In the Spotlight is the 6th Annual North Hollywood CineFest, nine exciting days of independent film showcasing at the beautiful Laemmle NoHo digital theater located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, California. The Festival’s location near major studios and production companies in Los Angeles and Burbank make this a perfect event to have your film discovered by industry professionals.

Filmmakers are invited to take a walk down the red carpet with celebrities and talent of all career levels. All fimmakers receive two all-access passes in order to make the most of all screenings and the panels, which always have some impressive Hollywood professionals speaking on their experiences and providing advice. Monika Petrillo, director ofWinkshares her first hand experience, “NoHo CineFest is a fantastic festival in the LA area. A secret gem. From the first email exchange to the Q&A Gustavo was responsive, low key, caring, well organized and enthusiastic. And the Laemmle NoHo7 is an excellent venue, a great opportunity to invite friends and industry contacts. My film looked and sounded amazing! Thank you so much! I will definitely submit again.”

Ten submission categories are now open including genre specific opportunities for filmmakers focused in comedy, thriller or horror, animation, and documentary. All genres are welcome to submit including student projects. Awards up for nomination are Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Student Film, Best Visual FX, and more. Along with award opportunities the Festival offers an inclusive environment for filmmakers to mingle with attendees after screenings and the NoHo Arts District offers a unique mix of restaurants and bars to keep the conversations going.

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

Check out the call for entries and qualify your project today!