Students asked to send in film and other arts events

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Send in student-made short films

The New Hampshire Division of Film and Digital Media is accepting submissions through March 31 for the 2018 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival. Originality, cinematic storytelling and technical execution are the primary scoring elements. All films, regardless of type or genre, are judged on the filmmaker’s ability to effectively captivate an audience through cinematic expression.

The films with the highest scores will be screened at the annual two-hour New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival, which takes place at Red River Theatres in Concord on May 19 at noon. Festival selections will also be screened on “New Hampshire Day and Night” at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth and at the SNOB Film Festival in Concord.

In order to be considered, films must be produced exclusively by students in grades 9 through 12 who are currently enrolled and attending a New Hampshire public or private high school, or who are residents of New Hampshire and enrolled in high school elsewhere. New Hampshire homeschooled students ages 14 to 18 are also eligible. Adult involvement in the project is limited to on-screen talent or serving as a faculty adviser. Films can be no longer than seven minutes, including titles and credits, and must have been produced after May 20. They do not have to have been created as part of a school project.

There is no entry fee. For the first time, entries must be submitted online. For more information, visit nhstudentfilm.com.

ConcordHear students recite poetry

The state championship of the Poetry Out Loud competition will be Friday at 6 p.m. at the State House.

Eleven finalists selected from four regional competitions featuring students from more than 40 schools will recite poems. There are also four alternates.

NHPR’s Virginia Prescott will host and Jordan Tyrell-Wysocki and Matt Jenson will provide musical interludes throughout the evening.

The event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

Each winner at the state level receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington, D.C., to compete for the national championship. The state winner’s school receives a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state receives $100, with $200 for his or her school. A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends is awarded annually at the National Finals.

For more information, visit nh.gov/nharts.

ConcordTrio performs classic composers

On Friday at 7:30 p.m., Concord Community Music School will present a Musicians of Wall Street concert, “Music of Beethoven, Brahms, Bazelaire, and Rachmaninoff.”

Faculty members Kate Jensik (cello), Abigail Charbeneau (piano), and Hannah Murray (soprano) bring sweeping emotions and a remarkable musical intimacy to the lush harmonies of four classical composers. From Beethoven’s beautiful musical conversation among the artists, to Rachmaninoff’s wrenching vocal lamentation, to the “sturm und drang” of Brahms, to the festive Bazelaire finale, this deeply expressive trio weaves a romantic tapestry of sound that will break your heart, then heal it. 

Tickets are $15; $12 for students and seniors. You can purchase online at ccmusicschool.org, by phone at 228-1196 or at the door.