The 5th Annual Robot Film Festival will take place in Pittsburgh, PA on October 24, 2015!
This year's theme is Robot Workers. Robots as strikebreakers, creative collaborators, replacements, or extensions of ourselves. We seek to explore people's hopes and fears, breaking through the myths and bad reputations, and considering downstream impacts.
Pittsburgh is home to dozens of robotics startups and research groups. The festival will take place at Row House Cinema, a few short blocks from Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center, the location from which President Obama announced the National Robotics Initiative in 2011.
Submissions are open through September 15 and tickets will go on sale in early October.
The Robot Film Festival is an annual celebration of robots on screen and in performance. The event features screenings of invited films and juried selections from open-call submissions, live performances by robot entertainers, and a red-carpet awards ceremony.
The first and only event of its kind, the Robot Film Festival was founded in 2011 to inject both artistry and playfulness into traditional robotic engineering and to explore the frontiers of the human-machine relationship. Bi-coastal and in its fourth year, the Festival is more than an annual event—through its online video archives and traveling screenings at select venues around the country, the team behind the Robot Film Festival is nurturing a community of creatives and engineers who explore, document, and invent the imaginative world of robotics.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCE: The 5th Annual Robot Film Festival will be October 24, 2015 in Pittsburgh!