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Mission Statement

Philadelphia Film Society provides ccess to existing works from around the world as well as local and regional projects. The flagship programs are : Philadelphia Film Festival with over 300 works from around the world; Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, nearly 200 works from more than 24 countries; City Paper Festival of Independents, a showcase of local and regional filmmakers, and the University of the Arts Animation Festival, two important components featured at PFF each year. In the future, PFS will also develop a menu of events with support and services for organizations, filmmakers and the emerging local film community.


Philadelphia Film Society was established in 2001 by TLA Entertainment as a nonprofit, providing film and media arts events and services throughout the Philadelphia area. For more than 20 years, TLA has been committed to supporting independent film within the Philadelphia region. They have taken on many projects, providing services and financial support to local filmmakers. Eleven years ago, TLA created the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Today, it has become one of the largest and most successful festivals of its kind in the nation and the largest in the Northeast. In 2000, TLA managed the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema for International House (a non-profit organization committed to bringing people together from different cultures to promote tolerance and respect). The festival nearly doubled in attendance and received unprecedented citywide support. In 2006, Philadelphia Film Society will produce two prominent international film festivals and continue to serve the areaĆ¢ s growing interest in film and the media arts.



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by Ida T. from Mansfield, PA (2008-07-08 08:10:11.0)
As an older lesbian; who was born in Philly, I want to support my hometown and the Gay and Lexbian Community, as much an and as often as I am able.