Nov 06 2021
The Fall Gathering 2021 - VCPGH

The Fall Gathering 2021 - VCPGH

Presented by The Video Consortium (Pittsburgh Chapter) at Carrie Blast Furnaces

Join us Saturday, November 6th, 6-9 PM at Carrie Furnace for The VCPGH Fall 2021 Gathering, a Rust Belt and Appalachia documentary film festival!

This one-night event hosted by The Video Consortium’s Pittsburgh chapter will screen selected short documentaries from Pittsburgh and the surrounding Rust Belt and Appalachian regions. There will be plenty of food, drinks, music, and some downtime to hang out with friends and colleagues. Come early to make new connections and demo some of the newest professional camera gear, like the Sony Fx9 and Canon C500, brought to you by our equipment sponsor, Resolution Rentals.

Family-friendly + Outdoor + Rain or shine + Dinner Provided + Cash Bar (+21 w/ ID) + Kids free (12 and under) Seniors $5 (65 and over)


6:00 - 6:35 pm - Opening reception & equipment demo

6:40 - 8:20 pm - Screening

8:25 - 9:00 pm - Closing reception


"Winter 1984" (Premiere)

Tony Buba

"Peerless City" (In-progress)

Amanda Page & David Bernabo

"Not Alone: Mothers of Murdered Columbus Children"

Lauren Santucci & Christiana Botic

"Restaurants of Pittsburgh"

Daymon Long / Hearst

"Crisis in Care"

Mallory Brangan & Juliette Rihl / PublicSource & Spotlight PA

Multimedia website piece for 100 Days in Appalachia

Curren Sheldon / 100 Days in Appalachia

"Postindustrial Explores"

Carmen Gentile & Jason Motlagh / Postindustrial

"Blair Mountain History From Below" (Trailer)

Addison Post

"Groundhog Town" (Trailer)

David Zucker & Luke Terrrell


The Video Consortium is a non-profit global network of today’s top emerging voices in non-fiction video. We’re award-winning producers and directors, staff video journalists and independent filmmakers, video department heads and studio cinematographers, editors, and animators - all based throughout the world but united within our tight-knit creative collective. We welcome you into this thriving community and support emerging storytellers through various programs, workshops, screenings, and mentorship programs. What does that mean to all of you who work locally in documentary film and visual journalism? More gigs, more ideas, more gear, more friends, more support, and more equity!


VC’s Pittsburgh chapter represents non-fiction filmmakers and visual journalists working and based in the Rust Belt and Central Appalachian regions. As we shape this local chapter of VC, we’re focused on bringing together every voice working in the Pittsburgh area’s non-fiction film and video landscape to establish a deep-rooted community of visual storytellers. Our main goals are to help local freelancers and independent filmmakers find work and advice while also providing referrals and guidance to non-local news outlets and documentary film crews working in the region. Our mission is to address issues like news deserts, freelancer advocacy, and equitable representation in the non-fiction film industry. We hold quarterly screenings of recent films, workshops, and networking events.

We encourage all media makers to connect and engage with one another about some of our most pressing issues in the region so we can support each other as we build this chapter together. We’re super excited to grow this chapter with you and look forward to seeing you at the gathering!

VCPGH organizing team:

Nick Childers, Ryan Loew, Stephanie Strasburg, Nate Smallwood and Dan Lampmann

Special thanks to:

Will Zavala

Laura Heberton

Sky Dylan-Robbins

Hany Hawasly

We’d like to extend a very special thank you to our sponsors and partners:

Principal Sponsor: 100 Days in Appalachia / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Event Sponsor: Film PGH

Location Sponsor: Rivers of Steel

Equipment Sponsor: Resolution Rentals - Pittsburgh

Programming Partner: Documentary Salon

Media Partner: Postindustrial Media

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This is a large, semi-remote former industrial site. There are holes, poles, and other old industrial parts around the mill that may injure you if you do not stay within the designated area. Please use caution when walking around. It gets very dark so please bring a flashlight. There is plenty of free parking on site. When you arrive, head towards the gift shop inside of the orange shipping container to check-in. Then, go right and back towards the mill where we will be screening. Please dress warmly as it might be chilly. Porta-potties will be onsite.

Admission Info

Please purchase tickets from this Eventbrite link:


Dates & Times

2021/11/06 - 2021/11/06

Additional time info:


6:00 - 6:35 pm - Opening reception & equipment demo

6:40 - 8:20 pm - Screening

8:25 - 9:00 pm - Closing reception

Location Info

Carrie Blast Furnaces

801 Carrie Furnace Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Parking Info

Unless otherwise noted, free parking is available onsite.  Some search engines / maps services may prefer the address "Carrie Furnace Blvd, Rankin, PA 15104."

Accessibility Info

Handicapped parking is available, but the grounds covered during tours are not wheelchair accessible. Some accommodations can be made. Contact in advance of your ticket purchase to learn more about individual options.