Links to Other Resources

Philadelphia Independent Media Resources

Drexel University Television (DUTV) – the educational access channel in Philadelphia which has provided a forum for progressive media and media advocacy in Philadelphia.

Film at International House – for over twenty years, International House has been the leading venue in Philadelphia for repertory film programming, independent premieres and cutting edge avant-garde cinema from around the world.

Greater Philadelphia Film Office – serves to grow the local film and video industry in every way possible, recognizing its huge economic impact in job creation and its unparalleled public relations effects for the region.

Philadelphia Film/Video Association (PIFVA) – member service organization for local independent film and video scene. Members may apply for completion grants through the PIFVA Subsidy program.

Philadelphia Independent Media Center – dedicated to building media democracy by providing progressive, in-depth, and accurate coverage of issues that affect all communities and by increasing community access to available technologies and information for the production and distribution of news and analysis.

PhillyCAM - operates its public access television network, which provides people with access to equipment and training to make and broadcast their own non-commercial programs, publicize their activities or get their message out without having to buy airtime.

Prometheus Radio Project – our primary focus is on building a large community of LPFM stations and listeners. We hope that this community will grow into a powerful force working toward the democratic media future we envision.


The Local Repertory Film Scene

The Rotunda

Local Film Festivals

Philadelphia Film Festival (Festival of Independents)
BlackStar Film Festival 
Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in July

National Organizations

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) – Scribe is a member of this organization which represents media arts centers across the US.

National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) – The National Black Programming Consortium is a non-profit national media arts organization committed to the presentation, funding, promotion, distribution and preservation of positive images of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

Third World Newsreel – Founded in 1967, Third World Newsreel is one of the oldest alternative media arts organizations in the United States. They are committed to the creation and appreciation of independent and social issue media by and about people of color, and the peoples of developing countries around the world.

Independent Television Service – The Independent Television Service (ITVS) brings to local, national and international audiences high-quality, content-rich programs created by a diverse body of independent producers.