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Robert X. Golphin, Actor, Filmmaker, Creative

October 2020 saw the release of award-winning actor/filmmaker/creative Robert X. Golphin's feature length directorial debut, Freshman Friday, on Amazon Prime Video. He also garnered a Best Actor win and nomination at film festivals, for his role in this summer's pandemic and social unrest themed Essential. The short drama, which he also wrote and directed, has [...]

FirstGlance 23rd annual indie Film Fest

FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, is holding its 23rd annual indie film fest, Friday, November 13th through Sunday, November 15th at the iconic Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA and virtually, November 10th to 15th, on the digital platform Included in 2020’s selections are films with ties to the [...]

Yani Payne – An Accidental Fire

A novelist and screenwriter for 16 years, a producer for 12 years, Yani Payne is developing the feature film, An Accidental Fire, based on the Novel Series In the Shadow of a King, and targeting production for November. Set in Philadelphia, An Accidental Fire is a diversity driven, racially charged thriller. It tells the story of a hopeful young black [...]

ABORTION HELPLINE, THIS IS LISA, a new short documentary by Philadelphia filmmakers Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Mike Attie

ABORTION HELPLINE, THIS IS LISA, a new short documentary by Philadelphia filmmakers Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Mike Attie, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Short Films by the American Film Institute at the AFI DOCS 2020 Film Festival. The jury said of ABORTION HELPLINE, THIS IS LISA: “For its simple yet profound approach [...]

Antonio Paris

A New York Native, Antonio Paris is a Director, Editor, Writer, Producer and Visual Storyteller. A Computer Science Graduate of CUNY …. Attended Scribe Video School and PhillyCam. Antonio has been living in Philadelphia area for over 20 years. He has produced films for NBC Sports, Bounce TV, Comcast and ESPN 30 for 30.Paris is [...]

Jermaine Quick / Entrepreneur – Artist – Producer – Film Maker

Jermaine Quick is a West Philadelphia, hip hop artist, producer, videographer, film maker, and the CEO of “illadelStyles Entertainment LLC”. Jermaine’s newest project is now the recipient of the Los Angeles Motion Picture Awards. "HEARTLESS" is a film about mental illness and domestic violence seen through the eyes of a child. Forty six (46) actors [...]

Spotlight on Nunera Amun

A South Side of Chicago native, Nunera Amun is a visual storyteller and writer, who uses her platform for activism and social change. A journalism graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, she is currently the Director and Producer of “What is a Black Man?” a feature length documentary in production. The film chronicles the journey of four [...]

Tetsuki Ijichi’s Challenge

Tetsuki Ijichi (in red jacket above), born in Kyoto, Japan, is a filmmaker, producer, writer and film distributor.  He moved to Philadelphia five years ago having migrated from New Mexico and California. Through his new venture Rain Trail Pictures and the film distribution company, Tidepoint Pictures, Tetsuki has deep experience in distributing Asian films in [...]

Rosalie Kicks, Philly Filmmaker

The Old Sport, Rosalie Kicks is a filmmaker, movie critic, and dabbler living in Philadelphia. When she isn’t  making or watching movies, she can be found toiling away in her lab working on the next issue of the subscription based movie zine and review website she runs she co-runs, This month, Rosalie is preparing [...]

FirstGlance Film Festival Highlights

FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, is holding its 22nd annual indie film fest, Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd at the Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Included in 2019’s selections are films with Philadelphia-area natives in-front-of and behind-the-cameras: Bill Crossland – Catching Up – Bill Crossland [...]

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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.


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