2013 Festival announcements to come soon!

Stay tuned, there’s Bollywood afoot in New Hampshire!

Back Lot Films comes on board as a new sponsor!

The New England Bollywood Film Festival is thrilled to announced our newest sponsor, Back Lot Films!

This video production company will be producing the festival’s film tributes.

Back Lot Films, Inc. has produced and distributed a wide range of productions since 1993. Founded by filmmaker Bill Millios, the company is based in southern New Hampshire and works with clients throughout the New England area.|

Back Lot has completed corporate productions for companies such as the New Hampshire Department of Education, Pike Industries, Saco Museum, New Hampshire Veterans Home, HandicappedPets.com, High Speed Technologies and Solutions to Overpopulation of Pets.

The company’s two feature-length films, Old Man Dogs (1997) and Dangerous Crosswinds (2005) have been well-received in Variety, The Boston Globe and America Online and have screened at theaters throughout New England. Other credits include New Hampshire On Ice (2003), Bottled Words (1995) and Killing Our Best Friends – The Crisis of Pet Overpopulation (1994).

We are so happy to have Bill and his crew on board, the end result will be amazing, as always! Please stop b Back Lot Films for an introduction by Bill himself. While you’re there, check out the digital store to and help support this great company. The link is here: Back Lot Films

The addition of Back Lot Films brings this year’s sponsors to three and includes HippoPress and Noonan Arts.

Live Bollywood dance to take the stage at this year’s festival!

Dani-Jean Stuart and her Masala Bhangra students will give a presentation on Bollywood dancing.

New England Bollywood Film Festival is proud to announce that Masala Bhangra Workout instructor Dani-Jean Stuart and some of her students will take the stage for a LIVE Bollywood dance presentation at this year’s festival! The 30 minute presentation will take place around noon, during the break between the morning and afternoon film showings.

Masala means “spicy” in Hindi, while bhangra is a folk dance from the northern part of India.  Join in this fun fusion of bhangra and Bollywood-style choreography, developed by Sarina Jain and led by Dani-Jean. This fun presentation will give you a great chance to get up and move after enjoying the morning films!

Dani-Jean is New Hampshire’s first certified Masala Bhangra Workout® instructor. She says she got sedentary (and larger)  for the two years after her elderly Doberman couldn’t trail run with her any more. The long time student of yoga fell in love with the Masala Bhangra Workout, but found there were no classes in New Hampshire. So she got certified to teach it so she could share the fun and inspire others on their own journey to get active and shed some size!

Check out Dani-Jean’s website here: Spicy Moves

Whether you want to watch or maybe even shake it up a little, Bollywood style, Dani-Jean and her students at Masala Bhangra are going to help you sweat ..and you’re gonna LOVE it!

Noonan Arts becomes our first sponsor!

Poet Don Hall by Peter Noonan

Many thanks to Noonan Arts, this year’s first sponsor of our festival. Peter Noonan is an award-winning magazine illustrator, caricaturist, fine artist and the owner of Noonan Arts design firm.

A Manchester, New Hampshire native, Peter enjoys biking, hiking, Masterpiece Theater and the novels of William Boyd. He was a professional ski instructor for 15 years and has been writing and drawing cartoons about politics since his days on the junior high school newspaper. Peter’s interest in the New Hampshire Primary and Presidential politics dates back to a 1987 campaign rally, when he presented then-Vice President George Bush with a pencil drawing of him; whereupon Bush responded: “Is this supposed to be me?!”.

Peter is still getting over it.

His works are to be found in private and public collections throughout New Hampshire – including the NH State House, Concord – and the United States, as well as numerous publications. He currently has an exhibit at Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord.

For the New England Bollywood Festival, Noonan Arts will be doing our graphics, logos and poster designs! You can visit his website here: Noonan Arts

Saturday May 12 to be date of 2nd Annual New England Bollywood Film Festival!

The date is set for Bollywood to come to New Hampshire!

The Second Annual New England Bollywood Film Festival will come to Wilton Town Hall Theatre in Wilton, NH on Saturday, May 12. The time of the festival will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Look for great mix of old and new, with some special surprises thrown in as well. We’re hard at work putting together the schedule and hope to have that set by the end of the month. In the meantime, please subscribe via email to this site to have all the updates and information come directly to you!

Mark your calendars!

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