Welcome to PWIFT!

Philadelphia Women in Film and Television (PWIFT) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to recognizing, celebrating and advancing the professional development and achievement of women working in all areas of film, television, video, multimedia and related disciplines. PWIFT is committed to creating economic and social stimulus for its members and the community at large by helping emerging artists and established professional members reach their full potential, and by attracting new jobs, investment and production to the creative economy in the Philadelphia area.


PWIFT Gala Honoring Sharon Pinkenson

March 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

In solidarity with the #metoo and #timesup wave, PWIFT continues to be a fierce advocate for justice and equity for all women in film and media in Philadelphia. Join us to celebrate our inaugural PWIFT Elevation award honoring Sharon Pinkenson of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office for her tireless work in helping to lift up so many in our community.

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June 3, 2017 — GPFO Philly Film Industry Rally

PWIFT members came out to support Sharon Pinkenson and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office’s efforts to unite and galvanize our industry and elected officials into addressing the urgency of supporting the film, TV, commercial, and multi-media industry of Philadelphia.  M. Knight Shyamalan and Mayor Kenney were among a large group of guests who spoke in support of a healthy Philadelphia film industry.  (For more info, click on EVENTS and the date)

MAY 12, 2017:  City Council Hearings on the Philadelphia Film Industry

PWIFT Board president, Suzanne Landau, delivered powerful remarks about the need for equity in the film industry at the City Council hearing in support of Councilman Oh’s initiative on the STATE OF THE PHILADELPHIA FILM INDUSTRY — Resolution 170258“This resolution is spot on. We need more films to come to Philadelphia, but we cannot discuss that without also talking about the lack of diversity in the film industry”-S.L.    (For more info, click on EVENTS and the date) 


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Thank you to the Philadelphia Cultural Fund for recognizing our work this year! Art is action. Your generous grant allows PWIFT to serve and nourish our community through art and culture. We're so thrilled and honored to be chosen amongst an incredible group of grantees. #PHLArtsSayThnx @PhillyMayor, PHL Council @cmmarksquilla
(photo: Diane Walsh-PWIFT Treasurer & Councilman Mark Squilla)
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