New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival

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The September event showcases young filmmakers around the state.

On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, O’neil Cinemas will be hosting the 2015 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival On Tour. This event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at O’neil Cinemas in Brickyard Square, 24 Calef Highway, Epping, NH, 03042, and is open to the public for $7 per ticket.


We love hosting festivals that support local filmmakers,” says Jen Conley of O’neil Cinemas. “They’re a great way to bring the community together and to highlight young local talent.

In June 2015, O’neil Cinemas hosted the Granite Youth Film Festival with United Way at its Brickyard Square location, which showcased films from area high school students on topics like drug abuse and peer pressure. This latest festival is the touring screening of the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival, which took place in May 2015 at Red River Theatres in Concord, NH.

We’re thrilled to have the festival tour stop at O’neil Cinemas,” says Matt Newton, Director of the New Hampshire Film & Television Office. “It will be a treat for the students to have their films screening right next door to the summer’s biggest blockbusters!


Launched in 2008 and presented by the New Hampshire Film & Television Office, the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival has become one of the marquee film festivals in the state, fostering interest in filmmaking, encouraging media arts education in schools, and rewarding future members of the industry for their craft. This year, the Festival goes on the road, screening at theaters around the state.

Twenty-five student-produced short films were selected for the 2015 Festival and will be showcased to moviegoers and aspiring young filmmakers during the two hour event. Newton will be in attendance to introduce the screening. For more information about the Festival, visit Please note: Some of the films presented may contain subject matter that may not be suitable for younger audiences. Parental discretion is advised.

These artists work really hard on these films, from start to finish,” says Conley. “And what’s especially amazing is the minimal adult involvement. These high school students are doing this on their own and are fully immersed in the creative process.

Those interested in learning more about the event should visit the O’neil website for all of the details. Tickets for the festival can also be purchased on the O’neil website for $7 each.

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O’neil Cinemas is a locally owned and operated hi-tech premiere movie entertainment facility located in Epping NH. Founded by the O’neil family and now managed by brothers, Daniel and Timothy O’neil, their vision and focus has always been on providing an excellent customer experience and service that is second to none. For movie show times or to find out about future promotions, please visit or call (603) 679-3529.


The New Hampshire Film and Television Office, as part of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, works to expand business activity and employment throughout the state by acting as a liaison between the film industry and an established network of government agencies, the state’s film industry workforce, and local property owners. The office is responsible for location assistance, public relations and general production support in an effort to broaden the cultural and economic impact of film and television production in the state. For more information about film and television production in New Hampshire, call (603) 271-2220 or visit