Aug. 15, 2018

Carnegie Screenwriters, The Tull Family Theater to Present Two-Day Script & Screen Festival      

A weekend film festival in Sewickley will present the opportunity for filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and cinephiles to come together to watch and discuss new works from filmmakers and scriptwriters around the globe.

 WHAT: The second annual Carnegie Screenwriters’ Script & Screen Festival in partnership with The Tull Family Theater

Events open with a cocktail reception in the Esmark and Bouchard Family Community Room on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. After a buffet dinner, a seated script reading will be presented by local actors.

The three scenes selected span a wide geographic range, from Louisiana to Europe and the Middle East: Cardboard Box by Bernhard Riedhammer, Be Not Far From Me by Thomas Zak and Friend by Ali Abdolvahabi.

On Sunday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 24 national and international shorts, selected from dozens of all-genre entries, will be screened.

The line-up will include:

–The worldwide premiere of a local romantic-comedy short, The Cookie Table

–The big-screen premiere of Ricochet,which was filmed in Sewickley

–A short from Canada, Casey, that recently played Cannes

–Highly-acclaimed shorts from the U.S., Road Less Traveled,and Iran, Are You Volleyball?

–The opportunity to vote for the Audience Choice Awards.

 WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, 6 to 10 p.m., (21 and over) Cocktail reception, buffet and seated  Script Reading

Sunday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., festival of short films (under 15 minutes each)

WHY:   The creative community and patrons who appreciate the art of filmmaking have opportunity to get together, discuss ideas and techniques, and showcase works at a location convenient to I-79, Routes 65 and 51, and near the Turnpike.

“We are pleased to present our second annual Carnegie Screenwriters Script and Screen Festival in partnership with The Tull Family Theater” says Wendy Eiben, festival director. “We strive to present quality films and scripts from our own backyard and around the globe.  We hope to provide a positive experience as well as exposure for our local artists and to highlight the vibrant Pittsburgh artistic community to those who journey here to attend our event.”

“By partnering with the Carnegie Screenwriters’ second annual Script & Screen Festival, The Tull Family Theater shows its support for filmmakers who work locally and around the globe,” says Carolina Pais-Barreto Thor, executive director of the theater. “Providing a center for the creative community to gather is a core part of the theater’s mission, and we are excited to be embed the film festival experience into of the cultural scene of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Washington counties—and beyond.”

WHERE: The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St. Sewickley

ADMISSION: Tickets must be purchased in advance online—by Aug. 23 for Saturday’s events ($22 plus handling fee) and by Aug. 25 for the entire day of screenings ($15, plus handling fee)— and are available separately for each day of the festival. Tickets will not be available at the door.

The Carnegie Screenwriters provides an active, supportive community for scriptwriters of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. We work together in an environment of mutual respect and fellowship to share resources, provide encouragement, motivation and constructive feedback on members’ scripts, concepts and works-in-progress. We will network and partner with filmmakers and film organizations to produce quality scripts, films, videos and television. Carnegie Screenwriters

Contact: Wendy Eiben,, cell 412.657.0459

The Tull Family Theater, a 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse revenue streams from private, public, corporate and foundation funding, the theater counts among its donors Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, Esmark and the Bouchard Family, more than 500 individuals and its patrons. Their support sustains and expands programming at this independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space.

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman,, cell 412.671.1456