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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.

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

NH High School Short Film Festival announces 2017 winners

The 10th annual New Hampshire Film and Television Office took place at Red River Theatres in Concord on May 20, with up-and-coming filmmakers from around the state taking home prizes in several categories.

Twenty-four films were selected from 66 entries submitted by students from 16 high schools and career and technology centers. They span a variety of film genres, including animation, comedy, drama, documentary, music video and public service announcements / commercials.

This year’s winners are:

  • Jury Award (Best in Show): “Bisque”; Briana Demers, Jenna-Rae Macy, Nathanial Magoon, Grace Lumley; Salem High School
  • Jury Award (Runner up): “Disconnect”; Samuel Ebner; Plymouth Regional High School
  • Jury Award Finalists:
    • “Dear Brother”; Chloe Pacocha, Austin Small; Pinkerton Academy
    • “The Life of Stephen Dominko”; Carly Storro; ConVal Regional High School
    • “Spaceman”; John Morin, Lubomir Rzepka, Ryan Bellarose, Jack Readman; Bedford High School
  • Public Service Announcement Award: “Someone is Waiting”; Zaq Rivera, Hailey Hicks; Pinkerton Academy

The festival is an opportunity for students to have their films seen before the public at a professional venue. For more information, visit

The New Hampshire Division of Film and Digital Media, 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 and media production industry and an established network of government agencies, the state's film industry workforce, New Hampshire businesses and local property owners. The Division is responsible for location assistance, public relations, and general production support in an effort to broaden the cultural, educational, and economic impact of film and media production in the state.




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