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Manchester Ink Link
October 11, 2022 – “Buzzworthy weekend at NH Film Festival, a truly ‘feel-good’ affair”

Little Black Book
October 11, 2022 – “Director Vanessa Beletic Wins New Hampshire Film Festival Jury Award for ‘Catching Spirits’”

October 10, 2022 – “Hats Off to the New Hampshire Film Festival”

October 6, 2022 – “New Hampshire Film Festival returns after pandemic hiatus”

Seacoast Online
October 6, 2022 – “Brew Fest, NH Film Festival, Full Strum Fest: 11 things to do on Seacoast this weekend”

Manchester Ink Link
October 6, 2022 – “The Weekender, Oct. 6-13: NH Film Festival, Milford Pumpkin Fest, mushroom foraging and more”

October 6, 2022 – “Joyful Musings: A Life In The Day Of The New Hampshire Film Fest”

October 6, 2022 – “Controversial Gas Station + One Hundred Films + Foliage Tracker”

October 5, 2022 – “10 things to do in N.H. this weekend: New Hampshire Film Festival, Brewfest and more”

NH Union Leader
October 5, 2022 – “NH Film Festival kicks off in Portsmouth tonight”

October 6, 2022 – “A Life in the Day of the New Hampshire Film Festival”

October 5, 2022 – “Musing Joyfully on the Thrill of October in N.H.”

Seacoast Online
October 4, 2022 – “NH Film Festival celebrates 20 years: Here’s what you will see in Portsmouth in 2022”

Seacoast Current
October 1, 2022 – “Lights, Camera, Action: NH Film Festival Returns Thursday”


NH Union Leader
September 28, 2022 – “Intermission is over: NH Film Festival reclaims top billing in heart of Portsmouth”

Manchester Ink Link
September 27, 2022 – “NH Film Festival announces 2022 film lineup for October’s 20th Anniversary celebration”

September 27, 2022 – “Bicycling Bandit + Unusual Lights + Man Hires Uber To Deliver Drugs”

Yahoo! News
September 23, 2022 – “Local domino artist recognized for achievements”

The Eagle-Tribune
September 23, 2022 – “Local domino artist recognized for achievements”

New Hampshire Magazine
September 16, 2022 – “Screen Dreams and City Lights in the Port City”

September 13, 2022 – “8 New England film festivals to check out this fall”

JULY 2022

Seacoast Online
July 26, 2022 – “NH Film Festival sets dates for 20th anniversary in-person festival”

Broadway World
July 26, 2022 – “New Hampshire Film Festival Announces 20th Anniversary Festival Dates”

The Nerd’s Templar
July 25, 2022 – “New Hampshire Film Festival Announces its 20th Anniversary Festival Dates”

July 25, 2022 – “New Hampshire Film Event Named Academy Award Qualifying Festival”

JUNE 2022

New Hampshire Magazine
June 20, 2022 – “Best of NH 2022 Fun & Adventure”


September 28, 2021 – “17 Fall Film Festivals To Check Out In (And Around) Greater Boston”

Eagle Times
September 2, 2021 – “Sununu tests negative for COVID-19”

Manchester Ink Link
September 1, 2021 – “NH Film Festival postponed for second year”

New Hampshire Union Leader
September 1, 2021 –  “NH Film Festival calls off 2021 event”


August 31, 2021 – “New Hampshire Film Festival postponed again”

Seacoast Online
August 30, 2021“NH Film Festival in Portsmouth a no-go for 2021 due to COVID. Again.”

Seacoast Current

Houston Chronicle
August 1, 2021 – “New Hampshire Film Festival returns in person in October”

AP News
August 1, 2021 – “New Hampshire Film Festival returns in person in October”

JULY 2021

Sentinel and Enterprise
July 29, 2021“Brown Box brings Bard’s ‘Much Ado’ to outdoor audiences”

Manchester Ink Link
July 27, 2021 – “NH Film Festival becoming qualifying film festival for Academy Awards”

Broadway World
July 27, 2021 – “New Hampshire Film Festival Named an Academy Award Qualifier”

Seacoast Current
July 27, 2021 – “New Hampshire Film Festival Now An Academy Award Qualifier”

July 27, 2021 – “New Hampshire Film Festival Named Academy Award Qualifier”

Seacoast Online
July 27, 2021 – “N.H. Film Festival to return in-person, named Academy Award qualifying festival for short films”

2020 Coverage

1/13/20 – Films with NH connections earn Oscar nominations

Union Leader

1/11/20 – 5 Regional American Film Festivals Worth Travelling For



2019 Coverage

9/19/19 – The NH Film Festival Brings Glamour Galore to the Granite State

NH Magazine

10/02/19 – Scene Here: Granite State screenings, orchestral efforts, (Lonely) Seal of approval

The Boston Globe

10/02/19 – New Hampshire Film Festival to feature two films with local ties


10/06/19 – See Adam Sandler’s new movie at the NH Film Festival

Union Leader

10/08/19 – Circuit Breaker Episode 160: ‘Joker’ Talk, Regional Festivals, and Clint Eastwood


10/09/19 – Surging libidos, naked cyclist in movie starring Portsmouth


10/10/19 – Let’s Talk Wine: Film Festival serving America’s favorite chardonnay


10/10/19 – ‘Love in Kilnerry’ is Crushing the Film Festival Circuit Gaining More Momentum


10/13/19 – LOVE IN KILNERRY Premieres at San Diego International Film Festival and New Hampshire Film Festival


10/14/19 – New Hampshire native to receive film award


10/14/19 – Fight of Seacoast fishermen depicted in ‘Last Man Fishing’


10/15/19 – NH Film Festival: What you need to know before you go


10/15/19 – Durham Native to be Honored at NH Film Festival

Business NH Magazine 


2018 Coverage

10/14/18 – NH Film Festival hands out awards



10/14/18 – Stars come out for New Hampshire Film Festival 



10/12/18 – VR Films at N.H. Film Festival Explore Climate change in 360°



10/12/18 – David Spade to appear at N.H. Film Festival Saturday


10/11/18 – 18th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival Kicks Off With Film Shot at Harrisville’s Aldworth Manor



10/11/18 – Greg & The Morning Buzz: NH Film Festival 2018


10/11/18 – New Hampshire Film Festival to Showcase Inspiring Films Oct. 11 to 14



10/10/18 – At Film Fest: Poignant Documentaries About Gilda Radner and Victoria Arlen

Union Leader

10/10/18 – NH Film Festival is Keeping the Faith

Union Leader


10/10/18 – N.H. Film Fest Announces Winner of Screenplay Competition



10/07/18 – N.H. Film Festival to Screen Virtual Reality Films for First Time


10/05/18 – What’s New at this Year’s N.H. Film Festival 

Edge Radio/SeacoastOnline.com/Fosters.com 


10/05/18 – Interview with NHFF’s Nicole Gregg 

WSCA 106.1


10/04/18 – Four Days of Film

The Hippo/Seacoast Scene


09/28/18 – The Inside Skinny on The New Hampshire Film Festival 2018!


09/27/18 – NH Film Festival Previews Coming Attractions



09/27/18 – Party Kicks Off NH Film Festival



09/21/18 – NH Film Festival Announces Film Lineup




2017 Coverage

10/26/17 —  New Hampshire Film Festival 2017: Eclectic Selections and Panels Allow This Small New England Fest to Continue to Grow


10/15/17 — Short Film Featured at NH Film Festival Shows Gritty Reality of Heroin Addiction


10/13/17 — 117 Films to be Shown at 17th Annual NH Film Festival 


10/13/17 — NH Film Festival Kicks Off

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com

10/12/17 — Peter MacKenzie, Cole Escola Help Helm Comedy Panel at NH Film Festival

The New Hampshire Union Leader / NewHampshire.com

10/12/17 — Film Festival to Screen More Than 100 Films 


10/12/17 — NH Film Festival a Movie-Lovers Dream Weekend

The New Hampshire Union Leader / NewHampshire.com


10/11/17 — Documentary About Homelessness in NH to Premiere at NH Film Festival 

New Hampshire Public Radio

10/11/17 — 17th Annual NH Film Festival Kicks Off this Week in Portsmouth


10/11/17 — Film Festival Top Five


10/11/17 — Concord Filmmaker’s Work Explores ALS

Foster’s Daily Democrat

10/10/17 — ‘Game of Thrones’ Director to Attend NH Film Fest Event

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com

10/05/17 — New Year, New Look, New Films: The 2017 New Hampshire Film Festival is Ready to Rock

Leah’s Movie Lowdown

10/01/17 — Documentary about Queen City’s homeless youth to be shown at NH Film Festival

The New Hampshire Union Leader / NewHampshire.com

09/29/17 — Women, New Hampshire and Latino Films in the Spotlight 

The Boston Globe 

09/27/2017: Film Festival Kick-off Event Raises Excitement

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com

09/26/2017: NH Film Festival Announces Film Lineup

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com

09/22/2017: Film Festival Roundup 


09/19/2017: NH Film Festival Plans Kick Off Party 

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com

09/18/2017: New Hampshire Film Festival Being Planned in Portsmouth

The New Hampshire Union Leader / NewHampshire.com

07/10/2017: N.H. Film Festival Dates Announced

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com


2016 Coverage

10/15/2016: Bergeron, Meyers Reminisce About NH Roots at Film Festival

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com


10/14/2016: NH Film Festival Begins with Well-Deserved Recognition

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com


10/14/2016: 16th Annual NH Film Festival Showcases Nearly 100 Films


10/13/2016: 16th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival Kicks Off Thursday

New Hampshire Public Radio 

10/13/2016: New Hampshire Film Festival Rolls Out Movie Standouts and Stars

The New Hampshire Union Leader / NewHampshire.com


10/13/2016: NH Film Festival Celebrates Indie Cinema Oct. 13 to 16



10/13/2016: Split Ticket to be Screened at NHFF 

Foster’s Daily Democrat / Fosters.com

10/11/2016: 16th Annual NHFF Brings a Little Bit of Hollywood to the Granite State

Leah’s Movie Lowdown 

10/10/2016: Alysia Reiner of ‘Orange is the New Black,”Equity’ Coming to NH Film Fest 

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com

10/09/2016: It’s Sweet 16 for NH Film Festival

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com

10/09/2016: Lee Native’s Film Addressing Slavery to Screen at NHFF 



10/09/2016: Go & Do: NH Film Festival 

Foster’s Daily Democrat / Fosters.com

10/06/2016: Well Oiled Machine: New Hampshire Film Festival Returns to Portsmouth Oct. 13

The Hippo

10/06/2016: Creating a Musical Myth


10/04/2016: NH Film Festival Holds Kick-Off Party in Portsmouth

The New Hampshire Union Leader / NewHampshire.com

10/04/2016: NH Film Festival Continues to Gain Strength

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com


10/04/2016: 100 Films to be Shown at Upcoming Film Festival in Portsmouth 


10/04/2016: Portsmouth Prepares for Annual Film Festival


10/04/2016: Nicole Gregg, Jay Childs Talk NH Film Festival 

Edge Radio 


09/29/2016: NHFF 2016 — You in?

Assholes Watching Movies

09/29/2016: Wide Variety of Films to Be Shown at Annual Festival

The New Hampshire Union Leader / NewHampshire.com

09/29/2016: Film Festival Roundup


09/27/2016: The Provident Bank Sponsors NH Film Festival 

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com


 09/27/2016: These are the Films You’ll Watch at the 2016 New Hampshire Film Festival


The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com / Foster’s Daily Democrat / fosters.com


09/26/2016: NH Film Festival Returns Oct. 13-16


09/22/2016: Celebs Headed to NHFF


09/21/2016: NH Film Festival Bringing 100 Films to Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Herald / Seacoastonline.com 


2015 Coverage

10/20/2015: N.H. film fest panel focuses on comedy

Mark Lorenz, The Boston Globe

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10/19/2015: ‘The Witch’ Wins Top Honor at 15th New Hampshire Film Festival

Zach Sharf, IndieWire


10/16/2015: Comedians hold meet and greet at N.H. Film Festival

Karen Dandurant, The Portsmouth Herald / seacoastonline.com


10/16/2015: Filmmakers discuss important social issues

Karen Dandurant, The Portsmouth Herald / seacoastonline.com


10/16/2015: NH Film Festival underway in Portsmouth

Jennifer Crompton, WMUR

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9/30/2015: Star-Studded Film Festival Could Be ‘The Best Yet’

Jesse Scardina, The Portsmouth Herald / seacoastonline.com


9/10/2014: ‘The Witch’ and ‘Manglehorn’ Among Portsmouth Film Festival Highlights

The Edge / fosters.com

9/10/2014: New Hampshire Film Festival Set For October Return

The Portsmouth Herald / seacoastonline.com


2014 Coverage

10/21/2014: James Foley’s parents accept award after documentary screening in Portsmouth

Christina Higginbotham, NewHampshire.com

10/21/2014: New Hampshire Film Festival ends with Foley Tribute

Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe

10/20/2014: Flea talks ‘Low Down’ at New Hampshire Film Festival

Mark Shanahan & Meredith Gold

10/20/2014: Foundation continues James Foley’s work

Seacoast Online, Karen Dandurant

10/20/2014: Jim Foley’s parents accept award on son’s behalf

WMUR, Stephanie Woods

10/20/2014: The Standouts From The 2014 New Hampshire Film Festival

Leigh Blickley, Huffington Post

10/20/2014: ‘Low Down’ and ‘E-TEAM’ Take Home Top Prizes from New Hampshire Film Festival

Casey Cipriani, IndieWire

10/17/2014: NH Film Festival in Portsmouth features a tribute to slain journalist James Foley

Shari Small, NH1

10/17/2014: Ebert documentary screening at N.H. Film Festival 

Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe

10/16/2014: Film Festival Opens with local flavor

Jesse Scardina, Seacoast Online

10/16/2014: New Hampshire Film Festival starts now

Jeanne McCartin, Seacoast Online

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10/16/2014: N.H. Film Festival to showcase local, international talent

Foster’s Daily Democrat


10/16/2014: ‘Men, Women & Children’: All in the family, for better or worse

Foster’s Daily Democrat 


10/16/2014: Manchester native Christopher Goudreault to show film in Portsmouth

Julia Ann Weekes, Union Leader

10/16/2014: Slain NH journalist James Foley shot footage for ‘E-Team’

Julia Ann Weekes, Union Leader

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10/16/2014: Rae Dawn Chong, Doria Bramante open up about spiritual journey

Julia Ann Weekes, Union Leader

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10/16/2014: NH Film Festival projected to reel in 10,000 for screenings

Julia Ann Weekes, Union Leader

10/14/2014: James Foley’s footage featured in documentary

Liz Markhlevskaya, Foster’s Daily Democrat


10/14/2014: Blues legend Otis Clay coming to N.H. Film Fest

Jesse Scardino, Seacoast Online

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10/14/2014: Festival to make blind girl’s dream come true


10/14/2014: Interview with Nicole Gregg, Executive Director for the New Hampshire Film Festival

Catherine Stewart, New England Film

10/13/2014: N.H. Film Fest to pay tribute to slain journalist

Karen Dandurant, Seacoast Online

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10/13/2014: N.H. Film Fest shines light on city

Seacoast Online

10/13/2014: James Foley’s Work Honored At New Hampshire Film Festival

Emily Corwin, NHPR

10/12/14: Stars Near and Far in N.H. Film Fest

Justin Scardina, Portsmouth Herald
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10/09/14: Mike O’Malley heartened by ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ reviews

Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe

10/08/14: NH Film Festival Releases Official 2014 Trailer

Portsmouth Patch 

10/06/14: Mike O’Malley coming to N.H. Film Festival

Portsmouth Herald

10/06/14: Star Power! NH Film Festival to Feature Star-studded Lineup of Guests

Portsmouth Patch 

10/06/14: Portsmouth film festival to feature films with NH ties

By Mike Lawrence, Union Leader 

10/02/14: Film Festival prepares for one of its largest lineups yet

Jesse Scardino, Portsmouth Herald

09/30/14: N.H. Film Festival kick-off event on Thursday

Portsmouth Herald


9/29/14: New Hampshire Film Festival Press & Kick-Off Party on Thursday, Oct. 2

Portsmouth Patch

09/22/14: Seacoast Business Connection

Interview with NHFF Executive Director Nicole Gregg

09/22/14: New Hampshire Film Festival chooses 100 movies

Suzanne Laurent, Portsmouth Herald

09/22/14: Interview with NHFF Executive Director Nicole Gregg

Seacoast Business Connection, WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio

[download] Show archive (interview starts at 8:20)

2013 Press Coverage

10/22/13: City presents another film festival success

Editorial, Portsmouth Herald
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10/21/13: No regrets as Tom Rush wows N.H. film festival audience (video)

Harold Lepidus, Examiner

10/21/13: New Hampshire Film Fest honors Muskat

Mark Lorenz, The Boston Globe
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10/21/13: The New Hampshire Film Festival Delivers the Goods

Leigh Blickley, The Huffington Post

10/20/13: NH Film Festival Announces Winners

Marc Fortier, Portsmouth Patch

10/20/13: Alfred Thomas Catalfo’s “Slam Man,” “Moonlight Bait and Ammo”

We Hear, Boston Herald

10/20/13: Kretschmar, Bergeron, McKinney, Chong at NHFF Comedy Panel

Celebrity News & Photos, The Huffington Post

10/19/13: Tom Rush, Chris Abbott Meet The Press

Marc Fortier, Portsmouth Patch

10/19/13: A Taste of the New Hampshire Film Festival 2013

Victoria Hersey, Electric Feast

10/19/13: NH Film Festival Grand Juror Tom Bergeron Holds Court in Portsmouth

Jeanné McCartin, Portsmouth Herald
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10/18/13: Joyce Maynard Honored at NHFF

Robert Cook, Portsmouth Patch

10/18/13: UNH Alum makes one very funny movie

Marc Fortier, Portsmouth Patch

10/18/13: NH Film Festival Kicks Off

Adam Sexton, WMUR
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10/18/13: TV Host Tom Bergeron Talks to NHFF

Jason Claffey, Portsmouth Patch

10/18/13: NHFF special guests talk to Uncle Phil

Phil Kliger, The Uncle Phil Show

[download] 10:00-11:00 (Delta Bravo, Patrick King, Tara Price)
[download] 11:00-12:00 (Ronen Rubenstein, Tom Bergeron Part 1)
[download] 12:00-1:00 (Tom Bergeron Part 2)

10/18/13: NH Film Festival Kicks off



10/18/13: N.H. Film Festival kicks off in Portsmouth

Joey Cresta, Portsmouth Herald

10/17/13: Film Festival Announces NH Night Winners

Marc Fortier, Portsmouth Patch

10/17/13: What’s An International Film Festival Doing In A Place Like New Hampshire?

Emily Corwin, NHPR

10/17/13: NHFF Young Filmmakers Workshop with John Herman

Editorial, Seacoast Online

10/17/13: For the love of film

Jeanné McCartin, Portsmouth Herald

10/16/13: NH Filmmaker Aaron J. Weiderspahn Talks About His Latest Film

Virginia Prescott, Word of Mouth on NHPR

10/16/13: Paramount Pictures’ Labor Day to Open New Hampshire Film Festival

Crystal Paradis, The Music Hall blog

10/16/13: Starring role: Seacoast filmmakers at the 2013 New Hampshire Film Festival

Craig Robert Brown, The Wire

10/15/13: New Hampshire Film Festival to be Held this Weekend in Portsmouth

MV Colvin, Dirty Water News

10/15/13: Readings & Signings

Seacoast Online/The Portsmouth Herald

10/14/13: Star-Studded New Hampshire Film Festival This Week

Jason Claffey, Exeter Patch

10/13/13: 2013 N.H. Film Fest the best yet

Fosters Daily Democrat

10/13/13: Lights, Camera, Film Fest!

John Brenneman, Portsmouth Herald

10/10/13: Keene represents at NHFF

Chris Prine, Keene Sentinel

10/10/13: N.H. Film Festival: An annual celebration of what we do …

Ryan Alan, Foster’s Daily Democrat – Showcase
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10/08/13: NH Film Festival lineup – “Best Program Yet”

Chuck McMahon, Portsmouth NH City Blog

10/03/13: NH Film Festival Kickoff Party

David Flood, NHSeacoast TV

10/03/13: 2013 NH Film Festival Kick-off Party

NHFilmFestival, YouTube.com

10/03/13: New Hampshire Film Festival to be ‘star-studded’

Charles McMahon, Portsmouth Herald

NHFF star-studded

10/03/13: NHFF Screenplay Committee/Granite SoFFA host reading at RiverRun Bookstore 10/18

New Hampshire Film Office, Film New Hampshire

10/3/13: New Hampshire Film Festival Press Party

Cameron Johnson, Cam’s Newsbeat

10/2/13: Chris Abbott of HBO’s ‘Girls’ Coming to NH Film Festival

Robert Cook, Portsmouth Patch

9/26/13: BHS Student’s Film to be Shown at NH Film Festival

Ryan O’Connor, Bedford Patch

9/24/13: New Hampshire Film Festival: The Inside Scoop

Alli Rock, NewEnglandFilm.com

09/20/13: Losing Lebron Accepted to the 2013 New Hampshire Film Festival

Nicole Prowell, NicoleProwell.com

09/19/13: New Hampshire Film Festival Releases Lineup

Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe

2013-09-19 Boston Globe (close) (1)

09/19/2013: Film Festival Lineup Announced

Chuck McMahon, SeacoastOnline/Portsmouth Herald

2013-09-19 Portsmouth Herald (2)

09/16/13: Seacoast Business Connection Radio Show—special guest Nicole Gregg, NHFF Director

Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, WSCA/Portsmouth Community Radio

 For New Hampshire Film Festival coverage from previous years, visit our Press Archives.