Friday, November 14, 2008

Planning started for 2009 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival

The New Hampshire Film and Television Office is pleased to announce that it will present its second annual New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, and students are encouraged to start planning and producing their projects for submission!

Our inaugural film festival, held this past May, was a huge success, having screened twenty student-produced short films representing fourteen high schools from around New Hampshire. Five of those films were selected as award winners and shown before public audiences at this year’s New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth and the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival in Concord. The films from these talented students ranged from historical documentaries to dramas to comedies and experimental music videos.

An important part of our mission at the New Hampshire Film and Television Office has always been to support and promote the efforts of our New Hampshire filmmakers, and student filmmakers are no exception. We feel student filmmaking is an exciting and essential piece of our industry here in New Hampshire, and we’re looking forward to again providing this opportunity to our state’s young talent.

The New Hampshire Film and Television Office will be getting information to all the high schools throughout the state about the 2009 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival shortly. The submission period opens February 1, 2009 and closes on March 31, 2009. More details are available on the Film Festival website at www.nhstudentfilm.com.