The CMU International Film Festival, now in its 9th edition, aspires to create a dynamic and culturally-charged environment for global perspective on social issues. This year's theme will be "Faces of Work", which is an open invitation to represent the many human challenges, skills, and achievements that workers may face every day in the world. The theme is open to creative interpretations in every genre. The spirit of the festival is dedicated to the legacy of Paul Goodman, a world-renowned filmmaker, psychologist, and Carnegie Mellon professor.
As a collaborative project between Carnegie Mellon University and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, the ShortFaces Student Film Competition invites independent student filmmakers from both the local Pittsburgh and greater international spheres to submit a short film of their making into the competition that passionately and creatively captures the festival's particular Faces theme.
The 2015 CMU-Art Institute of Pittsburgh shortFACES Film Competition will present four awards.
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250
Selected submissions will be featured during the festival's shortFACES Film Competition Night and will also be posted on 2015 CMU Faces Official YouTube Channel.