Friday, February 26, 2016

Short Ends Newsletter - February 26, 2016

(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:
  • Call For Entries: 2016 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival
  • Film Office Seeking Locally Produced Films for Festivals
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • The Intelligent Lives Project Receives $200K Grant
    • Student Film to Premiere at Colonial Theatre in Keene
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • 2016 NH Poetry Out Loud Regional Semi-Finals Begin February 29 , 2016

Call For Entries: New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival

The submission period for the 2016 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival runs from March 1 to March 31. Films must be produced exclusively by students in grades 9-12 who are currently attending a New Hampshire public or private high school, or who are residents of New Hampshire and enrolled in high school elsewhere. New Hampshire home schooled students ages 14-18 are also eligible. To be considered, a film cannot be longer than seven minutes, including titles and credits, and there is no minimum time limit. They do not have to have been created as part of a school project. For information on the Festival, visit: http://nhstudentfilm.com. You can read the full press release at http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2016/highschool_filmfestival_announce.htm.

Film Office Seeking Locally Produced Films for Festivals

The New Hampshire Film & Television Office is on the hunt for New Hampshire-made films produced over the last two years. We are compiling a list of films that should be on our radar screen as the 2016 film festival season approaches in the state. While the list is not a guarantee that local films will screen at various festivals around New Hampshire, we would like to be able to recommend a pool of new works that should be considered as a showcase of recent locally produced films. If you have an independent feature, documentary, short film, or student film that you’d like us to know about, send us an email with information at film@nh.gov.

New Hampshire Production Notes

The Intelligent Lives Project Receives $200K Grant: The Intelligent Lives Project, a new film from New Hampshire filmmaker Dan Habib (Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey?), has received a $200,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation. The feature-length documentary examines how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path. The project will also include a companion documentary focusing on youth with disabilities transitioning from high school to college and career, extensive outreach and education resources, and screenings and discussions across the country. To learn more about The Intelligent Lives Project, read the press release at http://bit.ly/20ZJT1W (shortened link to the University of New Hampshire website).

Student Film to Premiere at Colonial Theatre in Keene: Keene State Film students are co-directing a short film that will premiere at the Colonial Theatre in Keene. The film, titled Where There’s Smoke, blends the critical studies and film production aspects of the Film Program at Keene State. The film will be playing on May 1, 2016. Read the story at http://bit.ly/1VIW2a9 (shortened link to the Keene State College website).

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

2016 "NH Poetry Out Loud" Regional Semi-Finals Begin February 29, 2016: After months of preparation and local competitions, New Hampshire’s high school champions will compete at four semi-final competitions for the opportunity to represent their school at the 2016 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud Championship, scheduled to take place in Representatives Hall at the State House in Concord, NH on March 21, 2016 at 6 p.m. Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth,” will serve as master of ceremonies at the finals. Read the full press release at http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2016/pol_semifinals.htm.