Black & Latinx Women Filmmakers Collective of Philadelphia
Who are we?
SIFTMedia 215 Collective Inc. (Sisters in Film & Television) is a support system of several independent media artists who work in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and provide a community of support for socially conscious women identified filmmakers. Our goal at SIFTMedia is to amplify the work and create opportunities for Black and Latinx Women content creators.
COVID1619 PROJECT SPRING 2021
COVID1619 Project will expose the fissures in American society. We can not go back to business as usual. We must confront head on the impact of the dual pandemics of system racism and COVID-19. Our goal is to create content that will aid our communities in dealing with the trauma of COVID-19 by focusing on the invisible and forgotten. The short films are produced by independent filmmakers who are members of SIFTMedia 215. They retain copyright and editorial control of their work.
We are making several short 2 to 8 minute films on issues of mental illness, immigration, inequities in healthcare, education disparities and cultural preservation. The films can be shown together in a PBS station’s half-hour block, or as separate interstitials between programs or online
To date we raised production support through HipCinema Labs at Fractured Atlas from Independence Public Media. We seek an additional funding to provide filmmakers with online editing, professional sound mix, content advisors and research assistance, Spanish language translation, closed captioning, color correction, promotion and project launch.
How can we support?
We are always looking to collaborate and support other Black and Latinx women in film! If you are interesting in being an ally, please contact us or make a donation.