North Hollywood International Film Festival is Coming

New Film Fest Hits Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA, February 02, 2015 --( The inaugural North Hollywood International Film Festival (NHIFF) will take place in the Spring of 2016 in the NoHo Arts District of Los Angeles. Based on the concept of nurturing emerging filmmakers, the four-day festival will be a highly visual entertainment experience and a cultural resource for the community of North Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area.

NHIFF is designed to be a launch platform for North American and International premieres of important new films. An expertly programmed showcase and educational opportunities for young people makes this an industry event for veterans and new talent alike.

The North Hollywood International Film Festival is a 501c(3) nonprofit arts organization founded by Nicholas Goodman and Hortencia Goodman and is a film festival by filmmakers for filmmakers.

"I have traveled the world attending dozens of film festivals and have seen what works and what doesn't," said Nicholas Goodman, a producer for the Golden Globe Awards, award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of NHIFF. "The North Hollywood International Film Festival is going to be very filmmaker-friendly and is the perfect place to premiere new work in the movie making capital of the world."

Prior to the 2016 festival, NHIFF will host a free summer movie series featuring popular films for the community to enjoy in public spaces throughout North Hollywood this summer. More information coming soon.

Partnering with the Goodmans is Terrell Sandefur, former president of the Macon Film Festival in Macon, Ga., who has been named Festival Director of NHIFF.

"We couldn't be more excited to join forces with someone who has the knowledge and experience that Terrell has to be the public face of this film festival," said festival co-founder Hortencia Goodman. "In his ten years running the Macon Film Festival, Terrell turned that regional event into one of MovieMaker Magazine's "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals."

Sandefur said, "I'm excited and inspired all at the same time to have an opportunity to build a new film festival in the heart and home of the film industry."

For more information about the festival, the upcoming Free Summer Movie Series or sponsorship opportunities, visit

About North Hollywood International Film Festival
The North Hollywood International Film Festival (NHIFF) celebrates the art of filmmaking, helps support a community of artists and showcases North Hollywood as an entertainment and tourist destination. NHIFF supports and nurtures emerging independent filmmakers and their stories from around the world not currently found in mainstream American cinema. The North Hollywood International Film Festival is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Learn more at and follow us on social media at and

Contact: Terrell Sandefur, 818-824-8320
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