April 26 – May 3, 2014
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
• LHAAFF began in 2004 as a weekend series, and has grown to 9 days of film, workshops, filmmaker events and community celebrations.
• A core team runs the Festival with committed community volunteers under the direction of Jacqueline Moscou, Langston Hughes’ Artistic Director. This annual event provides provocative films from independent Black filmmakers and works about the AFrican American experience.
• LHAFF features panel discussions, screenplay readings, and matinee screenings for middle and high school youth and in-depth chats with filmmakers, industry professionals and local community leaders.
• LHAAFF and AFFRM – The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival ™ was invited in 2010 to participate in a one-of-a-kind opportunity to take its expertise and artistic commitment to the national stage as one of 10 Top Black film festivals participating in a new collaborative venture called AFFRM- the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement. AFFRM is a working collaboration of the nation’s top Black film festivals to bring quality images of Color to the big screen via a day-and-date national theatrical release. The inaugural AFFRM/LHAAFF collaboration screening took place on March 11, 2011