The GO Indie Fests
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Nestled in the heart of the national capital, Washington D.C., the GO Independent International Film Festival is a part of the GO Independent series of film festivals in the FAME family. Our goal is to give more opportunities for independent filmmakers and screenwriters to showcase and promote their art.
Go Independent Film! GO DC!
Shine your talents in Southern California! The Southern California International Film Festival is a part of the GO Independent series of film festivals in the FAME family. Our goal is to give more opportunities for independent filmmakers and screenwriters to showcase and promote their art.
Now being hosted in the beautiful Angelika Film Center in San Diego, California!
GO Independent is here to support, inspire and champion the brave and passionate work of our artists.
Go Independent Film! GO SoCAL!
The Dallas International Cinema Awards, a member of the GO Independent series of film festivals, as part of the FAME Family, has a home in the lone star state!
Audiences and Artists can experience the subtropical, sunny weather, while discovering how the city earned its reputation for great food! Enjoy the festival atmosphere at the beautiful Angelika Film Center, screening films, and networking. You'll be a star in the lone star state!
Go Independent Film! GO Dallas!
Atlanta has well established itself within the filmmaking elite for major productions. Every MARVEL franchise goes through Atlanta, including number one shows like Netflix’s Stranger Things. Besides being a vibrant city, known for its musical roots, Atlanta is now a film production hot spot, daring to rival Los Angeles.
And now The Atlanta International Cinefest a member of the GO Independent series of film festivals, as part of the FAME Family, has a home in the peach state!
Audiences and Artists can discover how ‘Hotlanta’ got its name with its subtropical, sunny weather, and explore the city that Elton John calls home by enjoying the city’s award-winning restaurants and historical charm. Before and after screening films, networking, and enjoying the festival atmosphere, GO on your own adventure in the city ranked the 6th most fun city in the USA!
Hosted in the brand new and spectacular Silverspot Cinema!
Go Independent Film! GO Atlanta!
In Miami it's all about the heat!
It’s also host to The Miami International Cinefest, member of the GO Independent series of film festivals, as part of the FAME Family, has a home in the sunshine state!
Audiences and Artists can enjoy all the rich recreation that Miami offers, from its world renowned shopping malls, to golf courses, to nightlife. Oh, and don’t forget the warm weather! Before and after screening films, networking, and enjoying the festival experience, GO on your own adventure in the town known as The Magic City!
Hosted in the Silverspot Cinema's flagship, 5 story, glass theater!
Go Independent Film! GO Miami!
You know what city ROCKS? Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and now the home of the Cleveland International Cinefest at the Silverspot Cinema!
Go Independent Film! GO Cleveland!
One translation of the name Milwaukee is the “gathering place”, and that is exactly what the city has become for great movies! And that is what you’re going to get at the Milwaukee International Movie Festival!
Go Independent Film! GO Milwaukee!
Deemed “The Southern Part of Heaven”, the small town feel of Chapel Hill is about make way for an annual, international event, the Chapel Hill International Film Festival! You can’t go to basketball games all the time. Let’s catch some great independent films!
Go Independent Film! GO Chapel Hill!
There’s another mouse in in Florida, outside of Orlando, and it’s called Boca Raton! Translated, Boca Raton means ‘mouse’s mouth’. Known for its numerous parks, beaches, museums and glittery shopping mall, Boca is now home to the Southern Florida International Cinema Festival!
Go Independent Film! GO SoFLO!
Known as the “Crown Jewel” of west Florida, Naples is nestled by endless, calm beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. In Naples you can slow down to savor great independent film at the West Florida International Film Festival. Ahhhh…
Go Independent Film! GO WeFLO!
Submissions Open: December 27, 2021
Early Bird Deadline: January 17, 2022
Regular Deadline: June 20, 2022
Late Deadline: August 08, 2022
Extended Deadline: September 05, 2022
Notification: October 10, 2022
Event (Virtual & Live Screenings): November 06-12, 2022
-Angelika Film Center - Fairfax, VA
Awards Ceremony: November 07, 2022
-Angelika Film Center - Fairfax, VA
(Updated August 19, 2022)
*Due to events beyond our control, schedules may change with little to no notification.
GO-NOVA Film Festival – Live & Virtual Screening Policy
As we resurface back into Live events, new screening policies have been instituted in terms of content delivery and platform presentation. Going forward, The NOVA and GO Independent Film Festivals will screen both Live and Virtually. Live screenings will take place in the best venues. We have selected the Angelika Film Centers and the Silverspot Cinemas. Both theaters require film content to be in DCP format.
In concert with both format upgrade and returning to accepted cultural norms (travel, attendance, etc.), the following are our policies for screening both Virtual and Live, film content.
.mp4 or .mov file, saved as an h.264
DCP File of your content.
DCP File produced by us from your submitted h.264 file. Fees cover encoding, quality check, and film transfer to our venues.
Fee (under 25 minutes): $150
Fee (over 25 minutes): $300
We handle all Quality Checks and Communication with the venues.
A copy of the DCP file is yours to keep, after the festival.
If you have submitted, and are accepted to more than one of our festivals, only the One (1) DCP file, which we produced, is required.
A minimum of 3 DCP submissions are required per festival.
DCP files are optional for those wishing to screen in theaters.
DCP orders are NOT required to be selected, nominated, or eligible to win awards at our festivals. Judgements are solely based on the quality of your submission(s).
Frequently Asked QUESTION.
Why is DCP so expensive?
Answer: Standard DCP encoding rates range from $125 -$30K, depending on its length and quality. (Please Google it).
Furthermore, DCP files are both massive AND can only be Quality Checked on site and on the venues systems. Currently the technology to check DCP content anywhere else is unavailable, unlike an .mp4 file, for example. Both producing and sending multiple, and extremely large files to and for the venues is laborious at best, daunting at worst. A system has already been established with our relationships with both theaters.
Please understand that policies and protocols will adapt in accordance with factors within and beyond our control. We will do our best to share, with as much notice as possible, any changes in schedule, venue or protocol.
(December 27, 2021)
For Immediate Release:
The 5 GO Independent Film Festivals, produced internationally, and in Canada are put on hiatus until restrictions and overall travel culture returns to normal. In it’s wake 5 new, U.S., domestic festivals have been created in conjunction with Silverspot Cinemas in: Cleveland, Milwaukee, Chapel Hill, Naples, and Boca Raton.