We Believe in the Power of Film. Do You?
As a non-profit arts organization, the Philadelphia Film Society depends on financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations to fulfill our mission of promoting film as a powerful means for strengthening community education, understanding, and outreach.
What does that mean exactly? That means, with your generous help, PFS is able to do the following…
Connect our community.
We love film, and we love the people that love film. Through our year-round film programming, we bring people together to discover and discuss unique films from around the world. When we do this, we create a stronger community that is more actively engaged with the world around it.
Produce the Philadelphia Film Festival.
The pinnacle of our annual programming, the Philadelphia Film Festival is the largest film festival in the city, annually attracting 30,000+ attendees. This year’s Festival will screen over 100 films for 11 days at 6 city-wide venues. Featuring thought-provoking short, narrative, and documentary content, the Festival represents the best of the local, national, and international cinema circuit.
…and keep it cheap!
We believe that everyone deserves access to great films. Our programming staff produces critically-acclaimed film programs for PFS, many of which are FREE, while ticketed screenings are only $5-$12 an event. Producing these screenings, paying film fees, and increasing awareness of the events is costly for our small organization, and we rely on the support of patrons like YOU to make these programs possible!