of the people

The People’s Film Festival 2023

The People’s Film Festival is a 4-day festival comprised of film screenings, art, media, music and technology. Our events include: the TECH PEOPLE EXPO (TPXPO) which is an exhibition of new technology from some of the most innovative creators in the world.  Attendees have the opportunity to engage in 360 Video, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Mixed Reality experiences, immersive storytelling, gaming and other tech exhibitors; The Public Media Awards of Excellence which recognizes independent public & cable access producers, and ARTPEOPLE – which highlights artists utilizing all media.

Our goal is to introduce and expose new tools and uses of technology in storytelling that are transforming the 21st century today, making this information accessible to all—specifically those in the Harlem community.

Rooted in the belief of freedom of speech and media access to all—The People’s Film Festival (TPFF) was founded in 2012 with the goal to provide venues, resources, and information for independent filmmakers, producers and creatives.

Over the last 11 years TPFF has become to be known as the “The Voice of ‘The People” — the place to tell your story your way and have a true impact on that audience.  TPFF’s mission is to inspire future creatives and innovators, while exposing audiences of all ages to new tools in technology for storytelling.

TPFF is an initiative of The People’s Media, Music & Arts Foundation (TPMMAF)—which is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose purpose is to promote awareness in independent film, technology, media, music, and art across the globe while encouraging those—particularly in the Harlem New York area, to develop a greater appreciation and understanding for cultural diversity in media.