Webseries celebration in Bilbao, Spain with the best panels, international industry judges and over 40 awards, providing a lot of opportunities for filmmakers, including press contact, distribution deals and in-kind prizes. We also have a part which is the Bilbao Web Market, ￼that is the first fair/market which is specifically dedicated to the web series, oriented to professionals that want to make deals during the festival.The activities include a co-production Forum, Case Studies, Project Pitching, One to One meetings, ￼Screenings, Producer’s Round Tables. And you will absolutely love the party! Celebrate your work, and keep on creating!
WEB SERIES: Of the web series submitted for the contest, there will be an OFFICIAL SELECTION and a second category, with the series that are worth revisiting, AMETS. Each web series will be eligible for more than one award. The categories and awards may change if the festival thinks it is necessary.
OFFICIAL SELECTION (Trophy and diploma+ special awards):
Best showrunner 1000€
Best Web Series + 500€
Best Leading Actor
Best Leading Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Photography + special award
Best Original Score
Best Special Effects
Best Production Design
In the category AMETS opt for the awards(may vary according to selections):
- Best Basque Series + travel& hotel in Germany Die Seriale
- Original Basque Series + travel &hotel in Brasil for Rio Web Fest
- Special Selections for international festivals!
- Miami Web Fest,
- Seoul Web Fest,
- Asia Web Awards,
- Realist Web Fest- Rusia,
- Digital Media Fest - Roma
BILBAO SERIESLAND - CONTEST RULES AND TERMS
1- The contest Is open to all those creators who have a web series: a serialized content having at least three episodes in production.
2- Every webseries may participate, no matter when it is created and/or distributed.
3- The sender confirms to be 18 or more, plus the producer/Director(s)/creator or acting on behalf of/as/as. Authors are authors or have express written permission of all rights, both images and sounds and soundtrack. The person submitting the webseries will assume all charges in case any legal accusation regarding these rights. The festival is not responsible for this rule is breached.
4- All registration fees are non-refundable and the event can be canceled without notice or celebrated online. The Comitee's and Jury's decision is final and unappelable.
5- Webseries will be judged on the basis of technical quality and technical-creative merit of their creators. We will not take the language and origin into account but must necessarily have subtitles in English and/or Spanish. Those series in foreign language must be subtitled in English, those in English, Spanish for the screening
6- The complete form must be filled in, and provide the links to all the episodes (they can be private, but should be hanged online). Details about the webseries can be modified by the festival if deemed necessary. The fees, one for each series and/or trailer shall be paid, but the registration will not be effective. The inscription fee is considered a donative to help the creation of the festival.
7- The organizing committee and jury members may not enter the competition categories.
8- The organization will communicate with the participants via email and/or social media. The organization is not responsible if it was not introduced correctly in the form. If the prize winner has not attended the gala and does not claim the award past 15 days, it will not be effective.
9- The organization is not responsible for the shipping of trophies by post. If participants do not attend the event and want to be send the prize bear the costs themselves. If you are a winner, you can order a replica trophy to have more than one for each award, if the winner deals with the costs involved in producing and sending a second statuette.
10- By filling in this form, you agree on the use of the web series for display, and the use of parts thereof, images and written outreach materials, in order to promote the festival and the creators.
11- The organization reserves the right to modify these rules and the informations and categories provided by the submitted webseries, if it is considered opportune.
12- The competition categories are:
A- WEBSERIES: Of the webseries submitted for the contest:
-SHORT SHOW SECTION
-VR SELECTION (if possible)
13- This festival is not exclusive to any other award show or ceremony.
14- Each webseries or trailer must enter an individual submission. In the web series case, there will be only ONE SEASON presented to the festival with each submission, preferably the webseries' first season.
Good luck and see you in Bilbao!