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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 highly talented 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.”

OUR MISSION and giving back

OUR PEOPLE

Our Out of Competition Featured Filmmaker for 2017, Ana Asensio

Still from our 2017 Finalist

In Between by Rolf Steinmann

In addition to being a film festival that is dedicated to quality filmmaking and storytelling, we are driven by the opportunity movies give us to highlight and positively support the issues that are important to us. While certainly not an exhaustive list, the three main topics we at PRINDIE are focused on are:

Environment

Celluloid

Women and Diversity

We work to include films that highlight and celebrate these topics. On top of that, we are introducing a program this year in which we are sponsoring additional events through screenings to benefit different non-profits. If you represent a non-profit and are interested in applying for us to organize a movie screening benefit event, please

contact us.

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Michele Beck is visual artist who creates poetic combinations of video, performance, objects and sound. Her projects take the form of documentary, multi-channel audio/video installation and live performance. The form may change, but her interest in the body as a site for language and expression remains consistent. My Erotic Body is her first feature-length documentary and won Best Short Doc at the NYC Chain Film Festival.

 

Michele’s work has been shown at venues including the Kassler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest, Recontre Internationales, The ICA in

FEATURED TALENT:

Michele BEck

My erotic Body

The image of sexy women writhing on a metal pole to the pulses of driving music reflects a seedy form of male entertainment. But what happens when there are no men and it is only women dancing for each other?  In My Erotic Body, filmmaker Michele Beck takes us on a journey inside the world of pole dancing for the everyday woman. In the film, she explores a community where women take the very aspects of a dance form associated with misogyny – stripper shoes, skimpy clothes, sexually submissive postures - and turns them on their head, creating a space where the same clothes and gestures lead not to objectification, but instead lead the women to own their erotic bodies.

London, Galerie Chez Valentin, The Bronx Museum, The Queens Museum and PS122. She is a recipient of grants from NYFA, NYSCA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and multiple residencies at Yaddo and the Hermitage. She is a Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Film at the New School in New York City.

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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

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OUR 2017 SPONSORS

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ARCHIVE: 2017 FiLm Festival Trailer

2017

2016

2015

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 2017 out of competition feature

Most Beautiful Island by Ana Asensio

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

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