HipCinema Labs served as the umbrella organization for Sisters in Film and Television aka SIFTMedia 215. SIFTMedia 215 is a support system of several independent media artists who work in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and provide a community of support for socially conscious women identified filmmakers. Our goal at S.I.F.T. Media is to amplify the work of and create opportunities for Black and Latinx Women content creators. For more information about SIFTMedia 215 please visit their website.
It is not a secret that Black Women filmmakers are grossly underfunded in cinema and television. Despite this fact, we still create, by any means necessary!
SIFTMedia215 Live! project has been supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For our 2021 to 2022 season, the SIFTMedia 215 project is supported by the Independence Public Media Foundation.