Still from: I am pretty sure that the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority wants me to fall in love with the stranger next to me by Jehan Madhani

2016 2-Minute Film Festival

It’s time for movie magic—a whole 120 seconds worth—as CMOA’s 2-Minute Film Festival returns for the sixth year! Carnegie Museum of Art received nearly 200 entries from all over the world for this edition of the festival. And more than 40 of the entries were from local filmmakers!

56 films were selected for the 2016 Festival. Of those, 21 came from other countries, 11 came from across the US, and 24 are from the greater Pittsburgh area.

This year, we’re partnering with Pittsburgh’s Row House Cinema for the 2-Minute Film Festival series. Row House Cinema is a single-screen, state-of-the-art theater in the historic Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Be sure to join us at one of the celebratory events below, or attend a screening the week of July 15–20 at Row House!

Still from "The App Expo" by Ashley Andrews and Ashley Andrykovitch

Still from “The App Expo” by Ashley Andrews and Ashley Andrykovitch

Opening Party for 2MFF
Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Premiere the sixth annual 2-Minute Film Festival with a party and screening at Row House Cinema! Have a delicious beer on us and snacks from B52, The Vandal, and Butterwood Bake Consortium. Then, kick back in the theater to watch our picks from 2-minute films from across the globe.

Third Thursday: CINEMA
Thursday, July 21, 8–11 p.m.
It is time for movie magic – a whole 120 seconds worth – as CMOA’s 2-Minute Film Festival returns for the sixth year! Screen the locally and internationally submitted films and cheer for the award winners for Critics’ Choice, Audience Favorite, and Best Local Film. Celebrate the cinematic excellence while grooving to EyeJay the DJ and snap a photo on our red carpet.

Screenings at Row House
July 15–20, various times
Festival screenings at Row House feature special concessions as well as a slew of two minute short films from all across the globe, including local filmmakers.

For special event ticketing, please visit

2016 2-Minute Film Festival Filmmakers

Lola Adebiyi, Angela Adusah & Brennan Alexa, Ashley Andrews & Ashley Andrykovitch, Sandra May Beukes, Kalpana Biswas, BPO Films, Miguel Braga & Gonçalo Roquette, Molly Brown, Bruno Carnide, Andreea Dobre, Ignacio F. Rodó, Ben Dietels, Anton Forsdik, Reza Golchin, Scott Gros, Mike Hanley, Ilean Doble Hernandez,  Maureen Hilton, Krishan Hooda, Besnik Ibrahimi, Tejasvi Kang, P. Sam Kessie, Nathan King, Kevin Kino, Thomas Kyhn, Rovsing Hjørnet, Marcie Lacerte, Mazen Lotfy, Jehan Madhani, Chris Mason, Lisa McCarty, Patricia McInroy, Morgen Miller, Aaron Miranda, Evan Mulgrave, Jose Muniain, Saeed Naghavian, Sergio Pastore, Andrew Payne, Matthew R. Day, Samuel Rinkacs & Tyler Barkich, Jean-Michel Rolland, Ryan Sanderson, Will Simmons, Dana Sink, Jeffrey Smee, Seth Smiley, Madalene Spezialetti, Ivette Spradlin, Jordan C. Taylor & DS Kinsel, Dennis Tsai, S. Tucker Orbison, Lauren Valley, Ayerim Villanueva, Bill Wade, Tomer Werechson, Masha Zarnitsa, and Ben Ziv & Daniel Binsted.


Special thanks to Row House Cinema for their partnership on this year’s festival!

General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Carnegie Museum of Art

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