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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2011

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

NH High School Film Festival submission deadline: April 22

The New Hampshire Film & Television Office is reminding students that the deadline to submit films for the 2011 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival is approaching. All submissions must be postmarked on or before April 22, 2011, or arrive at the State Library in Concord by 4 p.m. on that date.

Designed to foster and reward interest in filmmaking for future members of the industry, the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival is open to students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 at New Hampshire public or private high schools. Submissions do not have to have been created as part of a school project.

Rules and guidelines, film submission forms and other festival information about the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival can be found online at www.nhstudentfilm.com.

All submitted films are reviewed by a panel of judges made up of New Hampshire film industry professionals. Selected films are shown at Festival, which takes place at New Hampshire Technical Institute’s Sweeney Hall Auditorium in Concord on June 18, 2011, beginning at noon.

The winner of the Jury Award, which is selected by the judging panel, will be screened at Red River Theatres in summer 2011 and on New Hampshire Day at the New Hampshire Film Festival in October 2011.

The New Hampshire Film and Television Office, as part of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, works to expand business activity and employment throughout the state by acting as a liaison between the film industry and an established network of government agencies, the state’s film industry workforce, and local property owners. The office is responsible for location assistance, public relations and general production support in an effort to broaden the cultural and economic impact of film and television production in the state. For more information about film and television production in New Hampshire, call (603) 271-2220 or visit www.nh.gov/film.

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