To nurture, educate, and celebrate the storytellers of tomorrow
The Pegasus Film Society (PFS) was founded in 2012 by teacher-filmmaker Niloo Jalilvand of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. With the help of passionate student leaders, an annual youth film festival (Pegasus Film Festival) and a summer film intensive (Pegasus Summer Film Media Institute) were born and grew to include and support all high school filmmakers across the state of Texas. Since 2017, Pegasus has operated under the umbrella of the Video Association of Dallas (VAD), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Pegasus and VAD partnered on several projects, including the annual 24 Hour Video Race!
In 2020, Niloo Jalilvand joined forces with teacher-filmmaker Glenys Quick to elevate their previous collaborative efforts into the Pegasus Media Project (PMP).
Jalilvand’s students at Booker T. Washington and Quick’s students at The Hockaday School have gone on to study film at the nation’s top film programs including NYU, USC, UT Austin, Northwestern, and SCAD.
Meet The Founders
South Dallas Cultural Center
Dallas Video Fest
University of Texas at Arlington
Veterans Institute for Film & Media