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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.

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

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Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
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NH High School Student Film Festival: Concord, May 19

The 2018 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival will take place at Red River Theatres in Concord on May 19, beginning at noon.

The 27 films selected include animation, comedy, drama, documentary and public service announcements. They were chosen from 56 entries submitted by students from New Hampshire high schools and career and technical centers.

Presented by the New Hampshire Film Office, the festival is an opportunity both for students to have their films shown at a professional venue and for the public to experience the state’s up-and-coming creative talent.

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. Originality, cinematic storytelling and technical execution are the primary scoring elements.

“The New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival has grown exponentially – both in size and talent – since it began in 2008,” said Matthew Newton, director of the N.H. Film Office. “It will be exciting to see what the next decade holds as our state’s youngest filmmakers continue to perfect their storytelling skills.”

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




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