New Hampshire Film Festival organizers announced that Tom Bergeron and Joyce Maynard will serve as judges and Chris Abbott will do a Q&A session and attend the screening of his film, "All That I Am."
Nicole Gregg, the festival director, said that list could grow because the festival is still two weeks away.
NHFF officials held a launch party for the three day event that will feature nearly 100 films made by New Hampshire filmmakers and directors from around the country and the world from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20.
Abbott stars on the HBO series, "Girls." Maynard is a writer and author of the novel, "Labor Day," which has now been made into a motion picture directed by Jason Reitman, according to Gregg. She said that Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in the film which will be screened in Portsmouth.
Gregg said NHFF organizers expect even more people than last year.
"We just grow every year. Word of mouth just keeps spreading," she said.
Each year, Gregg said the number of films that are submitted keep growing, too. She said the festival received 900 films that were whittled down to about 95 entries. She there are also 21 films from overseas.
On Wednesday at the Thirsty Moose Taproom. NHFF guests watched the festival's new trailer produced by Matt Collins.