PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival

/PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival

november, 2018

14nov(nov 14)7:30 pm17(nov 17)11:00 pmPRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival

Event Details

Claire Elaine
Executive Director

October 10, 2018

4th Annual PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival

This year, the Prindie Film Fest will take place November 14th-17th in and around Princeton, NJ, boasting a fabulous panel of judges composed of award-winning filmmakers and industry professionals. In total there will be screenings of 4 features and 19 short award-winning films over four days. The events will include special Q&As with visiting filmmakers, virtual reality demos, live music and non-profits that are relevant to the different films for opportunities to get involved and make positive changes. For more information about the movies, parking and venue information, and ticket sales, please go to

Wednesday, November, 14th from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hopewell Theater | 5 S Greenwood Ave, Hopewell, NJ 08525
$38 w/Wine Tasting $18 General Admission

Enjoy four films alongside a wine tasting of four different wines – each coinciding with the country of origin of the short films “The Best Fireworks Ever” by Aleksandra Terpinska “Nightmares by the Sea” by Skinner Myers, “Bonobo” by Zoel Aeschbacher and “Third Kind” by Yorgos Zois. Wines generously provided by Hopewell House Wines & Liquors.
All ticket-holders to this event will be able to enjoy a special prix fixe dinner at Brick Farm Tavern for $50pp including tax and gratuity. To take advantage of this offer, simply call the restaurant to make a reservation (seatings available between 5 and 6 pm) and show your tickets to your server when you arrive to receive the special menu & pricing. A sample menu can be viewed on the website.

Thursday, November 15th from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Princeton Garden Theatre | 160 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542

$18 General Admission/ FREE for Princeton University Students with Student ID
The night will start with Álvaro Gago’s “Matria,” winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the short category at Sundance.
Princeton University Women’s Center is sponsoring the screening and Q&A with Myrsini Aristidou, writer and director of the Sundance nominated short film “Aria.” She will be traveling all the way from Cyprus!
To complete the evening the feature documentary “Genderbende” will be shown.

Friday, November 16th from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Princeton University’s Campus | McCosh Hall 50

Prindie, in partnership with Raine Magazine, will be hosting filmmaking professionals in the running for the Raine Filmmaker Award for Best Potential Film Project. (Private Event)
Carl A. Fields Center for Equality Cultural Understanding is sponsoring the Q&A with Kevin H. Wilson, writer and director of “My Nephew Emmett” that won last year’s Student Academy Award and was nominated during the 90th Academy Awards main competition.
This will be held on Princeton University’s Campus in McCosh Hall 50 (located to the right of the Princeton University Chapel and not to be confused with the McCosh Medical Center!), the 110-year-old lecture hall that has been graced by many prominent figures over the years.
The evening will end with the screening of “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” by RaMell Ross, winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at Sundance this year.

Saturday, November 17th from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm (After-party with live music TBA)
Princeton University’s Campus | McCosh Hall 50

Presented on-campus by the Princeton University Film Society where the remainder of the in-competition films will be screened.
Following the movies that touch on the environment, the audience will be joined by Grist Fixers ( to learn how to navigate the ins and outs of addressing climate change in everyday interactions.
The closing film, “Three And A Half” by Dar Gai is a beautiful narrative feature composed of three long and one short (one “half”) tracking shots over the course of two hours.
Saturday will also include the chance to try out the latest in VR technology with Immersive.XR! The festival will end with an after-party and award announcement.

More information about all of the films and judges, the Raine Filmmaker Award and to purchase tickets (available now) go to:


PRINDIE Princeton Independent Film Festival brings international, independent cinema to one of the most intriguing communities of the world: Princeton, NJ. First and foremost, we are a festival dedicated to quality filmmaking and storytelling, no matter the subject. We seek filmmakers and films whose narratives tell a story that inspire our audience and capitalize on that inspiration by providing education and specific opportunities for our supporters to make positive change.

We are the festival where inspiration meets and provokes action. We share our wonderful films with all creative enthusiasts, humanists, environmentalists, and those who want to make a change for good.

Prindie is run by a small and passionate team of volunteer film-lovers and do-gooders. We are motivated every day to grow the festival into a far-reaching event that continually enables the exceptional filmmakers we showcase to have a platform to not only share their work but turn their message into something tangible.

Many thanks to our 2018 sponsors: SAGindie, Princeton University Women’s Center, Princeton University Carl A. Fields Center for Equality Cultural Understanding, Immersive. XR, Young Private Wealth Management, Hopewell Theater, Hungry Harvest, Princeton Internet Marketing, The Bank of Princeton, Stockton Real Estate, Metropolis Spa and Salon and Brick Farm Tavern. With their support, we have been able to grow the festival, offer more exciting events and increase our audience.


14 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 17 (Saturday) 11:00 pm

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