The annual Pittsburgh Shorts Script Competition is presented in partnership with Carnegie Screenwriters, a supportive community for scriptwriters. The selected finalist scripts are read live by professional actors.
Prizes totaling $1,000 are awarded following the readings. A reception follows the ceremony.
Screenwriter: Alejandro Alvarez Cadilla
Struggling with severe depression, Agnes finds escape under water. On her last night, she struggles to say goodbye to her sister.
Screenwriter: Caroline Bloom
Beth didn't get invited to Joe's wedding. Beth wants an apology.
PREPARE THE WAY
Screenwriter: Tommy Britt
A recent retiree tries to stop his elderly mother from being a hoarder but starts to suspect there might be some greater design to her habit.
WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD
Screenwriter: Newton E. Calkins
A young man and his estranged goth ex-girlfriend walk past a spooky graveyard by whistling a tune.