Rules and Guidelines

Please review the rules and guidelines prior to submitting your film. We also encourage you to read the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

No student will be excluded from participation in this program on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, personal identification, or national origin.



Content Philosophy

The purpose of the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival is to provide New Hampshire students with the opportunity to explore cinematic storytelling and create films that reflect the voice and vision of the filmmaker and his/her collaborators.

While we encourage students to think outside of the box and produce works unique unto themselves, we understand that student filmmakers begin their artistic journeys by emulating themes and styles of directors and works that especially appeal to them. We understand that filmmaking can be a raw and heartfelt artistic outlet, not only for students, but also for filmmakers at any skill level, and we realize that an earnest approach to any art can occasionally yield subject matter that may not be suitable for all audiences.

As each film submitted to the High School Student Film Festival will be pre-screened by the festival selection committee, we will note in our program and promotional material those films that may have mature content and subject matter, and we reserve the right to refuse to screen any film with content deemed especially gratuitous.

2023 Submission Checklist

2023 Submission Checklist

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