Movies bring us together; we saw it with the whole Barbie-Heimer supernova this summer. So, there’s a great chance of finding a community than through the Three Rivers Film Festival, a celebration of art and creativity.
View Over 20 Films
Each year, filmmakers from all over the world come together to showcase their work to an audience and their peers. The festival is the first time all these films premiere, and, for many, an audience will view their work for the first time.
This year, the festival runs from November 8 to November 15. Films are shown each day, and some showings include appearances from the cast and crew for Q&As. The genres range from coming-of-age to horror to comedy, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
One film featured in this year’s festival is called Dancing Queen. It’s a coming-of-age Norwegian film by Aurora Gossé about a girl eager to fit in at the start of the school year. This film is just a little taste of what’s to come from all over the world in plenty of different languages and complete with subtitles.
Take in a Short
If you’re not in the mood to watch an entire film, starting November 16 is the Pittsburgh Shorts Festival. It’s just like the film festival but with short features so more titles can be shown during a block of time. Plus, any attending filmmakers will be available for a Q&A after their short.
During the Pittsburgh Shorts week, the festival will host a Filmmakers Conference from November 17 to November 19. There will be a number of panels for creatives to explore, from short-form storytelling seminars to discussions on artificial intelligence in the industry. Plus, there will be many opportunities for networking throughout the whole festival.
The almost two-week-long adventure ends on November 19 with a Best of Fest awards program to celebrate all the creators who put in time and effort for the event.
For a complete schedule of the showings and to purchase tickets, visit filmpittsburgh.org.
Story by Kylie Thomas
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