The Pan African Film Festival (celebrating its 20th year this year) will honor award-winning actress Loretta Devine with its highest honor, a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work on stage, television and film.

The award will be presented during the Night of Tribute (produced by the Africa Channel) at 8 pm on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills 15 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr, Tony award-winner Phylicia Rashad, Emmy award-winning actor Glynn Turman, and award winning actresses Marla Gibbs and Dr. Della Reese, amongst others.

The ceremony will be recorded and televised by the Africa Channel, which is broadcast in major markets across the United States and the Caribbean.

I plan to be there.