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New Hampshire Film Festival (2013)

New Hampshire Film Festival (2013)

See the 2013 Festival Schedule!

The 2013 New Hampshire Film Festival comes to Portsmouth, NH October 17-20. The festival presents 100 of the best independent films from around the world in four downtown screening venues over the four days. 

NHFF is one of the only public platforms in the state of New Hampshire, and in northern New England for residents to screen independent film, and experience international cinema, documentaries and short films.  Offering a completely different experience from going to a movie at a movieplex, these screenings take place in downtown Portsmouth historic landmarks: The Music Hall, The Music Hall Loft, The Seacoast Repertory Theater, and the The Moffatt Ladd House with nearly all films represented by a director, producer, or cast member who are available for interactive Q&As after screenings.  These Q&As give attendees the opportunity to connect with the most innovative, inspirational, and influential visual artists of the year.

The NHFF program always maintains a level of quality on par with major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, and SXSW. Yet, NHFF maintains integrity with original premieres and underground indies that start their journey in NH and spiral on into the world. What results is an eclectic mix of features, docs, and shorts that provides all accepted films the prestige of being included in a world-class program.

More than just film!

Industry Panels

Allow attendees to take full advantage of the knowledge and expertise of attending filmmakers and industry members, adding a vital educational component.  Held in two hour blocks throughout the weekend in the Discover Portsmouth Center conference room, each panel offers insight, knowledge, and inside information into the fundamentals and advanced aspects of filmmaking.

Networking Events

Five parties held throughout the weekend take place at Portsmouth’s finest clubs, bars, and restaurants highlighting the beauty of the city. The parties offer essential networking and meet and greet opportunities for filmmakers, industry professionals and audience members in a relaxed yet lively environment.

For up-to-date information on film screenings, industry panels, and festival parties please visit:

(603) 436-2400
24-hour Film Line:
(603) 436-9900
Business Office:
(603) 433-3100