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Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media announces:
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th through SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23rd
Regent Square Theater, 1035 South Braddock Avenue 15218

 Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media Announces Three Rivers Film Festival 

Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media is pleased to announce the 37th edition of the long-running Three Rivers Film Festival, taking place November 8 – 23. This eagerly awaited event, drawing an average of 8,000 patrons locally and around the Tri-State area, promises a return to the original autumn schedule, plus a diverse line-up of independent, foreign, local, and experimental film offerings curated by Pittsburgh Center for Art & Media staff and a team of talented programmers.

“The Three Rivers Film Festival is a true celebration of worldwide and regional filmmaking, right here in Pittsburgh.” said Joseph Morrison, Cinema Programming Director at Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. Morrsion added, “There’s nothing like the shared experience of watching a film in the dark and quiet with a group of people. There’s something in the air that you just cannot put into words.” New and returning moviegoers can expect such highlights as “after-hour parties, silent films with live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra, filmmakers visiting from afar, and special events at the Carnegie Science Center Giant Rangos Cinema and our own theaters.”

Several screenings kick off the opening weekend, beginning Friday, November 8, with in-person presentations by directors. Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin (Brand Upon the Brain! and My Winnipeg) presents his found-footage Vertigo remake—The Green Fog—at Regent Square Theater. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, opens at the Rangos Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center, with Catherine Wyler (daughter of William Wyler) introducing the WWII documentary. The recently restored 1982 gospel documentary, Say Amen, Somebody, screens at the Harris Theater.

UPMC is the main sponsor for this year’s festival, with a suite of in-kind sponsors including Pair Networks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, ASCEND Pittsburgh, Big Burrito Group, and East End Brewing.

Festival films will be presented at the Regent Square Theater (1035 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218), Harris Theater (809 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222), Carnegie Science Center (1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) and Point Park University’s GRW Theater (414 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222). University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center and the Polish Cultural Council will each offer a side-bar of select screenings. Shining a light on locally created moving images, Emily Davis and Steven Haines have curated Out of The Archives, a presentation that will showcase unseen treasures and lost films from a handful of Southwestern regional institutional collections and private collectors..

“Our city is lucky to have a full-fledged festival such as this. We’re excited to be showcasing such a diverse and engaging line-up of films,” said Dorinda Sankey, Chief Administrative Officer, Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media. “There’s a real sense of community, a feeling like you are contributing to Pittsburgh’s cultural scene.”

Patrons can purchase event tickets at the Regent and Harris Theaters individually or in a cost-saving six-pack. Tickets will be accessible on the Three Rivers Film Festival website with a program booklet released before the opening weekend. The 2019 Three Rivers Film Festival is part of the ongoing effort by Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media (formerly PF/PCA) to bring cutting-edge exhibitions, education, and artist facilities to the region. The festival promises “something for everyone,” including children, adults, and seniors. In the words of guest curator Ben Ogrodnik, audiences should expect “films you can’t see anywhere else!”

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MoonDocs® 2019 – The 3rd Annual Documentary Filmmakers’ Open House

Robert Morris University, 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108

Friday, November 1, 2019 12:00 pm – 6:00

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

 

2019 Keynote Filmmaker: Fall 2019 Visiting Documentary Filmmaker at RMU – Eva Weber, award-winning London-based German filmmaker

 

Registration:  $40 in advance, $50 on site

Students with valid ID (checked on site): $10 in advance, $15 on site

Register at:

http://intranet.rmu.edu/center-for-documentary-production-and-study/events/moondocs-2019-program-and-housing

 

MoonDocs® 2019 Program

Friday, November 1, 2019 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

  • Production Sound Workshop: Capturing Quality Production Sound on Shoots
  • Inside Indie Filmmaking
  • Exploring Financial Options for Film Projects
  • Lighting and Camera Workshop: Setting Up a Documentary Interview
  • The Three Rivers Film Festival: Exhibiting Cultural Diversity and Cinematic Innovation in Southwestern PA – Exhibitions Director at PCA&M Joe Morrison and 3RFF Guest Curator Benjamin Ogrodnik

 

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:30 am-4:00 pm

  • A Masterclass with RMU Fall 2019 Visiting Documentary Filmmaker Eva Weber:

“Building Your Career as a Filmmaker and How to Use Festivals to Make Your Name”

  • 4×4 Film Challenge: Show 4 minutes of your project and pitch the next production steps for 4 minutes. Submit projects to Documentary Film Strategist Nadine Patterson at [email protected]
  • Current and Future Trends: From Streaming to Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Workshop
  • Plans for MoonDocs 2020

 

Event location:

Robert Morris University (http://rmu.edu/ ), Wheatley Center

6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108

Driving directions: http://publicsafety.rmu.edu/university-map-and-directions

 

MoonDocs® is an open networking and learning event for experienced and aspiring filmmakers, artists, educators, students, cultural workers, and others interested in filmmaking, production, socially conscious arts, diversity, and learning about how to get one’s work to audiences. MoonDocs® is organized by the Center for Documentary Production & Study and Media Arts Department at Robert Morris University.

RMU Media Art Department is a community partner of Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival.

ABOUT

Twenty-six years strong, the annual JFilm Festival presents international Jewish-themed films that deepen audiences’ understanding of Jewish culture, tolerance, and our common humanity.

2019 FESTIVAL

This year’s lineup features 21 narrative and documentary films—plus an Opening Night party, Q&As with visiting filmmakers, a Bagel Brunch, and two Film Schmoozes with the University of Pittsburgh’s Jewish Studies Department. Join us for eleven days of unique cinematic experiences that help audiences discover the stories, history, and experiences that connect us all.

STATS

21 films
11 countries represented
3 visiting filmmakers

INFO AND TICKETS

FilmPittsburgh.org

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RSVP: http://www.wifmpit.org/event/set-etiquette?instance_id=2886

Whether you are already working on set, you’re an actor or new to the business, you NEED this informational panel discussion with industry experts.

Learn set etiquette from the professionals that work every day in the business who want YOU to be more professional.

Some of what we will cover:

  1. Roles on Set – Who does what and when
  2. Chain of command
  3. Introduce yourself
  4. Proper terminology used on set / Lingo
  5. Only the director says “cut and action”
  6. Save your comments
  7. Equipment rules
  8. Be Ninja Like
  9. Showing up on Time / Call time is work time
  10. What to wear on a set  etc., etc., etc. etc.

RSVP and more information: http://www.wifmpit.org/event/set-etiquette?instance_id=2886