Get Ready for the the 6th Annual Nassau Film Festival! 

THE NASSAU FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS for TWO days - May 16 & 17, 2020

 A TWO-Day Celebration of Short Films From Around the Globe

The Nassau Film Festival was named the number one comprehensive short film festival in the New Jersey/New York/Pennsylvania tri-state region and one of the best comprehensive short film festivals in the United States. Recently, the festival was rated by filmmakers as one of the top 100 SHORT film festivals worldwide.

The Nassau Film Festival (NFF) screens short films and music videos (30 seconds to 20 Minutes) in the following categories: fiction, documentary, animation, student fiction, horror, music videos, trailers, and episodic. The historic Princeton Garden Theatre on Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ across the street from Princeton University will host the 2020 festival which will be held on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17, 2020. Best of Festival awards are given in each of the categories and attendees have a chance to network with filmmakers, actors, actresses, directors and directors of photography at a special festival event. Audience members will also have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with filmmakers whose films are selected to screen at the festival.  

NFF Founder and Festival Director Lew Goldstein got the idea to start the festival after noticing a gap in the Princeton film scene. “I felt there was a void for individuals who focused on short documentaries and short films. These are all remarkable films that deserve to be seen,” he said. Each year the number of film submissions for Festival consideration has grown. “As the festival has grown more filmmakers are realizing that this is a festival which is drawing serious attention in the film community. We are seeing a growth each year in submissions and the festival going audience has packed the Princeton Garden Theatre knowing that the films chosen to be screened by the judges are of high quality,” Goldstein said.

In 2019, filmmakers voted NFF as one of the top 100 short film festivals in the world. The festival has been recognized as the top comprehensive short film festival in the tri-state region and one of the best comprehensive short film festivals in the United States. NFF highlights extraordinary independent films from filmmakers representing countries in six continents. Additionally, films from the USA as well as regional and local filmmakers are highlighted. The works of selected new student filmmakers are also screened.

NFF has earmarked some funds donated from patrons and sponsors each year to the Festival to assist various non-profit organizations. Those organizations the Festival has donated to over the years include the American Cancer Society, Womenspace, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). Please show your support for the Festival and its mission by donating today (see donate button at bottom of page).


some of our Festival Award winners OVER THE YEARS:

Watch the Films

Thanks to all the filmmakers who submitted films for the 2019 Nassau Film Festival. The response to the festival has been overwhelming with films coming in from around the globe!

North America • Europe • Asia • Australia • South America • Africa

This film festival gives an opportunity for new and current filmmakers to have their short films screened. All genres and styles of films will be considered. A Best of Festival Award will be given in the filmmaker and student filmmaker categories.

2020 FESTIVAL Submissions ARE NOW OPEN!

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