Filmmakers' Conference

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2021 Pittsburgh Shorts & Script Competition Filmmakers’ Conference

Pittsburgh Shorts is quickly becoming a must-attend film festival because we champion great storytelling and offer exceptional content for both filmmakers and audience alike. From the addition of a script competition in 2019 where we showcase winning scripts in staged readings and give away $1,000 in prize money, to our newest addition this year—a filmmaking conference for writers, directors, actors, and producers.

Sessions include:

  • 2 Keynote conversations
  • Screenwriting workshop led by Scott Myers of “Go Into the Story”
  • Pitch session with a panel of industry pros evaluating projects
  • Panel discussion on distribution and financing
  • Mini masterclass on evolving your career from acting to directing
  • Plus brunches and other networking opps!

Join us in Pittsburgh November 19-21, 2021 for the conference or catch all of the fest—including terrific short films, filmmaker happy hours, conference sessions, and more—starting on the 18th.

Check back for location, ticket, and detailed session info. (Session content subject to change.) And sign up for our email list to stay updated on news about the conference!