Friday, November 20, 2015

Short Ends Newsletter - November 20, 2015

(Short End: A partial roll of unexposed film stock left over during a motion picture production and kept for later use.)

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In this issue:
  • New Hampshire Film & Television Office Filmmaker Meet-up at SNOB Film Festival
  • Media Arts Teachers Meet at Lakes Region Community College
  • New Hampshire Film and Television Commission Meeting December 11
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • Heartwood Media Newsletter and Nonprofit Challenge
    • Portsmouth Public Media Inspiration Awards
    • Composer Errol Schlabach
    • Accompany Produces Time Capsule Video
    • Alfred Thomas Catalfo Film Festival to Benefit Rochester Opera House
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • Three Libraries Added to NH State Register of Historic Places

New Hampshire Film & Television Office Filmmaker Meet-up at SNOB Film Festival


(Brenda Olson photo)

The Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival took place in Concord, NH on November 12-14, 2015 and on Saturday, November 14, 2015, the New Hampshire Film & Television Office hosted an independent filmmaker meet-up as part of the festival, offering attendees the chance to get to know each other and hear more about the Film & Television Office over bagels and coffee. Always good conversation! Nearly 30 people came out for the event, most of whom were screening projects at the festival. The meet-up was sponsored in part by BOSCPUG and ART Payroll.

Media Arts Teachers meet at Lakes Regional Community College


(Matt Newton photo)

A meeting of media arts educators from various high schools and career technical centers around the state was held on November 4 at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. The day-long meeting was hosted by Matt Newton, director of the Film & Television Office, and Mike Place, media arts professor at Lakes Region Community College. It was the first of what will hopefully become regular meetings of the group to share information, compare experiences, and talk about the annual statewide High School Short Film Festival and other opportunities.

New Hampshire Film and Television Commission Meeting December 11, 2015

The next regular meeting of the New Hampshire Film and Television Commission (RSA 21-K:23) is scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Department of Cultural Resources, 19 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH. The New Hampshire Film and Television Commission is an advisory committee made up of five appointed members of the state's media production industry and an ex-officio membership comprised of representatives from various state agencies and associations. Meetings are open to the general public.

New Hampshire Production Notes

Heartwood Media Newsletter and Nonprofit Challenge: The latest newsletter from Manchester-based Heartwood Media is available online at http://heartwoodmedia.com/Newsletter.html. The newsletter includes information about their annual Nonprofit Challenge. Nonprofit organizations from across New Hampshire are invited to apply to the Challenge. After a review and selection process, the winner will work with Heartwood Media to create a short video. The program is open to organizations whose work directly affects New Hampshire. Call-for-entries deadline is November 30, 2015.

Portsmouth Public Media Inspiration Awards: Portsmouth Public Media is accepting nominations for their Second Annual PPMtv Inspiration Awards. Nominees can be drawn from the local business and non-profit organizations, government, education, technology, and the arts. Nominations close January 15, 2016. More information is available at http://ppmtvnh.org.

Composer Errol Schlabach: It was a pleasure to have New Hampshire composer and musician Errol Schlabach visit the Film & Television Office recently. Errol is always looking for new and interesting projects, and he stopped in to learn more about what’s happening in the state and how he can connect with New Hampshire independent filmmakers. You will find Errol listed, along with other brilliant New Hampshire composers, in our online crew and services directory at http://nhfilmdirectory.com.

Accompany Produces Time Capsule Video: John Gfroerer of Concord-based Accompany recently produced the documentary, “2015 Concord, NH – 15 Stories about Now,” which was buried with the Concord Time Capsule on November 2, 2015. The video features 15 stories about life in Concord, NH in the year 2015. The documentary is available for purchase at http://www.accompanyvideo.com, or in Concord, NH at Gibson’s Bookstore or the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. But, it’s only on the shelves until December 31, 2015 - after that, it won’t be available until 2065, when the time capsule is opened.

Alfred Thomas Catalfo Film Festival to Benefit Rochester Opera House: New Hampshire filmmaker Alfred Thomas Catalfo will be screening six of his short films on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Opera House in Rochester, NH. The screening is a benefit for the Rochester Opera House and will feature the films, The Norman Rockwell Code, The Stag Hunt, Bighorn, Slam Main, Moonlight Bait and Ammo and Rocketship. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.

We want to hear from you and share your stories. Send your production news to us at film@nh.gov.

From the Department of Cultural Resources

Three Libraries added to NH State Register of Historic Places: The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is pleased to announce that the State Historical Resources Council has added seven properties to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places, including three library buildings, a town hall, a one-room schoolhouse, a mill and a movie theater. Read the full press release: http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2015/november_stateregister.htm