Located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles, the North Hollywood CineFest has established itself as a premiere event for independent cinema from all over the world.

By combining a vibrant local social scene with a state-of-the-art cinema, every filmmaker and film lover is sure to be impressed and delighted with the theater and surrounding location. The combination of great film screenings, press and red carpet events, parties, seminars, all offered in this seven-day event, is what makes this a dynamic and must-go film festival.

Look out for genres and themes. But, ultimately, we're looking for great films. We want to support the courageous, the creative, the new and promising... join us in 2020 for what is certain to be an enormously enjoyable and memorable event.

Multiple categories in both shorts and feature films. Glass awards are presented in a festive environment.

All entries must be received by January 15, 2020 to be eligible.

Employees (and their immediate families (parent, spouse, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of North Hollywood CineFest and any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies or festival sponsors, are not eligible to enter. There is no limit on the number of films you can submit; however, each film submitted by you must be original and different from any other film submitted by you and accompanied by its own completed submission form and participant agreement. Films must be in English or subtitled in English and must be submitted via Secure Online Screener. North Hollywood CineFest reserves the right to reject any film that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, contains prohibited content or is offensive, inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable. All eligible entries received by North Hollywood CineFest will be judged by the North Hollywood CineFest selection committee. Selections will be notified by email on February 9, 2020.

By submitting your film for consideration to the 7th Annual North Hollywood CineFest, you agree to allow North Hollywood CineFest to screen your film if it is an official selection of the festival and, therefore, are obligated to your commitment.

DCP ONLY - The festival will only play in the DCP format. Discs and other file types are not acceptable.

Overall Rating
  • Stacey Summers

    Best festival by far we have attended! Gustavo and Natalia were both amazing, very professional and organized. It was an honor to have our film included at NoHo CineFest. We thoroughly enjoyed it all and hope to be back again! Thank you! Stacey and Vince

    April 2019
  • jeffrey Sherid

    We were so happy to receive an Official Selection to the festival. Very well organized and very grateful! Thank you all who worked so hard to put this on and showcase so much talent! Jeff Sherid

    April 2019
  • Matt Fowler

    North Hollywood Cinefest was an incredible event. Gustavo runs an excellent festival with Oscar style nomination and awards videos, excellent industry panels that are super relevant to the filmmakers, etc. This festival immediately feels like home and is among the most respected in Los Angeles as far as professionalism and the quality of the films. We are so honored to have been Nominated for Best Thriller and to have our Lead Actor Matt Fowler win Best Actor in Short film. 1000% worth the price of submission. A+

    April 2019
  • Ella McKeon

    This festival is always a great time and great exposure!

    April 2019
  • Zachary Sherman

    Well worth it. Giant screen, very well run festival in North Hollywood. Coming up on 7 years. Gustavo and festival is very good!

    April 2019