The African American Film Critics Association partners with film festivals throughout the U.S. and around the world to provide educational programming. One of our most popular offerings is the AAFCA Media Pitch Session that informs film festival attendees with useful techniques to cultivate productive relationships with the media.

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The Bentonville Film Festival, BFF, is honored to partner with AFFCA, the African American Film Critics Association because the stories we see on screen matter. Having AFFCA as a partner from day one only strengthens our mutual commitment to showcase and celebrate films that better reflect the world around us. The AFFCA Seal of Approval is a great way to communicate to the consumer the quality of the film they are about to see. They have a very high standard in choosing films to endorse and we are honored they are supporting some of our best films.
— Wendy Guerrero, Festival Director, Bentonville Film Festival
Outfest is thrilled to be collaborating with the African American Film Critics Association and we are grateful to our board member Chiedu Egbuniwe for forging the alliance. Our organizations have already partnered on two very successful events this year and we’re looking forward to joining forces again this July during the 34th iteration of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. Outfest and the AAFCA share a mutual understanding of how important it is to connect with and bring together the African American LGBT community.
— Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, Director of Programming, Outfest
The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) has had a longstanding relationship with the African American Film Critics Association. Since AAFCA’s beginning, it has consistently contributed high quality panels and workshops, introducing our audience to movers and shakers in the film critic’s arena. Their contribution has meant that our storytellers have access to members of the media who can help champion their stories. And, they get an opportunity to meet them in an informal atmosphere that promotes networking and meaningful conversation. As the largest and one of the oldest African American Film Festival in the country, PAFF bears a special responsibility to give back to the community of African American storytellers and artists. AAFCA’s contribution has been an essential piece in the execution of that responsibility.
— Ayuko Babu, Executive Director, The Pan African Film Festival | AMERICA’S OLDEST BLACK FILM FESTIVAL