THE PITTSBURGH MOVING PICTURE FESTIVAL
TRAILER BASH / RAGING PAGES
MAY 21, 2023
RAGING PAGES SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
- Tao Te Ching (circa 400 BC)
"To make a great film you need three things - the script, the script, and the script."
- Alfred Hitchcock
We know you are out there. Show us what you have.
Awards will be given for outstanding achievement in scripts for features, shorts, and episodes. Click the FilmFreeway button for more details and to submit.
Trailers rock. We love trailers. Did you know that trailers have been around almost as long as cinema itself?
"Film trailers were conceived in 1913 by Nils Granlund, the advertising manager of Marcus Loew theaters, when he spliced together rehearsal footage of The Pleasure Seekers, a Broadway play at the time, into a mini promotional montage that trailed after films shown at Loew's theaters."
Daniel DiStefano, "A Brief History of Film Trailers, or: Turns Out this Post is not about Peter Orner", Michigan Quarterly Review, article available online at
A Brief History of Film Trailers, or: Turns Out This Post Is Not About Peter Orner – Michigan Quarterly Review (umich.edu)
In honor of that moment of inspiration, the Pittsburgh Moving Picture Festival Trailer Bash competition is seeking the best trailers out there for our inaugural Golden Granlund Awards. Click the FilmFreeway button for more details and to submit.
AWARD CATEGORIES: TRAILER BASH
Student Film Division
AWARD CATEGORIES: SCREENPLAYS