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New Hampshire Film Festival Program Art and Commercial Revealed

Portsmouth, NH | The New Hampshire Film Festival is excited to reveal art for the 2013 festival. The festival, Oct 17-20, is one of the most popular and anticipated cultural events in New Hampshire, and the 2013 cover art is a tribute to the beautiful “Magic Hour” of Portsmouth’s iconic sunset view.

“This year we began with a color scheme of purples, oranges, blues and golds inspired by the sun setting over the Piscataqua. This ‘Magic Hour’ marks the moment of anticipation; the features, the parties, the after parties, the emotion and wonder of what these nights hold in store,” said designer Jesse Rand. “In keeping with tradition, we approached photographer Philip Case Cohen for the initial image that would work as the backbone of the design. We then brought in the fantastical elements to alter a space so familiar to many and make it other-worldly, like something you would only see on the big screen. When the sun goes down, the lights come up.”

In addition to the festival art, an exciting new NHFF commercial has just launched online, and will be airing on NHPTV starting September 17th. Adam Flaherty from Anchor Line put together the video spot, which captures the excitement, energy and creativity of the festival.

Now in its 13th year, NHFF continues its partnerships with several historic and cultural venues for screenings, panels and workshops. The festival’s main stage theater, The Music Hall, is the region’s premier performing arts center. This historic theater is beautifully restored and features the most up-to-date technology, with a seating capacity of 800. One block away, the Music Hall Loft brings the prestige and technical standards of the main stage to a more intimate setting. At the entrance of the downtown district, The Moffatt-Ladd House is a National Historic Landmark sitting on the property of a prominent Georgian mansion built in the 1760’s, and is retrofitted with projection equipment. Along the waterfront, the Seacoast Repertory Theater hosts the Seacoast’s finest live theater productions, effortlessly transforming into a cinema house for the New Hampshire Film Festival.

Festival Headquarters has found its home again in the Discover Portsmouth Center, a non-profit cultural center that combines a multi-level gallery, conference hall, gift shop, and community showcase on the corner of downtown’s main street. NHFF headquarters offers complimentary meals and refreshments for filmmakers and festival attendees all weekend long. It is also the staging area for press conferences, photo shoots, and interviews throughout the festival, and the location for many of the festival’s panels and workshops. The festival layout is compact: all venues are conveniently accessible, with none further than a five-minute walk along the winding brick sidewalks of Portsmouth.

In addition to the impressive programming, panels and workshops, the festival is also hosting several parties in the city’s finest bars, clubs and restaurants.

“This is going to be our best program yet,” said NHFF Executive Director Nicole Gregg. “Our festival brings New Hampshire voices together with the year’s best international films. The combination of our historic venues and Portsmouth’s vibrant night life add a unique element to the film festival circuit.”

Earlier this year, NHFF was listed in MovieMaker Magazine’s “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” For ticketing information, visit www.nhfilmfestival.com .

About the New Hampshire Film Festival
Founded in 2001, NHFF began as a small, grassroots organization to support local, regional and student filmmakers. It now holds a place as a viable and recognized festival that showcases the brightest talent on the international film festival scene. For the latest updates from the NHFF team, visit www.nhfilmfestival.com , and find them around the web at #NHFF.

Media Contact: Doug Ridley (603) 766-1902, doug@vtldesign.com

DOWLOAD PRESS RELEASE with print & web-res cover art files.

WATCH NHFF 2013 COMMERCIAL HERE: [youtube]http://youtu.be/aXHNvYQljyY[/youtube]

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