The 16th annual New Hampshire Film Festival kicks off in Portsmouth Thursday.
Nearly 100 films will be screened over the four-day event. Those films were chosen from more than 1,000 submissions.
“It’s our thirteenth year in Portsmouth, and every year, it’s just grown exponentially,” says Executive Director Nicole Gregg. “It gained word of mouth and just kept bringing filmmakers back year after year as they created and produced new films. We just have such a huge alumni base now.”