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Department of Cultural Resources

The Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) became the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) on July 1, 2017 when its divisions, the State Library, State Arts Council and Division of Historical Resources, merged with the Division of Parks & Recreation and the Division of Forests & Lands, formerly of the now-dissolved Department of Resources & Economic Development. The Film Office joined the Department of Business and Economic Affairs on July 1, 2018.

This website serves as an archive of press releases and other information created by the DCR prior to the formation of the DNCR and continues to serve as an important information resource.

For up-to-date information from the DNCR, visit

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

Best in NH High School filmmaking to screen May 21

The 2016 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival will take place at Red River Theatres in Concord on May 21, starting at noon.

The festival, now in its ninth year, is presented by the New Hampshire Film and Television Office and is a springboard for students wishing to have their films seen before the public at a professional venue. The two-hour program of selected films will tour independent theatres throughout the state this year.

Twenty-seven films have been selected from 60 submitted by students from 16 New Hampshire high schools. They represent a variety of film genres, including animation, comedy, experimental film, documentary and drama.

The Jury Award Winner for Best Film of the Festival, Jury Award Runner-up, three Jury Award Finalists and the Public Service Announcement Award will be presented at the festival.

Tickets are $7 and are available at the door or online at For more information about the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival, visit

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




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