Closing Night at NHFF2017: Must See’s and Do’s on Sunday
Sooner than anyone would have liked, the final day of the 17th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival is upon us. Spend a not-so-lazy Sunday in Portsmouth enjoying some of Sunday’s highlights. A final reminder that the Film Festival Silent Auction ends at 5PM on Sunday so make sure to get those last minute bids in.
Start your morning off like the VIP you are at the Horizon Beverages and One Hundred Club Brunch at the One Hundred Club. This event is open to all guests with VIP level passes so make sure you purchase one or upgrade your day pass at the Discover Portsmouth Center if you’d like to attend. For those who have been enjoying the festival’s short blocks, the Short Film Insiders Panel at the Discover Portsmouth Center will give you a chance to hear from industry experts on the art of short-form moviemaking. The panel will include Sharon Badal, Lance Edmands, George T. Marshall, and Linda Olszewski and is moderated by Jeff Stern Speaking of shorts, the family-friendly Family Fun Block will be shown at The Music Hall and includes the Monster Lair and the legendary Pixar Shorts.
If you’re feeling hungry, stop by the Flatbread and The Juicery Hospitality Suite at the Discover Portsmouth Center and then make your way to The Loft for Dayveon. Make sure you stick around for a Q&A session with the filmmakers after the showing. If you’re looking to see as many films as possible before the festival’s end, you can’t go wrong with Short Block 10 at the 3S Artspace, or Short Block 11 and Short Block 12 at the Moffatt-Ladd House. All of these short blocks feature Q&A sessions as well.
The Closing Night feature is Walking Out , which is being shown at The Music Hall at 4:05PM. This drama follows a father and son on a hunting trip in Montana. Unfortunately things don’t go quite as planned and trip takes a dangerous turn. Finishing out the night is Row 34 Closing Night Reception, followed by the Closing Ceremonies and Awards, both at The Music Hall. The Closing Ceremonies and Awards celebrates the work of the students participating in the Young Filmmakers Workshop, so please join us in celebrating these future filmmakers.
By Ben Bradbury-Koster