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2019 Film Submissions open

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL IS SEPTEMBER 1ST!

All films and screenplays MUST be submitted through Withoutabox or Film Freeway.

The New Hampshire Film Festival is an annual fall event located in Portsmouth, NH that unites professional filmmakers, screenwriters, and film industry experts with film lovers.  Drawing more than 10,000 attendees annually, NHFF is the region’s premier film festival and is an integral resource for local and national industry professionals who return each year.

 

NHFF provides an opportunity for filmmakers to premiere their feature film, short, episodic, or VR/AR/MR project in front of press, industry, and smart, enthusiastic audiences.

Mark your calendars – submission deadlines are:

  • Early Bird Deadline: May 15
  • Official Deadline: June 15
  • Late Entry Deadline: July 15
  • Extended Deadline (Screenplays): August 1
  • Extended Deadline (Films): September 1

For more information regarding fees, head over to the NHFF Withoutabox page.

**Films that are chosen to appear in the 2019 festival will be notified by late September.

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Get your film in front of a prestigious jury and audience comprised of top industry executives, members of the media, award winning filmmakers, and potential investors for a chance to walk away with a much-sought-after festival award and a prized private meeting with distributors face-to-face.  Some of our past jury members have included representatives from:

  • A24, IFC, A&E Indie Films, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Magnolia Pictures, MovieMaker Magazine, The Huffington Post, Tribeca Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, SnagFilms, Factory 25, and Shorts Entertainment Networks.

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When you attend NHFF as a Filmmaker, you are able to meet fellow filmmakers from around the world, network with industry leaders and grow as a filmmaker.

Submission Requirements, Deadlines & Categories

All films and screenplays MUST be submitted through Withoutabox or Film Freeway.

  • Mark your calendars – submission deadlines are:
  • Early Bird Deadline: May 15
  • Official Deadline: June 15
  • Late Entry Deadline: July 15
  • Extended Deadline (Screenplays): August 1
  • Extended Deadline (Films): September 1

**Films that are chosen to appear in the 2019 NHFF will be notified by midSeptember.

All films (national and international) may be submitted in only one category:
  • Feature – any narrative film over 30 minutes in length.
  • Short – any narrative short film under 30 minutes.
  • Documentary – documentary of any length.
  • Animation – any form of animation, any length.
  • Student – any form of student film of all genres and lengths
  • Screenplay – feature length only

For more information regarding fees, head over to the NHFF Withoutabox page.

If you have any questions about the film festival or submitting your film, don’t hesitate to email team@nhfilmfestival.com.

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