Now accepting submissions for the 2022 Walnut Lane Film Festival. Submission deadline is Thursday April 28th at 3pm.

Walnut Lane Film Festival Virtual Premiere Date to be Announced Soon!

walnut lane film festival

Walnut Lane

Film Festival

The Walnut Lane Film Festival is a joint event where the Princeton Education Foundation and the Princeton Public Schools spotlight our talented Princeton Unified Middle School 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”

-Stanley Kubrick

And the Winner Is…

2021 Winners:

And the winner is…

Awards for Princeton High School films:
1st Prize – Oleander by Finn Neuneier, Todor Pophristic and Hadrien Orban.
2nd Prize – The Tenant by Finn Neuneier and Todor Pophrastic
3rd Prize – The Cicada Incident by Thomas Kisby

Awards for Princeton Unified Middle School films:
1st prize – The Walk by Lily Von Roemer
2nd Prize – Pandemic plastic by Stephanie Liao
3rd Prize – Diversity in Princeton through food by Huike Zhou
An official selection for narration goes to Look at the blanket by Michael Pole
An official selection for humor goes to The Corona virus Interview by Edward Pole.

You can view the films here: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCfyNPJLrsDL7yR4HdITo2cg

2019 Winners:

All Creatures Great and Small

Ayush Shrivastava

– Princeton Unified Middle School –

The Confessional

Mathieu Brinckman

– Princeton High School –

2018 Winners:


Aiden Linkov

– Princeton Unified Middle School –

Who is Tom Szaky?

Noah Deitch & Maxwell Gorman

– Princeton High School –

Blue Varnish

Everett Shen

– Princeton High School –

2017 Winners:

Falling Together

Olivia Gomez & Leah Schmult

– Princeton Unified Middle School –

The Journey

Helena Wolk

– Princeton High School –

Open to all PMS and PHS students


Generous organizations which selflessly provide help in making Walnut Lane Film Festival come to life.
Princeton Education Foundation

Princeton Education Foundation

An organization supporting private philanthropy for the purposes of bettering public education for students at all levels.


Princeton Public Schools

Princeton Public Schools

An association of public schools in the Princeton area.




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Contact Us

If you have any questions contact us at info@walnutlanefilmfest.com or submit one by filling in the contact form below.

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