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24-Apr-2014 11:43am PDT  


Three Rivers Film Festival

33 Annual November 08, 2013 to November 23, 2013

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477 Melwood Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Phone: 412-681-5449
Fax: 412-681-5503

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Short Fiction

To provide viewers with a diverse selection of films from around the world and to encourage new filmmakers to expose their creative works to a gracious audience.

The 32-year-old Three Rivers Film Festival is a program of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, one of the oldest and largest media arts centers in the U.S. We are a 43-year-old non-profit institution that began as a filmmaking-equipment access cooperative. That co-op is still a pillar of our organization, which now also includes an accredited school and three theaters.
Dorinda Hughes (Director of Administration and Marketing) ; Gary Kaboly (Director of Exhibition) ; Gern Roberts (PR Assistant) ; Laura Jean Kahl (Exhibition Coordinator) ; Matt Wright (Theaters Manager)

The competitive section of the 3RFF is open to short films under 25 minutes. Genres considered are narrative, documentary, experimental and animation. There is a limit of three entries per person.

A completed entry form and entry fee (non-refundable) must accompany each piece submitted. Each entry must be postmarked by August 26, 2013. Make checks payable to Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Work submitted must have a copyright or have been completed no earlier than January 2012.

All entries must be submitted on DVD for prescreening selection Do not send film reels or original materials. Submission disks will not be returned unless requested with an enclosed SASE with the proper amount of postage.

A number of works will be selected to be shown as part of the shorts program of the 3RFF (November 2012).

Of those selected for inclusion in the festival, cash awards will be given for first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) place. Judging will be done by a festival jury. Staff members of Pittsburgh Filmmakers are welcome to enter, and their works may be selected for Festival inclusion but are not eligible for prize awards.

Selection announcements will be made on October 21, 2013 on the 3RFF website ( and by mail. Please, do not call.


IF WORK IS SELECTED FOR THE FESTIVAL All works that have been accepted into the festival must be received by October 31, 2013 for inclusion in the festival. The title of the work and name of the entrant must be on all mailing containers, mailing labels and tapes. The number, date, location and time of screenings are at the discretion of the 3RFF. 3RFF is not responsible for hotel or travel accommodations for entrants. 3RFF is not responsible if the film or video is damaged during shipping. If selected, shipping of the exhibition film or video to the 3RFF will be paid by the entrant. Return shipment of the piece will be paid by 3RFF. 3RFF reserves the right to use submitted materials (including the possibility of capturing a still frame from the work submitted) for promotional items for the festival. The act of submitting a work constitutes acceptance of these guidelines of the 3RFF.