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23 NH Films Accepted for NH Night Oct. 14

The New Hampshire Film Festival (NHFF) has accepted 23 films with NH connections. The films will screen at the NH Night Program on the first day of NHFF’s 10th anniversary Oct. 14!

The Granite State films are slated to kick off four days of more than 80 independent film screenings Oct. 14 – 17 at four venues in downtown Portsmouth.

Some of the films in the NH Night Program will also be shown again during the weekend. The films will compete for four Granny Awards to be presented Thursday night including New Hampshire Filmmaker of the Year, Best New Hampshire Documentary, Best New Hampshire Short, and Best Performance – New Hampshire. The Van McLeod Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in New Hampshire film, will also be presented Thursday night.

Drawing nearly 9,000 attendees in 2009, NHFF has garnered national press coverage including from Moviemaker Magazine, which called NHFF “the film center of New England.” This year, NHFF received 700 films and about 200 screenplays for consideration. NHFF is underwritten by Francis Ford Coppola Winery.
“Our NH filmmakers have produced a remarkable lineup of engaging, important films,” said NHFF Executive Director Nicole Gregg. “We are truly fortunate to have these artists and I encourage all film fans to see the Thursday screenings.”
A full schedule of all film screenings will be announced during a special Media Party on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at The Page, 72 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH.

Nine NH films will be shown both in the NH Night Program on Thursday and during NHFF weekend:
“YellowBrickRoad,” feature, Andy Mitton
“Agadez: the Music & the Rebellion,” documentary, Ron Wyman
“Bound by Haiti,” documentary, Jon Bougher
“Bighorn,” short, Alfred Thomas Catalfo
“Dark Scribbles,” short drama, Michael Venn
“The Pond,” short drama, Dan Hannon
“Subcutaneous,” animation, Mike Rishkofski
“Sunday Morning Coming Down,” short drama, Tara Parian
“Wanting Alex,” short comedy, Chris Akers

The following films will be shown during the NH Night Program on Thursday:
“Giving Women Credit,” documentary, Kai de Mello-Folsom
“Mayflower,” documentary, Gary Anderson
“Backwater,” short, Michael Fisher
“The Bureau,” short, Marc Dole
“The Cost,” short, Mitchell Long
“Deaf Perception,” short, Marc Dole
“Hosed,” short, Juston McKinney
“IOKA,” short, Kyle Glowacky
“Shades of Colour,” short, Dan Deering
“The Stay at Home Dad,” short, Adam Jones
“Tuesday Morning,” short, Mike Gillis
“This Is Who We Are,” short, Stephanie Willis

The following films will be screened at part of the NH Film & Television Office’s NH High School Shorts Film Competition:
“Home Vs. Homeless,” high school short, Jeremy Holbert, Ben Pacocha, Tim Taylor
“Beginning’s End,” high school short, David Nieman