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2016 Princeton Student Film Festival

Congratulations to the 2016 PSFF filmmakers! Our festival continues to grow, and we received nearly 160 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.

The festival is in its 13th year and will be held on July 20 & 21, 2016 at the Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ.
The screenings begin at 7 p.m. both nights.

For more information about the films, check out the 2016 program guide.


Cut to the Chase by Jesse Lucks
Red by Madison Shopene and Chelsea Brecka
Something Special by Madison Shopene and Chelsea Brecka
One Step at a Time by Ian McQueen
Sylvia by Abigail Tulenko
Bi-Polar by Lily Lizotte
Military Mom by Aldo Battle
Mannequin by Zach McCoy-Davies
Immeasurable Nature by James Tralie
In the Path of My Father by Ra Wright
(If I Care) by Devon Viola
Paul's Ride by Benjamin Davis
Writer's Block by Tyler Crosby


BATHOS by Jacob Lazarow and Evan Bradley
Two Wheels by Ana DeJesus
Disha by Sugandha Bansal
Let The Air In by Justin Boswick
The Verses of Gamayun by Anthony Lagana
Portrait of a Sand Dancer by Tatianna Sims
Fault Lines by Mandy Wong
PUNKED! by Adam McGill
Devil In A White Room by Chris Giuseppini
7 O'Clock by Nichola Latzgo
HALO by Amit Kumar

About the festival

The Princeton Student Film 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 local, national and international high school and college students (and home-schooled, unschooled or not in school youth) ages 14-25.

For more information about the festival please contact Susan Conlon, festival director.


Past Years Programs



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

Film Society of Lincoln Center


Great Directors Database



News & Media Resources:

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