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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Casting Notice: Cosmetic Surgery TV Show Needs Couples

October Films is looking for US men & women seeking transformations. Must be romantically linked couples aged 21-55 wanting to undergo physical cosmetic transformations together for a new makeover television series.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

CASTING NOTICE: Stand-in for Benicio del Toro for the Ben Stiller/Showtime Series "Escape at Dannemora"

Received this casting notice today--please contact via the email listed below.

CASTING Benicio del Toro photo double (to work in NYC): MUST be closely matched to be considered: Ht: 6'3" Wt: 215-220 lbs approx. Chest: 45 1/4". Waist: 43". Pants: 40-42. Suit: 45. T-Shirt: XL. Neck: 16.5. Shoe: 13. Keep in mind, body type of this particular role contains a bit more girth/paunch around the middle.

Experience sewing on an industrial machine is helpful! Pls note if you have sewing machine experience!

To submit: EMAIL Subj Line: Client name / Agency (your name) / BDT PD. Incl: Client name, all ACCURATE sizes/measurements (above), current cell photos taken today (CU, body, profile, 3/4; no headshots; truthful candids only), U or NU, city/state of residence & if local to NYC. Rate 194/8 +10 if agented (multiple days of work; roughly 3 wks). Make sure you incl all relevant agency contact info!

"Escape at Dannemora," a limited series for Showtime directed by Ben Stiller starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette & Paul Dano, is an authentic drama based on the escape from Clinton Correctional in 2015.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Job Alert: Technical Director and Camera Operator for Adaptive Sports Competition Live Webcast

We received a call from Tony Jackson, who has recently started ParaSportsLive to webcast live adaptive sports competitions. This weekend is their very first event, the Kennebunk Savings Rugby Rampage at University of New Hampshire in Durham. Tony is looking to hire a technical director to run the Tricaster, as well as a camera operator for Saturday and Sunday. These are paid positions - $200 each for the weekend. Those interested can contact Tony at

TEAM First Friday Film Screening to Feature NHFF Selections

TEAM (Town.Exeter.Arts.Music) presents a First Friday Film Screening on Friday, November 3 at 7 p.m. at the Exeter Town Hall in Exeter, New Hampshire. This screening will feature four films that were recently featured at the New Hampshire Film Festival and have direct ties to Exeter. The event will screen:

"Bringing Back Bodrik" by Robert Glowacky
"Namaste" by Christine Altan
"404 Not Found" by Jasmine Inglesmith
"An Allegedly Good Swimmer" by Harry McCoy

Tickets are $10. All proceeds to benefit future arts programming in Exeter. Visit the event page for more.

TEAM (Town.Exeter.Arts.Music) is a homegrown arts, music and cultural non-profit group dedicated to the production, promotion and organization of original programming, projects and events in the Exeter area. Particular focus is on revitalizing and changing perception of the downtown area, cultivating a vibrant arts scene, building a stronger community, and attracting new visitors.

TEAM is a community initiative of the Arts Industry Alliance, a New Hampshire not for profit corporation.

For more information visit

Monday, October 16, 2017

Screening of Louis de Rochemont's "The Whistle at Eaton Falls" w/ Panel Discussion, 11/14 at Keene State College

Keene State College will host the first contemporary screening of the film The Whistle at Eaton Falls on November 14, 7 p.m. at the Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Art Center, Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. The screening will be free and open to the public.

The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951), produced by New Hampshire's Louis de Rochemont and directed by Robert Siodmak, follows the story of a failing plastics factory in New Hampshire and the efforts to keep it open. The film includes notable appearances by Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish, and Ernest Borgnine.

A panel discussion will follow the screening, and will feature Dr. Larry Benaquist of KSC Film Studies, Barbara Rimkunas of Exeter Historical Society, and New Hampshire filmmaker Gary Anderson.

For more information, contact Rodney Obien, or 603-358-2717.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Alfred Thomas Catalfo's OIL AND WATER Screenplay a Finalist at Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition

The Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition just announced that the feature script OIL AND WATER, written by Alfred Thomas Catalfo of Dover and Morgan Webster Dudley of Durham, is a FINALIST.  This means that OIL AND WATER is in the Top 6 out of 3,588 entries in the Drama category.  Austin, along with the Academy's Nicholl Fellowships and the Sundance Lab, is one of the big three script competitions closely watched by the film industry.  Here is the announcement:

Congratulations, Freddie!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ConcordTV Presents: Marketing for Artists Seminar and Reception on November 1

From our friends at ConcordTV:

ConcordTV Presents
Marketing for Artists – Seminar and Reception

Attention Artists, Artisans, Musicians, Filmmakers, and Creative Entrepreneurs!

Did you know that ConcordTV is a valuable resource to Concord area individuals, small business owners, and nonprofits in providing the training and equipment to help with marketing and promotion? Come to this “free” Marketing Seminar and Reception at the ConcordTV studio and discover how “Your Community Media Center” can help you to promote your craftsmanship and creativity.

Here are the details:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Concord Community TV (ConcordTV)
Located in Concord High School, entrance D
170 Warren St.
Concord, NH 03301

Attendees will learn:
1. how to create and use video in marketing on social media platforms;
2. how easy it is to become a television producer and create their own show;
3. how to use video and editing equipment to create content distributed on Concord's community channel and online;
4. opportunities to create Public Service Announcements, nonprofit event information, and more;
5. tour the ConcordTV studio, meet our talented production staff, and explore its use as a free marketing resource.

How to register:
Space is Limited!
To reserve your spot, contact Doris or Jim at 226-8872, or email to

About ConcordTV
Concord Community TV (ConcordTV) is a nonprofit organization, incorporated in 1998, to manage Concord New Hampshire's Community Media Center, and its three local cable TV channels: Channel 6 - Educational Channel ;Channel 17 - Government Channel ; Channel 22 - Public Access Channel

ConcordTV's mission is to help Concord residents, and nonprofits that serve the Concord area, learn how to: create video content that helps them "tell their stories; " and distribute their content locally on the station's community TV channels and on internet marketing platforms.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Job Alert: Videographer Needed for Product Shoot

Videographer Needed for Product Shoot
A series of 5 videos to showcase The Mountain Home products (30 sec-1 min each)
1-2 days of shooting, editing required
$2,000 budget for shooting and editing
Contact for more information