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Shot for Shot Film Festival

    The SHOT FOR SHOT Student Film Festival is an event organized by the Carnegie Mellon Filmmaking Club to showcase the film and video work of all students in the Pittsburgh area. “Shot for Shot” will expose the most excellent creative work from film students and forage connections between young filmmakers and professionals. Our goal is to create collaboration and conversation between Pittsburgh students for a night of entertainment and fun. Any Pittsburgh students up to the graduate level may submit their short film work, and the event is free and open to the public!


Festival Date: Friday, April 17th, 2015

Time: 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: Carnegie Mellon University campus, UC McConomy


Grand Jury Prize ($300 value)

Special Jury Prize ($200 value)

Audience Award ($100 value) 


Early Deadline – March 9

Regular Deadline – March 23

Late Deadline – April 6


$10 – if postmarked by March 9

$15 – if postmarked by March 23

$20 – if postmarked by April 6

$5 for each additional film

(Cash, check, or money order accepted. Please make check or money order payable to Carnegie Mellon University, with “CMU Film Club” as the Memo)


  • Fill out Entry Form
  • Clearly label your DVD with: your name, the title of your film, and run time
  • Mail Entry Form, DVD, and submission fee to:

CMU Filmmaking Club

#16, University Center Suite 103

Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213



  • Applicants must have attended a school in Pittsburgh during the production of the film submitted
  • All films submitted must have been completed after April 2014
  • Run time: Submissions may be no longer than 20 minutes
  • Film format: DVD
  • Submission limit: Participants may submit an unlimited number of films
  • Films in a language other than English must have subtitles
  • None of the materials sent will be returned – do not send master copies of your film
  • All costs of sending the materials are to be covered by the submitter
        Once you have submitted your film, you will receive a confirmation email from CMU Film Club. The Shot for Shot Official Selections will be selected by the festival committee members and announced on this site. Filmmakers will be notified via email.
        Any questions about the Shot for Shot Student Film Festival can be sent here.