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.

The SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival is excited to be bringing its 17th season of exceptional independent film to audiences from Concord, New Hampshire and beyond. This year, we hope to highlight films with a positive message, while including some offbeat comedy, and other more dramatic genres. We have also add a few special categories this year.

The Somewhat North Of Boston Film Festival will be running from November 8 to 11, 2018, 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 or by secure link).

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 / NEW THIS YEAR: All films submissions must have a New Hampshire connection. 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
  • Michael Daniel Vetter

    Excellent communication throughout the whole process from such cordial people! Jay and his team create a unique festival spirit which you can feel even although we couldn´t attend this year because of schedule conflicts. We will come back with new projects. Highly recommended!

    November 2018
  • John Burr

    Huge thanks to Jay and the entire SNOB staff for making Muse a part of their festival in 2017. Though scheduling conflicts prevented me from attending, they were attentive and supportive throughout the process, and I truly hope to attend the festival in future years.

    November 2017
  • Elizabeth Licht

    This was one of myth top favorite festivals. The staff and volunteers were so enthusiastic, supportive and engaging equally to everyone involved in the festival. There was lots of time to see all films as took time and made arrangements for each set of films to be shown twice. I highly recommend this festival.

    November 2017
  • Karen Anstee

    It was a real pleasure to attend the festival and an honour to have RACHEL included amongst so many great films. The organisers were very welcoming and it was lovely meeting other filmmakers at various gatherings, including a breakfast organised by New Hampshire Film and TV. And, if the films weren't a big enough draw there was an Indie beer specially created for the festival and a gift voucher to dine at the wonderful Barely House on Main Street. It was totally worth the trip from UK and I really hope to return to the festival in the future, even if just as a member of the audience.

    December 2016
  • Rachel St. Pierre

    This festival was a great one for our youth program to enter! Very hospitable!

    November 2016