(Portsmouth, NH) - The 15th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival begins it's 4-day run this evening at the The Music Hall.

This years event will highlight over 100 films, including Oscar contenders and U.S. and world premiers. The festival also treats attendees to a lineup of special events, panel discussions, awards presentations and parties.

The list of activities for today is:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15:

6 – 7 PM – NH Night Reception will be held in the Founders Lobby of the Music Hall Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St. Food catered by Grill 28.

7:05 – 7:35 – NH Night Welcome introduces and salutes 2015 Van McLead honoree Gordon Clapp at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St.

9:30 – 10 PM – NHPTV NH Night Awards will be held at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St.

The full schedule of events is available at nhfilfestival.org.