Film Expo to include trade show

This year’s New Hampshire Film Expo will mark the return of the Film and Video Trade Show, highlighting New Hampshire production services, regional filmmakers and a number of pertinent workshops.

“This is a nice opportunity to showcase some of the resources available not only to the film and television industry based in New Hampshire and around New England, but the general public, as well,” said Van McLeod, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources. “We’ve put together what we think is a great environment where filmmakers and the public can have some good conversation about the craft.”

The Trade Show will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Connie Bean Center of the Portsmouth Recreation Building at 135 Daniel St. in Portsmouth. Admission is free.

Originally part of the New Hampshire Film Expo, the Film and Video Trade Show has been absent from the lineup since the four-day event was moved from its Derry location.

Reintroduction of the Trade Show will be small but intimate, according to Matthew Newton, film specialist for the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, stimulating interest and leaving room for future expansion in upcoming years.

Now in its sixth year, the New Hampshire Film Expo will run Oct. 12-15 at venues throughout the Port City, including The Music Hall, the Sheraton Harborside, Muddy River Steakhouse, and Seacoast Repertory Theater, where 77 feature films, documentaries, animated productions and short films will be showcased.

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