The FilmGate Festival (formerly known as I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A!" N.O.L.A) is the longest-running monthly short film series in Florida, created to celebrate local culture, diversity and regional creativity. Every month, FilmGate Miami highlights Florida's community of actors, filmmakers, and video + audio production studios. We accept short films, documentaries, music videos and web series from Florida or made by a Florida citizen, 20 minutes or less.
- For Florida Filmmakers only (at least for now)
- 20 minutes or less
- free submissions for Filmgate Miami members and students, ask us for a waver
- Florida producer or Director needs to be present at the screening of their film and for the Q&A
The screening takes place on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
The event also features our famous Percolator networking event, where you can meet Florida's film scene face-to-face and pitch your film ideas to the broad community of talent!
Stick around after the screening for some more networking
Submit your short film, documentary, music video or web series today and see your work on the biggest screen in Miami.
January - Short Films "Free-for-all"
February - Short Films "Social Justice"
March - Short Films "Female directors"
Abril - Short Films "Comedy"
May - Short Films "Documentaries"
June - Short Films "Free-for-all"
July - Short Films "Films with Subtitles"
August - Short Films "Free-for-all"
September - Short Films "Music Videos"
October - Short Films "Horror"
November - BEST OF THE BEST (Only winners from previous editions of the year are selected)
Please note that we select our films as they arrive, to allow us more time to promote this festival. Submit your films as early as possible to improve your chances of being selected.
If you have any trouble with entering your film or using a waiver code, please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Awards include Judges Award Best Film and Best Audience Award plus the FilmGate Staff Awards!
Judges Award Best Film winners receive $150 value FilmGate 1 year Membership
- Films must be less than 20 minutes
- Films may only be submitted by filmmakers living in Florida
- Filmmakers MUST attend the event in person, or send a representative who can participate in a Q&A
- Filmmakers must submit their social media handles and tag @filmgatemiami or @filmgate_interactive
- Filmmakers get FREE ENTRY - family & friends are able to get a DISCOUNT CODE (code limit 3)
- Stay to network. Local film studios and local investors make it monthly to our events to meet emerging talent.
- Reach out to FilmGate Studios team - tell us about an upcoming film project , we listen