In the Spotlight today is the 10th Annual New Hope Film Festival(NHFF), a bridge between indie obscurity and mainstream film industry recognition. NHFF reviews each submission regardless of representation making it a popular showcase to discover under the radar talent. With a clear and consistent emphasis on artistic quality, NHFF pays no mind to production budgets or big stars; at this festival, artistry and creativity are paramount. The festival welcomes features, documentaries, shorts, short documentaries, music videos, webisodes, TV pilots, and student films.

NHFF 2016 alum Hoyt Richards shares, “This is a festival you don’t want to miss. First of all, you’ll want to see the town of New Hope. But more importantly, they have created an outstanding reputation for putting together a fantastic program of very high quality films. It’s a true honor just to be selected.” Invited filmmakers will receive two all access festival passes that includes access to the closing night awards ceremony. Screenings throughout the day and seminar events bring attendees, artists, and distributors together for inspiring collaborations and long-term relationships.

With a strong publicity and marketing program that includes an annual awards announcement inVarietyas well as press coverage in mainstream outlets such as NBC,The Huffington Post,The Times of Indiaand more, this cutting-edge and growing festival is a powerful bridge between indie obscurity and the mainstream. Recent distribution deals for NHFF Official Selections include worldwide distribution through JourneymanVOD forOmo Child, and North American distribution rights forThe Syndromethrough Freestyle Distribution Media, the distribution arm of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios.

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New Hope Film Festival is especially interested in discovering and nurturing new and overlooked filmmakers from around the globe.

NHFF is a place where artists come together to celebrate great work, great films, and great opportunities. Over several years, the charming borough of New Hope has attracted and been home to many talented producers, screenwriters, actors, playwrights, and performance art enthusiasts. Home of the Bucks County Playhouse, where actors such as John Travolta, George C. Scott, Robert Redford, Helen Hayes, Andrea McArdle and Colleen Dewhurst have graced the stage, the village is centrally located less than an hour from Philadelphia and an hour and a half from New York.

NHFF believes filmmakers are their own best advocates – submit your film today for a chance to be seen and heard!