Congratulations and thank you to all our entrants, judges and sponsors for the 2022
Walnut Lane Film Festival!

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…

2022 Winners:

Awards for Princeton High School:

Best Drama. Deirdre Ristic LMR
Best Script. William Molena and Isiah Nagario: Sugarface
Best Special Effects: Thomas Kisby and William Alena

Awards for Princeton Middle School:

Best documentary: Gabrielle O’Neal. Mission documentary to help Ukrainian kids: interview with refugee Jerusalem Winner, Valentyna Veretska and her daughter Alisa
Best futuristic fantasy: Stephanie Liao: A day in 2050

2021 Winners:

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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