Film Competitions

February 20, 2013 @ 3:30 pm – April 7, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

CMU International Film Festival

CMU IFF in Pittsburgh: The 2013 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, Faces of Media, presents three weeks of feature films from around the world, along with panel discussions and other events. Here is the festival info on CMU website:

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Student Short Film Competition: The competition, as part of the festival, is open to students at accredited institutions. It aims to gather perspectives from a group of diverse student filmmakers and animators from across the world. Top ten student works will be screened during the festival and top three students will get $1,000, $500, $250 respectively. The theme of this year is Faces of Media.

IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs Open for Submissions

Deadlines to Apply: March 8 (Documentary) / April 5 (Narrative)
IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs are a year-long fellowship supporting independent filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing, and distribution of their first features. Lab submission is open to all first-time documentary and narrative feature directors with films in post-production. Structured in three week-long components held over the year, the Labs offer personalized attention on post-production, audience building, and distribution strategies in the digital age, followed by continued support from IFP as the project premieres in the marketplace.

Recent Lab Project alumni include Concussion (Radius/TWC), Pariah (Focus Features), Una Noche (Sundance Selects), and documentaries Give Up Tomorrow, The Light In Her Eyes (both PBS’ “P.O.V.”) and War Don Don (HBO) – with many more Lab alumni set for upcoming festivals and broadcast. To apply, or for more information, please visit