Who We Are
The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices. In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania non profit corporation, in July, 2000. Committed to the growth of the regional film production industry, the office has been responsible for over $3.5 billion in economic stimulus to the region since 1992.
What We Do
Operate Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers, a program serving the regional independent media arts community by providing educational programming, networking opportunities and industry workshops.
- Manage online database of Professional Listings that includes all the necessary crew positions, production companies, and business services working in this region. This service is available freely to local and out of town producers. Crew members or businesses are required to pay an annual subscription fee to be included in this database. Find out more on our Find Professional Services page.
- Provide assistance with government permits or license requirements; one stop service for all city department requests.
- Location scouting and photo files for entire region; complete digital database of locations and resources.
- Regularly update online Job Hotline with film related job opportunities.
- Referrals and negotiations with businesses.
- Coordination with neighborhoods and owners of private property.
- Ongoing dialogue with organized labor.
- Administer the Film Office Internship Program.
- Sponsor of the "Shoot in Philadelphia" screenwriting competition.
- Organize premieres of films made in Philadelphia.
- Support and promote local film festivals.
- Promote projects & events related to growth of the local film and video industry.
- Advocate for government incentives for film industry growth.