Extended Play is a Non-Profit for film and media artists of Pennsylvania with a new focus on Women of Color.
In October of 2020 Ann Tegnell and Sharon Mullally decided to evolve their 20 year non-profit organization Extended Play Inc., and partner with SIFTMedia 215 and founders Lois Moses and Nadine Patterson. As part of the year of racial reckoning Ann and Sharon intentionally transferred their non-profit to promote the continuation of Extended Play as an agent for social change. Watch this space for more information on this historic transition.
You can make a tax-deductible donation towards the work of the SIFTMedia 215 collective by donating through Extended Play. 100% of the donation will go towards the operating expenses and programs of SIFT (Sisters in Film & Television).
COVID1619 Project will expose the fissures in American society. We can not go back to business as usual. We must confront head on the impact of the dual pandemics of system racism and COVID-19. Our goal is to create content that will aid our communities in dealing with the trauma of COVID-19 by focusing on the invisible and forgotten. The short films are produced by independent filmmakers who are members of SIFTMedia 215. They retain copyright and editorial control of their work.
We propose to broadcast seven short 2 to 8 minute segments on issues of mental illness, immigration, inequities in healthcare, and cultural preservation. The films can be shown together in a PBS station’s half-hour block, or as separate interstitials between programs or online.
To date we raised through HipCinema Labs at Fractured Atlas $20,000 for the project from Independence Public Media. We seek an additional funding to provide filmmakers with online editing, professional sound mix, content advisors and research assistance, Spanish language translation, closed captioning, color correction, promotion and project launch.
EXTENDED PLAY INC. is a Non-Profit Educational Media Group which was formed in 1998. We help independent socially conscious filmmakers create content for educational and cultural use on the airwaves, in the classroom, and on the internet.
SIFTMedia 215 (Sisters in Film & Television) 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 SIFTMedia is to amplify the work and create opportunities for Black and Latinx Women content creators.