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Film and Screenplay Submissions Deadline Aug 5! Enter Via Withoutabox

The New Hampshire Film Festival (NHFF) is still accepting independent film submissions for our 10th Annual NHFF, Oct. 14 – 17 in downtown Portsmouth! But hurry because online entries close Aug. 5. We also have an extended deadline for Without a Box registrants of Aug. 15. In 2009, NHFF received more than 700 films and 200 screenplays for consideration. Film submissions come in from all over the US and many countries around the world.

Independent Film Submissions
Independent filmmakers should submit films through our Withoutabox upload service. Submissions are accepted in the following categories:

Features
Documentaries (all lengths)
Shorts 30-60 min.
Shorts under 30 min.
Animation
Student
NH Films (for films and filmmakers connected to NH)

The NHFF annually recognizes the best films in several categories by presenting its Granny Awards on NH Night and at our Closing Ceremonies. Each award-winning filmmaker also receives Portsmouth-manufactured Bailey Works messenger bags. Cash, equipment rental packages, in-kind donations, and industry connections are also presented to some award recipients. If you’ve read through our independent film submissions page and still have questions,  e-mail NHFF Programming Director Deb Barry.

Screenplay Competition

The deadlines for the NHFF Screenplay Competition are also Aug. 5, extended deadline Aug. 15. This year’s competition promises to be a memorable one as NHFF welcomes Dana Biscotti Myskowski as NHFF Screenplay Competition Director. An adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire, Biscotti Myskowski is a professional screenwriter and producer and holds an MFA in creative writing: screenwriting from Goddard College. She is also a member of the NH Film Commission Board of Directors.
Screenplay submissions can also be made through NHFF’s Withoutabox submissions page. More information on the NHFF Screenplay Competition is available here.

About NHFF
The New Hampshire Film Festival is a four-day cultural experience set in the fall foliage of picturesque Portsmouth, NH. One of the largest film fests in New England, NHFF draws celebrities, Academy-Award winners, film industry veterans and local film lovers. NHFF offers workshops and discussions for young and new filmmakers to interact with industry pros and to learn the art and business of film. Held the weekend after Columbus Day, NHFF drew an estimated 9,000 attendees and 80 films in 2009. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling 603.647.6439 or emailing NHFF Executive Director Nicole Gregg.

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