2nd Annual

Taking place SPRING of 2018 in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA.

Cal for Entries will be announced in 2017.

IFFNoHo is designed to be a launch platform for new films, a nexus for discussion, and an expertly programmed showcase in all genres. The best films share a wonderful combination of substantive story-telling and creative use of the moving image and we invite all of you who are passionate about this collective form of expression to apply.

We will showcase your film for a Los Angeles audience and create exposure for your work in the world's most important movie market. We seek stories that define who we are and reflect your passion. Stories that engage us and films that entertain and inform, break boundaries, challenge conventions, in all genres, from first-timers to industry veterans.

IFFNoHo supports the stories of emerging narrative and documentary filmmakers from around the world.

In our first year we screened 66 films from 15 countries. Filmmakers joined us from Wales, China, Italy, France, Tahiti and all over the United States. Our distinguished industry guests included Producer Michael Hausman (Gangs of New York, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Amadeus), Director Robert M. Young (Dominic & Eugene, Alambrista!), former WGA-West President, Producer, and Human Rights Watch Board Member Victoria Riskin, Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, and others.

We are interested in all films in all genres, but like last year, we have a focus on films about dance, music, and food, reflecting the spirit of the people of North Hollywood.

IFFNoHo is designed for the filmmaker experience. We want to give your film the attention it deserves and give you an opportunity for networking with four days and four nights of film screenings, industry guests, panel discussions and parties.

The International Film Festival North Hollywood (IFFNoHo) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that celebrates the art of filmmaking, helps support a community of artists and showcases North Hollywood as an entertainment and travel destination. Our goal is to collaborate with community partners to build social cohesiveness, philanthropy and volunteerism using film as the catalyst.

Awards & Prizes

We currently offer awards for:
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Trailer
Best Food Film
Best Dance Film
Best Music Film
Sexuality in Film Award
Best In Show Award
Audience Choice Award for Best Film

Rules & Terms

By submitting to the International Film Festival North Hollywood you warrant that you possess the necessary authority to submit this project to the film festival.

Please submit your film via FilmFreeway.com

Only completed entries will be processed and considered for festival presentation. A complete entry includes:

-- An online screener
--Completed submission online form (IFF NoHo is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect)
--Submission fee
--Digital Press kit (2 Hi-Resolution JPEG stills from the film)
--Brief film synopsis

Each entry must be a separate submission. If you select more than one film category for your film you must pay the full entry fee for each category.

Student films must include a copy of a student ID or proof of enrolment at the time the film was made. Copies of student IDs can be emailed to info@iffnoho.com

Submission packets must be completed by posted deadline dates.

Submission fees are non-refundable.

Works in progress are NOT eligible. Submissions will be jurored in the state that they are received.

If your film is selected as an official submission the cost of shipping hard copies of festival screeners to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.

All international entries must be sent with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to IFFNoHo will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service.

Official selection screeners will NOT be returned unless the submission filmmaker provides a self addressed stamped envelope. No exceptions.

Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry for promotional use including on television, radio, in print, and at live festival events. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless International Film Festival North Hollywood from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the materials entered.

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1 Review

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    Emanuele Mengotti

    It was amazing!
    A great experience, best of luck to IFFNOHO!

    May 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Emanuele. We were so impressed with The Plague Doctor and are excited to see what you do next.