Pittsburgh's Annual Film Festivals

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    Film Festivals Taking Place in Pittsburgh in 2013

  • CMU International Film Festival

    March 22 - April 15th. The festival is entitled "Faces of Media" and the dozens of films screened are about how global media impacts society. The screenings are mostly taking place on CMU's campus and at the Melwood Screening Room in Oakland. http://www.cmu.edu/faces/
  • Italian Film Festival USA

    Taking place from April 4 - May 9th, this festival is showcasing award-winning Italian cinema with premieres in multiple cities. All screenings are on University of Pittsburgh's campus and are free. http://www.italianfilmfests.org/pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh JFilm Festival

    April 11 - 21st. All screenings this year took place at the Manor Theater located in the heart of Squirrel Hill. This years choices offered a wide mix of documentaries, comedies, and foreign dramas. http://jfilmpgh.org/
  • Pittsburgh Russian Film Symposium

    April 29 - May 4th. Titled “Re-Imagining Class: Recent Russian Cinema," the festival aims to discuss the two middle classes: the one seen on film and the actual modern day "middle class." All screenings will be held on Pitt's campus with evening showings at the Melwood Screening Room. http://www.rusfilm.pitt.edu/2013/
  • Silk Screen: Asian American Film Festival

    May 10 - 19th. The films will be shown at Pittsburgh Filmmaker locations. http://www.silkscreenfestival.org/202/festival-guide-2013
  • Three Rivers Arts Festival

    June 7 - June 16th. 10 days of crafts, food, music, and live entertainment all at Point State Park. http://www.3riversartsfest.org/artistapps/welcome-artists-market/
  • 48 Hour Film Project

    July 12 - 14th. Filmmakers try to make the best short film they can in 48 hours. http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/pittsburgh/
  • RADical Days

    RAD days are free days at places supported by local tax dollars - the zoo, local museums, libraries. Normally one day in September and one day in October, these places will be free and open to the public and they will usually have special events. http://www.radworkshere.org/interior.php?pageID=61
  • Pittsburgh New Works Festival

    September 5 - 29. 12 new one-act plays are staged for the first time by different theatre companies. http://www.pittsburghnewworks.org/
  • Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

    October 12 - 21. Hosted annually at the Harris Theater, Downtown. From their site, "The festival is an annual celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered writers, directors, actors and their work." http://www.pilgff.org/default.htm
  • Three Rivers Film Festival

    November 2 -17. Hosted through the Pittsburgh Filmmakers, the festival brings more than 50 films to Pittsburgh - some of them making their world premiere here. http://3rff.com/