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Friday Insider Events You Don’t Want to Miss!

Friday at the NHFF means big names, passionate discussions, and engaging panels.

Between catching films today at NHFF, be sure to make some stops at Discover Portsmouth Center for a behind the scenes look of Hollywood, filmmaking, and the power of film.


The Bigger Picture: Independent Filmmaking and Community

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Discover Portsmouth

Join us for our first panel, where moderator Van McLeod will lead a discussion on community and independent filmmaking. Panelists include: Rick Broussard, Editor, NH Magazine and Co-Director, “Granite Orpheus”; Nicholas J. Koloski, Location Manager and Claremont City Councilor; Lisa Neville, Independent Producer; and Matt Newton, Director, New Hampshire Film & Television Office. Join us as they share their insight on making films a more fulfilling community experience.


Meet & Greet with John Michael Higgins and Jimmy Dunn

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Discover Portsmouth

Psst… this isn’t on the official schedule, but you don’t want to miss it. Join us to meet and chat with John Michael Higgins, best known for his hilarious role in Pitch Perfect, and Jimmy Dunn, star of The McCarthys.


Hot Topics: Bringing Awareness to Our Community’s Biggest Issues Through Film

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Discover Portsmouth

This panel on hot film topics will be moderated by the co-founder and president of Good Measures (not to mention, Portsmouth city councilor), Stefany Shaheen.Panelists include: Jay Childs, director of Food Fight – Inside the Battle for Market BasketMichael Venn, director of It’s Time. Let’s TalkNancy Vawter, co-producer and co-writer of Shadows Fall North; and Jerry Monkman, director of The Power of Place. Come discuss how current events and social issues in our region affect both our lives and our films!


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