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If you are seeking mentorship, development, and funding for your feature film, short, television pilot, or web-series, submit your proposal to the new Steeltown Indie Program by March 31st!


In order to better support Pittsburgh's Independent Film community, Steeltown has reinvented the Film Factory into Steeltown Indie, an innovative new mentorship and development program which is currently accepting project proposals for narrative feature films, shorts, television shows, and web series.  This program will provide seed money through grant to filmmakers with proposals for commercially viable projects.  Grants may be from $1,000-$30,00, however most if not all grants will be $15,000 and below. Once the first Steeltown Indie class is selected, Steeltown will utilize its vast network of top film and television professionals to offer mentorship and guidance to help take these projects to the next level. 
Project submissions will be based on a formal request for proposals. Proposals will include materials such as a script, project treatment, budgetletters of recommendation, and applicant's previous workRead the full list of required materials here. 

The deadline for submission is March 31, 2015 so don't delay!

Do you have questions?  Email or call 412-251-0890.


About the Past Film Factory Competition

Steeltown’s Film Factory Competition was a nationally recognized screenwriting & short filmmaking competition, which ran from 2010-2014.  It is now being resturctured as it evolves into the new  "Steeltown Indie Program".

2014 Community Showcase Gallery: Featuring the top 20 selectees of the 2014 Steeltown Film Factory Competition.  

2010-2013 Film Factory Winning Films: Featuring the completed films from the winners of Steeltown Film Factory Competition. 

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The Steeltown Indie program is featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Read Barb Vancheri's film notes here.





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Read the Rules and Regulations here.

Read the FAQs here.

Read the list of required materials and correct formats and see what information is required on the submission application


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