Pittsburgh indie film festival coming to McKees Rocks theater
The 10th annual Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival is scheduled for June 21-23 at the Parkway Theater and Film Lounge, 644 Broadway Ave, McKees Rocks.
This year’s festival will present 67 films by filmmakers from the Pittsburgh area and across the United States, along with films from across Europe and South America.
”This year’s line-up is more impressive than we dreamed possible,” festival organizers say. “We are dedicated to empowering voices of all backgrounds in an effort to tell stories with cultural and social significance.”
Opening ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 21 with presentation of awards and “Official Selection” plaques.
The ceremony will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of “From Liberty to Captivity,” a Debbie Wright film about sex trafficking in Pennsylvania. The evening will conclude with a reception.
Film categories include short and feature films, experimental film, animation, music videos and webisodes.
The inaugural PIFF in 2010 screened 48 films from around the world at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.
“In 2014 we initiated the ‘Made In Pennsylvania’ section of our festival. We screened 14 films from Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas; it was such a success that we made it a permanent part of the festival,” organizers say.
Festival passes are $13 for one day, $23 for two days and $30 for all three days.
For tickets and the full schedule of films, visit pghindie.com.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .