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International Pan African Film Festival in Cannes France

  • Apr 15, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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I greatly enjoy independent film, especially when created by and about people of color.

Here's an opportunity to spend April in France for an amazing experience of film, fashion, music and art at the International Pan African Film Festival which is celebrating its tenth year.

The festival run time is April 17 - 21, 2013

Let's meetup a few times in Boston before we leave for France, so we can discuss expectations and travel plans as well as coordinate our itineraries for meetups at the festival. Get there when you can and stay as long it takes to share your plans on what to see and do.

First trip planning meetup Saturday December 8th from 3 until 4:45. RSVP for it here,

Second planning meeting is Saturday February 2, 2013 from 3:00 PM until 4:45 PM in the study room booked under Onyxbirds Travel Group. RSVP for it here,

Third trip planning meetup Saturday March 2nd noon until 4:00 PM  RSVP for it here,

You are expected to make your own air and lodging plans then we figure out where and when to meet up in France.

Get in touch with Tonya or Tbird for travel plan advice.

Join the group where and when you can....whether you can do a long weekend in Cannes or Paris...whatever fits your budget and schedule.


Travel roundtrip from Boston to Cannes (airport is actually in Nice which is thirty (30) minutes by car from Cannes, therefore you will need to arrange ground transportation to Cannes from Nice) or roundtrip from Boston to Paris and take the train from Paris to Cannes.


Check out last years information below to help you decide.  Also, you can find our 2011 trip to the festival documented in photos here. Expect updates after December.


Airlines Air France or  Delta or British Airways from $700 to $1500

Hotel in Cannes is Best Western Hotel Univers in the center of Cannes $85 per night

Hotel choices in Paris two to three stars $100 per night

Pan African Festival All Access Pass $250 or Pan African Festival Concerts & Films Pass  $85

Meals about $60 per day

Local Transportation, Tours, Museums, Clubs  $500

Points of interest in and near Cannes - beaches, La Croisette, Le Suquet, Castle Museum, day trip to Monaco or St. Tropez or Monte Carlo

Points of interest in Paris - Eiffel Tower, Arc du Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame Cathedral, Avenue Champs Elysees, Aux Charpentiers (130 year old bistro on Left Bank), Pont de Arts (footbridge), Louvre (museum), Divan du Mondeo Monaco

Possible day trips to Marseille, Monte Carlo, Italy or Switzerland

French Lesson on YouTube

Weather is usually

Cannes - sunny from 46 to 69

Paris -  sunny 45 to 65

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  • Tbird

    Not one photo? Not one comment? Come on O-birds, how's it going in Cannes? Interested members, who severely regret their decision not to go, need to know! :-)

    April 22, 2013

  • Tbird

    I want to wish all of the travelers an EXCELLENT adventure! I look forward to seeing photos and reading stories from the trip.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Tasha B.

    It was good to see everyone today! We are closing in!! :)

    March 23, 2013

  • Tonya

    American Airlines Vacation currently has a double occupancy package (flight and hotel) for travel on Monday April 15th return Monday April 22nd at the JW Marriott Cannes with average per person of $1,675.
    Get in touch with me immediately if you want to find out the details.

    March 23, 2013

  • Tbird

    Has anyone bought tickets yet??

    March 16, 2013

  • Landy G

    I have always wanted to go to France. So exciteddddddd!!!!!!

    February 15, 2013

  • Landy G

    I have always wanted to go to France. So exciteddddddd!!!!!!

    December 13, 2012

  • Kafunda

    Seriously thinking about it!

    October 14, 2012

  • vivian

    Seriously thinking about it...

    October 8, 2012

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