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 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 2023 for our 10th anniversary and what is certain to be an enormously enjoyable and memorable event.

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

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 the FilmFreeway platform. All eligible entries received by North Hollywood CineFest will be judged by the North Hollywood CineFest selection committee. North Hollywood CineFest reserves the right to disqualify or reject any film that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, to contain prohibited content or is offensive, inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable. Selections will be notified by email.

By submitting your film for consideration to North Hollywood CineFest, you agree that you possess the rights to all visual elements and sound, including music, in your film and you allow North Hollywood CineFest to screen your film, if it becomes an official selection of the festival.

Digital Cinema Package, DCP, Required - The festival will only play films in the DCP format in the theater. Discs and video files of any other kind are not acceptable.

Any costs associated with making DCPs and/or movie files are paid for by the filmmakers. The festival is not responsible for the cost of any DCP creation or delivery
and will not refund or reimburse any costs associated with the making of DCPs for any reason.

The festival reserves the right to change, postpone or cancel the event at anytime for any reason with no obligation to offer refunds or reimbursement of costs for any expenses filmmakers may have had associated with the festival including but not limited to travel, marketing materials, DCP creation and delivery, and/or ticket purchases.

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 films for competition.

Overall Rating
  • Good networking events and screened at a nice theater.

    December 2022
  • Gustavo and his team have created something really special with CineFest. I'm was so fortunate to have been included in the first year of their New York festival and was thrilled to be invited back for NoHo CineFest. I look forward to joining them again, either as a represented filmmaker or simply as a fan. A festival well worth the submission; beautifully produced and curated. A festival filled to the brim with heart and support for our community of artists and creators.

    October 2022
  • Kyle Beckwith

    Wonderful! Truly one of the best experiences I've ever been a part of. Gustavo is a wonderful host, being in constant communication all the way up to the event. The rest of the event staff were so welcoming. The passion for film with these ones.
    So humbled for my film to have been nominated but beyond that (and more importantly) it was just food for my soul. Can't wait to attend again in the future!

    October 2022
  • Erin O'Shea

    We were so excited to have our short be an official selection for 2022. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due testing positive for Covid for the duration of the festivities. That said, I know from having our previous short screened by Noho Mini Cinefest (as well as from the strong communication from Gustavo leading up to this event) that this festival absolutely does it right. Mini Cinefest was full to the brim with wonderful films, and Noho Cinefest provides ample opportunities for networking, has great communication, and curates an overall dazzling event. I'm hoping I can attend in the future.

    October 2022
  • NOHO Cinefest was a wonderful experience, I highly recommend!

    October 2022