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November 01 - 02, 2024

 

Nestled in the heart of the national capital, Washington D.C., the DC After Dark 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 DCAD!

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August 09 - 10, 2024

 

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.

GO Independent is here to support, inspire and champion the brave and passionate work of our artists.

Go Independent Film! GO SoCAL!

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August 23-26, 2023

 

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!

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August 16-19, 2023

 

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!

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We are accepting submissions for Feature & Short Narrative Films, Feature length & Short Documentaries, Web/TV Series, Screenplays, Teleplays, Music Videos, Trailers and Art & Design. All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the filmmaker or screenwriter. 

All entries must be sent to FAME, LLC. Videos, discs and hard drives submitted will not be returned unless accompanied by SASE. Film and Video maybe also be submitted or shared via links online via YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google, WeTransfer, or similar.

**** PLEASE READ OUR DCP POLICY BEFORE SUBMITTING ****

GO-NOVA Film Festivals – Virtual & Live 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. Currently, we have selected the Angelika Film Centers and the LOOK Dine-In 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 Live, Accepted film content going forward.

Live (WE MUST PRODUCE AND DELIVER DCPs).
1. We require a DCP File of your content.

 

2. DCP File MUST be produced by us from your submitted h.264 file for a fee. Fees cover encoding, quality check, film transfer to our venues, and delivery of drive containing content to you.
a. Fee (under 25 minutes): $150
b. Fee (between 25-55 minutes): $350
c. Fee (between 55 and 90 minutes): $450
d. Fee (between 90 and 120 minutes): $600
e. Fee (over 120 minutes): $850

 

3. We handle all Quality Checks, Transfer and Communication with the venues.

 

4. The DCP file is yours to keep, after the festival. Please note that DCP files are notoriously fragile and corruptible. If using the files, we've produced for you, for other screenings, transfer the file in accordance with the venue protocols and technical specs. It is very strongly recommended to delver files via a hard drive, unless the venue has a solid reputation of receiving DCP files via internet transfer. And ALWAYS have them QC your film before live screenings. Have them green light all aspects of video and sound level quality.

 

5. 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 50% fee is still required for transfer and Quality Check with the theaters.

 

6. A minimum of 3, separate, DCP submissions are required per festival screening block. If the minimum requirement is not met, your DCP fee will be refunded. In other words, the film submitters are only responsible for any DCP fees, if their content screens Live, in our venue.

 

7. DCP files are OPTIONAL for those wishing to screen in theaters.

 

8. 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 are DCPs 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. Both producing and sending multiple, and extremely large files to and for the venues is laborious at best, daunting at worst. A transfer system has already been established with our theater partners.

 

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 procedures.

 

Please stay tuned for any updates. We will do our best to maintain as much stability, as we have control over. Thank you for your patience and understanding. As always, we will make every decision based on what is best for our artists.

DCP Policy

(November 24, 2022)

For Immediate Release:

The 11 GO Independent Film Festivals, produced domestically and internationally are being put on hiatus until restrictions and overall travel culture returns to normal.

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