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NH high school short film festival is back


Image courtesy of the NH Film and Television Office

Our Granite State’s high school short film festival is back and, riding on the success of last year’s maiden voyage, 50% bigger. A total of 30 entries will be screened next weekend in the Sweeney Hall Auditorium at NH Technical Institute, Concord, submitted by students from Wolfboro to Nashua and everywhere in between.

When speaking with Matthew Newton, director of our state’s Film and Television Office, I learned of a broad range of films, spanning across genres. 

Here’s a sampling:

  • “Just Like Us,” a 6 minute documentary about a school club “whose goal is to show Pinkerton Academy’s campus how students with disabilities are just like us,” comes to us from an Academy student, Ryan DiEoreo.
  • Prior to this piece will be an improv comedy from Cam Steckler and Alex Petakov of Nashua High School South titled “Just Another Conspiracy.” In this, “an assassin sneaks around to eliminate his target in what may be a bigger conspiracy that Lee Harvey Oswald could ever pull off.”
  • A drama, “Boy in the Snow,” is a story of “one day in the life of a boy whose parents died in a fire.” This 9-minute piece is the work of Nick Kaschak of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy.

These are in addition to a number of experimental shorts and a public service announcement titled “In the Car… Off the Phone.”

The event is free and open to the public.

What 2nd annual NH high school short film festival
When Saturday, May 16 at noon
Where Sweeney Hall Auditorium, NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH

For more info: NH High School Short Film Festival