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PRINDIE Princeton Independent Film Festival grew from our passion for film and the desire to be a socially responsible and socially active film festival. First, we are a festival dedicated to quality filmmaking and storytelling, and it is our mission beyond that to be a place where inspiration meets and provokes action. We seek to provide the education and resources needed to enact positive change on the heel of being moved by the motion pictures we showcase. By giving filmmakers this unique platform, we’re able to bring their different and exciting perspectives to one of the most interesting international communities in the country, while also providing unique opportunities to effect meaningful change in the world.

4th ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL NOV 2018

OUR MISSION and giving back

Prindie is focused on supporting three main topics:

OUR PEOPLE

Celluloid

Environment

Still from our 2017 Finalist

In Between by Rolf Steinmann

Women and Diversity

Our Out of Competition Featured Filmmaker for 2017, Ana Asensio

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.

FEATURED TALENT:

DANI TENENBAUM AND STACEY MALTIN

CHRISSIE is young, wild, and living on the streets.  She and her best friend CECE use their youth and good looks to their advantage, playing a con game with strangers to put a roof over their heads while all the time fantasizing about having enough money to score their dream apartment. But the girls also find themselves confronting the darker realities of their situation. Chrissie struggles to stay out of the way of FRANK, the manipulative manager of the homeless shelter who doesn’t just have good intentions. And Cece continues an involvement with JAMES, an abusive addict who brings out the worst in her.

 

When Chrissie meets DAVID, a funny, genuine guy who works his way into her heart, she falls for him and must decide whether to confess the real circumstances of her life or continue her carefully crafted lie. As their relationship grows she realizes she needs to prove herself not only to him but also to the people in his life, including his suspicious roommate, AVI, and his coworker LYSI, who at the first chance is waiting to pounce on him. When Avi discovers a dark link to Chrissie’s past he immediately tells David. But when David confronts Chrissie about it she must make the biggest decision of her life – to tell David the truth about herself or to keep her lie going at all costs – even at the cost of someone’s life.

STACEY MALTIN

DANI TENENBAUM

Stacey wrote, produced, and acted in her first feature film “Landing Up” (Dances With Films, SOHO Film Festival, Best Feature and Best Actress Nominee.) The film was recently acquired for distribution and as of May 2018, is now available worldwide!  She directed the short film “Head” (New Fest 2016 Official Selection / Lower East Side Film Festival Official Selection). She wrote and directed the short film "Stronger Together" which was premiered at NewFest 2017! Her script, “The Other Side” was selected by The Black List as a Finalist in the Hasty Pudding Fellowship for a screenwriter focusing on social commentary.  It was produced by Franklin Leonard as a podcast starring Darren Criss, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Jerry Adler. She recently produced the web series “Royally” which won the Critics Choice award at the 2017 NYTVF. She produced the short film "Sunshine" which is having its world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival 2018. Her feature screenplay "The 51st State" is also on the development slate as is a series based on Landing Up.

Dani made his feature directing debut with “Landing Up” (Dances With Films, Best Feature nominee SOHO Film Festival). His short film “Guides” won the “Best of Fest Grand Jury Prize” at the Indieworks New York Film Festival as well as showing in film festivals world wide including the Jerusalem Film Festival, San Francisco Shorts Festival, Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival, and more. He directed the short comedy film “Museum” which won the “Audience Choice Award” at the 48 Hour Film Festival. He also won “Best Cinematography” for the short film “Zoe.” He works at the cutting edge of virtual reality and has traveled the globe filming 360 degrees. His VR short “Funeral 2.0” is currently in pre-production and will be out in 2018.

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SPONSOR PRINDIE

OUR MISSION

We at Prindie thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping us drive our important mission forward. We seek to inspire our audience with films from the best-of-the-best, to educate, and to provide everyone with actionable information and tools

for the betterment of our world, making us a truly one-of-a-kind film festival.

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 GROWING LIST OF 2018 SPONSORS

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

FESTIVAL 2017 LINEUP

Polly, Ig & Me by Ben Mallaby

Jenna by Christian Monnier

Alison by David Lester

Lunch 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

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 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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