"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!

Students can submit for free! Send proof of your status as a student to info@film-gate.org and we'll send a discount code that will allow you to submit for free.

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

6 Reviews

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    Stefanie Davis

    What an amazing community! So many filmmakers, actors, and film enthusiasts just loving local films! Thank you for screening our webisode and we look forward to attending more of your screenings!

    March 2017
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    Elaine Del Valle

    This is where miami's film community becomes tight knit

    March 2017
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    April Dobbins

    FilmGate really, really cares about local, indie filmmakers, and it pretty much shows in everything that they do. I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A. is not only a celebration of South Florida filmmakers, but it is also a lively and warm gathering of artists and industry folks--complete with networking and pitching opportunities. You will love the audience and the experience. To top it all off, these screenings run in Miami's eclectic Wynwood neighborhood--a locale that celebrates art in all forms and fosters a jumping night life.

    March 2017
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    Ronald Kaplan

    Delightful event as the hosts make it fun and entertaining while showing awesome films. The networking during and especially after the films are shown are very worth while. The audience is part of the event and the I have met many wonderful people and I suggest anyone to enter there films and to go to these events . I give it an A+.

    August 2016
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    Ana Jones

    Wonderful gathering of talented locals - great films shown - looking forward to more events

    July 2016