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The NoHu International Short Film Festival is dedicated to screening the best short films and independent feature films from around the world.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The winners of the 9th Annual NoHu International Film Festival are:

Best Film
“!Ay Que Susto!”
Directed by Mauricio Mo Zapata


Best Screenplay
Amartya Bhattacharyya
“Benaras - the unexplored attachments”


Best Director
Mauricio Mo Zapata
“!Ay Que Susto!”


Best Cinematography
Amartya Bhattacharyya
“Benaras - the unexplored attachments”


Best Actor
Andres Chulisi Rodriguez
“!Ay Que Susto!”


Best Actress
Yecenia Jessi Cotto
“!Ay Que Susto!”


Best Supporting Actor
A.B. Lugo
“!Ay Que Susto!”


Best Supporting Actress
Stephanie Iscovitz
“Catslaughter”


Best Producer/Producing Team
Amartya Bhattacharyya, Producer 
& Rahul Bhattacharya, Executive Producer
“Benaras - the unexplored attachments”


Best Editing
Amartya Bhattacharyya, Producer 
“Benaras - the unexplored attachments”


Best Visual FX 
Media Horde
“!Ay Que Susto!”


Best Make-up
Stephanie Rodriguez
“The Joker”


Best Music
Kisaloy Roy
“Benaras - the unexplored attachments”


Audience Choice Award
“The Joker” 
Directed & Starring Brandon Medina



9th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival
Peruvian Cinema Featured Short Films are:


"Modernity" 
by Roberto Barba "El Jarcor"


"The Last Dino" 
by Roberto Barba "El Jarcor"


"No Estamos Solos" 
by Roberto Barba "El Jarcor"


"Una Carrerita Doctor" 
by Julio O. Ramos


"Pucara', Ceramic Makers" 
by Carlos Garcia


"Taxi Taxi" 
by Luis Reyes


9th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival
Dominican Cinema Featured Short Films are:


"Desordenado" 
by Jhoan Ramirez


"En Busca de la verdad" 
by Santiago Telma


"En Sueños" 
by Santiago Telma


"Falsa Pesadilla" 
by Union Flicks


"La Moral" 
by Edwin ant Montero 
& Enmanuel Velazquez


"Muerta en mi Pasado" 
by Jairo Telma


"No Depende de ti" 
by Yhonatan Ortega


Special Recognition
Arte Para Todos
Samuel Guzman, President


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Peruvian Cinema Special Feature Film Presentation
"El Ultimo Verano" 
starring Antonio Arrue


Special Screening as Featured Short Film 
"Old Abe" Directed by Max Resto


Festival's Special Feature Film Presentation
"Donde Quiera Que Vayas" 


by Danilo Arroyo

Monday, October 17, 2016

NoHu 2016 Schedule

Monday, October 17, 2016
Join us on the Red Carpet for the Opening Night Gala.
7:00 PM Red Carpet
8:00 PM Ceremony

Special screening of the festival's featured short film "Old Abe" by Max Resto


Live Music by The James Austin Trio
Refreshments
Free Admission
Free parking at the Colin Powell garage located on 15th Street & Palisade Avenue.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
7:00 PM
Finalists


Screening of the 9th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival Finalists:

Influencia
Directed by Gustavo Marquez

!Ay Que Susto!
Directed by Mauricio Mo Zapata

Malas Decisiones
Directed by Ronny Canario

Unlocked
Directed by Gerard Mendez

Wait For Me
Directed by Julius B. Kelly

Afraid of the Night
Directed by Larry Rosen

The Joker
Directed by Brandon Medina

Benaras - the unexplored attachments
Directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya

It Requires Sacrifice
Directed by Ruben Rodriguez

Catslaughter
Directed by Humberto Guzman

The Boys
Directed by Frank Gigante

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:00 PM
an evening of Dominican Cinema

featuring

"Desordenado" by Jhoan Ramirez
"En Busca de la verdad" by Santiago Telma
"En Sueños" by Santiago Telma
"Falsa Pesadilla" by Union Flicks
"La Moral" by Edwin ant Montero & Enmanuel Velazquez
"Muerta en mi Pasado" by Jairo Telma
"No Depende de ti" by Yhonatan Ortega


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Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00 PM
an evening of Peruvian Cinema
featuring the short films

"Modernity" by Roberto Barba "El Jarcor"
"The Last Dino" by Roberto Barba "El Jarcor"
"No Estamos Solos" by Roberto Barba "El Jarcor"
"Una Carrerita Doctor" by Julio O. Ramos
"Pucara', Ceramic Makers" by Carlos Garcia
"Taxi Taxi" by Luis Reyes

& the Feature Film "El Ultimo Verano" starring Antonio Arrue


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Friday, October 21, 2016
7:00 PM
The New Jersey Premiere of the feature film
"Donde Quiera Que Vayas" by Danilo Arroyo


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Saturday, October 22, 2016


Join us on the Red Carpet for the Closing Night Gala.
7:00 PM Red Carpet
8:00 PM Awards Ceremony

Live Music by The James Austin Trio
Refreshments
Free Admission
Free parking at the Colin Powell garage located on 15th Street & Palisade Avenue.
www.UnionCityMuseum.org

The 9th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival will take place at
William V. Musto Cultural Center
420 - 15th Street
Union City, NJ 07087

Thursday, October 13, 2016

FINALISTS of the 9th Annual NoHu International Film Festival

Influencia
Directed by Gustavo Marquez

!Ay Que Susto!
Directed by Mauricio Mo Zapata

Malas Decisiones
Directed by Ronny Canario

Unlocked
Directed by Gerard Mendez

Wait For Me
Directed by Julius B. Kelly

Afraid of the Night
Directed by Larry Rosen

The Joker
Directed by Brandon Medina

Benaras - the unexplored attachments
Directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya

It Requires Sacrifice
Directed by Ruben Rodriguez

Catslaughter
Directed by Humberto Guzman

The Boys
Directed by Frank Gigante

Screening on 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM
William V. Musto Cultural Center
420 - 15th Street, Union City, NJ

Refreshments
Free Admission

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

NoHu... 2016 is coming!!!

9th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival in Union City
Seeking Entries for 2016

(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City will host the 9th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival in October 2016.

Submissions are being accepted in all categories. (NO pornography please.)  Films should be no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Those interested may submit their film in DVD format, along with a cover letter, synopsis, film credits, awards if any, and contact information to:

Commissioner Lucio P. Fernandez
Department of Public Affairs
3715 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087

Attn: Film Entry 

Please include in the cover letter that the entry is being submitted by the property owner or licensee, and giving the City of Union City the right to publicly screen the film as part of the NoHu International Film Festival.

Please note, DVD's will not be returned.  


Entry deadline is Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (no exception).  No fee.  No Application form required.  Foreign language films accepted. This is a juried festival.  Please include if this is a "World Premiere", "USA Premiere", "New Jersey Premiere", or "Union City Premiere".  All entries will be considered. Finalists will be notified via e-mail.  Please write on DVD cover contact name, email, and genre.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

NoHu 2015 Closing Night

The closing night of the 8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival took place on Thursday, October 22, 2015 with an elegant Red Carpet filled with Hudson County’s elite filmmakers and artists, followed by fun-filled cocktail party and ceremony.  The event featured live music by The James Austin Trio and Banjoist Danielle Reid.  Highlights of the evening included special Guest Speaker renowned Writer/Director Dan Goggin, who received the “Key to the City” by Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack and his Board of Commissioners.  The “Key to the City” is the highest honor given by the City of Union City.   Also addressing the packed house were Broadway and TV producers Melissa Pinsly & Franklin Zitter; and music producer and owner of Water Music, Rob Grenoble. 


The Winners of the 8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival. From left to right: David Giardina ("Over The River" Honorable Mention); Maria Pia for Mimmo Mancini ("U Su'" First Place); Jay Gonzalez for Aaron Peck ("The Glove" Third Place);  Julius B. Kelly ("PLOY" Audience Choice Award); and Alex Rask ("Time Square" Second Place). Congratulations to each and everyone of you.


Special Honored Guest, Dan Goggin receiving the "Key to the City" from 
Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners. 

About Dan's illustrious career:
DAN GOGGIN (Writer/Director) came to New York from Alma, Michigan to study as a classical countertenor. He began his professional career singing in the Tony award-winning Broadway production of “Luther” starring Albert Finney. While appearing in a comic folk-duo called “The Saxons” he began writing. This led to scores for the off-Broadway musical, Hark! (in which he also appeared) , the Broadway production of Legend and two revues.

Goggin received the 1986 Outer Critics’ Circle Awards given to Nunsense for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Music. His “nunless” musical Balancing Act has toured the U.S. and played in London and Australia. Nunsense and Nunsense 2: The Second Coming, both starring Rue McClanahan have been recorded for the A&E Television Network. Nunsense 3: The Jamboree toured the U.S. starring Georgia Engel and has been recorded for television at the Grand Ole Opry starring Vicki Lawrence. Nunsense A-Men! opened at the 47th Street Theatre in New York in June 1998 and has since been produced with “Laugh-In’s” Arte Johnson, impressionist Frank Gorshin, and Olympic Champion Greg Louganis. Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical premiered in October 1998, followed by a national tour starring Dody Goodman, Jeff Trachta and Dawn Wells.

The Nuncrackers television special playing on the PBS network starring Rue McClanahan with guest star John Ritter, received and Emmy nomination for Best Musical Score. Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense premiered in September 2002 and is currently out on DVD. The All-Star touring production of Nunsense featuring Kaye Ballard, Georgia Engel, Mimi Hines, Darlene Love and Lee Meriwether marked the 20th anniversary of the original show. In 2004 Dan’s “serious piece” The Traditional Latin Mass was recorded by cast members and friends.

In 2005 Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue premiered and in 2008, there was a national tour starring Sally Struthers. Last year Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class (A one-nun musical) and Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show opened. Most recently, the original Nunsense celebrated it's 30th Anniversary at the Saint Louis Muny featuring a cast of 50 nuns, 10 Broadway stars, and 19 children. www.nunsense.com


Guest Speakers at the 8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony, Franklin Zitter and Melissa Pinsly addressing an attentive audience of filmmakers and artists. 

About: Franklin & Melissa:
Frankenmel founders Melissa Pinsly & Franklin Zitter were previously executive producers for director Ira Sachs’ latest film Thank You For Being Honest starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, and Paulina Garcia. Prior to this Melissa was an Associate Producer for Ira Sachs’ film Love is Strange and is a Tony award nominated Broadway producer. Franklin was previously Head of Production/Senior Producer for FlickerLab, an animation, design, and production studio based in NYC who’s clients included A&E Networks, AMC, Barnes & Noble Digital, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, The Colbert Report, HBO, Michael Moore, Nickelodeon, and more.


Special Guest Speaker Rob Grenoble of Water Music 

About Rob Grenoble:
Rob Grenoble was signed to RCA Records as an artist and to BMG Music Publishing as a songwriter. He worked with producers Michael Barbiero (Guns N' Roses, Metallica, John Lennon & Yoko Ono), Scott Litt (REM, Indigo Girls) and Peter Coleman (Pat Benetar, Blondie). In 1982, Rob and his bandmates built the first Water Music. Since then Rob has worked with Beyoncé, Shakira, Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews Band, Esperanza Spalding and many others. The studio has won multiple Grammys, an Emmy and other awards. This year Water Music set a new record for consecutive #1 singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Song Chart with the Pretty Reckless.


Award Recipients 
8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival

U Su’
a film by Mimmo Mancini
Best Film


Time Square
a film by Alex Rask
Second Place


The Glove
a film by Aaron Peck
Third Place


Over The River
a film by David Giardina
Honorable Mention


Alex Rask
Best Director “Time Square”


Alex Rask
Best Screenplay “Time Square”


Mimmo Mancini
Best Actor “U Su’”


Ashley Kern
Best Actress “Time Square”


Jim Thalman
Best Supporting Actor “PLOY”


Jessica Silvestre
Best Supporting Actress “Nails”


Alex Rask
Best Special Effects “Time Square”


PLOY
Audience Choice Award


Special Feature Film Awards:

Lukas Hassel
for Outstanding Performance 
by an Actor in a Leading Role
in the Feature Film “In Sickness”


Judy San Roman
Outstanding Work
as Executive Producer
on the Feature Film “In Sickness”


Certificate of Appreciation
Director, Producers, & Actors of the feature film "La Academia"

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Judges of the 8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival: Mauro De Trizio, Raul Barcelona, Frank Bernal, Saulo Diaz, Gerard Karabin, and Ricardo Aguirre. 



A special Thank You to all those who contributed to the success of the 8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival.


Thank you to Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack, Commissioners Tilo Rivas, Maryury Martinetti, and Celin Valdivia, Amado Mora, Frank Bernal, Nelson Lorenzo Galvez, Gerard Karabin, Ricardo Aguirre, Raul Barcelona, Saulo Diaz, Mauro De Trizio David Alicea, Felix Alfonso; my good friends at La Havana 59, Manuel Suarez and Edwin Ordoñes, Dan Goggin, Franklin Zitter, Melissa Pinsly, Rob Grenoble, Will Photo, La Revista Semanal, Julio Reynoso and Hudson County TV, Patricia Escobar, George Cedeño,  Alex Rask, Jonathan Fritz, Liliana Barrera, and most importantly each and every filmmaker who submitted and participated. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

8th Annual NoHu International Film Festival

(Union City, NJ)  The 8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival kicks-off with an elegant  Red Carpet event on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM, with the festivities beginning at 8:00 PM.  The opening night event will feature live music by Nuevo Flamenco Guitarist, Jonathan Fritz; a Wine & Cheese Reception; and the World Premiere screening of the film "La Academia" Written & Directed by Antonio Landeo Vega.  The director, producers, and many of the cast and crew of "La Academia" will be present on opening night. 

Free Admission.  Free parking on Monday and Thursday at the Colin Powell School inside garage, entrance on Palisade Avenue & 15th Street.

8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival
at the
William V. Musto Cultural Center
420 - 15th Street
Union City, NJ 07087

Monday, October 19, 2015
7:00 PM Red Carpet
8:00 PM Opening Night Festivities
Live Music by Nuevo Flamenco Guitarist, Jonathan Fritz
Wine & Cheese Reception
World Premiere Screening of "La Academia" 
Written & Directed by Antonio Landeo Vega
Produced by Italo Lorenzzi Bolaños
Starring: Ivan Andia, Yesi Rodriguez, and Percy Malone 


Tuesday, October 20, 2015
8:00 PM
Screening of "In Sickness" 
Julius Kelly, Director
Judy San Roman, Executive Producer



The 8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival proudly announces the top ten finalists for 2015 in the short film category.  Screening of the top ten films will be held this Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street, Union City, NJ.

The Glove
Directed by Aaron Peck

U Su’
Directed by Mimmo Mancini

Time Square
Directed by Alex Rask

No Way Out
Directed by Giancarlo Orellana

Nails
Directed by Ruben Rodriguez

Over the River
Directed by David Giardina

Never
Directed by Christopher Johnson

The Evil Shall Rise
Directed by Brandon Medina

Indiscretion
Directed by Ruben Rodriguez

Ploy
Directed by Julius B. Kelly



The closing night of the 8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2015 with a Red Carpet at 7:00 PM and the ceremony commencing at 8:00 PM.  The event will feature live music by The James Austin Trio; Banjoist Danielle Reid; a Wine & Cheese Reception; Screening of the winning short films & Awards Presentation; and special Guest Speakers including renowned Writer/Director Dan Goggin, who will also be receiving the “Key to the City” the highest honor given by the City of Union City; Broadway and TV producers Melissa Pinsly & Franklin Zitter; and music producer and owner of Water Music, Rob Grenoble. 

Free Admission.  Free parking on Monday and Thursday at the Colin Powell School inside garage, entrance on Palisade Avenue & 15th Street.

8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival
at the
William V. Musto Cultural Center
420 - 15th Street
Union City, NJ 07087

Thursday, October 22, 2015
7:00 PM Red Carpet
8:00 PM Closing Night Festivities
Live Music by The James Austin Trio
Screening of the Winners
Awards Presentation
Honored Guest: Dan Goggin
Guest Speakers: Melissa Pinsly & Franklin Zitter, and Rob Grenoble
Wine & Cheese Reception

DAN GOGGIN (Writer/Director) came to New York from Alma, Michigan to study as a classical countertenor.  He began his professional career singing in the Tony award-winning Broadway production of “Luther” starring Albert Finney. While appearing in a comic folk-duo called “The Saxons” he began writing.  This led to scores for the off-Broadway musical, Hark! (in which he also appeared) , the Broadway production of Legend and two revues.  Goggin received the 1986 Outer Critics’ Circle Awards given to Nunsense for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Music.  His “nunless” musical Balancing Act has toured the U.S. and played in London and Australia.  Nunsense and Nunsense 2: The Second Coming, both starring Rue McClanahan have been recorded for the A&E Television Network.  Nunsense 3: The Jamboree toured the U.S. starring Georgia Engel and has been recorded for television at the Grand Ole Opry starring Vicki Lawrence.  Nunsense A-Men! opened at the 47th Street Theatre in New York in June 1998 and has since been produced with “Laugh-In’s” Arte Johnson, impressionist Frank Gorshin, and Olympic Champion Greg Louganis.  Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical premiered in October 1998, followed by a national tour starring Dody Goodman, Jeff Trachta and Dawn Wells.  The Nuncrackers television special playing on the PBS network starring Rue McClanahan with guest star John Ritter, received and Emmy nomination for Best Musical Score.  Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense premiered in September 2002 and is currently out on DVD.  The All-Star touring production of  Nunsense featuring Kaye Ballard, Georgia Engel, Mimi Hines, Darlene Love and Lee Meriwether marked the 20th anniversary of the original show. In 2004 Dan’s “serious piece” The Traditional Latin Mass was recorded by cast members and friends. In 2005 Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue premiered and in 2008, there was a national tour starring Sally Struthers. Last year Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class (A one-nun musical) and Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show opened. Most recently, the original Nunsense celebrated it's 30th Anniversary at the Saint Louis Muny featuring a cast of 50 nuns,  10 Broadway stars, and 19 children. Dan is currently working on the pilot for a new Nunsense TV Series. www.nunsense.com. 


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Nunsense is the first production by Frankenmel Films. Frankenmel founders Melissa Pinsly & Franklin Zitter were previously executive producers for director Ira Sachs’ latest film Thank You For Being Honest starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, and Paulina Garcia. Prior to this Melissa was an Associate Producer for Ira Sachs’ film Love is Strange and is a Tony award nominated Broadway producer. Franklin was previously Head of Production/Senior Producer for FlickerLab, an animation, design, and production studio based in NYC who’s clients included A&E Networks, AMC, Barnes & Noble Digital, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, The Colbert Report, HBO, Michael Moore, Nickelodeon, and more.

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Rob Grenoble was signed to RCA Records as an artist and to BMG Music Publishing as a songwriter. He worked with producers Michael Barbiero (Guns N' Roses, Metallica, John Lennon & Yoko Ono), Scott Litt (REM, Indigo Girls) and Peter Coleman (Pat Benetar, Blondie). In 1982, Rob and his bandmates built the first Water Music. Since then Rob has worked with Beyoncé, Shakira, Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews Band, Esperanza Spalding and many others. The studio has won multiple Grammys, an Emmy and other awards. This year Water Music set a new record for consecutive #1 singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Song Chart with the Pretty Reckless.

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