NH Film Festival announces award winners

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – The New Hampshire Film Festival drew approximately 12,000 people last week, including New Hampshire Day, which showcased films with ties to the Granite State.

New Hampshire Day also held a series of awards from the festival. Here is a list. More information is available at nhfilmfestival.com.

  • NH Film of the Year: North Country (directed by Nick Martini)
  • Best NH Feature Narrative: Love in Kilnerry (directed by Daniel Keith & Snorri Sturluson)
  • Best NH Feature Documentary: Last Man Fishing (directed by JD Schuyler)
  • Best NH Short Narrative: Water Horse (directed by Sarah Wisner & Sean Temple)
  • Best NH Short Documentary: The North Woods (directed by Adam Bartley)
  • NH Filmmaker of the Year: Michael Barnett (director of Changing the Game & Stuck)
  • Best NH Performance: Juston McKinney, Suck It Up (directed by Marc Dole)
  • Van McLeod Award: Matt Renner (executive producer of The Cave)
  • Best Narrative Feature: Mickey and the Bear
  • Best Documentary Feature: All I Can Say
  • Best Short Drama: Milkshake
  • Best Short Comedy: Engaged
  • Best Student Film: Above the Influence
  • Grand Jury Award, Narrative: South Mountain
  • Grand Jury Award, Documentary: Kifaru
  • Shorts Jury Award, Live Action: Fit Model
  • Shorts Jury Award, Animation: The Coin
  • Shorts Jury Award, Documentary: On the Bit
  • Best Screenplay: Pickled Beets
  • Audience Choice, Documentary: Fish & Men
  • Audience Choice, Narrative: Ham on Rye