“The Lucky Specials” to Compete at the 2018 Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles

We are thrilled to share that “The Lucky Specials” is going to Los Angeles to the 2018 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), the largest and most prestigious black film festival in America! As an official PAFF selection, the film will be In Competition and eligible for Jury Awards to be announced at the conclusion of the festival.

PAFF kicks off on February 8 at the Cinemark, Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles CA. The film will be screened on Feb. 15 (3:55pm), Feb. 17 (5:10pm) and Feb. 19 (9:25pm). Director Rea Rangaka, as well as lead stars Oros Mampofu and Sivenathi Mabuya will be attending the festival. Be sure to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook to check out live updates and photos of the stars from the red carpet!

Called by The Citizen (Kenya) “a sensational musical journey with a powerful message,” the PAFF selection is one of many international successes for “The Lucky Specials.” Since its launch last year, the film has been selected by 11 prestigious film festivals across the world; had major premiere events in Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Maputo, London, Geneva, and Washington DC; and broadcast in 14 countries on three continents.

Its biggest wins include the SIGNIS Award at FESPACO; Best First Time Filmmaker at the 2017 San Francisco Black Film Festival; the 2017 Telly Award; and the 2017 Golden Eagle CINE Award. It also recently received a nomination by the 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS).

Established in 1992, PAFF LA showcases a broad spectrum of Black creative works each year, screening over 150 new films each year from the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada. These films showcase the diversity and complexity of people of African descent and challenge negative stereotypes. PAFF is also the largest Black History Month event in the U.S. during the month of February.

To find out more about the Festival and to buy tickets, visit PAFF website. For press inquiries, please contact Regan Alsup at Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!