"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. We accept short films, music videos and web series from Florida.

The screening takes place on the first Wednesday of each month at O Cinema (90 NW 29th street, Miami, FL 33127)

Each month, we highlight Florida's community of filmmakers, actors, and content creators.

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 live music and free beer from Concrete Beach Brewery.

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

Now accepting:

May: Documentary Month
June: Free for All
July: Music Video
August: Web Series
September: Back to School: Student Films rule!
October: Horror
November: Free for All

Awards & Prizes

Awards include: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and the Audience Award.

The recipient of the Audience Award receives one year of FilmGate membership, giving them access to discounted production insurance, production resources, free casting services, and everything an independent filmmaker could need.

The winer of Best Film is selected by a group of industry professionals and participated int he best of N.O.L.A. screening at the end of the year.

Rules & Terms

Films must be less than 25 minutes.
Films may only be submitted by filmmakers from Florida
Filmmakers must attend the event in person

14 Reviews

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    Patryk Godlewski

    Fantastic gem in gorgeous Miami, FL! Staff is friendly, professional and very welcoming. The presentation was top notch and the film selection was very good. I highly recommend it because it has a bit of everything and offers so much to the film community in Florida. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to screen our film. Will be back again!

    June 2017
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    cassandra keith

    Filmgate does a great job of supporting local film makers. They bring community together! THE BEST

    May 2017
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    Jaydev Hemrajani

    Great festival for the South Florida Community.

    May 2017
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    Josue Molina

    One of the strongest film festivals in South Florida. Great community, filmmaking resources, and social media influence. Keep up the great work.

    May 2017
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    Christopher Lopez

    This is the #1 place ins Miami for filmmakers to show their work in a beloved independent cinema with an enthusiastic crowd, get real time feedback on your cut, network with other filmmakers, get a job as a freelance artist, find your future collaborator, bump into local legends, or simply drink FREE BEER. The friendliest people in the film community congregate here once a month, and they all want to open the doors of opportunity for you. All you have to do is walk in.

    May 2017