FilmGate Interactive is an Interactive Media Festival exploring how emerging technology, empowers the content of the future. We redefine the way we conceive and share our stories, together, democratically and inclusively, representing the diverse voices of our extended region. Over five days during Art Basel week in Miami, FIlmGate Interactive. we celebrate visual storytellers and supporting industries through screenings, exhibits, creative labs, master classes, immersive art installations, music, and live events.

FilmGate Interactive 11 will be from December 4th to 8th, 2024 and will take place in Miami, Florida. Since our launch, we have hosted over 200 fire and pool chats, labs, showcased the works of 400+ creatives, and co-produced 20 creative projects. Our programming is focused but not exclusive to the issues of our region that resonate globally: climate change, social justice, immigration, accessibility, and equality. We search for originality, innovation, and boldness, as we shape new roads for humanity. Last year's theme was Regenerate X.

In 2023, audiences and creators were invited to attend virtually and in person, and our programming was focused on outdoor, accessible installations, as well as the most impactful interactive and immersive projects from around the world. As we approach a united virtual space at increasing rate, aka "the metaverse", we continue to explore the multiverses and 3D spaces that are paving the roads to the future.

FilmGate Interactive presents the PINK KRAKEN Awards

BEST Interactive Screening Narrative - Interactive, immersive or cross-platform project, which employees new tech in the most innovative and organic way to tell a great story

BEST Interactive Documentary - Interactive, immersive or cross-platform project. This year we are especially interested in projects on the following themes: science and art, artificial intelligence, environmental conservation, gun control.

BEST Interactive Exhibit - Interactive, immersive or cross platform project, deliverable and participant-ready

BEST Interactive Music event - for the best immersive or cross platform event, where music is the driving force

AUDIENCE AWARD - Presented to any FILMGATE 2022 screening or event that receives most votes from festival attendees.

Best of Tech - Presented to projects featuring the most innovative technology.

Best of Florida - Presented to projects made by Florida creators.

Best of Fest - Presented to the best projects in the festival.

Social Impact Award - Presented to impactful projects revolving around social issues.


FILMGATE INTERACTIVE invites fiction and non fiction interactive and immersive story producers to submit their latest projects for consideration.

Projects MUST BE interactive or immersive or be told across multiple platforms. Non exclusive examples of such stories are: web projects, mobile apps, games, multi-media installations and multi-platform works.

To be eligible for consideration:

Entrants must comply with submission deadlines, entry material and other requirements.

Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted in lieu of subtitles.

Works of all lengths are eligible.

In addition to completing all required fields in the online submission form, you must provide an estimated budget to set up and present your work at Filmgate Interactive, as well as all technical riders, space, and other requirements. Please account of rehearsal dates and set up times in your budget.

Any work submitted as a “work-in-progress” must be completed prior to its screening at Filmgate Interactive 2024. "Work-in-progress" can also be eligible for our Pink Kraken Lab and the Pink Kraken Last Tentacle Award.


Submit all your materials through the FilmFreeway portal.

The submissions may be a video walkthrough your VR/AR project, app, game, installation, or story experience.

Submission materials will not be returned and will be destroyed or discarded by Filmgate Interactive.


Selected works will be notified by email via the information provided with the submission.


If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by Filmgate Interactive.

You must execute a release agreement provided by Filmgate Interactive wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your work at Filmgate Interactive; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your work at Filmgate Interactive; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Filmgate Interactive, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your work at Filmgate Interactive.

You must deliver to the address(es) designated by Filmgate Interactive all materials and other relevant information for your work to be appropriately displayed during Filmgate Interactive. Final format/media/spec requirements for any given work may be different from and in addition to the formats delivered during the submission process.

Please note that if the actual costs and required technical/space requirements to set up and exhibit your work are in excess of the estimates you provide with your submission form, Filmgate Interactive reserves the right to decline to exhibit your work at the Filmgate Interactive.

You must provide all press and publicity assets as specified in our “Materials Checklist”, provided Filmgate Interactive.

All selected works that are exhibited as part of the Filmgate Interactive are eligible for any award(s) that may be given in connection with the Filmgate Interactive (awards are not guaranteed and are determined in Fimgate Interactive's discretion).

All submissions must be sent (applicable customs fees MUST be prepaid) to:

Filmgate Interactive
168 SE 1st St, Suite 401
Miami, FL, 33131

Please email us at if you have further questions.

See you in Miami!

Overall Rating
  • As a creator/speaker, I felt valued and respected by the staff and outstanding volunteers. It was a great networking opportunity for me as everyone was joining the many events hosted by the festival.

    December 2023
  • Malia Bruker

    What a great gathering! FilmGate Interactive is much more than a festival to experience immersive media, it's a gathering of industry, educators, artists, and audiences to discuss the present and future of the field. Wonderful volunteers/staff and many great events. I was very glad to have attended.

    December 2022
  • Claire Marshall

    Absolutely amazing. Thanks for screening Permutations.

    December 2022
  • Francois Klein

    Filmgate Miami is a stunning festival to present our VR experience. The team is careful with the creators and communication went really well. Friendly atmospheres and places to network. We'll come back for sure !!

    December 2021
  • Maxime Pluvinet

    A great experience and amazing hospitality. FilmGate shared the best for our documentary My Day Will Come, and helped us to travel from Mexico to Miami to present our project. Great organization despite the pandemic. Hope to go again !

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    It was an honor to present your project and meet your team, Maxime!