In its second year of operation, the Philadelphia Independent Film Awards has been taken under the umbrella of the Independent Film Association of Philadelphia (IFAP), a 501(c)3. This new non-profit status will allow us to do major outreach with sponsors in order to help community youth.
It opens the door to all kinds of philanthropic work, such as providing scholarships and/or internships for young people who would like to learn a trade or segue into the industry. It also expands our ability to work with charitable organizations or causes, such as Covenant House - to whom we donated $500 this year - and autism.
The Philadelphia Independent Film Awards Expand