Wednesday, March 14, 2018

John Gfroerer to present Humanities to Go program, "Television: the Art & Ethics of Manipulation" 3/22 at Amherst Town Library

John Gfroerer (Accompany Video Production) will be presenting his Humanities to Go Program, "Television: the Art & Ethics of Manipulation," Thursday March 22, 7pm at the Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St, Amherst, NH. In the program, John lays out some basics in the art of video production, then uses a variety of video clips to explore the ethical issues of manipulating viewers. It is an interactive presentation with lots of audience participation encouraged. What are the tools used by producers to manipulate their audience, and what are the ethical boundaries of that artistry? Are your ethics the same as your neighbor's? The program is funded by New Hampshire Humanities, and is free and open for all to attend. For more information call John at Accompany, 603-226-3130, or Ruslyn Vear at the Amherst Town Library, 603-673-2288.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Casting Notice: Granite State Children's Alliance PSA (Portsmouth, NH)

CASTING NOTICE (paid): The Granite State Children’s Alliance, New Hampshire’s network of Child Advocacy Centers, is producing a PSA for their social responsibility movement KNOW & TELL - KNOW the signs of child abuse and TELL authorities when you see a child needs help. []

- 3 Males: Age 9, Age 18 and Age mid-30s to play a male child abuse victim at these three different life stages. Rate: $150 flat.
- 1 Female mid-30s to play a bride. Strong preference for someone who can provide her own wedding dress. $100 flat + $50 wardrobe stipend.
- 1 Male to play a High School Coach. Actor will play the coach in 4 scenes across 20 years, approximately ages 30-50. Rate $150 flat.

Produced by the team behind Emmy award winning work for Child Advocacy Centers:

Shoot date: Saturday March, 24th. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Portsmouth NH. Bride and 3 Males will only be needed for half day. Coach will be needed all day.

Please send a photo or video to:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

2018 NH High School Short Film Festival now accepting entries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2018

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Twitter: @NHDNCR

The New Hampshire Division of Film and Digital Media is accepting submissions through March 31 for the 2018 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival. Now in its eleventh year, the Festival is a competitive showcase for the state’s youngest filmmakers and has become one of the marquee film events in the state.

Films submitted for consideration are previewed and scored by the Festival selection committee. Originality, cinematic storytelling and technical execution are the primary scoring elements. All films, regardless of type or genre, are judged on the filmmaker’s ability to effectively captivate an audience through cinematic expression.

The films with the highest scores will be screened at the annual two-hour New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival, which takes place at Red River Theatres in Concord on May 19, 2018, beginning at noon. Festival selections will also be screened on “New Hampshire Day and Night” at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth and at the SNOB Film Festival in Concord.

In order to be considered, films must be produced exclusively by students in grades 9-12 who are currently enrolled and 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. Adult involvement in the project is limited to on-screen talent and / or serving as a faculty adviser. Films can be no longer than seven minutes, including titles and credits, and must have been produced after May 20, 2017. They do not have to have been created as part of a school project.

There is no entry fee. For the first time, Festival entries must be submitted online. For more information, visit

Friday, February 23, 2018

Job Alert: ParaSportsLive to Live Stream Sled Hockey Tournament, Seeks TD and Camera Operator

NH-based production company ParaSportsLive is preparing to live stream a sled hockey tournament in Exeter, March 2-4, and is looking for a technical director and a camera operator. See the full job descriptions in the below PDF attachments:

ParaSportsLive - Technical Director Job Description (PDF)

ParaSportsLive - Camera Operator Job Description (PDF)

Please contact Tony Jackson at ParaSportsLive at with inquiries.

Screening & Panel Discussion: "Independent Filmmaking & the Creative Community" w/ New Hampshire filmmaker Laina Barakat

The Keene State Film Department and the Keene State Film Society, in partnership with the New Hampshire Film Office, will present an evening of film and conversation featuring the work of local filmmaker Laina Barakat, Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center on the campus of Keene State College in Keene, NH.

Laina Barakat will screen a new short film, "Things We Say" and an exclusive preview scene from her feature film, "Light Attaching to a Girl." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on filmmaking in the community moderated by NHPR Word of Mouth host Virginia Prescott and featuring New Hampshire Film Office director Matt Newton.

The screening and discussion is free and open to the public.

For more information on the event and Barakat's work, visit

Monday, February 12, 2018

Crowdfunding: Feature film "Tough Sledding" to spotlight Impossible Dream of 2002 USA Paralympic Sled Hockey Team

Here is a project with Boston and New Hampshire connections that we wanted to put on your radar:

"Tough Sledding," a forthcoming scripted narrative film that profiles the impossible dream 2002 USA Paralympic Sled Hockey Team on their unforseen journey to Gold, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and seeks to raise up to $100K over the next two months.

The producing team writes:

"Producing this film will be no easy feat, but one of the driving forces for us as a team of filmmakers is the honor and privilege to tell this story. As far as we know this will be the first scripted narrative movie about a USA Paralympic Sports Team. Let that sink in for a moment. The first scripted movie. Be a part of making this happen! In addition, we plan to cast multiple roles by disabled actors and paraplegic athletes. We will also work with the Casting Society of America who recently held open auditions for disabled actors, leading the industry in greater diversity in casting.  We thank you in advance for your support in giving us the opportunity to create a moving narrative that incorporates so many stories of grit, passion and perseverance from our Team USA heroes."

You can read more about the film and campaign here: Support local film!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Casting Notice: Keene State Student Project, "Jack Unplugged" needs extras

Casting Notice: Keene State College film student Dylan Hoffman is in production of his student project "Jack Unplugged," and is looking for extras for an upcoming scene at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant in Manchester on February 3. Please contact the production directly with inquiries at Click on the image to see the full notice.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Casting Notice: Seeking couples for relationship series

Received this casting notice from NYC-based The House That Casting Built:

"The House that Casting Built is working on a new project for a major television network and we are looking for real couples who are engaged or are in a serious relationship, to be featured in a documentary series. We are looking for men and women who are in a relationship with someone who is related to their ex. Maybe they met while dating a brother/sister or other relative. This documentary series will be showcasing a variety of couples from different walks of life, telling their stories of finding love in an unexpected place and getting over hurdles to find their happiness."

If interested, contact Steph Baca at

Monday, December 4, 2017

Call for Entries: Horror Anthology Seeks Killer Short Films & Screenplays

[Sharing this Call for Entries notice and a nice email that we received from the organizers regarding their working with state film offices (which will explain the COMMISSION discount code--see below. Please contact the festival directly with any questions.]

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Grave Intentions Anthology is open for submissions. We're looking for short films and short screenplays that broadly fit the horror genre, including suspense, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, etc. If your short would be at home on The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, The Outer Limits, or Creep Show, we want to see it!

The winning short films (as many as ten) will get $500 each and be included in "Grave Intentions," a feature length anthology of chills, thrills & kills, which will be distributed worldwide.

One winning screenplay will get $500, with the potential for Death Cat Entertainment to produce the script into a short film for the next volume of "Grave Intentions." The screenplay winner will also receive a prize package from InkTip.

Deadlines and entry fees:
November 1 - December 31: $35
January 1 - January 31: $45
February 1 - February 28: $50

Use the discount code COMMISSION for $10 off when you submit.

Learn more about the contest and submit at:

"Grave Intentions" will be produced by Death Cat Entertainment, LLC. This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

[and the nice note from the organizers...]

Hi New Hampshire Film Office Staff, 
We’re searching for the best horror short filmmakers and screenwriters, and we need your help!  
As filmmakers, we know that outside of the film festival circuit, most shorts will die a lonely death in the bowels of the interwebs. So to provide filmmakers the exposure they deserve, we’re creating a feature length anthology of scary short films called "Grave Intentions,” which will be distributed worldwide. And we need your assistance to help spread the word to the talented artists in New Hampshire.  
Our Film Commission has been a major part of our journey as filmmakers, and we truly appreciate all the ways film commissions help the community. Therefore, we want to offer everyone who learns about our contest through your film commission a discount of $10 off when they use discount code COMMISSION at 
Our call for entries is below, along with sample social media posts. We’d appreciate any help you can give us in getting the word out to your community. 
Thank you, 
Brian Rish & Jocelyn Rish

Call for Entries: Films for the Forest Challenge seeks submissions

[Sharing this Call for Entries notice that crossed our desk. Please contact the festival directly with any questions.]

“Because the World Can’t Wait” is the theme of our 9th annual Films for the Forest challenge. Our forests are threatened, and our climate is changing faster than ever. We challenge filmmakers to inform and inspire us to take action now, to preserve and restore the world’s forests for the health of our planet.

Films for the Forest (F3), an annual international short film challenge created by Rainforest Partnership, was launched in 2010 with the goal to bring together youth and adult filmmakers alike to contribute to rainforest conservation through the arts and foster broader civic engagement. Since 2012, Films for the Forest has taken place in collaboration with SXSW.

Our goal is to create awareness about the importance of tropical rainforests and the ongoing threats faced by forests and their communities, through the powerful medium of film.

Winners will have their films screened at Films for the Forest, as part of the 2018 SXSW community screenings! Additional screenings will follow across the globe.

Now is the time to make a submission for the 2018 Films for the Forest! You can submit in any of the following categories:

1. Short (<20 minutes="" p="">
2. Short Short (<4 minutes="" p="">
3. Public Service Announcement (<1 minute="" p="">
4. Youth Film (Any of the above categories)

You can make your submission and learn more about the challenge at

The submission deadline is February 1st, 2018, so please mark your calendars!

We look forward to your submission!

Thank you!

The Rainforest Partnership Team