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May 12, 2021 | Virtual Gala | 7:30 pm




It has never been a better time to be in the film industry. Steeltown is seizing this opportunity to do what we do best: help students and the film community using the tools we know best. During this time, we have flexed and engaged and collaborated in new and innovative ways with our teens and teaching artists to build on our strengths.

This year the Elly Awards will be virtual—and we have plenty of creativity to showcase at the event. 

Elly Awards Auction is now OPEN. 

Check out our incredible packages – including Skydiving, gift certificates to some wonderful Pittsburgh restaurants, Night of the Living Dead Swag, jewelry, and lots more – not to mention the catch of them all – a private airplane tour of Pittsburgh!

VIP Packages Available

End the night with a bang through a special VIP exclusive after-party with FRZY.  Both VIP and Premium Ticket holders receive a special Steeltown branded commemorative charcuterie board to complement their gourmet meal for two from RathLindh catering.  

Additionally, The Tipsy Gipsy will be serving up themed cocktails available for purchase during food pick up. Food pickup will precede the festivities.

Buy Swag & Show your Support for Steeltown

Grab yourself a t-shirt, hoodie or hat and show your support for Pittsburgh film community and the students that love making film!

t-shirts hoodie hat

George Jaber


George Jaber

George Jaber has been building sets for film and theater since 1974 and just celebrated 40 years of teaching the same at the Community College of Allegheny County. His students “learn to work and go to work” in theater and film and deeply respect George as a teacher and mentor. He also spent many years as an active leader of IATSE local 489. Steeltown is proud to honor George and recognize his vast and deep contribution to the film arts education and independent film community in Pittsburgh.


Mullligan Cast and Crew



Mulligan is an independent television series that proudly calls itself “Homemade in Pittsburgh, PA.” With 93% of its cast and crew calling Pittsburgh home and the city itself as a main character, it is easy to see the impact on our community both onscreen and behind the camera. 

Created and written by Patrick Cannon, Directed by Steve Parys, and Produced by Caroline Collins, Mulligan was an official selection at Film Independent’s LA Film Festival and won Best Pilot honors at Rhode Island International Film Festival.



Announcing Our Special Co-hosts!

Pittsburgh’s own constellation of stars will be on display on May 12, 2021, as our co-hosts take you on an adventure through the talented world of Pittsburgh’s filmmaking community. And don’t miss the VIP after-party. We know Pittsburghers near and far will be excited to party with these two! 

FRZY is a 2018 Emmy Award winner, and 2020 Guinness World Record holder.

Joining FRZY will be Daisy Jade. Daisy Jade is a SAG-AFTRA actress, model, and Co-Host of KDKA-TV’s FAN N’ATION.

Daisy Jade

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our students by supporting the Elly’s with a sponsorship or donation.