The BlackStar Film Festival seeks to illuminate the global black experience by showing films by and about people of African descent from across the world. The festival is an outlet for often-overlooked cinema by emerging, established, and mid-career directors, writers and producers working in narrative, documentary, experimental and music video filmmaking.
Formed in 1997, Exhumed Films was created to provide a theatrical venue for a much beloved art form that had all but disappeared in the 1990s and is in further decline in the early 21st Century: the cult horror movie.
Intercultural Journeys (IJ) seeks to promote understanding in pursuit of peace amongst people of diverse faiths and cultures through dialogue and the presentation of world-class performances in music, dance, the spoken word, and other art forms. IJ believes that performances, done for the purpose of bringing people together who might otherwise be in conflict, give us the opportunity to play a small part in contributing to world peace.
The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia is a celebration of Israeli culture, with the aim of enriching the American vision of Israeli culture and society through film. Each season, a slate of feature films, dramas, comedies and documentaries that are award-winning and have received wide recognition both in Israel and abroad are selected to provide a diverse and impartial reflection of Israel.
Mustard Seed Film Festival is the first and only South Asian film festival in Philadelphia. Mustard Seed Film Festival screens contemporary, socially engaged films by South Asian directors that highlight marginalized voices and focus on themes salient to the South Asian citizen, immigrant and diasporic experience.
Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers is a volunteer run nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to educate and expose the Philadelphia region to films by and about Asian Americans primarily through an annual film festival as well as year round events. The first event of its kind in Philadelphia – a film festival celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience, PAAFF is proud to have presented dozens of culturally relevant film programs to a broad and diverse audience.
As one of the longest running Jewish Film Festivals in the nation, The Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (PJFF) aims to perpetuate Jewish values, culture, and history through the medium of film. PJFF has been proud to present the best Jewish independent cinema from around the world to Philadelphia audiences and beyond for 36 years, bringing people together to view films and participate in programs that educate, empower, and inspire us to engage in dialogue, celebrate diversity, and learn how to be positive agents of change in our society.
The Producers’ Forum in-person screening series is a lecture discussion program, which allows Scribe to invite important nationally and internationally recognized media makers to Philadelphia to share their work and talk about their process of creating.
With a history dating back to Edward Muybridge's locomotion studies in the 19th century, Penn has made rich contributions to the study of film and related media. The Cinema and Media Studies Program's public exhibition program includes the Penn Humanities Forum, the Wolf Symposium and the New Italian Cinema series.