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FLOYD MARSHALL JR., CEO Gazette Films, Creator PIFA


FLOYD MARSHALL JR., CEO Gazette Films, Creator PIFA

Philadelphia Independent Film Awards

In this issue of Hustle Mama: The Magazine for Today’s POWERHOUSE Woman, we are pleased to present our support of the 2017 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards.
The event is being held on May 7th 6-10pm at Philadelphia International House, 3717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Floyd Marshall Jr. and his executive team of industry professionals began this journey just two years ago after a brainstorming meeting at a local diner in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties section of the city at 2nd Street and Girard Avenue.

Since that time, their labor of love as exponentially grown into a world-wide event with some of the most astounding film submissions from all over the world being entered in to win. Both works and talent have gone on to win awards in other festivals, categories, and the mainstream.

The Philadelphia Independent Film Awards enters its second year of celebrating the independent Filmmaker. Join them as they honor some of independent filmmaking’s best and brightest.

They have always wanted to reward and acknowledge the hard work by independent filmmakers that oftentimes gets overlooked and unnoticed. It is going to be a phenomenal evening filled with comedy by returning host Turae Gordon alongside co-host Alice Wills. You’ll get to hear the smooth sounds of The John Martin Project, sip on wines and spirits, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by Kim Marshall catering. There will also be a rendition of the “swag” bag to all guests.  Announced will be the recipient of the Leonard Heard Community Service Award and much more interactive engagement. You can expect to attend a full evening of creative power, exchange, and honor. I hope to see you there! This is a formal event so please come dressed to impress! Tickets are only $40.00.

And to purchase tickets click the link. PURCHASE TICKETS
Even if you are unable to physically attend, please show your support by sharing on your social media. It takes a community effort to acknowledge community leaders and artists within our midst. There is also a GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN for patrons to participate and every dollar makes a difference!

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“This is our Oscars, this is our Golden Globes, this is our indie Sag awards. As an actor you should be there, as a filmmaker you should be there, as a composer you should be there. If you’re a screenwriter you should be there. Even if your film wasn’t submitted or selected you should be there. This evening is for you. This is your night to shine and look fabulous. There shouldn’t be an empty seat in the building because this thing is for us.” ~ Floyd Marshall Jr.


Best Picture nominees will have their films viewed by Lexmark Studios for possible distribution and Independent Filmmakers couldn’t ask for a better opportunity. In this case, it truly is an honor just being nominated, because someone’s life and career could be changed in a moment. Let’s take a look at some of the history and all the buzz surrounding one of Philadelphia’s most artistic yearly events. Visit the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival site today by clicking here!

In the meantime, here are some of this year’s NOMINATIONS…