THE ANCESTORS" by Zodwa Nyoni
3. BEST DOCUMENTARY - " ZISKAKAN - A Creole revolution", by Sebastien Folin

The organisers welcome film entries from all over the world that deal with Black, African, Human rights and peace and conflict resolution themes. Please note that by entering your film into this festival, you are consenting that decisions on films selected or rejected are at the sole discretion of the organisers and that you agree to them.

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  • Shannon Shird

    It was exciting to provide a 1st-hand account of what life was like as a sharecropper during the Jim Crow Era. There is a huge gap in the narrative of American History as it pertains to the Reconstruction period.
    Thank you for screening the film.

    February 2024
  • Thank you for accepting our documentary Ballin Abroad. #Humbled

    May 2023