The Walnut Lane Film Fest is a joint event where the Princeton Education Foundation and the Princeton Public Schools spotlight our talented John Witherspoon Middle and Princeton High School students’ original short films. This is an unique opportunity for us to show how our students can express themselves through the images, words, and music they fuse into their short films. It shares with the community how middle and the high school have embraced the tools of technology and use media to communicate and learn in the 21st Century.
” If It Can Be Written or Thought, It Can Filmed”
And the 2017 Winners Are…
Olivia Gomez & Leah Schmult
– John Witherspoon Middle School –
– Princeton High School –
WALNUT LANE FILM FESTIVAL
PRINCETON GARDEN THEATRE, Princeton, NJ, Sunday, May 6, 2018
Open to all John Witherspoon Middle School & Princeton High School students
Cash Prizes per school:
$150, $100, $75
PLEASE SUBMIT A NEW FORM FOR EACH FILM.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS Friday April 13, 2018
In an envelope marked 2018 Walnut Lane Film, please include your film and all required releases.
Film must be a QuickTime or .mov file. Be sure to include a SD card or flash drive of your film that you have checked to be sure it works. DO NOT USE A CHARACTER/SHAPE flash drive, please use a normal business type drive because of space. Submit one flash drive/SD card per film you are submitting. (No flash drives will be returned)
Drop films in the film fest box at the front office of Princeton High School or Ms. Riely’s Room (B-104) at John Witherspoon Middle School anytime before 3pm, April 13, 2018.
PLEASE READ THE 2018 WALNUT LANE FILM FEST RULES & GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING THIS FORM
Princeton Garden Theater
For our festival’s venue, we wanted an exceptional location that would work well for our participants and our audience. It did not take long before Princeton Garden Theater came up as the ideal place for Walnut Lane Film Festival.
Opened in 1920, the Princeton Garden Theater got its name after the location, as there was a rose garden blooming there, next to the Bainbridge House. It was originally intended as a home for Princeton University’s Triangle Club, but the Garden Theater changed its purpose and owners several times in its existence.
It functioned as a theater ever since the late 1920s. From 1975 to 1988 it was run by Sameric Corporation, who turned it into a twin theater and named it Eric Garden Theater. In 1993 it was purchased by Princeton University and Theater Management, who invested around $200,000 in it until 2000. The entire renovation cost around $1 million and the look of the theater was completely transformed.
The latest renovations took place in 2014, when Renew Theaters got in charge of the building management.
Princeton Garden Theater is now a state-of-the-art theater which shows independent, foreign and classic films. It is one of the hallmarks of Princeton and a place of vital importance for the community and its social life.
Given its rich history and significance for Princeton, it is our honor to have Princeton Garden Theater as the venue for the Walnut Lane Film Festival.
Princeton Education Foundation
An organization supporting private philanthropy for the purposes of bettering public education for students at all levels.
Princeton Public Schools
An association of public schools in the Princeton area.
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