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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 Short Film Festival announces 2018 winners

The 11th annual New Hampshire Film Office took place at Red River Theatres in Concord on May 19, with up-and-coming filmmakers from around the state taking home prizes in several categories.

Twenty-seven films were selected from 56 entries submitted by students from New Hampshire high schools and career and technology centers. They spanned a variety of film genres, including animation, comedy, drama, documentary and public service announcements/commercials.

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

This year’s winners are:

*Jury Award (Best in Show): “The Waiter”; Briana Demers, Grace Lumley, Nate Magoon; Salem High School
*Jury Award (Runner up): “The Letter”; Kenny Sullivan, Nick Hurman, Brandon Depew; Pinkerton Academy
*Jury Award Finalists:
--“Captain Dab”; Joshua McDevitt, Kellen Sheehan, Tyler McCallum; Nashua Technology Center
--“God’s Acre”; Brenden Nault; Salem High School
--“Worthless”; Autumn-Rose Bogdan, Rheannon Rodriguez; Salem High School
*Public Service Announcement Award: “Drive Safe”; Jeff Lybarger, Myles Ditkoff, Johnny Chavira, Sarah Eaton; Keene High School

The festival is an opportunity for students to have their films seen before the public at a professional venue and for the public to experience the state’s up-and-coming creative talent. For more information, visit




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