Each year space is devoted in the festival for a competitive selection of shorts – a program for artists working in film and video that allows them to creatively take risks, break new ground or challenge the viewer. This year we’ve selected 10 shorts from 100 submissions from local, national and international artists.
The categories are experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary. Prizes will be awarded (for first, second and third place. (Total program time: 129 min, plus intermission) Prizess donated by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Kodak. Reception follows the films Nov. 22.
The films are:
Fair Weather – Cory McConnell
Left – Elham Sepehrjou - Honorable Mention
Solaristics – Peter Rose
Gas Rush Stories: Life Above Marcellus Shale 2011-2012 – Kirsi Jansa
American Cheese – Zac Page -Third Place
Virtuos Virtuell – Thomas Stellmach & Maja Oschmann - First Place
The Renewal – Sarah Kazadi
Ungun – Jessica Fenlon
Jungle Warfare College – Jesse Veverka - Second Place
The Whistler – Peter Ferris Rosati