Short Movie Prize

Marx Hall

Marx Hall, home of the University Center for Human Values

University Center for Human Values awards an annual Short Movie Prize of $1000 to a movie that addresses the designated theme for that year. Honorable Mentions are made from time to time and these are awarded a prize of $250.  

In 2018, the theme is Ambivalence. Undergraduate students enrolled at Princeton during academic year 2017-18 are invited to submit entries no later than Friday, 23 February 2018.



Winners of the Short Movie Prize


Theme: Fanaticism
Co-winner: James Tralie '19 for Virtual  [watch] [read]
Co-winner: Elias Stern '19 for Whiskey Sour [watch] [read]


Theme: Choosing
Co-winners: Chanyoung Park '17, Roxana Turcanu '16 and Cezar Mocan for Même [watch] Interview with Chanyoung.
Co-winner: Emma Michalak '17 for But for the Grace. [watch] Interview with Emma.
Honorable Mention: Ben Goodman '17 and Simon Gulergun's for Untitled [watch]


Theme: Attachment
Winners: Ben Goodman ’17 and Simon Gulergun “Capture Bonding” [watch] Interview with Ben.


Theme: Equality
Winner: Jeanette Beebe '14 "Beyond the Boys' Club" [watch] Interview with Jeanette.
Honorable Mention: Cameron Johanning '16 "Equality" [watch]
Honorable Mention: Jane Pritchard '15 "Hats" [watch]


Theme: Justice
Winner: Michael Glassman '15 and Tom Markham '15 "A Film on Justice" [watch] [read]


Submission Requirements

  • The preferred length of the short movie is around 7 minutes, but there is no maximum or minimum length. Music to which rights have not been secured can be used as long as the film is not shown commercially;

  • In 2017 the jury will consider digital videos (or films transferred to digital form) that bear in any way on the theme of Fanaticism. Students should upload their videos to a website–YouTube, Vimeo, or some other video sharing website–and provide the jury with a stable URL.

  • Each submission must be accompanied by a short biography (no more than one paragraph) of the student who made the movie (if more than one student, submit a separate biography for each student);

  • An optional supporting statement about the short movie (no more than one page, double spaced).

For more information and questions, please contact Femke DeRuyter.