"I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A!" N.O.L.A is the longest running monthly short film series in Miami, created in celebration of local culture and regional creativity. Each month, we highlight Florida's community of filmmakers, actors, and content creators. We accept short films, documentaries, music videos and web series from Florida.

The screening takes place on the third Wednesday of each month at the Silverspot Cinema Downtown Miami.

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 community!

Stick around after the screening for some more networking and free wine/champagne!

Submit your short film, documentary, music video or web series today and see your work on the big screen!

Now accepting:

June - Free for All

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 liam@film-gate.org.

Awards include: Best Film and Best Audience Award.

The winner of Best Film is selected by a group of industry professionals and participated in the best of N.O.L.A. screening in January 2020.

- Films must be less than 25 minutes
- Films may only be submitted by filmmakers from Florida
- Filmmakers must attend the event in person, or send a representative who can participate in a Q&A

Overall Rating
  • Jose Navas

    I can't say how great this festival is and what an incredibly important organization FilmGate is. Definitely one of the major organizations and festivals that you need to align yourself with when coming in Miami. All the major players will be here.

    June 2019
  • Dimitri Pantchev

    This was absolutely great experience!!
    Great turn out, great films in a very unique setting 👍👍👍

    November 2018
  • Katiana Elena

    Amazing line up. Happy to be apart of NOLA!

    August 2018
  • Bowen Tan

    It was a really friendly festival. You can make your first step here

    August 2018
  • Alfredo Abaunza

    Great experience and great opportunity to network with other filmmakers.

    November 2017