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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.

Monday, October 15, 2018

WINNERS 2018

Best Film
“RUTA VIVA”
Directed by Sebastian Rea

Best Screenplay

“RUTA VIVA”
Written by Sebastian Rea & Courtney Baxter

Best Director
“RUTA VIVA”
Directed by Sebastian Rea & Courtney Baxter

Best Cinematography
Grant Olans
“My Dad and Bob Todd”

Best Actor
Cedric Leiba Jr.
“LIPS”

Best Actress
Rebecca Rapoport-Coles
“My Dad and Bob Todd”

Best Supporting Actor
Dan Berkey
“My Dad and Bob Todd”

Best Supporting Actress
Liz Meinders
“The Hunted”

Best Acting Ensemble
“RUTA VIVA”
Directed by Sebastian Rea & Courtney Baxter

Best Sound Recording
Peter Lisowsky & Mark Clauburg
“My Dad and Bob Todd”

Best Musical Score
Jib Kidder
“My Dad and Bob Todd”

Best Editing
J Flex Almanzar
“LIPS”

Judge’s Special Recognition
Awarded for Most Creative
“Destination Orion”
Directed by Chris Milewski

Special Recognition
Awarded for Dealing with Relevant Social Issues
“LIPS”
Directed by Moe Zapata

Special Recognition
Awarded for Dealing with Relevant Social Issues
Black N’ Blue”
Directed by Julius B. Kelly

Filmmaker of the Year
 Ruben Rodriguez
“A Good Vegan is Hard to Find”
Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, & Editor

Best Producer/Producing Team
Peacock Films
Courtney Baxter, Sebastian Rea, & Sebastian Benalcazar
“RUTA VIVA”


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2018 FINALISTS

The FINALISTS for the 11th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival are:

“A Good Vegan is Hard to Find”
MOJOCreative Group, LLC

“LIPS”
My Final Shot Production

“RUTA VIVA”
Peacock Films

“Just Friends”
Happy Smile Films

“My Dad and Bob Todd”
Manmade Productions

“Black N’ Blue”
Sunnyside Down Productions

“Man From Mars”
Happy Smile Films

“Destination Orion”
2018 Filmiracle Productions


The event will take place this Friday, October 12, 2018 at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street, Union City, New Jersey.  Red Carpet at 7:00 PM, and Screening of Finalists & Awards Presentation at 8:00 PM.  Free Admission.

Friday, September 14, 2018

NoHu 2018

11th Annual 
NoHu International Short Film Festival 
in Union City
Seeking Entries for 2018

(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City will host the 11th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival on October 10 & 12, 2018.

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 Monday, October 1, 2018 (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.

Monday, October 23, 2017

The 2017 Winners of the 10th Annual NoHu International Film Festival

Incredible Closing Night Gala at the 10th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival this past Friday, October 20th, 2017 at the William V. Musto Cultural Center. Congratulations to all the Finalists and Winners. Thank you to everyone in attendance for sharing in such a wonderful evening.


The Winners of the 10th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival are:
(Pictured above:  Mark Clauburg)

Best Film
“The Last Visit” 
Directed by Mark Clauburg

Best Screenplay
Mark Clauburg 
“The Last Visit”

Best Director
Mark Clauburg
“The Last Visit”

Best Cinematography
Corey Snyder
“16 Minutes”

Best Actor
Dan Berkey
“The Last Visit”

Best Actress
Alexis Lariviere
“The Last Visit”

Best Supporting Actor
Yaron Urbas
“Uncertainty”

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Guzman
“Let’s Play Dead Girl”

Best Original Score
Peter Lisowsky
“The Last Visit”

Best Editing
Mark Clauburg
“The Last Visit”

Best Set Design
Danielle DiMaggio
“The Last Visit”

Best Make-up/SFX 
Kiah Vidyarthi & Sheena Vaughn
“16 Minutes”

Best Titles Design
Marc Morissette
“16 Minutes”

Best Song
“Bum Bounce”
by Karla Sammut
“Search”

Best Producer/Producing Team
Manmade Productions
“The Last Visit”

(Pictured above:  Joe Paul)

Judge’s Special Recognition
Awarded for best entertainment value
“The Fixer”
Directed by Joe Paul

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Closing Night Gala

Join us at the

10th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival
Closing Night Gala
Screening of the Finalists.

Friday, October 20, 2017
7:00 PM Red Carpet
8:00 PM Cocktail Reception 
8:30 PM Screening of the Finalists

Awards Ceremony


Based on True Events
Directed by Humberto Guzman

Death Like Me
Directed by Ruben Rodriguez

Let’s Play Dead Girl
Directed by Christian A. Moran

Second Escape
Directed by Larry Rosen

The Fixer
Directed by Joe Paul

The Last Visit
Directed by Mark Clauburg

Uncertainty
Directed by Mauricio Mo Zapata

Search
Directed by Paula Cajiao

16 Minutes
Directed by St├ęphane Verzi


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Willam V. Musto Cultural Center
420 - 15th Street
Union City, NJ

Cocktail Party  *  Free Admission  *  Free Parking

Opening Night Gala

Join us at the 10th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival
Opening Night
Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:00 PM Red Carpet
8:00 PM Cocktail Reception & Ceremony
8:30 PM Screening of the Award-Winning Feature Film
"Love & Suicide"
a film by Lisa France
a Luis Moro production / Lightstone Productions
The first and only feature length film by American filmmakers filmed in Cuba while Fidel Castro was in power.  Filmed gorilla style with no one knowing.

CUBA’S LOVE & SUICIDE
“The evolution’s with in you.”


In a frantic moment before killing himself, TOMAS (Kamar De Los Reyes), goes to Cuba and discovers the “one thing” between LOVE & SUICIDE; taught by Cuban Cab driver, ALBERTO (Luis Moro).

William V. Musto Cultural Center
420 - 15th Street
Union City, NJ

Cocktail Party  *  Free Admission  *  Free Parking