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2015 Princeton Student Film & Video Festival

We are accepting submissions for the 2015 Princeton Student Film & Video Festival. Please go to the entry form and guidelines to submit a film for consideration. There is no fee to enter.

The festival is in its 12th year and will be held on Wednesday July 22 and Thursday July 23, 2015 at the Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ. 


About the festival

The Princeton Student Film & Video Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. The mission of the festival is to encourage and support the work of youth filmmakers in a range of genres and styles, with the opportunity and a venue for the filmmakers to show their work to a broad audience. The festival is open to high school and college students and home-schooled, unschooled or not in school youth ages 14-25 from Princeton and all points beyond, both near and far.

For more information about the festival please contact: Susan Conlon, 609.924.9529 ext. 1247.


Past Years Programs

Congratulations to the 2014 PSF&VF filmmakers! Our festival continues to grow, and we received nearly 200 original films from high school and college-aged students from around the world. We thank all of the filmmakers who submitted their work for consideration. There were so many outstanding films, and while we could not include them all, we are very grateful for the time spent in the creative process of making the films and the additional effort in submitting them to us for consideration.


Shark Attack by Kristen Richardson
Iron Boy by Amanda Morrison
Life's a Dive by John Taschner
My Grandpa, the First Man in Space by Ezra Rahmey
Girly by Kira Bursky
Words by Jeanpaul Isaacs
Interferencias by Lucía Conde
Refusal by Dominik Urban
Wile by Austin Rourke
Across Dystopia by Jeanpaul Isaacs
Stockholm by Alvaro Martin


Broke and Famous by John General
Stranded by Christoper Giuseppini
A Boy and a Box by Brendon Gosse
Falling by Miles Warren
Fuga Animada by Augusto Roque
Around the Block by Shane Salanitri
It'll Last Longer by Rosalie Rodriguez and Oliva Mazzetti
Galilee by John Riggio
Things Will Smolder Down Beneath by Hallie S. Bahn
Where's Da Party At by Zach Alexander



Film Resources

Outlets for Filmmakers:

Educational Video Center (EVC)

Ghetto Film School



NJ Festivals & Resources:

New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission

Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center: Home of the New Jersey Film Festival and the U.S. Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festival.


Reviews & Other Film Info Sources:

Academic Film Archive of North America

American Film Institute

Documentary Blog

Film Society of Lincoln Center


Great Directors Database



News & Media Resources:

Creative Commons: Share, remix, reuse -- legally.

The Freesound Project: The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License.

Free Music Project: FREE!MUSIC aims to popularize the idea of free distribution of music for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

Mondo Times: Links to more than 14,000 media outlets in 211 countries.

NewsHour Extra: Find stories written for students, media resources, and interactive reports based on content from the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the nightly news broadcast on PBS.

New York Times Learning Network

Newslink: Links to over 3,400 U.S. newspapers.

Paper Tiger: Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective. PTTV programs analyze and critique issues involving media, culture and politics.