February 7, 2024

Edison Film Festival At Princeton University

DOCUMENTARIES AND MORE: A still from “Between Earth and Sky,” a film by Andrew Nadkarni that was also shortlisted for the 2024 Academy Awards, is one of the works to be screened at the 43rd Annual Thomas Edison Film Festival’s in-person premiere at Princeton University on February 16, followed by a virtual discussion with the filmmakers on February 17.(Photo courtesy of Andrew Nadkarni)

The 43rd season of the renowned Thomas Edison Film Festival (TEFF) will premiere on February 16 at Princeton University’s James Stewart Film Theater with a screening, a virtual discussion with filmmakers, and films available to view on demand, presented in collaboration with the Lewis Center for the Arts.

TEFF’s in-person premiere opens with a reception, screening of seven films, and a Q&A with festival artists including filmmaker James Hollenbaugh, poet and performer Bimpé Fageyinbo, lighting director Gabriel Kurzlop, filmmaker Chehade Boulos, and producer Julia Anderson. On February 17 a livestreamed discussion with the filmmakers will be hosted by Festival Director Jane Steuerwald, Festival Associate and Juror Henry Baker, and Margaret Parsons, curator, emerita, of the National Gallery of Art.

All seven films will be available to view on demand February 16-23. The films to be shared represent experimental, animation, documentary, screen dance, and narrative genres. The festival is presented by the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium and Princeton’s Program in Visual Arts. Admission is free. Visit arts.princeton.edu for the Zoom link and more information.