FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2014
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
NH High School Film Festival open for entries
The New Hampshire Film and Television Office is now accepting submissions for the 2014 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival. All submissions must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2014, or arrive at the Film and Television Office at 19 Pillsbury Street in Concord by 4 p.m. on that date.
Created in 2007, the New Hampshire High School Short Film has become one of the marquee film festivals in the state, fostering interest in filmmaking and rewarding future members of the industry for their craft.
The Festival is open to students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 at New Hampshire public or private high schools; homeschooled students ages 14 – 18 are also eligible. Submissions do not have to have been created as part of a school project and there is no entry fee. To be considered, a film cannot be longer than seven minutes, including titles and credits.
A panel of judges made up of New Hampshire film industry professionals will review all submissions. Select films will be shown at the Festival itself, which takes place at Red River Theatres in Concord on May 24, 2014, beginning at noon.
Winning films will also be screened on New Hampshire Day and Night at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth in October, the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival in Concord in November and the Monadnock International Film Festival in Keene in April 2015.
In addition to providing students with a public venue for showing their work, the Festival is also a great way for students to build their resumes and make their college applications stand out.
Rules and guidelines, film submission forms and other information about the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival can be found online at www.nhstudentfilm.com.
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.