Pittsburgh Filmmakers Scholarship Programs

Scholarships are available to new and continuing low-income students who wish to study at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. The Scholarship program is open only to non-Certificate students taking full-semester classes on a non-credit basis. A scholarship covers all or part of the tuition and course fees for a single class in a single semester. Awards range from $100 to $405. Students must apply for each individual semester.

First-time students can apply to the Scholarship Program for New Students.

Students who have taken at least one semester-length class at Pittsburgh Filmmakers can apply to the Continuing Student Scholarship program to attend intermediate or advanced classes.

Contact John Cantine, Scholarship Coordinator at 412-681-5449 x 215 or jpc[a]

Pittsburgh Filmmakers First Works Grant

The Pittsburgh Filmmakers First Works Grant is designed to assist beginning film and video makers in creating a polished first work, which can then be used as sample work to secure future funding. Through this, we hope to encourage a new generation of artists with new perspectives on life and art. If you have any questions, contact John Cantine:


Pittsburgh Filmmakers Eastman Film Award

Eastman Kodak has made it possible for Pittsburgh Filmmakers to award 16mm film to students in our film production classes. This grant is intended to support projects that will be completed, and any current student who is working on a film begun in a Pittsburgh Filmmakers production class can apply. This is a competitive grant and only the most promising work will receive film stock. Several awards of up to 1600’ each are given out every semester.


Pittsburgh Filmmakers Emerging Photographers Grant

Designed to support new photographers who are completing a body of work, the program enables artists to create or finish work that can be used for exhibition and/or to compete for funding at the state, regional or national level.


Access Memberships

Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts provide a forum for members to share ideas, discuss new technologies and participate in the governance of the organization. During the year, there are three quarterly meetings and an annual meeting. As an Access Member, film, video, photography, digital, printmaking, ceramics and facilities are available to Access Members who are proficient in their use. Members also receive support from the Artist Services Department, which keeps you informed about the vibrant arts community. Interested in becoming an Access Member? For details contact Jasdeep Khaira, Artist Services Director, 412-681-5449 x 246 or