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PRINDIE Princeton Independent Film Festival grew from 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 of our filmmakers with one of the 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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1. Final deadline for submissions is August 1st.

 

2. Filmmakers and screenwriters must be authorized to submit their films/scripts to PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival for consideration and must have read, understand, and agreed to all entry requirements:

 

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KPage Stuart Valdes FULL SERVICE

 

 

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KPage Stuart Valdes is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, educator, and musician whose work explores the many layers of misunderstanding generated by the stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination that exist within American society. She has received fellowships and commissions from Yaddo, Jerome Foundation through Voice and Vision Theater, Atlantic Center for the Arts, HERE Arts Center, Blue Heron Arts Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Tisch School of the Arts.

 

Her screenplay, Borderline ‘73, was a finalist for the Sundance Writer’s Lab, and an Academy Award Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship Semi- Finalist. Her screenplay, Psychotropia, won Best Screenplay at the California Women’s Film Festival, second place at the LA Underground Film Festival screenplay competition, was a finalist for the Sundance Writer’s Lab, and a Semi-Finalist at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

 

Talking Piece, a short which she wrote, produced, and directed, premiered at Detroit's Charles H Wright Museum of African American History and screened at multiple festivals nationally and internationally winning the Complex Cultural Currents Award from Stories by the River Festival and an Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Black Film Festival. Full Service, a short which she also wrote, directed, and produced, was awarded Best Short at the Toronto Nollywood Film Festival and Best Short at the Katra Film Festival. It was screened in the African Diasopora International Film Festival and at the famed Anthology Film Archives in NYC. Her music has been presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and in countless smaller clubs.

 

She has worked in progressive education as an arts educator, teacher coach, social and emotional learning specialist, and project manager, and has supported and trained thousands of educators in conflict resolution, social and emotional learning, and racial equity initiatives.  By leading workshops on understanding bias; creating emotional literacy; countering stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination; and learning concrete skills to better ally with people who are being targeted she supports communities to become more equitable and inclusive. She writes a regular blog for Edutopia on these issues, and recently delivered the 2nd most popular webinar of 2017 for the American Federation of Teachers by using footage that she shot in NYC classrooms to teach skills for creating positive classroom climate and racial equity in schools. Her creative work is influenced by the years of experience she has had as a progressive educator.

 

She holds a BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from their Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program where she wrote both words and music.

SYnopsis

In Full Service, we meet, Abike, a Nigerian-American, who is taking a country drive to a friend's house when she realizes her tank is needling towards empty. She pulls into the only station she can find and is greeted by Scott, a local who inherited his business from his grandfather. Scott has never met anyone like Abike and she patiently dissects his assumptions about her and her life with humor and gravity, before leaving him to ponder their commonalties and her power. Full Service explores our propensity to stereotype others, our simplistic ideas around identity, and how we are all more complex than we seem.

 

 

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2016

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FESTIVAL 2017 WINNERS

GOLDEN CUP Christian Monnier, Jenna

GRAND FEATURE Martijn Doolaard, One Year on a Bike

AUDIENCE CHOICE  Tom and Hubert, 2016

GRAND DIRECTOR Lucrèce Andreae, Pépé le Morse

GRAND PERFORMANCE Hassam Ghancy, Enemies Within

GRAND STUDENT  Jimmy Keyrouz, Nocturne in Black

STILL IMAGE WINNER  Yi-Shi Chou, The Man with the Western Hat

Thank you to all the brilliant filmmakers who submitted their work to the 2017 PRINDIE FILM FESTIVAL! We hope to see more of you in the years to come!

FESTIVAL 2017 LINEUP

Polly, Ig & Me by Ben Mallaby

Jenna by Christian Monnier

Alison by David LesterLunch Time by Alireza Ghasemi

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

My Mamma is Bossies by Naomi van Niekerk

Flutter by Vladimir Todorov

One Year On a Bike by Martijn Doolaard

Pépé Le Morse by Lucrèce Andreae

Breaker by Philip McKie

Enemies Within by Selim Azzazi

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

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

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

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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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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