The films to be shown at the International Film Festival North Hollywood (IFFNoHo) were announced today March 31, 2016. The festival is to be held at the NoHo Arts Center from April 28- May 1. IFFNoHo aims to share the stories of filmmakers that are not typically seen in mainstream American films.
The film festival will include 66 films from 15 countries. 20 of those films will be making their debut at the event. The countries represented include: Sweden, Italy, Guinea, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Australia, United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, China, Brazil, France, Japan and Fiji. IFFNoHo has attracted first time directors as well as seasoned filmmakers. Diversity in Hollywood can be found right there in NoHo, as 16 of the featured directors are women, many of whom are also actors, writers and producers. The films that will be screened range in subject matter from food to music to dance. This brings the ever creative nature of the area to light. The festival aims to spotlight North Hollywood as a travel and entertainment destination.
IFFNoHo will open on Thursday morning with the premiere of A Farmer’s Road, which is a documentary about sustainable agriculture. The red carpet which will be on Thursday April 28 at 6 PM followed by a screening of Gazelle: The Love Issue at 8:30 PM. Also screening will be the latest short film Moom, which is from the team that created the Oscar-nominated film The Dam Keeper.
This new North Hollywood film showcase plans to bring a fresh perspective to the idea of film festivals in Hollywood. Festival Directors Nicholas and Hortencia Goodman want to stray from the violence and mistreatment of women that we so often see in films and on television. They relate that a couple of films that have been chosen contain some violence and sex, but the festival doesn’t wish to screen blatantly violent or overtly sexual films. If you’re looking for something new in art in the Los Angeles area, you’ll need to check this film festival out.
For full details on the IFFNoHo and to buy tickets go to iffnoho.com.