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El Sawyer is a filmmaker and social justice advocate based in Philadelphia. Drawing on his own experience with incarceration, Sawyer speaks internationally on the challenges of reentry, recidivism, and neglected communities. He has won numerous awards for his film and community work met with President Obama about criminal justice reform and was named a 2016 [...]

Sanford Jenkins, Jr.

Sanford Jenkins Jr. is a Philadelphia-raised, Oakland-based artist, writer and filmmaker, and a graduate of Morehouse College and USC School of Cinematic Arts. His work has screened at Camerimage, Palm Springs, and BlackStar film festivals, has been published by Violet Summer and AFROPUNK, and has been staged by play collaborative arts in Los Angeles. He [...]

FirstGlance Film Festival 2018

FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, is holding its 21st annual indie film fest, Friday, October 12th through Sunday, October 14th at Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA. Filmmakers and films with a Philly/local connection screening at FirstGlance Film Fest include: Friday, October 12th 7:45 p.m. Bill McGarvey - [...]


LAYERED: 3Queen Productions is a film collaborative dedicated to producing relatable, inspirational content for, by, and about women around the world. Started by Philadelphia-based filmmakers Aiko Brown, Zareefa Abdul-Adl, and Arraiyan DuBose, 3Queen strives to highlight stories that are often neglected in mainstream media. The trio of filmmakers first worked together on the short film, [...]

Filmmakers Spotlight: Emily’s Entourage

The Anyway Campaign for Cystic Fibrosis   Emily Kramer Golinkoff is a 33 year old powerhouse with big eyes and a fatal disease. In 2011 Emily's condition was deteriorating; she was running out of treatment options, and it was terrifying. Instead of giving up, she decided to do something about it. Emily co-founded Emily’s Entourage, [...]

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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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