of the people

Rooted in the belief of freedom of speech and media access for all, TPFF was founded in 2012 with the goal provide a platform for independent filmmakers, producers and creatives to showcase their works in venues that can elevate them to the next level.  Over the last 11 years, TPFF has become known as “The Voice of The People,” an extraordinary platform where filmmakers can tell their stories their way and make a real impact on their audiences.

Our mission is to not only inspire future creatives and innovators but to also expose audiences of all ages to new tools and technologies for storytelling.  TPFF has had some remarkable success stories, with many films screened at our festival ultimately being featured at other prestigious festivals such as HBO, Netflix, FOST, PBS – Public Broadcasting Service, Revolt TV, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives.

Our festival is held in Harlem, NY, a thriving and vibrant community with rich cultural history. It is an ultimate synergy of great music, literature, arts, and entertainment also collectively known as The Harlem Renaissance.  Filmmakers and filmgoers come together each year to actively share information, break bread, and build relationships.

The People’s Film Festival is a great initiative of The People’s Media, Music & Arts Foundation (TPMMAF) – a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. We use our platform to promote awareness of 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 of cultural diversity in media.