"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 first Wednesday of each month at O Cinema (90 NW 29th street, Miami, FL 33127)

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:

October: Horror
November: Free for All

Awards & Prizes

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

The winer of Best Film is selected by a group of industry professionals and participated in the 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

15 Reviews

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    isis masoud

    This is the 2nd time I've had the honor of being a part of this festival. Both times it was a wonderful opportunity to see incredible work in many different genres and to meet fellow filmmakers and future collaborators. The festival producers are organized, efficient, and absolutely wonderful people. Diliana has been incredibly helpful in guiding the future trajectory of my film and offering great advice on how to navigate the festival circuit. I simply cannot recommend this festival enough! If you're on the fence about submitting, just do it!

    July 2017
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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