Blog : Film Unbound presents: Portsmouth Short Film Event

By Ali | May 19, 2014 | in

Grab your popcorn and settle in for an evening of short unique films presented by Film Unbound. This media production company creates films, promotes artists with potential, and gives production demonstrations to invested parties.

Each month Film Unbound puts on an event known to the seacoast locals as the Portsmouth Short Film Nights (PSFN). This event generates a lot of attention from the public and is looked forward to by many. At the end of the night audience members get the opportunity to personally ask questions to the filmmakers. Making the experience personal and educating for filmmakers and entrepreneurs looking to expand their business. For all those aspiring producers film submissions are always welcome and are free to the filmmakers!

The PSFN has traveled around Durham and the city of Portsmouth. They have visited numerous bars and restaurants including The Press Room, several Strawberry Banke locations, and the Portsmouth Public Media.

Film Unbound has made this month’s movie line up a mixture of fictional and nonfictional films produced by filmmakers from all over the globe, including a few New Hampshire locals! Admission is free, but donations are welcome in order to help continue the production of PSFN.

This month’s lineup includes local screen veteran Alfred Thomas Catalfo’s touching drama Rocketship, about a small boy who befriends an elderly gentleman. PSFN will also be showing Sunbonnet Quilters, a beautiful documentary about a small quilting community in New York State by Exeter-based filmmaker Melissa Cooperman. Lastly, UNH Alumni Liam Billingham, will be showing his own short film, Future Perfect that recently won the “Audience Choice” award an IndieWorks film event in New York City.

Co-Owner of Film Unbound and organizer of PSFN, Catherine Stewart explains that each film is cautiously chosen in order to show a greater range of short shows. “We can show a dark comedy and, if you don’t like it, in four minutes or so you will be watching an experimental documentary about soap -- or something else. So there is always something for everyone. We also want to make sure we are highlighting talent at all different stages of their careers, as well as from all around the world, so alongside the submissions we seek out films that are perhaps amazing but underappreciated, or considered not mainstream enough to be available in other locations.”

If you enjoy movies and homemade entertainment, check out Film Unbound’s event this Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. in the Portsmouth Public Library!

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