Thursday, October 4, 2007

New Hampshire Film Office presents panel discussion October 12

The New Hampshire Film and Television Office will be presenting the panel discussion, “Guerrilla Distribution: From Pre-Production to Exhibition” on Friday, October 12, from 9-11 a.m. at the Levenson Meeting Room of the Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue in Portsmouth as part of the New Hampshire Film Festival.

As independent filmmaking flourishes, filmmakers are finding new and unique ways of getting their work seen, putting traditional distribution on the back burner. From grassroots four-walling to user-created content online to DVD and digital delivery systems, the discussion will explore these innovative distribution methods in light of a rapidly changing film market. There will be a group of New Hampshire's film industry on hand to share a variety of experiences and insight on the subject.

The panel will include Jay Craven (Kingdom County Productions, Director of Disappearances); Bill Millios (Back Lot Films, Director of Dangerous Crosswinds);
Peter Shanelaris (Independent Filmmaker/Great Northern Video); Stephen Dignazio (Executive Director, The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem) and Ben Anderson (Founder/Director, Wolfeboro Folk Concert Series). The discussion will be moderated by Van McLeod, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources.

The panel discussion will also be the first of an ongoing video series of workshops and roundtables produced by the New Hampshire Film and Television Office which will soon be made available to the public via the web and DVD. Friday’s panel will be taped with the help of members of the Media Arts Program at New Hampshire Community Technical College - Laconia and Bob Molloy of Molloy Sound and Video Contractors of Manchester.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

The 7th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival runs October 11-14, 2007 in Portsmouth. For more information, visit www.nhfilmfestival.com.