Monday, June 22, 2015

Call-For-Entries: New Hampshire shorts wanted for MainStreet Warner Film Festival

MainStreet Warner of Warner, NH is hosting a short film festival made up of projects from around New Hampshire. Scheduled for August 15 from 4-10 p.m., the festival will be held at The Stage, an outdoor amphitheatre at Jim Mitchell Community Park. Short films (under 30 minutes) must be created by a New Hampshire-based film group. Local bands are encouraged to submit music videos of original music. videos must be from 3-6 minutes long. Regular deadline is June 30 with a late deadline of July 31.

To submit a film, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/MainStreetWarnerFilmFest

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival Tour: Next Screening 6/30 at Peterborough Community Theatre

The second stop of the 2015 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival Tour will be at the Peterborough Community Theatre in Peterborough, NH on June 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Launched in 2008 and presented by the New Hampshire Film & Television Office, the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival has become one of the marquee film festivals in the state, fostering interest in filmmaking, encouraging media arts education in schools, and rewarding future members of the industry for their craft. This year, the Festival goes on the road, screening at theaters around the state. Tickets for the Peterborough screening are $5 at the door.

Twenty-five student-produced short films were selected for the 2015 Festival and will be showcased to moviegoers and aspiring young filmmakers during the two hour event. For more information about the Festival, visit http://nhstudentfilm.com. Please note: Some of the films presented may contain subject matter that may not be suitable for younger audiences. Parental discretion is advised.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Monadnock International Film Festival seeks new Executive Director

The Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) seeks a new Executive Director to lead and oversee the festival in its fourth year and beyond. MONIFF brings world-class film and filmmakers to New England’s beautiful Monadnock region, combining the area’s twin traditions of great art and social awareness. MONIFF focuses on films that inspire and reinforce the beauty and power of film, seeking out international, national, and New Hampshire-made films to feature at the festival. Learn more about MONIFF at http://www.moniff.org.


The Executive Director will bring a proven record of leading and managing people and teams with varying interests and backgrounds, a passion for independent film, and a clear understanding of budgeting and financial management. S/he will organize and lead committees of volunteers and contract personnel to manage MONIFF, with a focus on audience development, artistic excellence, and community engagement.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, working closely with the Board Chair, and will be responsible for an annual report detailing progress towards goals and benchmarks.

Salary based on experience. This is a non-benefitted position with seasonally flexible hours.

Specific responsibilities and expectations include the following:

Executive Management
-  Oversee all aspects of the film festival and related programming including fundraising, operations, programming and marketing.
-  Ensure sound financial planning, budget preparation, and fiscal management in collaboration with the Board and Finance Committee.
-  Demonstrate ability to work transparently, efficiently and responsively with a governing board. Foster positive, productive relationships and teamwork among board members, volunteers, vendors and sponsors.
-  Participation and reporting at regular board meetings and executive committee meetings.
-  Coordinate with the selection committee all film festival programming.

Fundraising
-  Responsibility for overall fundraising strategy and tactics.
-  Meet with sponsors, foundations and individual donors.
-  Lead volunteer/board development committee and cultivate long term sponsor relationships.
-  Manage grant strategy and generate proposals.

Business Development and Public Relations
-  Set and achieve audience development goals by reaching people through various media and collaboration with other organizations and community groups.
-  Create revenue generating partnerships with for-profit and non-profit organizations.
-  Ensure the highest level of artistic content and presentation at the film festival and other events.
-  Represent the public face of the organization in the local community and in the media.

MONIFF seeks candidates with the following:
-  Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
-  Demonstrated leadership and management capability
-  Demonstrated fundraising experience and success
-  Experience in growing an organization in membership and strength
-  Strong collaboration and innovation skills
-  Strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-  Experience with arts organizations and/or film industry experience a plus

SEND RESUME, COVER LETTER AND ANY INQUIRIES TO: search@moniff.org. The position is open immediately and applications will be reviewed beginning July 3, 2015.

Monday, June 8, 2015

New Hampshire's Gina Catalfo Nelson premieres short film SIGNING at Dances With Films

Congratulations to New Hampshire filmmaker Gina Catalfo Nelson, whose first short film, SIGNING, which she wrote, directed and edited, had its World Premiere on Saturday, June 6, at the film industry showcase festival Dances With Films at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. SIGNING was featured in DWF's family-friendly section, Dances With Kidz. The festival is sponsored by powerhouse talent agencies CAA and ICM. Gina is a recent graduate of the film program at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. SIGNING is her senior thesis film and was shot entirely in New Hampshire with a NH-based cast and crew.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival Begins Screening Tour

New Hampshire moviegoers and aspiring young filmmakers will have the chance to see locally made blockbusters from around the state this summer and fall as the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival begins its first-ever multi-theater screening tour.

Twenty-five student-produced short films were selected to screen at the 2015 Festival, which was held in May at Red River Theatres in Concord. This year, the Festival goes on the road, screening in DCP format at theaters around the state.

The kickoff screening will be held at The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem on June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Visit http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org for more information.

Additional dates and theaters will be added through the summer and will be announced on the Festival website at http://nhstudentfilm.com.

Launched in 2008 and presented by the New Hampshire Film & Television Office, the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival has become one of the marquee film festivals in the state, fostering interest in filmmaking, encouraging media arts education in schools, and rewarding future members of the industry for their craft.

The New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival has partnered with Dan Bérubé of Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) for the Festival’s filmmaker awards and the production of the DCP that will be touring theaters equipped with digital projection systems.

See also: 8th N.H. High School Short Film Festival winners named, $18,000 in tech prizes awarded

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Upcoming Video Classes at Concord TV

Concord TV, Concord, NH's community media center, is offering several classes in video production and game design in June. These workshops are the perfect opportunity for individuals and nonprofit organizations to build practical multimedia skills.

Intro to Editing
Thursday, June 4, 5:30-7 p.m.
Cost: $50

Introduction to Game Design
Saturday, June 6, 12-3 p.m.
Cost $50

Advanced Editing
Thursday, June 11, 5:30-7 p.m.
Cost $50

If you're new to Concord TV, there is a quick orientation session that must be attended first. If you are unable to attend one of the dates listed above, Concord TV can arrange for individual instruction classes. For more information, visit http://www.yourconcordtv.org/training or email Josh Hardy at josh@yourconcordtv.org.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Boston Casting presents Kids/Teens Acting for Film & Headshot Clinic w/ Bethany Constance and Melissa Keyes

[Notice from the Kids/Teens Acting for Film & Headshot Clinic.]

Kids/Teens Acting for Film & Headshot Clinic (ages 10-17)
Instructor: Bethany Constance, Photographer: Melissa Keyes
Three-Day Session: Tuesday, July 28 - Thursday, July 30, 2015 (10:00am - 2:00pm)
Price: $325

Location:
iOS Building (downtown Portsmouth)
155 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

This is the class you need to take if you want to get into on-camera acting. With all the new films, television shows, commercials coming into Boston you’d better be comfortable in front of the camera! Through improv exercises, film, tv, and commercial script work, and mock auditions, students will learn all that goes in to being an actor, from character creation to scene study and beyond. Students will learn script analysis, character relationships and development as well as vital 'insider' skills to working in front of the camera. Students will also learn proper audition etiquette, how to approach cold readings, how to market themselves as actors, and how to give multiple deliveries for various scripts.

ADDITIONALLY, each child will have a mini-headshot clinic with professional photographer, Melissa Keyes, during class time on either Wednesday or Thursday (depending on weather). This personalized session is PERFECT for kids and teens, because they typically don't need hair/makeup styling (no stylist provided) - they're adorable just the way they are! Your photography package includes:

-A one-on-one session with Melissa Keyes
-30-65 digital photos sent to you on a digital file
-1 outfit (no wardrobe change)
-1 final retouched photos sent to you via a link

Photography sessions can cost anywhere from $175 - $399, so this is a great opportunity to have your child's photo taken by one of Boston's best photographers. PLUS, your child gets a three-day acting intensive with New England Talent Manager, Bethany Constance!

Register online at www.mediaperformanceinstitute.com

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Two S-VHS edit systems available for free

For the Items-For-Sale Category:

Tom Bartlett of Corporate Media Services has 2 S-VHS edit systems, a Panasonic and a JVC, that he no longer needs. He tells us they are in very good shape and he would hate to just junk them. If someone can use them, Tom says they can have them for free. If interested, contact Tom at tvnews@roadrunner.com.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

8th N.H. High School Short Film Festival winners named, $18,000 in tech prizes awarded

The beginning of the summer blockbuster movie season is upon us, and the popcorn was already popping as New Hampshire’s future filmmakers were showcased at Red River Theatres in Concord on Saturday at the 2015 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival, where 25 films by students from around the state were shown.

“Approval,” by Andrew Sevigny, representing Nashua Technology Center, received the Jury Award for Best in Show. “Wolf Man,” by Peter Dubois, Patrick Mulhern, Jake Aldrich and Conrad Dundorf of Oyster River High School, was Jury Award runner-up.

Both “Approval” and “Wolf Man” will be screened at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth in October and at the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival in Concord in November.

Jury Award Finalists included “Do Something Meaningful Project” by Oyster River High School’s Shelby Shepherd, “Perspective” by Seacoast School of Technology’s Kyle Masury, and “Evil” by Pinkerton Academy’s Jenelle Giordano, Allie Patt and Ryan Fuller.

The Public Service Announcement Award was awarded to “Put an End to Bullying PSA,” by Nashua Technology Center’s Tyler Thompson and Nicholas Arenburg.

“Media arts education is one of the cornerstones of the future of the industry here in New Hampshire,” said Matt Newton, director of the New Hampshire Film and Television Office and co-founder of the Festival. “The festival has provided a terrific opportunity for us to work with and recognize young filmmakers and media arts education programs in our high schools and career and technology centers.”

New to this year’s festival was a handcrafted trophy made by Festival Program Director Mike Place and Lakes Region Community College, with metal donated by All Metals Industries of Belmont. The trophy will spend a year at the winning filmmaker’s school, starting with Nashua Technology Center.

“We’re very excited to offer a festival trophy that will continuously represent excellence in the arts and that can stand beside other academic and athletic recognitions in the schools,” said Place.

In addition, the school received a prize package that included two high-definition cameras and production software for use in their video program. Each winning student project also received professional editing, effects, and audio tools as prize packages.

The award prize packages, with a total value of over $18,000, were sponsored by Dan Bérubé of Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG), and featured contributions by Apple, Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, Imagineer Systems, iZotope, and Other World Computing.

“Students are gifts to our planet. They ground us and fuel our creative passion. It's important to empower our New Hampshire students to share with us, as we learn from each other,” said Bérubé. “I am honored to be working with the New Hampshire Film and Television Office and the Festival to help aspiring New Hampshire student filmmakers to tell their stories and build their audience."

The New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival has become one of the marquee film festivals in the state, fostering interest in filmmaking, supporting media arts education in schools, and rewarding future members of the industry for their craft. More information is available at http://nhstudentfilm.com.

Note: A list of the award prize packages is available at http://nhstudentfilm.com/awards.

Friday, May 15, 2015

New Hampshire-based American Horror Productions' "Hollow Children" seeking funding

[Received this notice from New Hampshire-based American Horror Productions:]

Just a reminder to get the word out there that we are filming "Hollow Children". We are looking for investors. Your help is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or if anyone is interested please call me at 603-854-0110. If anyone would like to check us out they can visit American Horror Films Productions' Facebook page and website, Hollow Children's Facebook page, the links are below. I have also included the link to the trailer for "Hollow Children".

Janelle Morrissey

American Horror Films Productions website:
http://americanhorrorfilmsproductions.com/

American Horror Films Productions Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Americanhorrorfilmsproductionsllc

"Hollow Children" Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollow-Children/1567555706807010

"Hollow Children" Official Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnl5p0XFtD4&feature=youtu.be