Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival


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Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival


The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival is Pittsburgh's own film festival for truly independent films, and a headline event for micro-budget and no-budget films in the USA. PIIF offers a fantastic opportunity for undiscovered filmmakers to showcase their achievements, filmmakers who posses an independent vision and operate to create innovative work outside the studio system. PIIF presents the best of low-budget filmmaking from around the world, and mixes it up with relevant industry discussions and targeted social networking events. PIFF uses the strength of the independent filmmaking community to put on a fantastic festival. PIFF is an indie film festival by and for indie filmmakers. PIFF is seeking to uncover and platform emerging films, talent, trends, production methods, and distribution models that will shape the future of film. To support and accelerate new paradigms of distribution, PIFF creates a forum for groundbreaking talent and thought-leaders to share and experiment with ideas on the changing landscape of the independent film industry.  PIFF offers a variety of categories for submission and opportunities for recognition. 

Focusing on  emerging talent, politics never comes into play.  You will be competing with fellow Indies not studio films made with an Indie label just so they can say they are “indie”. We are looking for truly Independent films (Features, Shorts, Animations, Music Videos, New Media, and more) from film makers who know just how hard it is to produce a film on a limited budget.



Click on image below  for 2013 PIFF Festival Pic’s

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Click on Image below for  2014 PIFF Festival Pic’s

Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival also accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com  FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration and more Click to submit with FilmFreeway

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