Philadelphia Film Society creates opportunities for diverse communities to experience film
through initiatives that inspire, educate, challenge and entertain.
PFS believes in the power of film. Film inspires. It challenges our world view and sparks our
imagination. Film can break down boundaries and promote dialogue. And yes, film also entertains.
PFS believes in the power of community. Through film, PFS brings people together to share stories,
educate and enrich lives, change minds and promote a greater understanding of cultural, social and
PFS believes in the importance of partnerships. It positions film as a means of artistic expression and
changes perceptions by collaborating with peers in the arts and culture community.
PFS is an economic and cultural engine. It harnesses the power of film to strengthen communities, it
helps attract artists, businesses, and visitors to the region and it enhances the appreciation and
success of films by new and independent producers.
PFS creates a citywide appreciation of film as a transformative, catalyzing force while promoting
Philadelphia as a place where film is flourishing.