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'The Chair' project demonstrates the film industry's impact on the Pittsburgh economy

The Chair, a 10-part documentary film series, depicts two directors making a film from the same script here in Pittsburgh. Hollywood producers partnered with Steeltown Entertainment and Point Park University to showcase the Steel City's versatility for shooting a feature film and benefit our local economy.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: (Gallery) Crawl into art, before and after dark

On Friday, January 24th, the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District goes late-night, marking 10 years of arts programming Downtown and launching CrawlAfterDark to promote the city's late-night cultural scene.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 32nd annual Three Rivers Film Festival lights up screens around town

With nearly 80 films, 16 program packed days and a new venue added to the mix, the 32nd annual Three Rivers Film Festival is the best local place to explore and experience the cinematic arts. Read on for the reel highlights.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 4th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival remixes Pittsburgh

The 4th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival is popping up all around town, producing its most expansive event to date, including new collaborations with the Carnegie International and TechShop. Experience performances by top international musicians and visual artists, try out the latest in 3D scanning technologies and become avatars during live showcases.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Downtown rocks with Magenta Pop, Gallery Crawl, Int'l Festival of Firsts

Downtown is an arts mecca this week, with an outdoor photography exhibit popping up in Triangle Park, the launch of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, a bridge bash, and 29 venues open for the Gallery Crawl. And it all kicks off with the much quacked about arrival of artist Florentijn Hofman's floating, four-story-high Rubber Duck.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Alien She explores legacy of Riot Grrrl at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery

A nationally touring exhibition opening at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery is the first to examine the impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. Kicking off the gallery's fall season, Alien She explores Riot Grrrl culture via the work of artists, national archives, collaborative projects, and regional music scenes.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: RAW Pittsburgh spotlights local artists at monthly showcases

The first Thursday of the month is your cue to head to RAW Pittsburgh, a new showcase of up-and-coming artists of all ilks—from street fashion to fine art photography. Equal parts art showcase and networking party, RAW's August edition brings "En Masse" to Strip District-based Cavo.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 48 Hour Film Project & 2-Minute Film Festival

Could you write, cast, shoot, and edit a film in a mere 48 hours? How about making a film that is only two minutes long? Find out who--and how--from Pittsburgh's burgeoning indie film scene did just that, and see their finished flicks at two local film festivals.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Gallery Crawl, Night Market & Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh

On Friday, July 12th, make The Cultural District your destination du jour, for a triple-header of programming featuring the Summer Gallery Crawl, Night Market V and Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh. Ready to blast off?

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival

With 33 films over 10 days, the 8th annual Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival also includes Q&As with visiting directors, actors and industry experts, sneak previews and an always festive opening night gala.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

Spring into art this Friday at the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, a free and festive night of immersive art and performance with 36 stops, not to mention pop-up shopping.

JFilm Festival kicks off 20th anniversary on April 11th

The acclaimed JFilm Festival kicks off its 20th anniversary this week, at five venues around the region for its showcase of award-winning documentaries, guest artists, special premieres and parties, and a short film competition. Opening night is already sold out so check it out now.

How to film a music documentary in Mongolia

It's a great story of a courageous young woman entering a new country cold to research rock bands and a lesson on how to get connected anywhere. Read the story, then see the outstanding trailer.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 31st annual Three Rivers Film Festival kicks off Nov. 2nd

With more than 55 films along with three opening night features, four live music scores and five foreign language Oscar entries, is it any wonder that 3RFF is one of the Burgh's most anticipated annual arts events? Here's why you shouldn't miss it.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Top 10 Halloween Happenings

The haunted season is thriving in some very creative corners of the city's cultural scene. Discover the artistic side of Halloween with Pop Filter's Top 10 ways to get possessed by the arts, from Bricolage to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
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