Movies of Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei has been invited by the organizers of the annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) as one of the international guests to grace this year’s event.
Prince David, one of Ghana’s prolific actors, has starred in several productions including the Hollywood zombie horror film, the ‘The Dead,’ released in 2010.
An invitation letter spotted by Myjoyonline.com read in part, “On behalf of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF), which will take place in Los Angeles during Black History Month, February 5 through 16, 2015, I would like to extend an official invitation to you.”
The actor confirmed the invitation in an interview with Myjoyonline.com. He said although the festival kicked off on February 5, he will be in Los Angeles next week due to an unexpected emergency.
“From the look of things by the time I get to LA PAFF, it will be the closing date but I will still be in LA before [it ends],” he said.
Asked what his schedule at the festival will be like, Prince revealed that he will be “meeting the biggest producer of black films in Hollywood, Dr Griffin, networking appearances and a shoot in Atlanta.”
The actor won’t divulge the details of the shoot but said, “It’s a movie with black Americans in ATL, same guys I shot [the] movie Mothers Prayer’ with in Atlanta Georgia two years ago.”
PAFF is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year and the 2015 event will be marked with a series of activities at the Rave Cinema and the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, located in the heart of Los Angeles.
The festival is the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in North America and it will showcase more than 150 of the finest new films from the U.S., Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Latin America, and Canada made by or about people of African descent.
The ArtFEST, which is also an integral part of the festival, will showcase fine art, sculpture and photography, unique handmade crafts, home furnishings, designer jewelry, designer fashions and accessories that highlight the artistry and beauty of the African aesthetic.
Prince David Osei will also attend the StudentFest, a program which brings thousands of primary and secondary school students to PAFF to experience its rich culture and education.
The Opening Night Gala of the festival on February 5 hosted over 600 guests, including Hollywood celebrities, international and local filmmakers, civic, business, and community leaders.