Carnegie Screenwriters is pleased to announce that after hosting a successful, two-year international short film and short screenplay festival, we’ve joined forces with Film Pittsburgh to cohost the Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival’s script competition. This prestigious festival awards cash prizes and live readings by professional actors for winning scripts.

About the Festival Sponsors:
Carnegie Screenwriters is an active, supportive community for scriptwriters of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels. We work together to share resources and provide motivation and constructive feedback on scripts, concepts and works-in-progress. We also partner with filmmakers to produce quality films, videos and television.

Film Pittsburgh is the Pittsburgh hub for the presentation of contemporary cinema, introducing diverse audiences to impactful independent film from around the world, deepening audiences’ understanding of culture, tolerance, and our common humanity.

To learn more about Pittsburgh Shorts and this year’s short script competition, click here.

Overall Rating
  • Beth Rohach

    Wonderful Festival! A nice mix of local and international films!

    October 2018
  • Justin Mackey

    Wendy and her staff were extremely informative and accommodating from the minute I received word my film was selected. The networking event prior to the screenings is always a crucial time for indie filmmakers to mingle and make new connections. I was unable to attend the festival because of a last minute scheduling conflict but I will always submit to this festival in the future.

    September 2018
  • Aric Iverson

    Wonderful people with excellent communication. It's an honor that our film was screened at such a great festival.

    August 2018
  • Terrific new festival! The whole event was very well organized and beautifully presented. The script readings, filmmaker receptions, and film screenings were great and well attended. Our short was very well received and we got terrific feedback. The Audience Choice Award trophy was a wonderful surprise. Definitely recommend submitting.

    January 2018
  • Giancarlo Fusi

    Excellent showcase for screenwriters with great communication from festival director Wendy Grube. Even though I was not able to attend, I was sent a high quality video of my script reading and an official selection certificate by mail. The actors for the reading were great and really brought the script to life! Look forward to attending in the future.

    October 2017