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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Winners of the 2019 NoHu International Short Film Festival

12th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival

Best Film
“Mercy of God”
Directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya

Best Producer
Priyanka Ghosh Roy
“Mercy of God”

Best Director
Amartya Bhattacharyya
“Mercy of God”

Best Cinematography
Amartya Bhattacharyya
“Mercy of God”

Best Editing
Amartya Bhattacharyya
“Mercy of God”

Judge’s Special Recognition
Awarded for Creativity
“Leaping Curiosity”
By Marblejam Kids

Best Documentary Short
“Jose Maria Arguedas, Un Misterio Que Nos AcompaƱa”
Directed by Ricardo Bacallao
Produced by Luis Meneses 

Best Actress
Ashley Tobias
“Soul Exchange”

Best Actor
Alexandru Aldea
“Crazy for the Blonde”

Best Screenplay
Joseph Cantatore & Frank Gigante
“Soul Exchange”

Best Original Score
Kisaloy Roy
“Mercy of God”

Best Song
“A Real World of Make Believe”
Written by Mike Boldt & Phil Gallo
Performed by Dez Manku

Best Sound Design
Dexter Fenner
“He Too”

Best Make-up/SFX 
Samantha Luongo
“He Too”

Best Hair & Make-up
Alexandra Faye Sadeghian
“Crazy for the Blonde”

Best Set Design
Ryan C. Scott 
“Crazy for the Blonde”

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


We are proud to announce the Finalists for the 12th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival.   The films will be screened this Friday, October 11, 2019 at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street, Union City, NJ.  Red Carpet at 7:00 PM and Screening of Finalists & Awards Ceremony commencing at 8:00 PM.  Free Admission.  Everyone is invited.

Mercy of God
by Amartya Bhattacharyya

by David Ambrose

The Lost Sister
by Larry Rosen

Leaping Curiosity
by Marblejam Kids

Soul Exchange 
by Melvin Hernandez

Crazy for the Blonde
by Mark Clauburg

He Too
by Eline Leslie Meier

Jose Maria Arguedas
Un Misterio Que Nos Separa
by Ricardo Bacallao

Monday, September 9, 2019

12th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival

12th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival in Union City
Seeking Entries for 2019

(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City will host the 12th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival on October 11, 2019.

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. 

or via Wetransfer to:  LFernandez@ucnj.com

Entry deadline is Monday, October 1, 2019 (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.