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.
That means, with your generous help, PFS is able to do the following…
Connect our community.
Through our year-round film programming, we provide opportunities to bring people together to discover and discuss films from around the world. Presenting unique and challenging films that otherwise would not play in Philadelphia is the benchmark of our organization. By organizing our membership program, and by operating the Roxy Theater, PFS makes access to the best in cinema possible for the community. We welcome your feedback and suggestions to help drive our programming, so PFS can represent diverse interests, and serve as a film hub in the Greater Philadelphia area.
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. Your contribution will assist in providing over 8,000 free Film Festival tickets to students in area public and charter schools.
Restore the Roxy.
In 2013, PFS assumed operation of the Roxy Theater on Sansom Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. It was determined that the Roxy’s configuration was unsuitable for the industry – wide conversion to digital projection. In order to utilize the space to its full potential, many changes had to be made. The Roxy underwent major renovation, including new projection booths and equipment, screens, sound systems, seats, mechanicals, new lobbies and bathrooms as well as improvements to make the Roxy ADA compliant. Your donation today will help defray the cost of the renovation, and support future improvements.