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Welcome to the 14th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival

Welcome to the 14th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival!

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The 14th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival is off and running! Festival-goers braved the rain the Thursday and packed venues like the Loft and the Music Hall to celebrate films with special ties to New Hampshire. Paul Lazarus took home the Van McLeod and the Juried NH Film of Year Awards for They Came at Night at Thursday’s NHPTV’s NH Night Awards.

Friday is the official commencement of the New Hampshire Film Festival as the festival kicks into high gear – screening over 30 films and our first panel of the weekend: 6 feature narratives, 5 feature documentaries, more than 20 short films and the Filming in New Hampshire Panel.

Feature narratives are playing all day at the Music Hall, starting with Know How at 10:20am and continuing throughout Friday with Two Step, The Infinite Man and Boyhood breaking at 6pm for the Opening Night Reception & Ceremonies. Immediately following the ceremonies, Friday night at the Music Hall ends with a screening of the highly anticipated, Men, Women & Children, Jason Reitman’s film that follows a community of teenagers and their parents and explores the ways that the internet has changed, and affects, every facet of their lives.

Over at the Loft, the day starts with the documentary Happy Valley, the story of State College, Penn State’s home town as it is shaken by the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Four short blocks follow with Q&As including Gregory Go Boom, starring Michael Cera as Gregory, a paraplegic who leaves home for the first time and finds that the world is not what he expected. The Moffatt-Ladd House started off Friday with a short block and continues the day with documentaries: 100: Head/Heart/Feet, Divide in Concord, Whitey and Becoming Bulletproof.

The night concludes with our signature party of the weekend – the 2014 NHFF Opening Night Party at the Portsmouth Gas Light. From 9:30pm to 1am, come dance the night away with us at Portsmouth’s premier nightclub destination. With three floors of fun – there’s somethng for everyone.

Check out the full schedule for more details on today’s films and screening times and head on over to the Box Office to buy tickets. Already in town? We’ll be at the Discover Portsmouth Center until 6:30pm for registration, tickets and any questions you may have.