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 2018 for what is certain to be an enormously enjoyable and memorable event.

Awards & Prizes

Multiple categories in both shorts and feature films.

Rules & Terms

All entries must be received by January 15, 2018 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 4, 2018.

By submitting your film for consideration to the 5th 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.

8 Reviews

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    Matthew Oquendo

    Great festival! Gustavo (festival directive) is very responsive and respectful to all the films, short or feature, that are being shown (I don't even know how he does it considering how many films he has to see - he and his wife screen all the films!). The whole venue is in a really nice Laemmle theatre and it's setup so the after-parties very close by in the wonderful Arts District of NoHo. It is a 7-Day Film Festival so there's a lot of time to mingle and see wonderful independent films. In 5 years, I predict this festival will a big name in the US film festival market.

    June 2017
    Nhcf 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Matthew for the very kind words! We have a team of people helping us review films, but my wife and I do all the programming so we watch almost all of them! We love it! We're hoping your prediction comes true!

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    Jason Honeycutt

    This festival is coming on strong in LA... the communication is nothing like I've seen in festivals where, if you have a question about anything, you almost get a response within hours... with most festivals, it might be almost a week. The projection is DCP, which is great, and the venue is amazing - in the arts district of North Hollywood. This festival gives you a big bang for your buck and just because it's 'newer', that doesn't mean anything because the programming is outstanding. If you get selected for this festival, you should be proud of yourself.

    May 2017
    Nhcf 2017
    Response from festival:

    You're a gentleman, Jason. Thank you.

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    Shawn Lebert

    Noho Cinefest is so alive on many levels from beginning to end. Tons of opportunity to meet other filmmakers. It was such an honor to be able to show my film there and Gustavo is such a wonderful festival director. Until next time!

    April 2017
    Nhcf 2017
    Response from festival:

    You helped make it pretty unforgettable! :-) And thank you for the kind words.

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    Daniel Maldonado

    Look forward to how the festival can expand & maybe bring in more sponsors

    April 2017
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    Jack Wareing

    North Hollywood CineFest is an awesome festival, and I am super proud to be in consideration with them.

    April 2017
    Nhcf 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jack. People LOVED your film. Very well received here. Looking forward to seeing more from you.