The PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) presents its in-person festival Feb. 9-20, 2023. Now in its 31st year, the Festival returns to the Cinemark Baldwin Hills and XD and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, hosting its renowned fine art show featuring over 100 established and emerging fine artists and quality craftspeople from all over the Black Diaspora. This year’s film festival features over 150 films from 40 countries, in 19 languages, including 50 World and 22 North American premieres. Of the films selected for the Festival, 39% are helmed by female, queer or non-binary filmmakers. The Festival film guide and tickets are available on their website at www.PAFF.org. The Wave's Pat Prescott spoke to Ayuko Babu, one of the founders of the festival about what to expect this year.