Filmmaking opportunity! 
Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 5 – 7, 2023

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

o  Filmmakers from all over the Pittsburgh, PA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.
o  Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!
o  All Welcome! First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!
o  Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!

o  Make your FIRST film… the first of many!
o  Create a film (or another film!) for your reel
o  Practice new techniques — in a low-risk setting
o  Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis
o  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!
The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2024 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2024 Short Film Corner!

Visit the 48 Hour Film Festival Pittsburgh’s website ( ) for more details. 

* The Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project Events are sponsored by The Pittsburgh Film Office, The Oaks Theater, StudioME, Lightbulb Rentals, Spotlight Costumes, Ensemble Actors Studio, Construction Junction, Women in Film and Media Pittsburgh, WQED Film Academy, Pop District / The Warhol: Academy , The Cinema Psychos Show, Cavo Night Club, Riley’s Pour House and Goat Milk Fudge Productions!

Are you a filmmaker that loves fashion?

From Pittsburgh Fashion week: “We are planning to bring together fashion and film for the first annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week film festival. We know there are countless independent filmmakers in Pittsburgh and across the country capable of producing quality productions that are always looking for opportunities to showcase their ability.

According to John Valentine, Downtown CDC Executive Director, “We believe this project fits into one of our goals, which is, making Pittsburgh a national and then hopefully an international fashion city.” In line with that goal, this festival will also have a special award that will honor a film entered in the festival.

This all-inclusive event will be an entrance to a place that can offer perspectives communicated through a fashion film festival.”

More Info:

Apply for PGHFW Film Festival 2020

Come Celebrate 16 Days of Cinema With Us!
Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media announces:
Regent Square Theater, 1035 South Braddock Avenue 15218

 Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media Announces Three Rivers Film Festival 

Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media is pleased to announce the 37th edition of the long-running Three Rivers Film Festival, taking place November 8 – 23. This eagerly awaited event, drawing an average of 8,000 patrons locally and around the Tri-State area, promises a return to the original autumn schedule, plus a diverse line-up of independent, foreign, local, and experimental film offerings curated by Pittsburgh Center for Art & Media staff and a team of talented programmers.

“The Three Rivers Film Festival is a true celebration of worldwide and regional filmmaking, right here in Pittsburgh.” said Joseph Morrison, Cinema Programming Director at Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. Morrsion added, “There’s nothing like the shared experience of watching a film in the dark and quiet with a group of people. There’s something in the air that you just cannot put into words.” New and returning moviegoers can expect such highlights as “after-hour parties, silent films with live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra, filmmakers visiting from afar, and special events at the Carnegie Science Center Giant Rangos Cinema and our own theaters.”

Several screenings kick off the opening weekend, beginning Friday, November 8, with in-person presentations by directors. Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin (Brand Upon the Brain! and My Winnipeg) presents his found-footage Vertigo remake—The Green Fog—at Regent Square Theater. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, opens at the Rangos Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center, with Catherine Wyler (daughter of William Wyler) introducing the WWII documentary. The recently restored 1982 gospel documentary, Say Amen, Somebody, screens at the Harris Theater.

UPMC is the main sponsor for this year’s festival, with a suite of in-kind sponsors including Pair Networks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, ASCEND Pittsburgh, Big Burrito Group, and East End Brewing.

Festival films will be presented at the Regent Square Theater (1035 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218), Harris Theater (809 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222), Carnegie Science Center (1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) and Point Park University’s GRW Theater (414 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222). University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center and the Polish Cultural Council will each offer a side-bar of select screenings. Shining a light on locally created moving images, Emily Davis and Steven Haines have curated Out of The Archives, a presentation that will showcase unseen treasures and lost films from a handful of Southwestern regional institutional collections and private collectors..

“Our city is lucky to have a full-fledged festival such as this. We’re excited to be showcasing such a diverse and engaging line-up of films,” said Dorinda Sankey, Chief Administrative Officer, Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. “There’s a real sense of community, a feeling like you are contributing to Pittsburgh’s cultural scene.”

Patrons can purchase event tickets at the Regent and Harris Theaters individually or in a cost-saving six-pack. Tickets will be accessible on the Three Rivers Film Festival website with a program booklet released before the opening weekend. The 2019 Three Rivers Film Festival is part of the ongoing effort by Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media (formerly PF/PCA) to bring cutting-edge exhibitions, education, and artist facilities to the region. The festival promises “something for everyone,” including children, adults, and seniors. In the words of guest curator Ben Ogrodnik, audiences should expect “films you can’t see anywhere else!”

Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue 15222
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MoonDocs® 2019 – The 3rd Annual Documentary Filmmakers’ Open House

Robert Morris University, 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108

Friday, November 1, 2019 12:00 pm – 6:00

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


2019 Keynote Filmmaker: Fall 2019 Visiting Documentary Filmmaker at RMU – Eva Weber, award-winning London-based German filmmaker


Registration:  $40 in advance, $50 on site

Students with valid ID (checked on site): $10 in advance, $15 on site

Register at:


MoonDocs® 2019 Program

Friday, November 1, 2019 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

  • Production Sound Workshop: Capturing Quality Production Sound on Shoots
  • Inside Indie Filmmaking
  • Exploring Financial Options for Film Projects
  • Lighting and Camera Workshop: Setting Up a Documentary Interview
  • The Three Rivers Film Festival: Exhibiting Cultural Diversity and Cinematic Innovation in Southwestern PA – Exhibitions Director at PCA&M Joe Morrison and 3RFF Guest Curator Benjamin Ogrodnik


Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:30 am-4:00 pm

  • A Masterclass with RMU Fall 2019 Visiting Documentary Filmmaker Eva Weber:

“Building Your Career as a Filmmaker and How to Use Festivals to Make Your Name”

  • 4×4 Film Challenge: Show 4 minutes of your project and pitch the next production steps for 4 minutes. Submit projects to Documentary Film Strategist Nadine Patterson at [email protected]
  • Current and Future Trends: From Streaming to Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Workshop
  • Plans for MoonDocs 2020


Event location:

Robert Morris University ( ), Wheatley Center

6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108

Driving directions:


MoonDocs® is an open networking and learning event for experienced and aspiring filmmakers, artists, educators, students, cultural workers, and others interested in filmmaking, production, socially conscious arts, diversity, and learning about how to get one’s work to audiences. MoonDocs® is organized by the Center for Documentary Production & Study and Media Arts Department at Robert Morris University.

RMU Media Art Department is a community partner of Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival.

Attention all filmmakers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C.! The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is looking for films produced by emerging filmmakers for its second Regional Showcase. If you dream of having your work projected onto the big screen, please submit. The goal is to expose audiences to the creative talents of regional filmmakers, and to provide opportunities for filmmakers and audiences to engage in post-screening discussions. The Showcase will take place May 3-5 at the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater. Eligible films include shorts, docs and features of any length. The filmmakers of selected films will be invited to attend for a post-screening Q&A session.

• Filmmakers from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C. are invited to submit their films.
• If your film is from outside of the above listed states, and you still submit your film, it will not be considered and your submission fee will not be refunded.
• No age or time restrictions.
• All works must be submitted via online screener through FilmFreeway. No other formats will be accepted.
• Submission fees are non-refundable.
• All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.
• The judges’ decisions are final. Individual feedback will not be provided.
• We do not pay rental/screening fees.
• Films must be in their final form at the time of submission.
• Selected films must be made available for presentation in DCP, professionally mastered Blu-ray or DVD.
• Filmmakers selected to the Showcase should be prepared to cover their own hotel and airfare expenses.
• The RBFS is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademarks, credits or royalty infringements related to the work. Submission of an entry to this Showcase signifies that the entrant understands, accepts and agrees to these conditions.
• Materials of all submissions become the property of the RBFS, and can be used for review purposes and to promote the film and programs of the Society in all mediums including film, television, radio and the Internet.