Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival winners announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival winners announced

The New Hampshire Film and Television Office is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival. Now in its ninth year, the festival is a springboard for students wishing to have their films seen before the public at a professional venue.

Twenty-seven films, representing a variety of film genres – including animation, comedy, experimental film, documentary and drama – were selected from 60 submitted by students from 16 New Hampshire high schools to create a two-hour showcase.

This year’s winners are:

  • Jury Award (Best in Show): “Answer” by John Morin, Grant Mangan, Nicola DiTomaso and Lubomir Rzepka; Bedford High School
  • Jury Award (Runner up): “Sketchy” by Taylor-Rae Lancaster, Lilia Ross and Sarah Ropple; Pinkerton Academy
  • Jury Award Finalists:
    • “Slick” by Grant Mangan and Johnathon Gabert; Bedford High School
    • “Primary Colors” by Troy Lustick and Dino Mitchell; Nashua Technology Center
    • “I’m with the Band” by Olivia Mullins; ConVal Regional High School
  • Public Service Announcement Award: “Wash Your Hands PSA” by Rosie Parrish; Nashua Technology Center.

The premier screening of this year’s festival took place at Red River Theatres in Concord. It will tour independent theatres throughout the state this year.

Technology prize packages, with a total value of over $22,000, were awarded to the winning filmmakers, as well as the representing school of the Jury Award. The prizes were sponsored by Apple, Adobe, Atomos, Benro,Bérubé Pictures,Blackmagic Design, Boris FX/Imagineer Systems, Hunt's Photo and Video, Ikan, iZotope, and Other World Computing. A complete list of the prize packages can be found at nhstudentfilm.com.

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 nh.gov/film.