Film Kitchen is back!

At 7PM on Tuesday, October 20th, one of the longest running showcases of films connected to the southwestern Pennsylvania region is returning from a two-year hiatus. Co-presented online with Jump Cut Theater, this month will include a lineup of seasonally appropriate shorts from some of Film Kitchen's favorite makers.

The program will be broadcast to the Jump Cut Theater Twitch stream starting at 7PM.


For October, we have an evening of Halloween-themed local short films


5 Day RentalGlenn Syska's 2005 slasher shot almost entirely in the now nearly extinct Blockbuster Video

Halloween '85Georgen Hornbein and Ken Thigpen's VHS time capsule of 1985 Halloween festivities from our neighbors to the east, State College, PA

Plus a selection of Halloween shorts from the Pittsburgh region by local artists Ana Armengod, Tess Allard, John Kirch, Amy Maurine Edwards, Pat Francart, and others


Artists will attend the screening for a virtual discussion via Zoom after the show.


Film Kitchen and Jump Cut Theater present this online event free of charge.  Donations to the artists are encouraged.


In the future, Film Kitchen will be broadcast to the Jump Cut Theater Twitch stream starting at 7PM on the second Tuesday of each month.  The next Film Kitchen is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2020.


For information on submitting work to Film Kitchen, please contact Matthew R. Day at

JCT presents

Film Kitchen October Trailer

Jump Cut Theater

PO Box 10400

Pittsburgh PA  15234

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