The PITTSBURGH FILM FESTIVAL will provide a forum where film makers can display their work.
We will consider films of all lengths, with no limit on when the film was made, or if it has been shown elsewhere. Your submission to the festival will be eligible for various awards and acknowledgements.
The 5th edition of the PITTSBURGH FILM FESTIVAL will be held from October 27 through October 29 2023, The event will be held at the beautiful Double Tree Hotel in Greentree Pennsylvania

Films will be shown for 48 hours straight in as many viewing rooms as need to assure that all accepted films will be shown>

Due to the event being held on the weekend before Halloween there will be at least one viewing room dedicated to horror films.

Awards will be given in the following categories
Best film
Best actor
Best actress

By submitting your film for consideration to the PITTSBURGH FILM FESTIVAL in accordance with the procedures outlined below, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and voluntarily agreed to abide by these Filmmaker Terms and Conditions.

By entering your film for consideration to the PITTSBURGH FILM FESTIVAL, you confirm that you own the rights to the submission and that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall hold harmless the PTIITBURGH FILM FESTIVAL and all employees thereof and any representative or affiliates 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.

By entering your submission you give the PITTSBURGH FILM FESTIVAL the rights to show the film at any time during the length of the festival.

Films submitted without submission fees will not be considered.
Submission fees are not refundable.


Overall Rating
  • Thank you for including our film in the festival, although we were unable to attend the festival, the communication was great and the organizers were responsive and kind. Thanks again!

    March 2024
  • I was delighted to have my first film LATE SLEEPER chosen for this festival, and was sorry that I couldn't attend!

    November 2023
  • Thank you so much for including Duality!

    November 2023
  • Steven Shaw

    Wonderful Film Festival. Very professional. Well organized. Great communication between the festival and myself, as well as with my family who were there to receive any awards I may have won.

    November 2023
  • Unfortunately, there was a lack of communication with the festival and when there was communication it came off as unprofessional. Members of our film attended the festival and they were not pleased with the organization of it. If there is another Pittsburgh Film Festival, I hope that there is more advertising, better communication, better grammar skills, and have a lower submission fee. Thank you for selecting our film, "A Little Glass of Rum."

    November 2023