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Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival (during November 14-18)
Presented by Film Pittsburgh The only festival of its kind in the region, Pittsburgh Shorts presents the best contemporary short films from around the globe, with an emphasis on films that promote the intersections of art, tech, cultural tolerance and diversity. This annual event premieres[masked] thought-provoking films and hosts dozens of filmmakers in Pittsburgh. Please join us for an array of film screenings, Q&As, panel discussions, and parties celebrating the art of independent film. Please note that there are 14 screening film times (to pick from) during the November 14-18 festival as shown below. Short film blocks feature 6-10 titles and usually run about 90 minutes. Some blocks are themed (like Thrills & Chills), but most are a curated so guests can experience a smorgasbord of comedy, drama, documentary, and animated films all in one sitting. One general admission ticket gets you into one block of films. For FAQ, please visit FILM SCHEDULE 7:00pm / Wednesday, November 14 Opening Night: Love & Laughter 6:00pm / Thursday, November 15 8:00pm / Thursday, November 15 4:00 pm / Friday, November 16 6:15pm / Friday, November 16 8:30pm / Friday, November 16 11:00am / Saturday, November 17 All Ages Block with 9 films appropriate for both budding and long-time film lovers. Kids under 10 are free (must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult) 1:00pm / Saturday, November 17 3:15pm / Saturday, November 17 5:30pm / Saturday, November 17 7:45pm / Saturday, November 17 10:00pm / Saturday, November 17 Thrills & Chills Block 3:00pm / Sunday, November 18 7:00pm / Sunday, November 18 Best of Fest & Awards Program Enjoy the films voted on by the audience as being the best of the 2018 Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival as well as the jurors' selections for Best Narrative, Best Documentary, and Best Animated film. Please note that all film screenings will be shown at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave which is conveniently located in East Liberty, and just a short distance from Shadyside. TICKETS $12 General Admission; $8 Students for each film program $100 All Festival Pass allows one General Admission to each film program at Pittsburgh Shorts 2018 at a discounted rate. This includes Opening Night and the Sunday Night Best of Fest & Awards Program. $50 Weekend Festival Pass allows one General Admission to each film program through Friday, Saturday & Sunday at a discounted rate. The Festival Pass does not include Opening Night or Thursday screenings. Pick up your pass at will call at the first weekend screening you attend. For more information about Film Pittsburgh and this year's Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival during November 14-18, including film info, schedule, tickets, etc., please visit For more information about the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, including other upcoming performances, please visit Meetup Considerations Because there are 14 screening times to pick from during November 14-18, when you RSVP please feel free to post some comments as to which date/time slot you might be interested in and perhaps others in the group may wish to join you. For planning purposes, we'll target the Sunday evening, November 18 (at 7 PM) Best of Fest & Awards Program to try to get a nice Meetup group together. So we'll have a chance to see the best films from this year's festival -- as voted by audiences as well as jurors' selections for Best Narrative, Best Documentary, and Best Animated film. But if other performance dates might be more convenient, please post some comments below. As always, it is also fine if you're planning on attending this event on your own with family/friends instead. Stay tuned for updates!!

Kelly Strayhorn Theater

5941 Penn Ave · Pittsburgh

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