Film Awards & Festivals
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) International Film Festival
Each March/April CMU shows a collection of international films around a unifying them.
JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum
Pittsburgh Jewish-Israeli Film Festival is an annual event in March
Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Yearly event held in October.
Pittsburgh Russian Film Symposium
An annual event in May hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
Silk Screen: Asian American Film Festival
Currently a film festival in May, Silk Screen plans to develop into a week- or month-long celebration of Asian and Asian American cultures with events throughout the City of Pittsburgh.
Three Rivers Film Festival
An annual festival sponsored by the Pittsburgh Filmmakers that takes place in November.
Pennsylvania & Nearby States
Cleveland International Film Festival
Closer than Philadelphia, Cleveland has offered an outstanding annual international film festival in early spring since 1977. It is Ohio’s premier film festival and features over 240 films originating from close to 60 countries.
Philadelphia Film Festival
An annual event in April by the Philadelphia Film Society.
Eerie Horror Fest
Yearly event held in October in Erie, PA.
Great Lakes Independent Film Festival
Yearly event held in September in Erie, PA.
Black Bear Film Festival
Yearly event held in October in Milford, PA.
Directory of International Film and Video Festivals
A searchable database of 600 festivals around the world. Search by genre, deadline, month, country to find full details.
The Film Festival Server. A French site listing more than 400 international festivasls, by month, with contact information, links to other sites and a monthly bulletin boards for posting cinema-related announcements. Daily coverage of major festivals such as Berlin or Cannes/ the film in review, with a spotlight on France.
Film Festival World
Search film festivals around the world by date, location, or genre.
Internet Movie Database Awards and Festivals
Find recent and historical information on hundreds of award ceremonies and film festivals.
MovieMaker Magazine Film Festival Links
Impressive list of national and international film festivals browsable by location.
ProductionHub Film & Video Events Calendar
Search for award ceremonies, competitions, festivals and more, with the option to limit by state and date.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Official home of the "Oscars" (Academy Awards).
Official site of the American Film Institute Awards, including past recipients.
Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics' Choice Awards)
The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing 196 television, radio and online critics. The awards began in 1995.
The Emmy Awards are administered by three organizations who focus on various sectors of television programming: the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the International Academy of Television Arts & Science
The Golden Globe Awards
Awards in motion pictures and television given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the end of January each year.
The George Foster Peabody Awards, established in 1939 and first awards in 1940, recognized distinguished achievement and meitorious service by radio and television networks, stations, producing organizations, cable television organizations and individuals.
Use these links to discover foreign and independent movies that you can look for at the library.
- Environmental Film Festival (Washington D.C.)
- Festival de Cannes
- London Film Festival - by the British Film Institute (BFI)
- Toronto International Film Festival