Nestled in the heart of Washington D.C. the GO Independent International Film Festival is a part of the NOVA Networks family. Our goal is to give more opportunities for independent filmmakers and screenwriters to showcase and promote their art.

In our 2nd season GO Independent is here to support, inspire and champion the brave and passionate work of our artists.

Now accepting Shorts up to 45 minutes long!

We are accepting submissions for Short Narrative Films, Short Documentary, Screenplays, Teleplays, Music Videos, Trailers and Art & Design. All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the filmmaker or screenwriter. Productions produced from 2010 to June 2017 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. All films must be submitted on DVD (Region 1), Blu-ray or online screener for consideration by the Jury.

All entries must be sent to GO Independent International Film Festival DC. Videos and DVDs submitted will not be returned unless accompanied by SASE. Films selected for GO Independent International Film Festival will be announced no later than August 01, 2016.
All presentation materials for GO Independent International Film Festival DC must arrive no later than August 02, 2016 (post marked by July 29, 2017). Please notify us by mail or email of any address changes.

GO Independent International Film Festival DC is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted, film accepted, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that GO Independent International Film Festival may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or GO Independent International Film Festival DC Event via print, web and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The submitters shall indemnify and hold harmless GO Independent International Film Festival DC, it's vendors, sponsors and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

If 'Nominated', presence at the Awards Ceremony is NOT required to Win.

Overall Rating
  • James Carroll

    Great people and communication. Great festival. It was an honor to be part of it.

    September 2017
    Go indie dc
    Response from festival:

    You're too kind! Thank you.

  • Danielle Kronenberg

    Fantastic festival, Great communication !!!

    September 2017
  • Robert Redmond

    A well curated festival with eclectic choices. The staff truly care about the artists and attendees. Venue is ultra-hip. This festival was one of the best I have attended in many years

    September 2016
  • Samuel Dyches

    Wonderful time in a wonderful city! The GO indie crew was first rate.

    September 2016
  • Shawn Leister-Frazier

    It was a great venue, and in a very nice movie theater. The audience was engaging, and the films were very high quality.

    September 2016