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Eventbrite - PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival

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PRINDIE 2017 will be held November, 9th and 10th. The Princeton Independent Film Festival grew out of a love of using film to take people out of their everyday lives and into new points of view. Our goal is to share the different and exciting perspectives that our filmmakers bring to one most important international communities in the country.  We’re thrilled to forge new traditions in the very traditional and prestigious setting of Princeton, NJ, and hope you’ll get to be part of what happens when the unseen becomes “scene.”

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PLEASE READ FESTIVAL RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING

 

1. Films must have been completed within the last two years. (Please contact us if you feel an exception should be made.)

 

2. Films must be submitted by September 15, 2017.

 

3. Filmmaker must be authorized to submit this film to the PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival (PIFF) for consideration and must read, understand, and agree to all entry requirements as follows:

-Submitter must be the sole person responsible to make the decision to enter this media material and guarantee that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity.

-When filling out the entry form and entering this media in the Princeton Independent Film Festival, filmmaker hereby indemnifies, releases, and holds harmless Princeton Independent Film Festival, its boards, employees, interns, volunteers, sponsors, co-sponsors, individual and institutional supporters from any liability related to the use of the entry.

-Filmmaker understands that by submitting their entry, they indemnify, release and hold harmless PIFF of any responsibility and liability, for any or all damages or losses that may occur to their entry.

-Filmmaker is responsible and gives express permission to PIFF to exhibit their entry at events which include but are not limited to judgings, previews exhibitions, festival screenings, and electronic on-line transmissions of the entry.

-PIFF will not pay screening fees to any film accepted into the final selection

-All rights and permissions for any materials contained within the said entry have been granted and filmmaker holds harmless PIFF from any or all disputes or claims that may arise from these rights and permissions granted.

-Filmmaker gives permission to allow PIFF to edit, revise, and expand any text or materials provided in their entry.

 

 

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2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

THURSDAY NOV 9th

FRIDAY NOV 10th

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY'S WOMEN'S CENTER

Frist Campus Center, Lecture Hall 302

Opening Night (THURS 7:00-10:00pm)

  • Le Clitoris by Lori Malépart-Traversy
  • Hold On by Charlotte Scott Wilson
  • Most Beautiful Island by Ana Asensio

       (Out of Competition)

      • Q&A with Ana Asensio

 

 

 

PRINCETON GARDEN THEATRE

Relationsh*ts (FRI 12:00-1:00pm)

  • Polly, Ig & Me by Ben Mallaby
  • Jenna by Christian Monnier
  • Alison by David Lester
  • Lunch Time by Alireza Ghasemi

 

Meditations (1:10-2:05)

  • Embers and Dust by Patrick Biesemans
  • In Between by Rolf Steinmann
  • Import by Ena Sendijarevic
  • Blows With The Wind by Hazhir As'adi
  • Exhale by Magali Magistry

 

Half Way There (2:15-3:10)

  • My Mamma is Bossies by Naomi van Niekerk
  • Flutter by Vladimir Todorov
  • One Year On a Bike by Martijn Doolaard

 

TRIUMPH BREWERY

LANGUAGE CLASS (3:30-4:15)

Block Berlitz (4:30-5:30)

  • Pépé Le Morse by Lucrèce Andreae
  • Breaker by Philip McKie
  • Enemies Within by Selim Azzazi

 

Before They Were Famous (5:45-7:30)

  • Invention of Trust by Alex Schaad
  • Tough by Jennifer Zheng
  • Under the Sun by Qiu Yang
  • Winston by Aram Sarkisian
  • Lejla by Stijn Bouma
  • Nocturne in Black by Jimmy Keyrouz

 

Don't Bring Your Kids (7:45-8:45)

  • Night of the Slasher by Shant Hamassian
  • Mariner by Thyrone Tommy
  • Dognap by Aiman Samat
  • 2016 by Tom and Hubert
  • Telephone Me by Michael Demetriou

FEATURED TALENT:

Emily Gerhardson PART OF ME NOW

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After witnessing her mother Lori go through the struggles of Breast Cancer, 27 year old first-time filmmaker Emily Gerhardson knew she needed to create a documentary discussing the continuing effects cancer can have on one’s life - even beyond the treatments. Born and raised in Fargo, ND, she now resides in Los Angeles, CA where she continues to develop her filmmaking craft. Her mission with “Part Of Me Now: Living With Breast Cancer” is to promote community and fellowship for patients and loved ones affected by the disease and its treatments.

synopsis

How does someone live after having cheated death?

 

Part Of Me Now: Living with Breast Cancer The simple fact is people need to begin talking about and recognizing what is beyond the treatment of cancer. What is next? "Part Of Me Now: Living With Breast Cancer" targets the hardship and struggles those who've gone through Breast Cancer endure beyond their treatments. The film highlights a side to cancer that has yet to be focused on- the aftermath. It centers around the personal stories of individuals who will live with cancer in their bodies or as a lingering threat for the rest of their lives.

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$50 Prize

SUBMIT YOUR FEATURE OR SHORT FILM FOR ENTRY INTO THE STILL IMAGE CONTEST

 

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2016

2015

FESTIVAL 2016 WINNERS

Still Image Contest Winner ($50): Taraz, by Darya Belgian

Honorable Mention: Daddy Don't Go, by Emily Abt

Honorable Mention: Lonely Boys, by Dan Simon

Audience Choice Award: Beautiful Me!, by Ruby Taylor

Best Foreign Film: Flow, by David Martinez

Best Comedy: Doug, by Lucas Ruderman

Best Documentary: Beautiful Me!, by Ruby Taylor

Best Actor: Gregory Lay in Lonely Boys

Best Actress: Lily Mae Harrington in Some Freaks

Best Ensemble Cast: 42 Seconds of Happiness, by Christina Kallas

Indie Spirit Award: 42 Seconds of Happiness, by Christina Kallas

Best Short Film ($100): This Modern Man is Beat, by David J. Schroeder

Best Feature Film ($500): Some Freaks, by Lovell Holder

Thank you to all the brilliant filmmakers who submitted their work to the 2016 PRINDIE FILM FESTIVAL. We hope to see you again next year!

FESTIVAL 2016 LINEUP

Paper Wrap Fire (Short, 14 mins.)

Daddy Don't Go (Feature documentary, 1hr. 30 mins.)

Back Track (Short, 7 mins.)

Foreign Sounds  (Short, 9 mins.)

Some Freaks (Feature, 1 hr. 35 mins.)

24 Degrees in Winter (Short, 17 mins.)

Flow (Feature, 1 hr. 30 mins.)

No Joke (Short, 17 mins)

The Skull (Short, 13 mins)

Butterflies (Short, 3 mins)

Doug (Short, 10 mins)

Being Seen (Short documentary, 15 mins)

Voice of Nothingness (Short documentary, 19 mins)

Bittersweet Lane (Short, 10 mins)

Lonely Boys (Feature, 1 hr. 30 mins)

The Call from the Sea (Short documentary, 15 mins)

Normal is Over (Feature documentary, 1 hr 43 mins)

Black Beauty in the White Gaze (Short, 1 min)

Beautiful Me! (Feature, 1 hr)

42 Seconds of Happiness (Feature, 1 hr 30 mins)

The Call (Short, 21 mins)

Deadpoint (Short, 26 mins)

The Last Abduction (Short, 13 mins)

FESTIVAL 2016 BONUS ONLINE SHORTS

The Bag, by Philip Snyder

American Moderate, by Jared Callahan

Koots, by Jake Roseman

Imaginary Novels, by Nancy Gifford

Only One You, by Madison Durand

Through the Night, by Drew Leary

Injustice, by Amanda Chambers

FESTIVAL 2015 WINNERS

Honorable Mention: This is Your Life, by Nicole Pometti

Honorable Mention: Time Simply Passes, by Ty Flowers

Honorable Mention: Trichster, by Jillian Corsie

Audience Choice Award: A Box Came to Brooklyn, by Jason Cusato

Best Foreign Film: Mercy's Blessing, by May Taherzadeh

Best Comedy: Double D, by Graceann Dorse

Best Documentary: Exported from Michigan, by Jon Vander Pol

Best Actor: Zachary Quinto in The Future Perfect, by Nick Citton

Best Actress: Laya Lewis in Beverley, by Alexander Thomas

Indie Spirit Award: A Wheel Out of Kilter, by Ross Morin

Best Short Film ($100): Beverley, by Alexander Thomas

Best Feature Film ($500): Driving While Black, by Paul Sapiano

Special exclusive screening 2015 hosted by Hitops

Project: Shattered Silence, by Colleen Hamilton

FESTIVAL 2015 LINEUP

Analysis (Short, 10 mins)

Art & Spirit (Feature documentary, 52 mins.)

Beverley (Short, 25 mins.)

Big Little Girl  (Short, 14 mins.)

A Box Came to Brooklyn (Short, 26 mins.)

Clay of Indigo (Short, 28 mins.)

Double D (Short, 10 mins.)

Driving While Black (Feature 1 hr 31 min.)

Emotional Dimensions of the James River (Experimental/music video, 3 min.)

Exported From Michigan (Feature documentary, 1 hour 32 mins.)

The Future Perfect (Short, 12 mins.)

Holi (Animated short, 3 mins.)

Mercy’s Blessing (Short, 30 mins.)

Morality (Music video, 3 mins.)

Nesting Grounds (Short, 15 mins.)

The Pretty People (Short, 21 mins.)

The Shower (Short, 10 mins.)

Spilled Milk on Banjo (Poetry, 3 mins.)

This is Your Life (Short, 9 mins.)

Time Simply Passes (Feature documentary, 52 mins.)

Trichster (Feature documentary, 1 hour and 12 mins.)

A Wheel Out of Kilter (Feature film, 1 hour and 31 mins.)

FESTIVAL 2015 BONUS ONLINE SHORTS

A Spring Has Passed By, by Eva Daoud

Broken Edge, by Dio Chen

Encounters with Hope in Cambodia, by Chao Yoon and Chae Youn

Left Bank Bookseller, by Lisa Reznik

Sprint to the Past, by Selkin Fedor

Still 60, by Marc Kornblatt

SPONSOR PRINDIE

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Princeton Independent Film Festival, or “Prindie,” is to expose people to an international array of cinema and encourage our community to participate in the global conversations our filmmakers bring to life. For many people in historic Princeton, that means showing them work from international, minority, and female filmmakers; filmmakers not the norm in mainstream cinema.

OPPORTUNITY TO SPONSORS

We aim to create sponsorship opportunities that align with our sponsor's marketing and community goals. Please contact us for more information about our specific sponsorship opportunities.

OUR 2017 SPONSORS

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Intern AND Volunteer Opportunities

All festival interns and volunteers  will be able to attend festival events for free, have the entry fee waived if they wish to submit a film, and receive letters of recommendation from the festival founders.

 

INTERNS

 

Marketers/Social Media: You will be working directly with the Chief Creative Officer and be expected to create daily social media postings as well as other design work for advertising and promotions in conjunction with the marketing intern.

 

About you:

You are an adept social media user who understands the value of daily creative content to drive viewership and interaction. You are familiar with website management and Adobe's Muse. You are tech savvy and know that whatever you don't already know you can teach yourself with the tools of the internet and will do so with ease and speed.

 

Marketing/Sponsorship Acquisition: You will be working in conjunction with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Creative Officer and be expected to research marketing opportunities and help build sponsorship packages to attract sponsors at all levels.

 

About you:

You have studied or are interested in marketing and enjoy the research process. You are an adept communicator who can represent PRINDIE with professionalism and confidence. You like solving problems and are obsessed with organization!

 

VOLUNTEERS

 

Ticket-takers and collectors: Are you trust-worthy and good with money? We need you to man the ticket booth! Ticket-takers are responsible for selling tickets at the door and/or collecting tickets and checking VIP passes for attendees.

 

Ushers: Help people to their seats, and also help our filmmakers to their special seating and to get on-stage for Q&A!

 

 

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