Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New Hampshire Film Festival seeks volunteers

[From the New Hampshire Film Festival:]

As the New Hampshire Film Festival (NH Film Festival) has grown in size and scope so has its volunteer needs. The NH Film Festival is currently looking for volunteers to staff the 2007 festival, trade show, workshops, and all-after parties. The first volunteer meeting will be held on September 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the IOS building in downtown Portsmouth, 155 Fleet Street. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to watch a few selected short films before the public unveiling at the festival. located at

Staff positions are now open for volunteers who have a love of film and an interest in being the first to see a wide range of films, shorts, and documentaries from around the globe. Volunteer positions are available in four-hour shifts over the NH Film Festival weekend, October 11-14. Volunteers will receive a ticket to a movie or workshop for every four hour shift, a t-shirt, and our undying gratitude. Volunteer opportunities include registration and information tables, screen monitoring, ticket taking, merchandise sales, set-up/tear down at the trade show, panel discussions, and parties. See www.nhfilmfestival.com for more information and call 603-647-6439 or email nicole@nhfilmfestival.com to be a part of the NH Film Festival today!

The Seventh Annual NH Film Festival, the state’s only event of its kind, will take place on Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14, 2007. Opening night will feature all New Hampshire films beginning at 5:00 p.m. at The Music Hall. The festival is one of the largest in New England, this year screening an average of 60 films from more than 25 states and 12 different countries. As many as 3,000 people have attended the films, seminars, ceremonies, and parties in the past.

NH Film Festival presents the best in recent independent cinema from throughout the United States and around the world to New Hampshire and New England audiences. Astonishingly, nearly all of the films shown last year would never have screened in Portsmouth without the festival. “We are excited to present our seventh Annual New Hampshire Film Festival,” says Nicole Gregg, festival director of NH Film Festival. “What has been even more exciting is the reception and the enthusiasm of the public. Our film festival draws a lot of attention with residents and allows them a glimpse into the glamour, and the magic of filmmaking.”

For more information, please log on to www.nhfilmfestival.com. New Hampshire Film Festival is located at the IOS Business Center, 155 Fleet St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. The telephone number is (603) 647-6439; email can be sent to info@nhfilmfestival.com.