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North Hollywood CineFest

North Hollywood CineFest is a 7-day long film festival located in Los Angeles and showcases both shorts and features in a state of the art digital theater the heart of the NoHo Arts District.  We feature all genres and offer awards in multiple categories.



Submit today to the North Hollywood CineFest!!

Follow the link to submit your film to the North Hollywood CineFest and be a part of a great cinematic event in the heart of Los Angeles!


OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Films - USA
Films under 30 minutes produced in the United States.
Feature Films - USA
Films between 60 and 120 minutes in length.
Short Films - International
International Short Films under 30 minutes.
Feature Films - International
Films produced outside of the U.S. between 60 and 120 minutes in length.
Student Films
Short films produced by students of a filmmaking educational program from any country.

The North Hollywood CineFest seeks to celebrate great independent filmmaking of all genres in both short and feature lengths. The festival will showcase films from all over the world while reaching out to the Hollywood community to provide an all-round exciting, fun, and productive festival experience with a great networking atmosphere. 

The 1st Annual North Hollywood CineFest will take place in April of 2014 and will last 4 exciting days of independent film showcasing at the beautiful Laemmle NoHo 7 digital theaters located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, CA.

The festival was founded by award-winning filmmaker and television producer, Gustavo Sampaio. Mr. Sampaio is a passionate promoter of independent filmmaking and will strive each year to enhance the festival experience by hosting special guests, including celebrities and other notable industry professionals.

The festival is convenient for attendance since it is close to 2 major freeways and is only 2 blocks away from a Metro (Red line) and bus station. Numerous restaurants and nightlife hot spots surround the theater and a variety of hotel options are accessible to the area for all budget levels.


All entries must be postmarked by February 28, 2014 (Withoutabox extended deadline) 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 or win. 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 March 16, 2014.

By submitting your film for consideration for the 1st Annual North Hollywood CineFest, you agree for North Hollywood CineFest to screen your film if it is an official selection of the festival and are obligated to your commitment. 

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