FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2018
NH High School Short Film Festival announces 2018 winners
The 11th annual New Hampshire Film Office took place at Red River Theatres in Concord on May 19, with up-and-coming filmmakers from around the state taking home prizes in several categories.
Twenty-seven films were selected from 56 entries submitted by students from New Hampshire high schools and career and technology centers. They spanned a variety of film genres, including animation, comedy, drama, documentary and public service announcements/commercials.
Originality, cinematic storytelling and technical execution are the primary scoring elements.
This year’s winners are:
*Jury Award (Best in Show): “The Waiter”; Briana Demers, Grace Lumley, Nate Magoon; Salem High School
*Jury Award (Runner up): “The Letter”; Kenny Sullivan, Nick Hurman, Brandon Depew; Pinkerton Academy
*Jury Award Finalists:
–“Captain Dab”; Joshua McDevitt, Kellen Sheehan, Tyler McCallum; Nashua Technology Center
–“God’s Acre”; Brenden Nault; Salem High School
–“Worthless”; Autumn-Rose Bogdan, Rheannon Rodriguez; Salem High School
*Public Service Announcement Award: “Drive Safe”; Jeff Lybarger, Myles Ditkoff, Johnny Chavira, Sarah Eaton; Keene High School
The festival is an opportunity for students to have their films seen before the public at a professional venue and for the public to experience the state’s up-and-coming creative talent. For more information, visit nhstudentfilm.com.