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We are empowering marginalized communities with the resources to create and share short films and stage plays that represent diverse voices.
Representation Matters.
We are changing the Narrative.
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We want to provide scholarships to participants.
The cost for one student to take advantage of this project is approximately $2k.
  • 12+ weeks of classes
  • Crew for productions
  • Location Rentals
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • One-on-One Consulting
  • Video Editing
  • Red Carpet Event Production
  • Distribution to Comcast & Verizon
  • Acquiring Actors
  • Graphic Design
  • Event Program Booklets
  • and more...
Our goal is to continue to empower communities by creating stories that represent the people who live there.
We are doing this by assisting with:
  • Script Writing
  • Providing Cast and Crew for Productions
  • Teaching Participants how to be a Director
  • Teaching Film and Theatre Production Management
  • Video Editing Services
  • Distribution on local television
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Red Carpet Premieres
  • IMDb credit
We are the proud winners of the Collaboration Award presented by PhillyCam.
4 of our films have been official selections for film festivals, 3 were selected this year.
Not only are we bringing diverse stories created by independent first-time filmmakers with little to no experience; we are teaching technical and developmental skills that can increase income-producing opportunities for our participants.

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The 5 Shorts Project FAQ
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia , which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

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