Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Portsmouth, NH and New Hampshire Film Festival mentioned in MovieMaker

We're happy to report that New Hampshire gets its props in the Winter 2009 edition of MovieMaker (on newstands now).

Portsmouth, NH received an honorable mention in the article, "Best Places to Live in 2009" focusing on the 25 best cities in the U.S. for independent filmmakers. Here's what they had to say:

"Though it has no official financial incentives to speak of in terms of rebates or tax credits, New Hampshire has no sales, personal income, capital gains or use taxes, making Portsmouth one city where you can get your "rebates" up front. And there's no need for filming permits either. Plus with events like the New Hampshire Film Festival and Telluride By the Sea, there's a great appreciation for your art here, too."
It just so happens that two other New England cities, Boston, MA and Stamford, CT were numbers 6 and 7 on the list, respectively. Hoorah for filmmaking in the northeast!

Even more exciting is the plug for the New Hampshire Film Festival ( in the magazine's Festival Beat. The article is "Dirty Dozen: From screenwriting to sci-fi, these 12 fests cover all niches - and geographic regions." The largest film festival in the Granite State is paired up very respectable company including the Austin Film Festival, AFI Fest, and the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Alabama. Congrats to Nicole Gregg and the NHFF folks for the write-up!