2019 Raine Filmmaker Award

Best Potential Film Project





Mark Hosack, Miracle Desert


2nd place

Laura Neri, Keeping Things Simple


3rd place

Jonathan Marballi Matt Braunsdorf,






This pitch competition is open to all filmmakers and screenwriters 18 years of age and older. Finalists will receive an invitation to pitch their short or feature project in front of investor representation at the festival. To be considered, submit your logline, the first 10 pages of your script and a CV or IMDb link. If the proposed film is a documentary, you may submit a shooting script in place of a screenplay. Each finalist will be given two All-Access Screening Passes to the 2019 PRINDIE Festival!

See Rules and Regulations.

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Nicola RoseLinden in Bloom


2nd place

Jingjing Tian, Till Death Do Us Part


3rd place (tie)

Vagabond, Harlem's Last Poet

Elizabeth Archer, Mail on Sunday 




1. Final deadline for submissions is June 16th. Notification is July 1st.

2. Only one project may be submitted per person.

3. Filmmakers must be authorized to submit their films/scripts to PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival for consideration and must have read, understood, and agreed to all entry requirements:

-Submitter must be the sole person responsible to make the decision to enter this media material and guarantee that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. They must also own the underlying rights to any adapted work, or the work must be in the public domain.

-When filling out the entry form and entering this media in the PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival, filmmaker hereby indemnifies, releases, and hold harmless PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival, its boards, employees, interns, volunteers, sponsors, co-sponsors, individual and institutional supporters from any liability related to the use of the entry.

-Filmmaker/Screenwriter understands that by submitting their entry, they indemnify, release and hold harmless PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival of any responsibility and liability, for any or all damages or losses that may occur to their entry.

-Filmmaker/Screenwriter is responsible and gives express permission to PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival to exhibit their name and Project Title online and festival to list finalists and winners.

-All rights and permissions for any materials contained within the said entry have been granted for review purposes among PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival's employees and Pitch Competition Judges and filmmaker holds harmless PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival from any or all disputes or claims that may arise from these rights and permissions granted.

4. In addition to the above, RAINE Filmmaker award submitters must: 
-be 18 years or older

-submit their work in English

-submit screenplay as a PDF in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.

-be able to attend the pitch in person in Princeton, NJ.

5. Investor Representation is not guaranteed to fund the winning project. The only guaranteed award for Grand Prize Winner is $1,000 cash, a script and financial analysis from SLATED & a feature in RAINE Magazine.