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New Hampshire Film Festival Releases 2016 Program Cover Art

The New Hampshire Film Festival is excited to unveil the cover art for 2016. The festival, Oct 13-16, is one of the most popular and anticipated cultural events in New Hampshire.

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“The 2016 festival program is going to be our most dynamic and prestigious to date, featuring award winning artists as well as cutting edge talent from this year’s festival circuit from Sundance to Cannes and everywhere in between,” said NHFF Executive Director Nicole Gregg. “The combination of films, set against downtown Portsmouth during the height of fall foliage, provides an experience unlike anything else and a weekend not to be missed.”

This year’s cover art plays tribute to the true artistic nature of the festival by illustrating historic downtown Portsmouth through the lens of the NHFF logo.  

“After 15 years of great success, we wanted to do something a little different,” said designer Ali Baxter, who was also responsible for creating the 2016 cover design. “By now, people are familiar with the branding around the festival, so we felt comfortable breaking up the elements of the well-known logo, and thinking back to the roots of the festival — which revolve around the artistic talents and brilliant films that are featured each year. This year’s cover is beautifully stark and incorporates some of the aesthetic characteristics of classic filmmaking through the usage of film grain and fading filters.”

In addition to the festival art, organizers anticipate releasing a commercial in the coming weeks that captures the excitement, energy and creativity of the festival.  

Venues on Tap for 2016

Now in its 16th 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.

Other venues include:

  • 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.
  • Situated in the city’s growing North End, 3S Artspace is a mid-sized performance space that each year effortlessly transforms 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.

Passes are now on sale! 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.

Media Contact: Chuck McMahon (603) 766-1902, chuck@vtldesign.com

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