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Winter 2012 / Spring 2013 NHFF Alumni VOD Releases

One of the best things about a film festival is the ability to screen films well before they are released to the general public.  Sometimes the gap is a few weeks, sometimes a few years, but it’s always inspiring hearing about a film’s life after NHFF.

Here are a few films from the past two years that have recently released and are available on VOD.

CERTAINTY (NHFF 2012 Feature; written by Mike O’Malley winner of the 2012 Van McLeod Award)

Peter Askin’s CERTAINTY explores the feelings of a young engaged couple, Deb (Adelaide Clemens) and Dom, (Tom Lipinski) as they attend their Engagement Encounter. Designed to force partners to ask the tough questions about married life, the retreat soon requires Deb and Dom to confront their feelings about faith, family and the future. Available On Demand here: iTunes,  AmazonVudu,  Xbox, and  CinemaNow.


GIRLS AGAINST BOYS (NHFF 2012 Grand Jury Award Winner)

After a series of bad experiences with men, Shae teams up with her co-worker, Lu, who has a simple, deadly way of dealing with the opposite sex. Directed by Austin Chick.

The film released in select theaters on Feb 1st, and is now available on DVD and Blu Ray via Anchor Bay, and On Demand via itunes, and Amazon.


FAIRHAVEN (2012 NHFF Best Feature Winner)

From the New York Times: Tom O’Brien’s Fairhaven is a piercing, wistful portrait of three longtime buddies in their mid-30s who reunite around a funeral in a southeastern Massachusetts fishing community.

Read the full review.

Check out the NHFF shout-out in the trailer.

Now available nationwide and in Canada on Cable on Demand, Amazon and Itunes.


DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY (NHFF 2012 Audience Award: Documentary Winner)

Watch the TRAILER.

The film, which played the New Hampshire Film Festival in 2012 and won the Audience Award, follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey. In this Cinderella story for the ages, Arnel, having overcome a lifetime’s worth of hardships, must now navigate the immense pressures of replacing a legendary singer and leading a world-renowned band on their most extensive world tour in years. Directed by Ramona S. Diaz.

Opened in select theaters on March 8, and nationally on Demand and Digitally on March 9.

Connect on Social Media: Facebook, and Twitter  @JourneyMOVIE



“The Cardboard Bernini” examines the life and work of artist James Grashow as he spends five years building a giant cardboard fountain, with the intention of putting it outside to dissolve. Directed by Olympia Stone.

The DVD is being released on March 26th and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.



Admissions is a short film starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell that tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace. Featuring an Israeli couple and a Palestinian, this modern parable is set in the admissions room for the afterlife. Its purpose is to start a conversation that heals.  Directed by Harry Kakatsakis.

“Admissions” is available to own on iTunes and DVD Sharing this link helps support The Global Alliance for Ministries & Infrastructures of Peace:



Family Portrait in Black and White follows a passionate Supermom, Olga Nenya, during three turbulent years that see her brood of 17 foster children grow into rambunctious teenagers. Directed by Julia Ivanova.

The film can be streamed worldwide or purchased directly from 

In North America DVDs are also available in usual outlets like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Netflix and many more.

Social Media: FacebookTwitter

View the DVD release press release.



The Man at the Counter is a very moving poetic experience around a story of a young man coming to understand that he lives in a world that is both lonelier and more full of love than he ever realized.  Directed by Brian McAllister.

The film had its online release by being featured on Feb. 26th.  And is available to view for free on Vimeo.


Please support our alumni and spread the word about the films you enjoy!

The New Hampshire Film Festival will take place October 17-20, 2013, and is currently receiving submissions for consideration in the 2013 festival.  Apply now.


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