Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Short Ends Newsletter - March 23, 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:
  • Reminder! Seeking New Hampshire Filmmakers/Teaching Artists for Arts In Education Roster
  • New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival--Deadline March 31
  • Meeting Notice: New Hampshire Film and Television Commission, April 1 at 10 a.m.
  • New Hampshire Production Notes
    • Submit Your Film to the 2016 New Hampshire Film Festival
    • New Hampshire-Filmed Doc "God Knows Where I Am" On Festival Circuit
    • Olson Entertainment Studios' Bobcat Hunting Documentary
    • Alfred Thomas Catalfo's Short "A Split Ticket" at CIFF
    • Local Filmmaker Looking to Network
    • Joel Schwelling Update
  • From the Department of Cultural Resources
    • NH State Council on the Arts Announces 2016 General Project Grant Awards
    • Nashua Mill Complex Named to National Register of Historic Places
  • Calendar
    • New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival, March 31-April 10
    • Submission Deadline, NH High School Short Film Festival, March 31
    • Monadnock International Film Festival, April 14-16

Reminder! Seeking New Hampshire Filmmakers/Teaching Artists for Arts in Education Roster

Seeking NH Filmmakers/Teaching Artists: Deadline: May 2, 2016 - The NH State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for their juried Arts in Education (AIE) Teaching Artist Roster. Qualified filmmakers, photographers and media arts artists are encouraged to apply! Teaching artists are talented professional artists who can bring new ideas, skills, energy, and creativity to schools and communities through workshops, residencies and creative programming. AIE Roster Artists represent diverse disciplines and cultures and live in various regions of the state. They have been juried onto the Roster and promoted on the NH State Council on the Arts' website, based on the artistic quality of their work, their professional commitment, and their experience in working in education and educational settings. Being juried on the NH AIE Roster also qualifies artists for participation in NH Artist in Residence (AIR) grant funded projects. To learn more details, read the guidelines, or complete an on-line application (FY2017) visit http://www.nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/roster/rosterindex.htm. To view an example of a filmmaker's roster page: http://pierce.state.nh.us/nharts/artsandartists/roster/artistinfo.asp?ArtistID=35. The annual deadline for submitting an FY2017 electronic AIE Artist Roster application is: May 2, 2016. For additional information or to discuss your application, contact Catherine O'Brian, Arts Education and Arts in Health Grants/Programs Coordinator, 603-271-0795 or Catherine.R.OBrian@dcr.nh.gov.

New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival - Deadline March 31

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 homeschooled 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.

Meeting Notice: New Hampshire High Film and Television Commission, February 5 at 10 a.m.

The next regular meeting of the New Hampshire Film and Television Commission (RSA 21-K:23) is scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2016 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

Submit Your Film to the 2016 New Hampshire Festival: The 2016 New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth, NH is now accepting submissions. The festival takes place October 13-16, 2016. You can submit your film via WithoutaBox or FilmFreeway. More information is available at the festival website: http://nhfilmfestival.com/nhff-2016-submissions-are-live-on-withoutabox-film-freeway.

New Hampshire-Filmed Doc "God Knows Where I am" on Festival Circuit: The feature documentary "God Knows Where I am", produced by award-winning filmmakers Todd and Jedd Wider (Taxi to the Dark Side), is currently making the film festival rounds, and the trailer for the film can be seen on Vimeo here: http://vimeo.com/155436707. The film was partially shot in Concord, NH and surrounding areas in October 2013. The New Hampshire Film & Television Office assisted this project with locations and crew referrals. Visit Wider Film Projects at http://www.widerfilmprojects.com.

Olson Entertainment Studios' Bobcat Hunting Documentary: The documentary "Protect the Bobcat: A New Hampshire Wildlife Story" recently wrapped up filming at a rally at the New Hampshire State House on February 5. From New Hampshire filmmaker Brenda Olson: "The documentary "Protect the Bobcat: A New Hampshire Wildlife Story" is not a documentary about anti-hunting or pro-hunting. It is specifically a documentary focusing on the bobcat in New Hampshire and the specific bobcat hunt proposed by the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department. All individuals involved with the documentary are from New Hampshire and have their own personal views. Half of the individuals interviewed were hunters and/or trappers and the rest were non-hunters and/or authoritative individuals; however, all are against the proposed Bobcat Hunt. My vision for this documentary is to educate the public about a specific wild animal that should be respected for what it is – a top predator in this state that is still struggling to rebound. Science and statistics are voiced as well as factual events and projected ramifications if and when this bobcat hunt is implemented. Should we allow a Bobcat Hunt in New Hampshire or should we allow the Bobcat to Live Free and Die Free in New Hampshire? Viewers should watch and make up their own minds." More information on the documentary can be found at http://www.olsonentertainmentstudios.com."

Alfred Thomas Catalfo's Short "A Split Ticket at Ciff": From New Hampshire filmmaker Alfred Thomas Catalfo: We are very happy to announce that our newest short film, A "Split Ticket", is an Official Selection of the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival, Ohio's premier film event and an Academy Award-qualifying festival for Best Live Action Short Film.  More than 100,000 film goers attend CIFF annually.  A "Split Ticket" will be screened on Saturday night, April 2, 2016. Congratulations and many thanks to our fantastic cast and crew. A Split Ticket is a 20-minute, supernatural drama based on true events:  In 1947, newly-minted congressmen John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision.  The film is based on a historical incident recounted in Chris Matthews' book "Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America" in the chapter "Strangers On A Train." The trailer and more information can be found on our film website, http://www.asplitticket.com."

Local Filmmaker Looking to Network: We recently connected with Nashua-based J. Navarro who is interested in connecting with other New Hampshire filmmakers. He sent us this note to share: "Seeking Like-Minded, Eclectic Individuals - Up and coming Latino filmmaker looking to establish a network of like minded eclectic individuals that bring a sense of diversity into the filmmaking process. If you're enthusiastic, driven and passionate about filmmaking and want to join a team of like minded individuals then I have several projects I am interested in putting together this spring in the Southern NH, Merrimack Valley - North of Boston area. I am looking to work with writers, producers, camera operators, sound, lighting, set designer, editors, actors, actresses, various crew, etc. Whether you're seasoned or new to filmmaking, all I am looking for is someone with the right attitude, energy and willingness to learn. Send inquiries to Contact@epicphanyfilms.com.

Joel Schwelling is an audio production professional here in New Hampshire. Working out of his personal studio, he mixes radio and TV commercials, long form video and independent film, audio books, pod casts and more. He also writes and records original music. He is also very good about keeping us updated with his latest news, and you can see what he’s been up to here: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7052c86a653ce0305e4813c5f&id=023a474026&e=db4a197b19

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

NH State Council on the Arts Announces 2016 General Project Grant Awards: The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has announced it has awarded eighteen General Project Grants for Community Engagement. The program helps not-for-profit organizations, Main Street Programs, municipalities and schools bring arts presentations and activities into communities, enhancing the quality of life for citizens, attracting visitors and helping stimulate local economies through the arts. Read the full press release here: https://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2016/general_project_grantees.htm.

Nashua Mill Complex Named to National Register of Historic Places: The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is proud to announce that the Nashua Gummed and Coated Paper Company Historic District has been honored by the United States Secretary of the Interior with placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is significant both for its varied architecture and for being an intact industrial complex in a city where manufacturing was one of the most successful and long-standing businesses. Read the full press release here: https://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2016/nashuapaper_nationalregister.htm.

Visit the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources at http://nh.gov/nhculture.

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