Filmmaker’s Spotlight

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Enough, a film by Daizy Gedeon

The eyes of the world were forced to turn their gaze upon Lebanon, not only because of the Beirut Port explosion that devastated this ancient city on 4th August 2020, but also because, sadly, Lebanon stands as an allegory for kleptocratic regimes that have seen a resurgence across the globe, and their catastrophic impact. Before [...]

Hillary Hanak-Newman, President of Philadelphia Women in Film & Television

Hillary Hanak-Newman is an award winning Director of Photography who has been in the film business for over twenty years. Growing up in West Chester Pennsylvania, she moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue filmmaking.  Over the course of her thirteen years in Los Angeles she owned her own Grip and Lighting company, while [...]

Tony Lankford Director/Executive Producer & Nanette Lankford Executive Producer

FAITH ON FILM REVELATION BLUE sets the tone for Christian crime dramas! Tony Lankford Director/Executive Producer & Nanette Lankford Executive Producer Police TV shows and movies have come and gone over many years now, But there hasn’t been one quite like the one I developed called REVELATION BLUE. One day I was sitting in front [...]

Filmmaker Eunice Levis

Eunice Levis is a first-generation Dominican-American, born and raised in the Bronx, New York, currently based in Philadelphia.  She is currently developing several projects that combine her love of horror, sci-fi, thriller, and fantasy, many through a diasporic lens. Her work seeks to disrupt and challenge dominant narratives around technology, gender, history, and diaspora identity by shifting the stories [...]

New Works Produced Through Scribe’s 14-Week Workshop

On November 18th, Scribe Video Center showcased a special screening that spotlighted independent filmmakers who participated in the 14-Week Workshop. The 14-Week Workshop covers all aspects of film and video production and supports participants in the completion of short projects. Many of this year’s participants are also members of Scribe’s Film Scholars. The program consists [...]

Hell or High Seas, produced by FreshFly

Hell or High Seas is an incredible true story of a former Navy Rescue Swimmer’s battle with PTSD, and his mission to pave a smoother path for veterans returning to civilian life. It's a story of resiliency, hope and second chances. Now streaming. Visit to find out more, and follow along @hellorhighseas on Facebook [...]

Local Team Behind Launch of American Veterans Media

Inaugural Film “Edison 64” Premieres in October Shawn Swords (pictured), Roger Bruce, Art Swanlund, James Kirlin, Gene Halus, Ralph Galati, Darryrl Johnson, and John Ricciutti are the team of military scholars, veterans’ advocates, and filmmakers that are behind the launch of American Veterans Media, a new production company based in Philadelphia, that is producing veterans-themed [...]

The 24th annual FirstGlance Film Festival

The 24th annual FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, returns to the iconic Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA, October 15-17, 2021. Over forty-five original indie films from Philadelphia and around the world will be in competition during the weekend event. Selections with ties to the Philadelphia area include: Kris Roselli [...]

“Silent Partner” and Roderick Lawrence-actor, creator and producer

Roderick Lawrence is an actor, creator and producer, who debuted in Philadelphia at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music as Simba in Disney’s “The Lion King.” Having performed as Ramses in Stephen Schwartz’s “The Prince of Egypt” and as the first Black lead in the musical “ONCE,” Roderick has been in demand all over the country for [...]

Greg Koorhan, director, producer and co-founder of Crossbow Studio

Greg Koorhan is a film director, producer and co-founder of Crossbow Studio, an independent production company specializing in uplifting stories that inspire, educate and entertain. His award-winning short films have engaged festival audiences across the U.S. and Canada. Over his 30+ year career as a storyteller and marketer, Greg has created campaigns for companies from [...]

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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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