Tribe 12 Fellowship Alumni

  • 2021

Matt Bussy

Greater Philadelphia Film Festival Alliance

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Coach: Amy Krulik
Peer: Caleb Murphy


Venture Description

As Film Festival Manager of one of the oldest Jewish Film Festivals in the country, I believe that we can expand and diversify our audience by uniting with other film festivals of the city. There is no doubt that Covid-19 has put a huge damper on movie theaters and film festivals in the past year. Through this official Film Festival Alliance, we, the festivals, can become a go-to resource for the latest news regarding our upcoming events. This will allow us to intermix our audiences and let them discover and engage with a variety of different film festivals they may not have been familiar with before. This Alliance won’t only increase the Jewish Film Festival audience but other film festival audiences as well. Together, we can help celebrate the diversity of these film festivals and open doors for collaborations, newer audiences and more!

About the Founder

Matt joined the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) in 2016. GPJFF is Philadelphia’s first film festival and the second oldest Jewish film festival in the country. He assists with curating their annual programs like Fall Fest and Lindy CineMondays Spring Series, marketing, moderating interviews with guest speakers, community relations, customer service, and much more! A Film & Media Arts major at Temple University, Matt has been obsessed with movies for as long as he can remember. On the side, he also works as a film studio representative for Allied Global Marketing, a full-service integrated marketing agency, assisting with advance screenings of upcoming films throughout the city for press and patrons. Judaism has improved his life on so many levels, so much so that he officially converted in 2020!


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