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Presenting the Film Lineup of the 21st Annual New Hampshire Film Festival

PORTSMOUTH, NH (September 14, 2023) – We are beyond thrilled to announce that over 100 new and exciting independent films will be featured at the 2023 New Hampshire Film Festival, taking place October 12-15 throughout downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Selecting the final roster to screen for our 21st Annual Edition was incredibly difficult, but we could not be prouder of the program we have curated. On behalf of the entire New Hampshire Film Festival team, we want to thank all of the filmmakers who submitted films this year.

The 2023 lineup includes recent international festival highlights from Cannes, Sundance, South by Southwest, Toronto and Tribeca, as well as several world premieres and over 30 selections created by New Hampshire filmmakers.

NARRATIVE FEATURES

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, directed by Raven Jackson
Booger, directed by Mary Dauterman
Eileen, directed by William Oldroyd
The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed, directed by Joanna Arnow
Free Time, directed by Ryan Martin Brown
Hangdog, directed by Matt Cascella
I Used to Be Funny, directed by Ally Pankiw
A Little Prayer, directed by Angus MacLachlan
Merry Good Enough, directed by Caroline Keene and Dan Kennedy
Mountains, directed by Monica Sorelle
New Strains, directed by Prashanth Kamalakanthan and Artemis Shaw
Our Son, directed by Bill Oliver
Parachute, directed by Brittany Snow
Perfect Days, directed by Wim Wenders
Sometimes I Think About Dying, directed by Rachel Lambert
Somewhere Quiet, directed by Olivia West Lloyd
The Teachers’ Lounge, directed by Ilker Çatak
This Closeness, directed by Kit Zauhar

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Another Body, directed by Sophie Compton and Reuben Hamlyn
Black Barbie: A Documentary, directed by Lagueria Davis
Chasing Chasing Amy, directed by Sav Rodgers
Citizen Sleuth, directed by Chris Kasick
Confessions of a Good Samaritan, directed by Penny Lane
Everything to Entertain You: The Story of Video Headquarters, directed by Brantley Palmer
The Herricanes, directed by Olivia Kuan
Hummingbirds, directed by Silvia Del Carmen Castaños and Estefanía “Beba” Contreras
In the Whale, directed by David Abel
Invisible Nation, directed by Vanessa Hope
Join or Die, directed by Pete Davis and Rebecca Davis
Maestra, directed by Maggie Contreras
Natalia, directed by Elizabeth Mirzai
Q, directed by Jude Chehab
Rule of Two Walls, directed by David Gutnik
Sara’s Circus, directed by Meagan Frappiea and Bryant Naro
Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story, directed by Nate Pommer and Eric Weinrib
Strafford, directed by Katy E Cecchetti and Kevin P Corcoran
We Dare to Dream, directed by Waad al-Kateab

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Bury a Dream, directed by Carol Del Mar and Paulina Zamorano
Catherine & Michael, directed by Kathy Fusco
Children of Light, directed by Minkyu Kang
Confessions, directed by Stephanie Kaznocha
Didn’t Think I’d See You Here, directed by Dylan Guerra
The Fuse, directed by Kevin Haefelin
Giro Prepares for Death, directed by Peter Coccoma
Gold and Mud, directed by Conor Dooley
Goldilocks, directed by Meryl Jones
Homing, directed by Ricardo J. Varona
The Invite, directed by Catherine Licata
Knowing Me, Knowing You, directed by Fernando Andrés, Jacob Roberts, and Tyler Rugh
Mandarins, directed by Chelsie Pennello
The Old Young Crow, directed by Liam LoPinto
Palookaville, directed by Theodore Collatos
Palm Sunday, directed by Wes Andre Goodrich
Prep, directed by Raymond Barnett Knudsen
Primos, directed by Ricardo J. Varona
Ricky, directed by Rashad Frett
Seeds, directed by Pisie Hochheim
Sweatshop Girl, directed by Selma Cervantes
The Third Ear, directed by Nathan Ginter
The Weight of It All, directed by Leah Brown Holmes
Xie Xie, Ollie, directed by James Michael Chiang

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Axel, directed by Tom Mull
Birthing A Nation: The Resistance of Mary Gaffney, directed by Nazenet Habtezghi
Breaking Silence, directed by Amy Bench and Annie Silverstein
Denial, directed by Paul Moakley and Daniel Lombroso
Eat Flowers, directed by River Autumn Finlay
Fight or Flight, directed by Lindsey Hagen
Jack and Sam, directed by Jordan Matthew Horowitz
Muckville, directed by Jeff Mertz
OtroLado [OtherSide], directed by Gabriela Cavanagh and Grace McNally
Sanctuary, directed by John Haley and Julia Szromba

ANIMATION SHORTS

Aikāne, directed by Daniel Sousa, Dean Hamer, and Joe Wilson
From one painting… to another, directed by Georges Schwizgebel
A Natural Force, directed by Gordon LePage
The Nectar Instead, directed by Yoo Lee
The Night Doctrine, directed by Almudena Toral and Mauricio Rodríguez Pons
Las Nogas, directed by Catya Plate

NEW HAMPSHIRE PROGRAM

The Anne Frank Gift Shop, directed by Mickey Rapkin
Another Season Together, directed by Nick Edgar
Bay Creek Tennis Camp, directed by Michele Meek
Between Floors, directed by Jonathan Millman
Brian Hall, Not Afraid to Fall, directed by Chusy Jardine
Come Back Haunted, directed by Logan James Freeman
Cult, directed by Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
Dead Serious, directed by Lily Brown
Finding The Flow, directed by Jacob Doucette
Fore & Aft, directed by Gabe Gerzon
Good Looking Out, directed by Seth Chatfield
H.S., directed by Sammy Bonasso
iNFLUENCE, directed by Nate Laver
Junk, directed by Charlotte Hornsby and Jesse Ruuttila
Lobster Trap, directed by Charlie Statires
Lost Nation, directed by Hannah Cabell
Mars Hill Bait and Ammo, directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo
Music Hall – How A City Built A Theater & A Theater Built a City, directed by Jay Childs
The No Problem Zone, directed by Nicholas Sennott
Noddingoff, directed by Mike Bailey
North End, directed by Scott Maclin
One Million Fish: Reviving China Lake Outlet Stream, directed by Jerry Monkman
The Orchestra Chuck Built, directed by Christopher Stoudt
Rest, directed by Joan Cassin
Run Towards Better, directed by Beau Gaughran
Sinister Love, directed by Ian Hawkins
The Ten Commandments of Banquet Serving, directed by Griffin “The” Hansen
There’s Something Wrong, directed by Lisa Romagnoli
Those Who Guide Us, directed by Mitchell Hemmer
Trying, directed by Kyle Turgeon
The Watcher, directed by Nathan Sellers
Will You Remember Me?, directed by Will Dowler
Winky, directed by Jon Violette

In addition to the independent films above, the 21st Annual New Hampshire Film Festival will feature fascinating conversations with film industry experts, fun parties, and more!

Now is a great time to plan your film festival fun. Grab your PASSES!

Full film info will be coming soon

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