Featuring Films by and Interviews with Local Creators
PITTSBURGH – WQED’s Filmmakers Corner returns for its 15th season, presenting original work by some of the region’s most talented students, independent artists and filmmakers. The new season premieres Saturday, November 4 at 10 p.m. on WQED-TV.
The season kicks off with an episode featuring Morgan Overton, Workforce Director for CREATE PA, a collaboration between the Pittsburgh Film Office and the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The mission of CREATE PA Film & Theater Works is to train and provide a pool of diverse and skilled artisans and technical workers for Pittsburgh-based film and stage productions.
The premiere episode also includes films by:
- Benjamin Carlucci (“The Shortest Night of Summer” and “Long Live the Larpers”);
- Lily Ekimian Ragheb and Ahmed Ragheb (“The Sailor”, a poetic tale comparing the sadness and joy of two cities); and
- Nathan Fullerton and Edwin Huang (“Capitalism Wins,” a 48 Hour Film Project Pittsburgh award winner).
Future episodes include work by the talented educators and students of Freeport Area High School, 48 Hour Film Project, Point Park University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the WQED Film Academy, along with digital documentaries from WQED’s local production team.
As Pittsburgh’s home for independent film, Filmmakers Corner profiles local filmmakers and provides a venue for discussing their work and sharing their creative process. As with previous seasons, season 15 features films full of travel and adventure, music and history, love and terror—all from local artists, film students and documentarians.
Those who’d like to submit their work for consideration can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by Minette Seate, Supervising Producer, the series delivers film and video that might not typically be seen outside a local arts cinema. “We’re proud to be able to showcase the work of so many talented local artists and producers,” says Seate.
WQED Multimedia starts conversations and creates experiences that educate, entertain and inspire our neighbors in Pittsburgh and across southwest Pennsylvania. Founded in 1954 as an experiment in educational community-supported television, WQED was a forerunner to PBS.
Our content creators produce impactful stories that delve into the rich mosaic of our region’s past, present, and future. We cover a wide range of topics, from arts and culture to pressing societal issues that impact our lives. We profile remarkable individuals and organizations who work to strengthen our communities. Our Learning Neighborhoods support children, in partnership with area schools and libraries, and extend to high school students exploring media careers through the WQED Film Academy. Known as “The Voice of the Arts,” WQED-FM provides a vital platform that amplifies our vibrant and diverse cultural assets, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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