We had the best time at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth!
4 days packed of films [shorts, features, & documentaries], really great industry panel discussions and after parties.
I think we saw at least 20 shorts and 6 features/documentaries – The Life Before Her Eyes with Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood, Wellness, August with Josh Hartnett and David Bowie, Transsiberian with Woody Harrelson, I.O.U.S.A., and Chronic Town [my favorite.] And we missed dozens more.
I really loved the short Epicac, based on a Kurt Vonnegut short story. It was really moving. Husband liked Free Lunch the best. We both loved this short-short [really short] animated film –For You.
We also attended 4 panel discussions that were highly informative and interactive – [budgeting, from script to screen, working in the film business, and short filmmaking].
And then, of course, we ate. Especially from this homemade chocolate shop… [peanut butter cups, chocolate covered potato chips, oops, I digress…]
What was really cool were the Q&As after the films – with directors, producers, actors involved in the films. One film, I.O.U.S.A., a documentary about the US budget deficit, had NH Senator Gregg on stage after the film to answer questions as well.
What was even better – the people involved in the festival and the people attending were very friendly, warm, and welcoming. It really is a nice, supportive film community there. Plus the town of Portsmouth is really nice [and close to Maine and lobster.]
We are definately treking up there again next year. If you are in the area, meet us there!
Epicac: – go here.