The mission of the Hollywood CineFest is to discover, foster and support independent artists in film, theater and music through educational or artist programs, and by providing a platform for artists to share their stories with the world.
The International Hollywood CineFest Film Festival and Awards was founded in 2016. We felt there was a lack of effective contests and awards being offered for short and indie projects that could advance the careers of new writers and filmmakers.
We began discussing the idea of launching such a festival and were soon joined by industry veterans whose contributions made the concept a reality and The International Hollywood CineFest Awards was born.
The International Hollywood CineFest Awards, it is one of the few film festival contests providing writers and filmmakers with the assistance needed to produce and expose their projects and then continue on to other major film festivals around the world.
By becoming a part of the The International Hollywood CineFest Awards you will be joining a growing number of professionals in the entertainment industry who are recognized for supporting other artists and have the excitement of participating in a Film Festival that is destined to become a springboard for many of tomorrow’s top filmmakers.
“Roll Camera, and ACTION...”
Philip Marcus Maria Bautista
Founders, The International Hollywood CineFest Awards & The Vegas CineFest since 2010

Awards & Prizes...

In all categories, 1st, 2nd & third Winning Filmmakers are awarded Engraved Trophies , including Monetary and Sponsor donated Prizes.

But most importantly...

The International Hollywood CineFest Awards, is one of the few International Film Festival & Awards providing writers and filmmakers with the assistance needed to produce and distribute their projects and continue on to other major Film Festivals around the world.

Hollywood CineFest
Film Festival


The INTERNATIONAL HOLLYWOOD CINE FEST Awards is open to anyone with completed projects.

Projects may be shot in any format. Foreign projects must be subtitled in English. All project must have Title and production credits and proper contact info.

Submitted projects must be original works, owned entirely by filmmaker(s) or producer(s).

Projects are evaluated by our judges based on strength of concept, execution, characterization, dialogue, plot, marketability, and greatly on production quality. Judges decisions are final.

Substitution of new Projects or corrected Projects will be accepted until 15 days prior to festival start date.

Overall Rating
  • Paolo Mugnaini

    The festival never happened. I tried to reach out to find out if the festival was going to happen after being postponed but no reply.
    The website has not been updated.
    Pretty disappointing.

    February 2019
  • I was told I was selected in Sept '17, but nothing since???????

    December 2017
  • James Carroll

    Great film festival. It was an honor to be part of it.

    September 2017
  • I feel deeply honored to have competed in your festival. I enjoyed it a lot and being part of it brought me incredible satisfaction. Congratulations to all those involved in its organization! You do a remarkable job!

    September 2017