2020 Princeton Student Film Festival
All entries must arrive no later than June 1, 2020.
The festival accepts films from near and far, national and international, made by youth ages 14-25.

Films should have a running time of 20 minutes or shorter.

Music used in the films should be original or be obtained from a royalty-free service. If not, please ensure you have paid or received permission for use.

There is no fee to enter.

The Princeton Student Film Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and is in its 16th consecutive year. We provide the opportunity and venue for youth filmmakers (ages 14-25) to screen their work to a broad audience, with lots of appreciation and lively feedback.

The selected films will be screened in Princeton on the night of Wednesday July 22, 2020 at the Princeton Public Library located at 65 Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton, New Jersey.

For more festival information please go to: princetonlibrary.org/psff/.

There is no admission to attend the screenings, which are intended for a teen and adult audience.

Selected films will be screened by the 2020 Princeton Student Film Festival Selection Committee, which is made up of the festival director, librarians and other library staff, and community members.

Films are evaluated for their aesthetic and technical qualities. We highly value submissions that tell a good story.

Decisions are made at the discretion of the committee and all decisions are final. All filmmakers who have been selected for the festival will be notified in mid-June 2020. The official selections will be posted online by the end of June 2020 at princetonlibrary.org/psff/.

Filmmakers with entries not selected will not be notified individually. However, any inquires about selection status or other concerns are welcome. Please contact PSFF Director Susan Conlon at sconlon@princetonlibrary.org with any questions.

Please Note: Less experienced filmmakers should consider submitting films with a total running time of 5 minutes or less; short, well-edited films are more likely to be favorably considered. In past years, the longer and more ambitious films accepted as selections for this festival were the work of experienced filmmakers. So, if you think your film is too long, chances are that we will too!

We only accept finished films – no rough cuts to hold a spot for a film you anticipate will be finished after the deadline.

All entries must be submitted as a file/link. Please test your link to be certain it works and also keep the link active through July 31, 2020. If your film is accepted, you will be required to send us the film as a high-resolution download on an FTP/file transfer website or on a drive.

Students may submit more than one film. If submitting more than one entry, please complete this form for each film.
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