Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Calling All Screenwriters!

NOTE: The 2010 Submission Period for the NH Film Festival has NOW CLOSED. Judging is currently underway for the October Festival. Thank you to all who submitted! Submissions will re-open next spring for the 2011 Festival. Thanks.

2010 NH Film Festival Screenplay Competition Entries Accepted Via Withoutabox
10th Annual Film Fest is Oct. 14-17, Portsmouth, NH

The New Hampshire Film Festival (NHFF) is currently accepting screenplay submissions for the 10th Annual NHFF Screenplay Competition, Oct. 14 - 17 in downtown Portsmouth. Online entries close Aug 5, 2010, with a special extended deadline for Withoutabox registrants of Aug. 15, 2010.
Drawing nearly 9,000 attendees in 2009, NHFF has garnered national press coverage including from Moviemaker Magazine, which called NHFF "the film center of New England." In 2009, NHFF received more than 700 films and 200 screenplays for consideration. Screenwriters should submit scripts through Withoutabox upload service.  
NHFF is also proud to welcome Dana Biscotti Myskowski as the new NHFF Screenplay Competition Director. An adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire, Biscotti Myskowski is a professional screenwriter and producer and holds an MFA in creative writing: screenwriting from Goddard College. She is also a member of the NH Film Commission Board of Directors.
"Dana's expertise and passion for screenwriting will be a wonderful addition to the NHFF Screenplay Competition," said NHFF Executive Director Nicole Gregg. "We are very fortunate to have her on-board."
The top three finalists in the NHFF Screenplay Competition will have their scripts ranked by accomplished industry professionals. Thanks to a partnership with ScriptShark, each of the top three finishers will receive ScriptShark Regular Coverage (valued at $175 each). The top prizewinner will receive additional review; if the script is determined to be strong enough by ScriptShark executives, it will be shopped to agents, managers, and producers in the hopes of stimulating some interest for the screenwriter. 

Further information is available at the NHFF website; questions may be e-mailed to Screenplay Competition Director Dana Biscotti Myskowski.
The New Hampshire Film Festival is a four-day cultural experience set in the fall foliage of picturesque Portsmouth, NH. One of the largest film fests in New England, NHFF draws celebrities, Academy-Award winners, film industry veterans and local film lovers. NHFF offers workshops and discussions for young and new filmmakers to interact with industry pros and to learn the art and business of film. Held the weekend after Columbus Day, NHFF drew an estimated 9,000 attendees and 80 films in 2009. Further information available online at Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling 603.647.6439.

Media Contacts: Nicole Gregg 603.647.6439 

Brian DeKoning 603.766.1902 


  1. I am really intersted in films. I always loved movies. Do you have a ny recommendations of movies i should watch?

  2. I am also interested in films, but more on the production side. NHFF seems really interesting.

  3. I have a great passion for films and would love to work in media production when I graduate. NHFF sounds like a great opportunity and I would like to get involved in something like that once I learn more about "the whole making a film thing"...may take me a while.