PF/PCA is committed to the artist and the advancement of artistic excellence in visual arts – specifically film, digital video, photography, media, and fine and creative arts and crafts; the provision of equipment and facilities for artists; the conduct of instructional programs; and the stimulation of public understanding and awareness through exhibitions, demonstrations, and sales.


PF/PCA is dedicated to nurturing and encouraging artists, and the advancement of artistic excellence in all forms of visual art, from existing disciplines to those yet to be imagined. The artistic exchange, the sharing of thoughtful experiences with others, is at the core of our cultural philosophy. We believe that cultivating a fertile environment for artistic exploration and expression is essential to the community’s growth. It is crucial that art (making it and showing it) is accessible. The creation of art is inextricably linked to free thought; and should never be limited. Art inspires community, at every level, to advance cultural dialogue. PF/PCA provides opportunities for this sort of dialogue by focusing on both content, and space, creating environments that encourage an open exchange of images and ideas.


Board of Directors:
Yasmeen Ariff-Sayed
Mara D. Bruce
John Burkholder
Cheryl Capezzuti
Dori Charlson
Chip Desmone
Luke Desmone
Kent Edwards
Rebecca Einhorn
John Eskridge
Paula Garrick Klein
Doug Gouge
John Harper
Christine Holtz
John Jenko
Nancy A. King
Gordon Kirkwood
Barbra Labbie
Jan McAllister
Josh Murphy
Seth Rosenberg
Joel S. Schuman, MD
Joseph Seamans
Stephen Seliy
Laurie A. Smith
Sharon Wilcox
Tina Williams Brewer

Ex-Officio Officers:
Nora Lipscomb

Advisory Board:
David Conrad
Michael Keaton
Rob Marshall
Duane Michals
James C. Roddey
George Romero
Lea Simonds
Ralph Vituccio

Pittsburgh Filmmakers is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. A copy of the official registration of Pittsburgh Filmmakers and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.