The Movie

two paper nightingales



In this internationally award-winning short film, experience a breathtaking fairytale that spans across three countries. When a fair and lovely princess, living in a kingdom of secrets and mistrust, discovers that her nation’s foreign “enemies” are not so different from herself, she will have to make a bold choice in order to prove that “what makes us all different is not as important as what makes us all the same.”


Both whimsical and deeply emotional, this short was a Student Academy Awards finalist. It also screened at the Director’s Guild of America and at a number of prestigious festivals, including international festivals in Tokyo, Japan and Jaipur, India. From the hearts of passionate, emerging filmmakers, “Two Paper Nightingales” is truly an elevated and radiant adventure. Stop by the 'Meet the Team' section to meet the individuals who worked on "Two Paper Nightingales!" Or the 'Connect' section to contact them!

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  • Student Academy Awards - Finalist

  • Leo Freedman First Cut - Winner (private screening at the Director’s Guild of America)

  • Temple University Japan Film Festival - 1st Place and Audience Choice Award

  • Jaipur International Film Festival - Official Selection

  • Vail Film Festival - Official Selection 

  • Pasadena International Film Festival - Official Selection

  • Nevada Women’s Film Festival - Official Selection 

  • Lady Filmmakers Film Festival - Best of its Category

  • Burbank International Film Festival - Finalist

  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (coming soon) 

  • Shondaland X Seriesfest Director Competition - Semifinalist