PIFVA is a membership organization started by filmmakers whose mission is to strengthen, promote and serve Philadelphia’s independent media community through programs which provide opportunities to learn, mentor, produce and screen work, advocate for the community and network. PIFVA is dedicated to increasing the creative capacity of the Philadelphia region by supporting and expanding the work of regionally based media makers. PIFVA’s education programs promote public appreciation of independent media making and encourage the talent and ability of area’s creative community of filmmakers.
PIFVA's current programs are:
The Finishing Fund Grant Program
Monthly Cinema Speakeasy
Professional Practices Workshops