Center for Creativity

Making Mini Movies

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Want to tell a (very) short story? Looking for a way to get started, or maybe some inspiration? Tune in to our virtual panel on "Bite-Sized Horror" with three of the forces behind 13 Minutes of Horror, the world's greatest festival of mini-horror movies.

Writer and curator Lisa Kröger and award-winning filmmakers Megan Llewellyn and Eunice Levis will talk about the challenges and rewards of making a scary movie just one minute long. What story do you want to tell? Don't ghost us: sign up here.

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One Minute Film Festival: Bite-Sized Horror

It's coming to get you.... The deadline for One Minute Film Festival submissions is creeping up on us. Tell your tale of terror in 60 seconds or less by midnight on Sunday, Oct. 24, to be eligible for cash prizes. Get all the details before it's too late.

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Bite-Sized Horror Awards & Virtual Screening

Turn out the lights, grab some popcorn, and join us for a special screening of this year's OMFF submissions. Who will make us jump out of our seats? Who made the best use of campus or created the best villain? Who will float away with Best Picture? Get your virtual ticket now.

Open Minds Open Mic: A Showcase for MHAM

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The C4C and Pitt NAMI invite you to join us on Wednesday, Oct. 20, for Open Minds Open Mic, a performance showcase for Mental Health Awareness Month that honors our experiences of mental health.

This outdoor evening event will feature dance, music, and writing from members of the Pitt community. And our mic is open to you, too: you can bring a poem, story, song, or other creative work to share in a supportive community space. 

We hope to see you there! Find out more.

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Mental Health in All Mediums

Submit creative work focused on the expression of mental health to the Mental Health in All Mediums virtual gallery. The gallery welcomes submissions of any kind — music, visual art, performance, writing, or more — until Oct. 25.

Meet the Press

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Curious about letterpress? Come by the Text & conText Lab to meet the Vandercook proof press and learn the basics of printing on this easy-to-use machine.

The Vandercook is great for printing posters, cards, broadsides, text pages, and more. We'll introduce you to the process from start to finish so you can make your own projects at your convenience.

No reservation required: drop in on one of our Tuesday (5:30 p.m.) or Thursday (2:30 p.m.) sessions.

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