Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NHTI Hosts Manhattan Short Film Festival

Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd, NHTI, Concord’s Community College will join venues around the globe in hosting the 19th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival – a worldwide competition to select the best short films of 2016.  Throughout the week, theaters in over 250 cinemas across six continents will be screening the ten finalists in this year-long competition.  Every viewer will have the opportunity to rate the ten films, and all votes count towards choosing the winner.

The Manhattan Short finalists hail from eight countries, with France and Australia represented by two films each.  These short films represent the best among a record 844 submissions from 52 countries. All of the Final 10 are Oscar-qualified, meaning they are automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination.  (One of last year’s top vote-getters in the Manhattan Short competition, the Chilean film Bear Story, went on to win the Oscar for Best Animated Short.)

There will be four screenings at NHTI:  Friday Sept 30th at 7 pm, Saturday Oct 1st at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday Oct 2nd at 2 pm, all in Sweeney Auditorium. Tickets are $10 (free for NHTI students).

More information about the Manhattan Short Film Festival is available at For questions about the screenings at NHTI contact Steve Ambra, 603-271-6484 x4101 or

Monday, September 12, 2016

Casting Notice: "America's Most Desperate Landscape - Backyard Edition"

Passing along this casting notice from DIY Network's "America's Most Desperate Landscape - Backyard Edition."
Now Casting for America's Most Desperate Landscape - Backyard Edition!

For the first time ever, DIY Network's Jason Cameron is looking for dreadful, chaotic, overgrown, absolutely hopeless and desperate backyards for America's Most Desperate Landscape.

Jason and his team will bring a massive two-day transformation to your backyard. Think building decks and pergolas, fences and walkways, and much more. Got a pathetic pool? Jason would love to tackle that, too!

Is your backyard desperate enough for a total transformation? We want to hear from you.

To apply, follow the guidelines below and send info to:

Entry Guidelines:

1. In your email, include your name, contact info and short explanation about yourself, your yard and why we should select you for AMDL.

2. Three pictures of your back yard - make sure they are wide shots (25MB email limit on the pictures.)

3. Brief video* showcasing your yard and your personality. (Shooting with a smart phone? Be sure to hold the phone horizontally.) Post the video on YouTube and send us a link.

*You need to show us your desperation... your desperate yard and show us your personality and why we should bring the AMDL team to your home for the biggest backyard landscape invasion of the year. *

Entries accepted until October 14, 2016.

To apply, send info to:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Crew Notice: Seeking AC/DIT for webseries shoot on 9/13

Crew Notice: Looking for an available AC/DIT for an incoming webseries shoot on technology and football to film in Hanover on 9/13. Email Matt Newton at the NH Film Office,, if interested.

Friday, September 2, 2016

NH-made short "Bloody Henry" to screen at Milford Drive-In

"Bloody Henry," a short film by Jean-Paul DiSciscio, will be screening at the Milford Drive-In this weekend (Sept. 2-4). DiSciscio is a 2004 graduate from Keene State College, and the film was completed as an MFA thesis at Emerson College. The film was shot primarily in New Hampshire (including the Milford Drive-In).

DiSciscio says, "This film would not have been possible without these great New Hampshire locations."

"Bloody Henry" will be screen after the second feature at this weekend's showings. Another opportunity to check out New Hampshire-made films!

Job Opportunity: Wolfeboro Community Television seeks Executive Director (Coordinator)

Job Opportunity: Wolfeboro Seeks Executive Director (Coordinator) - Wolfeboro Community Television (WCTV) Board of Directors seeks a full time Executive Director (Coordinator) for a non-profit (501C3) Public Access Television station serving the towns of Wolfeboro and New Durham, NH with three PEG channels, public, educational and government. The studio, offices and output equipment are located in Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, NH. For more information on the position, visit:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Caleidoscope Film Festival to be held Sept. 10-11 in Nashua

The Caleidoscope Film Festival, organized by Calcutta Club USA, will be held on September 10th and 11th in the Greater Boston area at Apple Cinemas in Cambridge, MA and Chunky's Cinema Pub in Nashua, NH. This two day cine celebration will screen 6 contemporary, critically acclaimed Bengali films and 2 short films. Major awards will be given for Best Film, Best Director, Best Short Film and technical categories, based on selections by an experienced judging panel. Check out the schedule of films at

Job Opportunity: PennWell Corporation seeking Field Producer

Job Opportunity: Media and events company PennWell Corporation is seeking a creative and motivated associate field producer for their video production department. This position is based in Nashua. Read the full job description via the link below.

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:                   
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.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

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