The SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival is a grassroots effort to showcase and support independent filmmaking. It strives to bring films to the area that local audiences might not otherwise see. This year we are launching New England Indie Fest. Come check out what this new brand is all about.

Hello Filmmakers. We have had several delays this summer. But the "Show must still go on." We are going to have an extremely short window to accept, review, and pick this year's films. Look at facebook for deals to save money.

Here is a little more about the festival for those who don't know us...

The SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival is excited to be bringing its 18th season of exceptional independent film to audiences from Concord, New Hampshire and beyond. This year, we hope to again highlight films with a positive message, while including some offbeat comedy, and other more dramatic genres.

The Somewhat North Of Boston Film Festival will be running from November Labor Day Weekend (Approx Nov 7-10 exact dates TBA) , 2019, at Red River Theatres in downtown Concord, NH. To learn more about this year's event visit:

Several awards handed out at the end of the festival that are voted on by the audience during the festival.

All films submitted to the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival (New England Indie Fest) must be accompanied with a completed submission form and the required, non-refundable submission fee.

Films may be submitted to the festival electronically (via FilmFreeway).

Selection for the SNOB Film Festival is decided by the Film Selection Committee. All selected filmmakers will be notified by the staff and invited to participate in the festival. Filmmakers will be notified as soon as possible once selected for inclusion.

Films must be made within two years of submission deadline.

Films posted on public websites will not be accepted (i.e. public youtube or filmmakers webpage or facebook page)

No film shall use unlicensed material of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to, music, songs, soundtracks, or intellectual property of another.

The SNOB Film Festival will make a reasonable effort to ensure unauthorized intellectual property is not selected. However, ultimate liability rests with the filmmaker.

IMPORTANT: If your film has a New Hampshire connection, then please let us know. Some examples of a regional NH connection.
- Films made, shot, or edited in NH
- Director or other filmmakers from or currently in NH
- Actors from or currently residing in NH
- Tech, sound, production people from or currently living in NH
- Film set in or referencing NH
- Family current living in NH
Please list in your cover letter, your NH connection.

If film is selected the following information will be required:
- Digital exhibit copy of the film
- Short description of the film
- Two digital film stills
- One digital one-sheet poster for the film

Note submission fees film start extremely reasonable and double at each deadline. Submit films early to save money. No time deadline extensions will be given.

Overall Rating
  • Shawn Allen

    This a great festival, they make you feel welcome and treat you like a star.

    November 2019
  • Brendan Egan

    My friend and I had a truly unforgettable experience at SNOB Film Fest this year. We met some very talented filmmakers and saw some incredible films during our time at the festival. Everything was so professionally run by Jay Doherty and his team. I look forward to submitting more content next year and the years to come!!

    November 2019
  • Norman Lang

    The SNOB Film Festival has been a favorite of mine since our first entry was selected in 2012. Since then, our films have appeared several times over the years. The festival takes place at the Red Rive Theater in Concord NH. The seats are full and the audience is always enthusiastic. Festival Director, Jay Doherty does his best to communicate and accommodate filmmakers and does a great job with post film Q&A. The filmmakers are encouraged to network and several festival events provide a good opportunity to do so. It is always a great experience for all involved.
    This year was especially exciting for us because our film "Chemistry Read" won Best Short Comedy"!

    November 2019
  • Sadly unable to attend in person, there was very good communication with/from the festival; I'm honoured my written/directed film "Bucky" was an official selection: I look forward to submitting future project/s to SNOB once said projects are made.

    November 2019
  • Ben Peirce

    SNOB gets better each and every year. The quality of films this year was incredible and the hosts are the best. Jay, Derrick and the rest of the volunteers bend over backwards to make a great experience for filmmakers and audiences alike.

    November 2019