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World famous haven for indie filmmakers, North Hollywood lands an international film festival to call its own!

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- North Hollywood, March 27, 2014-The North Hollywood (NoHo) CineFest will kick-off its inaugural festival, April 10-13 2014 at the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theaters in North Hollywood as it showcases a whopping 67 films, including critically acclaimed and Oscar winning and nominated works, over four days.  A celebration of independent film from around the world, diverse work will be screened originating as close as North Hollywood and as far away as Mongolia and New Zealand.  


The festival's focus is to create a collaboration among civic leader, iconic local businesses, and entertainment industry networks in order to represent the one of a kind and vibrant community that is North Hollywood.

The festival will host a red carpet event on Saturday April 12 at 5pm which will feature celebrity guest appearances and the American made couture stylings of local favorite Pinup Girl Boutique.  Among those scheduled to appear are Skeet Ulrich (Scream), John Heard (Home Alone), Melissa Claire Egan (The Young and the Restless), Lisa Edelstein (Castle) and longtime comedic favorite Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley). Q & A sessions with talent from the screenings will take place immediately after the screenings. In addition, CBS anchor Susie Suh,  reporters Stephanie Simmons and Lisa Sigell will also be joining the event with many more celebrities expected to be added as well.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit two distinguished nonprofit partners, The Talbert Family Foundation which assists families dealing with a catastrophic illness and Grid Alternatives whose mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. Key community partners and sponsors include The Hesby, LA Red Carpets, Bow and Truss Restaurant, and the Greenhouse network of filmmakers.

The festival was the brainchild of Gustavo Sampaio, an award-winning editor and TV producer as well as an independent filmmaker.  A NoHo resident himself for more than 4 years, his goal to make this festival standout and bring an unforgettable experience for all, including sponsors and charitable partners.  The North Hollywood CineFest is poised for substantial growth next year, seeking to more than double the amount of films screened at the 2015 festival.  For more information visit


About North Hollywood CineFest

The North Hollywood CineFest is an annual film festival event located in North Hollywood, California, showcasing short and feature films (including student films) from anywhere in the world and offers awards in several categories for excellence in filmmaking.  For more information visit  

Contact Information:
Media and Public Relations Inquiries: Stuart I.R. Haniff -
(909) 522-0545 
[email protected]

Founder: Gustavo Sampaio
(305) 205-3888 

[email protected]

Media and Public Relations Inquiries:
Stuart I.R. Haniff
(909) 522-0545
[email protected]

Media Contact: GUSTAVO SAMPAIO, North Hollywood CineFest, 3052053888, [email protected]

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