The GO Indie Fests
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November 01 - 04, 2023
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!
June 21-25, 2023
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!
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!
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!
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 (between 25-55 minutes): $350
Fee (over 55 minutes): $450
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 number of DCP submissions are required per festival to screen in the venue.
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.
(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.