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 a first class 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):
Txapela Best Director + 2000€
Best Web Series + 500€
Best Leading Actor
Best Leading Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Screenplay
Best Photography + special award
Best Sound
Best Original Score
Best Editing
Best Special Effects
Best Production Design
Best Docu/Mockumentary/Non-fiction
Best Comedy/Dramedy
Best Drama
Best Scifi/Fantasy
Best Action/Adventure
Best Thriller/Horror

In the category AMETS (Diploma) opt for the awards:
Filmmaker Amets + special 200 Award
Top Amets
Friends Amets
Quill Amets
Starlet Amets
Star Amets
Epic Amets
Original Amets
Unstoppable Amets
Sketch Amets

Al the series OFFICIAL SELECTION and AMETS compete for the following:
-DISTRIBUTION DEAL from Rockzeline
-Direct Official Selection for:
Miami Web Fest
BA Web Fest
Sicily Web Fest
KWebFest
KWebFest
Dub Web Fest
Rio Web Fest
Webfest Montreal
Tuscanny Webfest
-Mention Pro-Human Rights
-Mention of Honor Webvee Guide with special guest Interview
-Mention of Honor Web Series Mag with special guest Interview

TRAILER category
-Best Trailer
-Unstoppable Trailer

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 and distributed (at least presented) only on the Internet.

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.

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, there will be a first class 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.

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 webseries case, there will be only ONE SEASON presented to the festival with each submission, preferably the webseries' first season.

BILBAO WEB MARKET – RULES AND TERMS

1- The market is open to every creator who has a digital series project: a serialized content designed to be distributed on the Internet.

2- Every web series project may participate, no matter when or where it is created. We will not take the language and origin into account but if there is audiovisual material, it must necessarily have subtitles in English and Spanish.

3- The complete form must be filled in, and provide the links to all audiovisual material (they can be private, but should be hanged online). Details about the webseries can be modified by the festival if is necessary.

4- The projects will be judged on the basis of technical quality and technical-creative merit of their creators, as well as the degree of development of the series and viability..

5- The organization will communicate with the participants via email and/or social media. The organization is not responsible if they was not introduced correctly in the form. Please fill in the social media for the projects, the production company or your own personal social media. It will only help spread the word for the project.

6- If there is an award and the winner has not attended the ceremony and does not claim the award past 15 days, it will not be effective. 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.

7- 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.

8- The organization reserves the right to modify these rules and the event can be canceled without notice or celebrated online. This festival is not exclusive to any other award show, ceremony or market.

9- If selected, we will ask for a REFUNDABLE FEE of 100€ so there is a proof of the commitment to travel to the market. This fee will be paid via Paypal and refunded when a member of the team arrives at Bilbao during the festival days.

10-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 if breached.

11- In case of the funding and/or distribution opportunities are found during the festival days, we ask for a logo of the festival in the series credits, expressing that funding was found thanks to Bilbao Web Fest.

We really want you to get yourself produced!! Good luck and see you in Bilbao!

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  • Randy Brososky

    Bilbao Seriesland was an amazing time. Rose and Oliver work extremely hard to make sure that everyone feels welcome and is taken care of. The networking events are excellent, and the opportunities to meet distributors and other creators are numerous. We really enjoyed our time in Bilbao, and even though the city is fantastic, most of that enjoyment came from being part of the festival. We would go again in a heartbeat!

    November 2019
  • Christian Stadach

    Bilbao Seriesland is an awesome Festival!
    The team puts so much effort into creating a fertile environment for
    networking and crafting really meaningful contacts. Adding to that are all the extra activities like the Bar Crawl, the Boat Party and of course the wonderful city of Bilbao for you to explore. The cherry on top is the award show held at the Guggenheim Museum. Go there!

    November 2019
  • Julian Alexander

    This is the best Film Festival I've ever attended in terms of building community and relationships, and sense of warmth of positivity. I arrived as a stranger and left with a family. I can see why many filmmakers return to this festival every year. It's one not to be missed! Great festival in an equally great city!

    November 2019
  • A brilliant festival! If you are thinking about applying, do it! There are screenings in beautiful venues, panel talks, pitch competitions, stand meetings with networks, streaming platform creators and producers, and lots of social events to celebrate beng in beautiful Bilbao. The team organising the festival are so friendly and welcoming. Thanks Oliver, Rose, Gaston & Ana :)

    November 2019
  • This festival is just AMAZING! A lot of networking and opportunities. The quality of the series is really good and Oliver and Rose are the best hosts ever! Really nice experience, don't hesitate on participate.

    November 2019