News & Announcements

Hope you can come out and join us for our next Cinema Speakeasy, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7 p.m. at L'Etage, 6th and Bainbridge Streets. We will be presenting the following films: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix (Chris Potako) Apartment Story (Matt Spade) Rehabilitation (Jeannie Sconzo) How I Won the War (Phillip Carrol) Clutter (Norm Macera) Invite friends and family:
David Block, Horses Don’t Judge; Phil Carroll, The Road to Jericho; Davd Diperstein, Will to Live; Adam Evans, Pine Tree; Jacob Feiring, Samantha’s Amazing Acro-Cats; Rebecca Ferris, Can’t Stop the Water; Dom Hilton, Dizzy Fingers; Michael Johnston, A Man Full of Trouble; Tiona McClodden, Bumming Cigarettes; Jon Olshefski, After the Sound: PJ’s Story; David Romberg, Man of the Monkey; Israel Vasquez, Return to Yirol; Dan Zubrzycki and Isaac Ruth, A Matter of Propriety ......Stay tuned for information about screenings of these award-winning films!
PIFVA is proud to co-host a happy hour with Philly Film & Video Industry Network. When: Tuesday, July 22nd from 5 to 8p. Where: Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Please RSVP & share amongst your friends and colleagues. Looking forward to meeting you next week!
Unfortunately, we will need to reschedule this month's Speakeasy, which was scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, July 9th. We will keep you posted on the make up date we plan for later this month! Thanks for your support! -- PIFVA
Join us on Wednesday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. at L'Etage, 6th and Bainbridge. Our line-up of wonderful shorts: Cherry Christmas from Julie Stackhouse 3 Poisons from Matthew Finnegan Sending from Emily Bennet Bleeding Hearts from Wedge Wegman Dans Le Parc from Katherine Meduski, James Pepe ....AND MORE! Feel free to invite friends, filmmakers as well as other film enthusiasts via our Facebook Event link: Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday!
It's time once again (and now that spring is FINALLY here!) for PIFVA's annual member meeting and Potluck, on Saturday, May 17, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Park Towne Place Community Room, 2200 Ben Franklin Parkway. Bring a dish, a friend, an idea or anything else you'd like to share! Please feel free to RSVP and invite others to our Annual Potluck here on Facebook: We look forward to seeing you then!
PIFVA's Finishing Fund Program provides post-production funding grants, up to $1,500.00 per project. YOU MUST BE A PIFVA MEMBER TO APPLY! (If you are not a member, click "Join" to become one!). APPLY HERE 

The panel awards projects they consider to have artistic merit, appropriately high production values, a realistic budget, an effective distribution plan, and is finished or will be finished within fifteen months of the grant application deadline. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014 at midnight. Please note our new address: 2200 Ben Franklin Parkway, S-305, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Any questions, contact Jackie Borock, Executive Director, at

Mark your calendars for THIS month's April Speakeasy -- April 9th, 7pm at ĽEtage ** (pay what you can - $5.00 donation suggested) ** The film lineup will be: Yellow, Blue: Paul Hinson Dans Le Parc: Katherine Meduski, James Pepe Cherry Christmas - Julie Stackhouse Sending - Emily Bennett Bleeding Hearts - Wedge Wegman Feel free to spread the word for this event through our Facebook Event link: Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday!!
"Big Joy” screening International House 3701 Chestnut Street Saturday, April 5th at 7PM Big Joy, the award-winning documentary homage to the late San Francisco poet and filmmaker James Broughton, will be screened at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street on Saturday evening, April 5, at 7:00. Filmmaker Stephen Silha will be on hand to introduce “Big Joy” and answer questions. For trailer see James Broughton is an important figure in American and particularly West Coast poetry from the late 40s until his death in 1999. A highly original poet who, in addition, produced a substantial body of experimental film, his work is characterized by its combination of profound and powerful insight with ecstatic feeling. For more information contact
Korean Film Series at Philadelphia Museum of Art Wednesdays in April at 6pm, $8 ($5 museum members/Free for students with valid ID). The film series features a mix of contemporary Korean films, documentaries, and classics and showcases traditional and modern Korean culture with themes explored in the museum's Treasures from Korea exhibition.
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