Miami @ Play

December 1-6, 2018

Miami @ Play is a first time showcase of playful creative works, contained within the Filmgate Miami Interactive Festival and presented during Art Basel-Miami. From the organizers and curators of Filmgate Interactive, The Smithsonian American Art Museum's SAAM Arcade, Blank Arcade and others.


2018 Location:

MIAMI, FL 33130

Submissions open until September 30th, 2018.

Miami @ Play

The Event

Miami @ Play

Miami @ Play is a curated collection of art and design work that seeks to demonstrate the range of playful experiences. The event is curated and organized in collaboration with Filmgate Miami. The curators are:

Whether toy, video game, board game or big game, we aim to showcase how games can move us to joy, tears, critical reflection and social impact. The event champions the diversity of play, its potentials and the unique ways that games can build community, transcend language, serve as artistic medium

The games in the showcase will be open to the public and shown among leading creative work in interactive media and film.

The event begins on December 1, 2018 and continues through December 4th in downtown Miami. Selected submissions may be invited to display their work through December 6th, 2018.

Submission for completed works and proposals for work to be completed are due September 30, 2018. Accepted work will be inclued in the festival, archived on the website and printed in the event's published catalogue book. Accepted and non-accepted work may be considered for a 2019.

FILMGATE MIAMI is a not-for-profit film organization that empowers actors, writers, and independent filmmakers in Florida. Filmgate Miami strives to bring audiences and creators together through workshops, screenings, and educational events that benefit the community at large.



The curators invite submissions of completed games or proposals for playful experiences at the event.  The team will install and showcase a limited number of digital works. Artists, designers and their teams are encouraged to install and de-install their work for the event.

Notification of acceptance will be provided by October 5th, 2018. A small set of travel grants will be made available.

Submissions are open until September 30th, 2018


Contact Us:

Please send questions to playfest at

Event location:
MIAMI, FL 33130