New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival
May 24, 2014 Red River Theaters, Concord, NH
Launched in 2008, the Festival has become one of the marquee film festivals in the state, fostering interest in film making and rewarding future members of the industry for their craft. All films, regardless of type or genre, are reviewed on filmmakers’ ability to effectively captivate their audience through the craft and art of cinematic expression. The Festival screens a two-hour program of selected films. Originality, cinematic storytelling, and technical execution are the basis of the scoring. The Festival will then place as many of the highest scoring films it can into the two-hour block.
New Core Arts Standards in Media Arts, Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts to be Released June 2014
The National Coalition of Core Arts Standards
is a group of national arts, education organization,s and media arts representatives that are developing the 2014 National Core Arts Standards. The new, voluntary grade-by-grade web-based standards are intended to affirm the place of arts education in a balanced core curriculum, support the 21st-century needs of students and teachers, and help ensure that all students are college and career ready.
Inaugural Youth Arts Leadership Governor's Arts Award goes to Concord High School Filmmaker
A native of Brazil, Pedro Pimentel
was already a successful student filmmaker when the first film he submitted to the CHS Film Festival won and his work has since received international recognition. During his time as president of the Concord High School Film Club, participation has increased 500 percent and the group hosted its inaugural film festival in 2013. At age 17, Pedro stands out as a leader and inspiration to other students in the art of filmmaking and has a promising future ahead of him in engaging communities through the arts.The Youth Arts Leadership Award
recognizes a high school-aged student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and initiative by developing and/or implementing an arts-based project in any discipline (music, visual arts, crafts, film making, writing, poetry, etc.) that directly impacted a community in New Hampshire by strengthening the community’s identity, increasing local engagement in the arts, or by reaching underserved populations in the community.