News & Announcements

Hope to see you at our next Speakeasy, Wednesday, February 11 at L'Etage, 6th and Bainbridge Streets. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. This month's line-up is: David Von Roehm - Music Video Matt Pillischer - A Dark Souvenir - Trailer Tatiana Bacchus - Altered KC - The Burning Tree Facebook Event page link:
In keeping with our missions to support filmmakers, Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association (PIFVA) and Scribe Video Center invite our members to join us for several free meet-ups to share your works. This will also be an opportunity to receive feedback on your scripts, rough cuts or other stages of work, and network with other producers, directors and crew. We will meet every other month, with the first two meet-ups scheduled on Wednesday, April 15 and Wednesday, June 17, from 7:00 to 8:30, at Scribe's offices, 4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd floor. Please contact Hye-Jung Park at if you are interested in attending, and advise in advance if you plan to show work.

Our first Cinema Speakeasy of 2015 will be held on Wednesday, January 14 at L'Etage, 6th and Bainbridge Streets. As always, doors open at 7:00, and we look forward to seeing you! And don't forget, if you have a film or trailer you want to screen, let me know so we can get you scheduled! Our line-up this month is:

Rick Filmmaker,  Everybody Has Issues;

Frank Horror, Diaries;

David Kappler, Countdown; and

Mike Giletto, Destined.

Come join us for our last Cinema Speakeasy of 2014, featuring work by our 2014 Finishing Fund grant recipients! Wednesday, December 10, 7:00, L'Etage at 6th and Bainbridge. The line-up is:

Can't Stop the Water, by Rebecca Ferris;

Bumming Cigarettes, by Tiona McClodden;

Mirror to the Soul (trailer), by David Block; and

After the Sound: PJ's Story, by Jon Olshefski.

Happy Holidays from everyone at PIFVA!

Amid more than one hundred feature length and short films from twenty eight different countries showcased at the 23rd annual Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF), noted director Dave Jannetta’s Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere will be screened on three separate occasions during the eleven day affair which runs from October 16th- October 26rd and is presented by the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS). With finishing funds made possible by PIFVA, Jannetta’s submission marks his second as auteur and his first as documentary maker. The film tracks the story of Dr. Steven Haataja, a brilliant but mysterious mathematician. When our scholar vanishes without a trace, an obsessive search is spearheaded by cynical author, Po Ballantine whose writings serves as the impetus for the film. Dubbed “Twin Peakesque” (a nod to the iconic ABC serial launched in 1990) the piece makes for a disturbingly far cry from “Rachel and Diana”, which Jannetta directed in 2011.
Our October Cinema Speakeasy will be held Wednesday, October 8th at L'Etage (6th and Bainbridge Streets) at 7pm. This month our theme is Horror, since Halloween is in October! We’ll have an awesome lineup. Please help us to spread the word with our FB Event link. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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
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