Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Casting Notice: Casting docu-series for MTV

Sharing this casting notice we received at the Film Office:

Casting Documentary Series for MTV!!! 
GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY SERIES IS CASTING NOW The award-winning producers and journalists from Barcroft Productions are now casting for a new documentary series for MTV Networks. This fascinating show will explore the lives of unique communities and families across America. 
Do people in your community think that you and your family’s lifestyle is radical, dangerous or downright crazy? 
Is your family or group considered “outsiders” for their unconventional perspectives? 
Are you or a member of the family in conflict with this lifestyle and is it causing tension within the family? 
If this sounds like you and your family's life, we want to hear from you ASAP!  
We are open to exploring ALL types of worlds:
Are members of your family part of a gang?
Does your family strongly believe in alien conspiracies and UFO 
We are looking for charismatic, unfiltered, and strong voices to share their lives for this sensitive documentary. 
Please email us ASAP at:
MTVdocumentary2016@gmail.com                   
Make sure to include your name, location, contact information, photo and a brief paragraph about you, your family or group and share details about your lifestyle.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Live Free or Die Film Festival debuts in Manchester Aug. 12-13

The inaugural Live Free or Die Film Festival will debut August 12-13 at The Palace Theatre in Manchester. Visit the Live Free or Die Film Festival site at http://livefreeordiefilmfestival.com.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Short Ends Newsletter - March 23, 2016

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In this issue:
  • Reminder! Seeking New Hampshire Filmmakers/Teaching Artists for Arts In Education Roster
  • New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival--Deadline March 31
  • Meeting Notice: New Hampshire Film and Television Commission, April 1 at 10 a.m.
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • Submit Your Film to the 2016 New Hampshire Film Festival
    • New Hampshire-Filmed Doc "God Knows Where I Am" On Festival Circuit
    • Olson Entertainment Studios' Bobcat Hunting Documentary
    • Alfred Thomas Catalfo's Short "A Split Ticket" at CIFF
    • Local Filmmaker Looking to Network
    • Joel Schwelling Update
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • NH State Council on the Arts Announces 2016 General Project Grant Awards
    • Nashua Mill Complex Named to National Register of Historic Places
  • Calendar
    • New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival, March 31-April 10
    • Submission Deadline, NH High School Short Film Festival, March 31
    • Monadnock International Film Festival, April 14-16

Reminder! Seeking New Hampshire Filmmakers/Teaching Artists for Arts in Education Roster

Seeking NH Filmmakers/Teaching Artists: Deadline: May 2, 2016 - The NH State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for their juried Arts in Education (AIE) Teaching Artist Roster. Qualified filmmakers, photographers and media arts artists are encouraged to apply! Teaching artists are talented professional artists who can bring new ideas, skills, energy, and creativity to schools and communities through workshops, residencies and creative programming. AIE Roster Artists represent diverse disciplines and cultures and live in various regions of the state. They have been juried onto the Roster and promoted on the NH State Council on the Arts' website, based on the artistic quality of their work, their professional commitment, and their experience in working in education and educational settings. Being juried on the NH AIE Roster also qualifies artists for participation in NH Artist in Residence (AIR) grant funded projects. To learn more details, read the guidelines, or complete an on-line application (FY2017) visit http://www.nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/roster/rosterindex.htm. To view an example of a filmmaker's roster page: http://pierce.state.nh.us/nharts/artsandartists/roster/artistinfo.asp?ArtistID=35. The annual deadline for submitting an FY2017 electronic AIE Artist Roster application is: May 2, 2016. For additional information or to discuss your application, contact Catherine O'Brian, Arts Education and Arts in Health Grants/Programs Coordinator, 603-271-0795 or Catherine.R.OBrian@dcr.nh.gov.

New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival - Deadline March 31

The submission period for the 2016 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival runs from March 1 to March 31. Films must be produced exclusively by students in grades 9-12 who are currently attending a New Hampshire public or private high school, or who are residents of New Hampshire and enrolled in high school elsewhere. New Hampshire homeschooled students ages 14-18 are also eligible. To be considered, a film cannot be longer than seven minutes, including titles and credits, and there is no minimum time limit. They do not have to have been created as part of a school project. For information on the Festival, visit: http://nhstudentfilm.com.

Meeting Notice: New Hampshire High Film and Television Commission, February 5 at 10 a.m.

The next regular meeting of the New Hampshire Film and Television Commission (RSA 21-K:23) is scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Department of Cultural Resources, 19 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH. The New Hampshire Film and Television Commission is an advisory committee made up of five appointed members of the state's media production industry and an ex-officio membership comprised of representatives from various state agencies and associations. Meetings are open to the general public.

New Hampshire Production Notes

Submit Your Film to the 2016 New Hampshire Festival: The 2016 New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth, NH is now accepting submissions. The festival takes place October 13-16, 2016. You can submit your film via WithoutaBox or FilmFreeway. More information is available at the festival website: http://nhfilmfestival.com/nhff-2016-submissions-are-live-on-withoutabox-film-freeway.

New Hampshire-Filmed Doc "God Knows Where I am" on Festival Circuit: The feature documentary "God Knows Where I am", produced by award-winning filmmakers Todd and Jedd Wider (Taxi to the Dark Side), is currently making the film festival rounds, and the trailer for the film can be seen on Vimeo here: http://vimeo.com/155436707. The film was partially shot in Concord, NH and surrounding areas in October 2013. The New Hampshire Film & Television Office assisted this project with locations and crew referrals. Visit Wider Film Projects at http://www.widerfilmprojects.com.

Olson Entertainment Studios' Bobcat Hunting Documentary: The documentary "Protect the Bobcat: A New Hampshire Wildlife Story" recently wrapped up filming at a rally at the New Hampshire State House on February 5. From New Hampshire filmmaker Brenda Olson: "The documentary "Protect the Bobcat: A New Hampshire Wildlife Story" is not a documentary about anti-hunting or pro-hunting. It is specifically a documentary focusing on the bobcat in New Hampshire and the specific bobcat hunt proposed by the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department. All individuals involved with the documentary are from New Hampshire and have their own personal views. Half of the individuals interviewed were hunters and/or trappers and the rest were non-hunters and/or authoritative individuals; however, all are against the proposed Bobcat Hunt. My vision for this documentary is to educate the public about a specific wild animal that should be respected for what it is – a top predator in this state that is still struggling to rebound. Science and statistics are voiced as well as factual events and projected ramifications if and when this bobcat hunt is implemented. Should we allow a Bobcat Hunt in New Hampshire or should we allow the Bobcat to Live Free and Die Free in New Hampshire? Viewers should watch and make up their own minds." More information on the documentary can be found at http://www.olsonentertainmentstudios.com."

Alfred Thomas Catalfo's Short "A Split Ticket at Ciff": From New Hampshire filmmaker Alfred Thomas Catalfo: We are very happy to announce that our newest short film, A "Split Ticket", is an Official Selection of the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival, Ohio's premier film event and an Academy Award-qualifying festival for Best Live Action Short Film.  More than 100,000 film goers attend CIFF annually.  A "Split Ticket" will be screened on Saturday night, April 2, 2016. Congratulations and many thanks to our fantastic cast and crew. A Split Ticket is a 20-minute, supernatural drama based on true events:  In 1947, newly-minted congressmen John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision.  The film is based on a historical incident recounted in Chris Matthews' book "Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America" in the chapter "Strangers On A Train." The trailer and more information can be found on our film website, http://www.asplitticket.com."

Local Filmmaker Looking to Network: We recently connected with Nashua-based J. Navarro who is interested in connecting with other New Hampshire filmmakers. He sent us this note to share: "Seeking Like-Minded, Eclectic Individuals - Up and coming Latino filmmaker looking to establish a network of like minded eclectic individuals that bring a sense of diversity into the filmmaking process. If you're enthusiastic, driven and passionate about filmmaking and want to join a team of like minded individuals then I have several projects I am interested in putting together this spring in the Southern NH, Merrimack Valley - North of Boston area. I am looking to work with writers, producers, camera operators, sound, lighting, set designer, editors, actors, actresses, various crew, etc. Whether you're seasoned or new to filmmaking, all I am looking for is someone with the right attitude, energy and willingness to learn. Send inquiries to Contact@epicphanyfilms.com.

Joel Schwelling is an audio production professional here in New Hampshire. Working out of his personal studio, he mixes radio and TV commercials, long form video and independent film, audio books, pod casts and more. He also writes and records original music. He is also very good about keeping us updated with his latest news, and you can see what he’s been up to here: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7052c86a653ce0305e4813c5f&id=023a474026&e=db4a197b19

We want to hear from you and share your stories. Send your production news to us at film@nh.gov.

From the Department of Cultural Resources

NH State Council on the Arts Announces 2016 General Project Grant Awards: The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has announced it has awarded eighteen General Project Grants for Community Engagement. The program helps not-for-profit organizations, Main Street Programs, municipalities and schools bring arts presentations and activities into communities, enhancing the quality of life for citizens, attracting visitors and helping stimulate local economies through the arts. Read the full press release here: https://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2016/general_project_grantees.htm.

Nashua Mill Complex Named to National Register of Historic Places: The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is proud to announce that the Nashua Gummed and Coated Paper Company Historic District has been honored by the United States Secretary of the Interior with placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is significant both for its varied architecture and for being an intact industrial complex in a city where manufacturing was one of the most successful and long-standing businesses. Read the full press release here: https://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2016/nashuapaper_nationalregister.htm.

Visit the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources at http://nh.gov/nhculture.

Calendar

Friday, February 26, 2016

Short Ends Newsletter - February 26, 2016

(Short End: A partial roll of unexposed film stock left over during a motion picture production and kept for later use.)

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In this issue:
  • Call For Entries: 2016 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival
  • Film Office Seeking Locally Produced Films for Festivals
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • The Intelligent Lives Project Receives $200K Grant
    • Student Film to Premiere at Colonial Theatre in Keene
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • 2016 NH Poetry Out Loud Regional Semi-Finals Begin February 29 , 2016

Call For Entries: New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival

The submission period for the 2016 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival runs from March 1 to March 31. Films must be produced exclusively by students in grades 9-12 who are currently attending a New Hampshire public or private high school, or who are residents of New Hampshire and enrolled in high school elsewhere. New Hampshire home schooled students ages 14-18 are also eligible. To be considered, a film cannot be longer than seven minutes, including titles and credits, and there is no minimum time limit. They do not have to have been created as part of a school project. For information on the Festival, visit: http://nhstudentfilm.com. You can read the full press release at http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2016/highschool_filmfestival_announce.htm.

Film Office Seeking Locally Produced Films for Festivals

The New Hampshire Film & Television Office is on the hunt for New Hampshire-made films produced over the last two years. We are compiling a list of films that should be on our radar screen as the 2016 film festival season approaches in the state. While the list is not a guarantee that local films will screen at various festivals around New Hampshire, we would like to be able to recommend a pool of new works that should be considered as a showcase of recent locally produced films. If you have an independent feature, documentary, short film, or student film that you’d like us to know about, send us an email with information at film@nh.gov.

New Hampshire Production Notes

The Intelligent Lives Project Receives $200K Grant: The Intelligent Lives Project, a new film from New Hampshire filmmaker Dan Habib (Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey?), has received a $200,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation. The feature-length documentary examines how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path. The project will also include a companion documentary focusing on youth with disabilities transitioning from high school to college and career, extensive outreach and education resources, and screenings and discussions across the country. To learn more about The Intelligent Lives Project, read the press release at http://bit.ly/20ZJT1W (shortened link to the University of New Hampshire website).

Student Film to Premiere at Colonial Theatre in Keene: Keene State Film students are co-directing a short film that will premiere at the Colonial Theatre in Keene. The film, titled Where There’s Smoke, blends the critical studies and film production aspects of the Film Program at Keene State. The film will be playing on May 1, 2016. Read the story at http://bit.ly/1VIW2a9 (shortened link to the Keene State College website).

We want to hear from you and share your stories. Send your production news to us at film@nh.gov.

From the Department of Cultural Resources

2016 "NH Poetry Out Loud" Regional Semi-Finals Begin February 29, 2016: After months of preparation and local competitions, New Hampshire’s high school champions will compete at four semi-final competitions for the opportunity to represent their school at the 2016 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud Championship, scheduled to take place in Representatives Hall at the State House in Concord, NH on March 21, 2016 at 6 p.m. Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth,” will serve as master of ceremonies at the finals. Read the full press release at http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2016/pol_semifinals.htm.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

ADVISORY: New Hampshire Primary coverage in Manchester - ROAD CLOSURES

ADVISORY: NH PRIMARY NEWS COVERAGE IN MANCHESTER - ROAD CLOSURES

From the Manchester Police Department:

NH Primary News Coverage - Increased traffic on Elm Street. Lane closure Franklin Street and Market Street Feb. 4th to Feb. 10th

The Manchester Police Department would like to advise you that there will be an abundance of NH Primary news coverage that will be starting Thursday, February 4, 2016 until Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Expect an increase in pedestrian traffic on Elm Street in the area of the Radisson Hotel and Veteran’s Park.

On Sunday, February 7, 2016, the Manchester Police Department start a “Lane Closure” in the area of Franklin Street and Market Street to facilitate a temporary broadcast studio to cover the NH Primary. The closure will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through Wednesday, February 10.

Market Street will be restricted to one lane eastbound from the area of Canal Street to Franklin Street. Franklin Street will be restricted to one lane southbound from Market Street to Middle Street. There will be periodic “Full Road Closures” during designated times. There will be Manchester Police officers on site to assist.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Short Ends Newsletter - January 22, 2016

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In this issue:
  • Seeking New Hampshire Filmmakers/Teaching Artists for Arts in Education Roster
  • Meeting Notice: New Hampshire Film and Television Commission, February 5, 2016 at 10 a.m.
  • New Filming Locations Added and Available
    • Luxury Lakeside Home on Winnipesaukee
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • New Hampshire Episode of "Log Cabin Living" to Air January 23, 2016
    • "American Barber" Documentary Series to debut on February 6, 2016
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • 2016 'Moose Plate' Grant Round Opens

Seeking New Hampshire Filmmakers/Teaching Artists for Arts in Education Roster

Seeking NH Filmmakers/Teaching Artists: Deadline: May 2, 2016 - The NH State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for their juried Arts in Education (AIE) Teaching Artist Roster. Qualified filmmakers, photographers and media arts artists are encouraged to apply! Teaching artists are talented professional artists who can bring new ideas, skills, energy, and creativity to schools and communities through workshops, residencies and creative programming. AIE Roster Artists represent diverse disciplines and cultures and live in various regions of the state. They have been juried onto the Roster and promoted on the NH State Council on the Arts' website, based on the artistic quality of their work, their professional commitment, and their experience in working in education and educational settings. Being juried on the NH AIE Roster also qualifies artists for participation in NH Artist in Residence (AIR) grant funded projects. To learn more details, read the guidelines, or complete an on-line application (FY2017) visit: http://www.nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/roster/rosterindex.htm. To view an example of a filmmaker's roster page: http://pierce.state.nh.us/nharts/artsandartists/roster/artistinfo.asp?ArtistID=35. The annual deadline for submitting an FY2017 electronic AIE Artist Roster application is: May 2, 2016. For additional information or to discuss your application, contact Catherine O'Brian, Arts Education and Arts in Health Grants/Programs Coordinator, 603-271-0795 or Catherine.R.OBrian@dcr.nh.gov.

Meeting Notice: New Hampshire Film and Television Commission, February 5, 2016 at 10 a.m.

The next regular meeting of the New Hampshire Film and Television Commission (RSA 21-K:23) is scheduled for Friday, February 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Department of Cultural Resources, 19 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH. The New Hampshire Film and Television Commission is an advisory committee made up of five appointed members of the state's media production industry and an ex-officio membership comprised of representatives from various state agencies and associations. Meetings are open to the general public.

New Filming Locations Added and Available

Luxury Lakeside Home on Winnipesaukee: Now available for Film and TV projects - Luxury lakeside home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. The property owners write, "27 acres with waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee. It has a tennis court, an oversized sand volleyball court as well as three golf greens for pitching and putting. There are all kinds of trails for hiking, ATVs, dirt bikes and mountain bikes during spring and summer and for snowmobiles during winter. The main house (also referred to as the "Stone House") was built in the 1900s by a shipping magnate. It is approximately 6,000 square feet including the basement, has seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. It also has a large detached garage. The property is behind gates in Wolfeboro, directly off Route 28 and very close to town." You can view photos for this location at http://rs.locationshub.com/location_detail.aspx?id=999-8564.

New Hampshire Production Notes

New Hampshire Episode of HGTV'S "Log Cabin Living" to air January 23, 2016: An episode of HGTV's "Log Cabin Living" that filmed in New Hampshire in July 2015 will make its debut on the network on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11 P.M. The program "follows one family as they ditch the hustle and bustle and go on a journey to find the quintessential escape." The episode filmed in and around Jackson, NH and included a shoot at Mount Washington State Park. The Film & Television Office assisted the production with filming permits, working with the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation. More information on the program can be found at http://www.hgtv.com/shows/log-cabin-living/episodes/boston-couple-seeks-white-mountain-cabin-retreat.

"American Barber" Documentary Series to Debut on February 6, 2016: A new documentary series, "The American Barber," is set to debut online on February 6, 2016, and one of the episodes will feature Concord, NH-based Lucky's Barbershop & Shave Parlor. The series is produced by Madwood Studios of New York City. You can view a trailer for the series at http://www.theamericanbarber.tv.

We want to hear from you and share your stories. Send your production news to us at film@nh.gov.

From the Department of Cultural Resources

2016 'Moose Plate' Grant Round Opens: The Department of Cultural Resources’ three Conservation License Plate Grant Programs are now accepting letters of intent to apply for the 2016 grant round. Cultural Resources’ “Moose Plate” grants support the restoration, preservation and/or conservation of publicly owned items significant to New Hampshire’s cultural heritage. Full press release at http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2016/mooseplategrants_open.htm.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Short Ends Newsletter - December 23, 2015

(Short End: A partial roll of unexposed film stock left over during a motion picture production and kept for later use.)

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In this issue:
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • Next Portsmouth Short Film Night January 10m 2016
    • Derry-based CT Media Distribution airing "The Appraisers" on Velocity
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • National recognition for New Hampshire State Library

New Hampshire Production Notes

Next Portsmouth Short Film Night January 10, 2016: The next Portsmouth Short Film Night is happening Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH and they want to show your film! They are looking for shorts of any type from independent filmmakers interested in screening their film to the public. It's a great opportunity to connect with and build your audience, and it's free to submit your film. PSFN is all about getting filmmakers together to show off their work, have fun, meet like-minded people, and maybe even be inspired. To submit, or for more details, visit psfn.filmunbound.com/submissions. The deadline to be considered for the next screening is December 31. You can find PSFN on Facebook at http://facebook.com/portsmouthshortfilmnight or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PSFN.

Derry-Based CT Media Distribution Airing "The Appraisers" on VELOCITY: CT Media Distribution, a division of Chip Taylor Communications, LLC OF Derry, New Hampshire, announced that their program, "The Appraisers" premiered this month on Discovery's Velocity channel. "The Appraisers" is a contemporary automotive reality series that follows three automotive appraisers as they cruise across America in search of often rare, super inviting, and always interesting automotive finds. Featuring Tom Cox - the Classic Car Guy, Chris Ritter - the Car Geek, and Ben Nef - the Vegas High Roller, each episode introduces viewers to passionate characters who make up the auto enthusiast world, and the excitement builds as the appraisers reveal how much each owner’s pride and joy is worth. "The Appraisers" covers it all - antiques, classics, muscle, luxury and exotic cars, old trucks, motorcycles and automotive memorabilia - and each collective episode adds up to a great time for all. 8 x 30-minute episodes in High Definition. More information on the show is available at http://www.appraiserstv.com.

We want to hear from you and share your stories. Send your production news to us at film@nh.gov.

From the Department of Cultural Resources

National Recognition for New Hampshire State Library: The New Hampshire State Library is pleased to announce that, for the sixth year in a row, it has received a Keppel Award from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the U.S. Census. The Keppel Award is given annually to state libraries that submit prompt, complete and high-quality public library data to IMLS. Information provided through the survey accurately reflects trends at public libraries; it is used by Congress, state governments, educators, librarians and the general public to better understand how people use public libraries. Read the full press release at http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2015/keppel_award.htm.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Short Ends Newsletter - November 20, 2015

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In this issue:
  • New Hampshire Film & Television Office Filmmaker Meet-up at SNOB Film Festival
  • Media Arts Teachers Meet at Lakes Region Community College
  • New Hampshire Film and Television Commission Meeting December 11
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • Heartwood Media Newsletter and Nonprofit Challenge
    • Portsmouth Public Media Inspiration Awards
    • Composer Errol Schlabach
    • Accompany Produces Time Capsule Video
    • Alfred Thomas Catalfo Film Festival to Benefit Rochester Opera House
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • Three Libraries Added to NH State Register of Historic Places

New Hampshire Film & Television Office Filmmaker Meet-up at SNOB Film Festival


(Brenda Olson photo)

The Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival took place in Concord, NH on November 12-14, 2015 and on Saturday, November 14, 2015, the New Hampshire Film & Television Office hosted an independent filmmaker meet-up as part of the festival, offering attendees the chance to get to know each other and hear more about the Film & Television Office over bagels and coffee. Always good conversation! Nearly 30 people came out for the event, most of whom were screening projects at the festival. The meet-up was sponsored in part by BOSCPUG and ART Payroll.

Media Arts Teachers meet at Lakes Regional Community College


(Matt Newton photo)

A meeting of media arts educators from various high schools and career technical centers around the state was held on November 4 at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. The day-long meeting was hosted by Matt Newton, director of the Film & Television Office, and Mike Place, media arts professor at Lakes Region Community College. It was the first of what will hopefully become regular meetings of the group to share information, compare experiences, and talk about the annual statewide High School Short Film Festival and other opportunities.

New Hampshire Film and Television Commission Meeting December 11, 2015

The next regular meeting of the New Hampshire Film and Television Commission (RSA 21-K:23) is scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Department of Cultural Resources, 19 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH. The New Hampshire Film and Television Commission is an advisory committee made up of five appointed members of the state's media production industry and an ex-officio membership comprised of representatives from various state agencies and associations. Meetings are open to the general public.

New Hampshire Production Notes

Heartwood Media Newsletter and Nonprofit Challenge: The latest newsletter from Manchester-based Heartwood Media is available online at http://heartwoodmedia.com/Newsletter.html. The newsletter includes information about their annual Nonprofit Challenge. Nonprofit organizations from across New Hampshire are invited to apply to the Challenge. After a review and selection process, the winner will work with Heartwood Media to create a short video. The program is open to organizations whose work directly affects New Hampshire. Call-for-entries deadline is November 30, 2015.

Portsmouth Public Media Inspiration Awards: Portsmouth Public Media is accepting nominations for their Second Annual PPMtv Inspiration Awards. Nominees can be drawn from the local business and non-profit organizations, government, education, technology, and the arts. Nominations close January 15, 2016. More information is available at http://ppmtvnh.org.

Composer Errol Schlabach: It was a pleasure to have New Hampshire composer and musician Errol Schlabach visit the Film & Television Office recently. Errol is always looking for new and interesting projects, and he stopped in to learn more about what’s happening in the state and how he can connect with New Hampshire independent filmmakers. You will find Errol listed, along with other brilliant New Hampshire composers, in our online crew and services directory at http://nhfilmdirectory.com.

Accompany Produces Time Capsule Video: John Gfroerer of Concord-based Accompany recently produced the documentary, “2015 Concord, NH – 15 Stories about Now,” which was buried with the Concord Time Capsule on November 2, 2015. The video features 15 stories about life in Concord, NH in the year 2015. The documentary is available for purchase at http://www.accompanyvideo.com, or in Concord, NH at Gibson’s Bookstore or the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. But, it’s only on the shelves until December 31, 2015 - after that, it won’t be available until 2065, when the time capsule is opened.

Alfred Thomas Catalfo Film Festival to Benefit Rochester Opera House: New Hampshire filmmaker Alfred Thomas Catalfo will be screening six of his short films on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Opera House in Rochester, NH. The screening is a benefit for the Rochester Opera House and will feature the films, The Norman Rockwell Code, The Stag Hunt, Bighorn, Slam Main, Moonlight Bait and Ammo and Rocketship. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.

We want to hear from you and share your stories. Send your production news to us at film@nh.gov.

From the Department of Cultural Resources

Three Libraries added to NH State Register of Historic Places: The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is pleased to announce that the State Historical Resources Council has added seven properties to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places, including three library buildings, a town hall, a one-room schoolhouse, a mill and a movie theater. Read the full press release: http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2015/november_stateregister.htm

Friday, October 23, 2015

Short Ends Newsletter - October 23, 2016

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In this issue:
  • NHFF Panel Audio: "The Bigger Picture: Independent Filmmaking and Community"
  • Governor Hassan, DRED Launch Second Annual What's So Cool About Manufacturing? Video Contest
  • New Locations Added and Available
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • Joel Schwelling
    • "Climate"
    • "The Chain"
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • New Hampshire's Contra Dance History Focus of Exhibit in Concord
  • Calendar
    • Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival

NHFF Panel Audio: "The Bigger Picture: Independent Filmmaking and Community"

The New Hampshire Film & Television Office presented the panel discussion, “The Bigger Picture: Independent Filmmaking and Community” on October 16 at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth. The discussion focused on positive intersections between productions and community. The panel featured Matt Newton, director of the Film & Television Office, Rick Broussard, Editor of New Hampshire Magazine and co-director of the film “Granite Orpheus,” independent producer Lisa Neville, and location manager and Claremont city councilor Nicholas J. Koloski. The discussion was moderated by Department of Cultural Resources commissioner Van McLeod. Audio from the panel is available online (with our thanks to the New Hampshire Film Festival and Anchor Line of Portsmouth): http://soundcloud.com/user-708763984/the-bigger-picture-independent-filmmaking-and-community

Governor Hassan, DRED Launch Second Annual What's So Cool about Manufacturing? Video Contest

In order to engage New Hampshire students and to encourage them to learn about exciting and interesting career opportunities in advanced manufacturing, Governor Hassan and Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose are launching the second annual What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contest. Middle school students and advisors can work with local manufacturers on their video starting now through the February 2, 2016 project deadline. More information is available here: http://www.governor.nh.gov/media/news/2015/pr-2015-10-08-cool-about-manufacturing.htm

New Locations Added and Available

The Film & Television Office has added new locations to its filming locations library. You can see them here:
New Hampshire Production Notes

Joel Schwelling is an audio production professional here in New Hampshire. Working out of his personal studio, he mixes radio and TV commercials, long form video and independent film, audio books, pod casts and more. He also writes and records original music. He is also very good about keeping us updated with his latest news, and you can see what he’s been up to here: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7052c86a653ce0305e4813c5f&id=023a474026&e=db4a197b19

Climate: Producer Joseph P. Cummings dropped us a line to tell us about his indie film, CLIMATE, which is written by Deborah Whitaker and directed by Justin Scarelli. The film, which started production in May 2015, has been filming throughout the summer and into the fall. The project has shot in Tilton, Franklin, and Ossipee, NH. The unique twist in the production is that Scarelli, a former New Hampshire resident now based in Los Angeles, used the FaceTime application to connect with the production and direct scenes from afar. The project is featured in the October edition of Imagine Magazine, you can read about it here: http://emag.imaginenews.com/index.aspx?issue=issue75&page=09

The Chain: Producer Daniel Bérubé writes, “We premiered ‘The Chain’ last November in New Hampshire at the Somewhat North of Boston (S.N.O.B.) Film Festival, winning the Best Short (Over 20) Drama Award. Our festival journey has taken us on the road to screen at eight festivals, most recently at the Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City. We continue on to build our festival audience with our newest official selection in the Medium Length Narrative category at the Miami Independent Film Festival. We'll also connect again soon with author Tobias Wolff, who wrote the original story of the same name that director Noël Dow Barlow based her screenplay upon. Tobias loves the film, stating "Writers tremble in their boot - or slippers - to see what filmmakers have done with their work. 'The Chain' seems to me a prime example of what can happen if everything goes right: they've made an intense, dynamic drama that brings a complex story to life without tricks or sentimentality. I honor the work of these filmmakers as they have honored mine.” You can stay up-to-date with us and support us on Twitter @TheChainFilm and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheChainFilm.”

We want to hear from you and share your stories. Send your production news to us at film@nh.gov.

From the Department of Cultural Resources

New Hampshire's Contra Dance History Focus of Exhibit in Concord, NH: The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, in partnership with the Monadnock Folklore Society and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, is sponsoring an exhibit about the Granite State’s tradition of social dancing at the New Hampshire State Library from October 14-November 25, 2015. Read the full press release here: http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2015/contradance_exhibit.htm

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