OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.
|Narrative Feature is generally over 60 min in length, and is story that is created in a constructive format that describes a sequence of fictional or non-fictional events. All genres are accepted
|Feature Documentary's are over 60 min in length and is story that is non-fictional in nature, has some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.. All genres are accepted
|Narrative Shorts are less than 30 min in length, and is story that is created in a constructive format that describes a sequence of fictional or non-fictional events. All genres are accepted
|Documentary Short is less than 35min in length, and is story that is non-fictional in nature, has some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.. All genres are accepted
|New Media Short
|New Media Short can be any length up to 17min. can be an ad spot, an animation, a compilation, a skit. Basically anything that could go viral. All genres are accepted
|Music Video- Is 3 to 5 min in length and is a composition or a sequence of fictional or non-fictional events set to music. All genres are accepted
|Experimental is any film project any length not fitting into any of our categories. Should be experimental in nature and uses unorthodox methods.
|Animation- is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. Can be any length but should be under 60 min.
|Webisode is simply a web episode – collectively it is part of a web series, a form of new medium called web television that characteristically features a dramatic, serial storyline, where the primary method of viewership is streaming online over the Internet. While there is no set standard for length, most webisodes are relatively short, ranging from 3–15 minutes in length.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Pittsburgh has consistently been voted the most livable city in the USA. We like to celebrate international and independent films, and we believe that film as a medium can make a positive impact in the world. The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival is an international festival that provides a platform where filmmakers can showcase their work, increase opportunities for producers and maximize potential for distribution, press and industry recognition.
WE PRESENT PLAQUES
Every Selected Submission receives an Official Selection Plaque, we have been told that these plaques are better in quality than the awards given to the "Winners" of other festivals. We recognize the hard work that goes into any production and like to reward that hard work with something substantial. We are the only festival in the "WORLD" that presents "Plaques" for acceptance into our festival. Most fests give you your "laurels" and send you on your way. In addition to the plaque,we also give give you laurels. Awards for 9 category winners are also presented at the festival.. At the Pittsburgh Independent Film festival everyone is treated like a winner.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival was started by Pittsburgh native Ronald Quigley Director /Actor/ Filmmaker who now lives in Los Angeles. Ronald's love of his hometown led to the creation of the first annual PIFF in 2010. With Pittsburgh (in June) as the perfect back drop The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival is the perfect place to network with fellow film makers and Hollywood insiders that we have on-board.
We will screen 12 hours a day and show more submissions than most other film festivals. In 2012 we accepted 48 films, in 2013 we accepted 60 films, in 2014 we accepted 63 films, and in 2015 we accepted 64 films, in 2016 we accepted 71 films, so you as a film maker have a better chance of acceptance into our festival. Sometimes a very good film never sees the big screen because the competition is great and the festival only has a limited venue. Our goal is to present as many quality films as possible over a 3 day period.
If you are accepted to screen at our festival you will receive an "OFFICIAL SELECTION" Plaque. We've been told by some film maker's that it's better in quality than most festivals give out to their winners.
Check our website for more details: http://pghindie.com/Definitions_.html
Good luck and we hope to see you at The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival.
NOTE TO SUBMITTERS: PLEASE DON'T REQUEST A FEE WAIVER WE DON'T GRANT THEM TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON.
If you don't believe in your film enough to make the final investment of Film Festival submission fees then your film isn't finished.
Please don't ask
Edward Plumb (Judge); John Maggio (Judge); Richard Quigley (Producer); Ronald Quigley (Festival Director); Ronald Quigley (Festival Director); Ronald Quigley (Festival Director); Ronald Quigley (Festival Director)
Official Regulations for the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival.
We "DO NOT" grant waivers for any reason. Please don't request one.
1. Entries that have screened on US television prior to the Festival are eligible for a Festival screening.
2. Productions produced after January 2012 are eligible.
3. If submitting DVD, must be Region 0 or 1.
4. Entries must be postmarked by the deadline date.
5. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry.
6.Entrant will allow usage of film for festival screening regardless of any distribution deals made. We don't pay screening fees of any kind.
7. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry and all related publicity material submitted for promotional use on television, radio, in print, web and at live Festival events.
8. Upon notification of acceptance, trailers may be sent via email links to YouTube. This is a great marketing for getting an audience excited about your film.
9. We will look at works in progress.
10. NO Fee Waivers are available. PLEASE DON'T REQUEST ONE
11. All Decisions by judges, programmers and organizers will be final and no refund of entry fee will be permitted.
12. Filmmakers will pay all transportation costs of shipping exhibition Blu Rays / dvds to festival,
13. Mail Screening DVD"s (NTSC region 0 or 1) copy of the work, formatted for Zone 0 or 1 (North America), labeled with the work’s title, running time, director(s) name(s), contact number, email and WAB Tracking number.
14. SHIPPING ADDRESS
All submissions must be sent prepaid (including any applicable customs fees) to:
Pittsburgh independent Film Festival
1321 N. Las Palmas Ave. #113
Los Angeles CA 90028
15. DVD SCREENERS, EXHIBITION BLU-RAY"S and Flash Drives WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
NOTE TO SUBMITTERS:
WE "DO NOT" GRANT FEE WAIVERS TO ANYONE FOR ANY CIRCUMSTANCE SO PLEASE DON'T REQUEST ONE.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
Mail Entries to: PIFF 1321N. Las Palmas Ave #113, Los Angeles CA 90028, USA