Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
2015 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival, May 23 at Red River Theatres
The very best of New Hampshire high school filmmaking will be shown at the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival on May 23 at Red River Theatres in Concord. Now in its eighth year, the Festival is presented by the New Hampshire Film & Television Office and has become one of the marquee film festivals in the state.
Twenty-five films, produced by students at 12 high schools and one homeschooled student, will be shown at this year’s Festival. A wide variety of film genres are represented, including documentary, drama, animation, comedy and experimental film.
Awards include Jury Award Winner for Best Film of the Festival, Jury Award Runner-up, three Jury Award Finalists and Public Service Announcement Award. Award-winning films will be screened at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth and the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival in Concord.
Tickets are $7 and are available at the door or online at redrivertheatres.org. For more information about the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival, visit nhstudentfilm.com.
The New Hampshire Film and Television Office, as part of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, works to expand business activity and employment throughout the state by acting as a liaison between the film industry and an established network of government agencies, the state’s film industry workforce, and local property owners. The office is responsible for location assistance, public relations and general production support in an effort to broaden the cultural and economic impact of film and television production in the state. For more information about film and television production in New Hampshire, call (603) 271-2220 or visit www.nh.gov/film.