The DC Web and Digital Media Festival highlights the best of the web. The festival goes beyond web series to include various forms of digital media, such as Short Films, Screenwriting, and Game/App development. The MISSION of this festival is to Entertain, Educate, and Promote these new and innovative art forms.

At the DC Web Fest, we highlight the best of the indie spirit in digital content (series/games/VR/AR/apps/writing/shorts/trailers/music videos/etc...) We're a fun bunch, at the forefront of emerging art and technology, with a focus on policy and IP implications. I would love to chat about potential programming & partnering options for our international audiences.

At The DC Web Fest, we strongly believe in STEAM, along with STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, & Math.


• Mentorship, co-working space use, equipment, software, etc.
• An opportunity for a distribution deal.
• Features on sites and social media.
• Customized hand engraved award.

1. Create a free Filmmaker/Screenwriter/Artist account.
2. Create a project for your web series, short film, app, or screenplay.
3. Include an active link to your work of art.
NOTE: *due to volume, your total submission should be NO LONGER than 30 minutes, or 10 minutes per episode. If your submission is longer than 30 minutes, we CANNOT accept your submission for consideration, and you will not be eligible for a refund.*
Screenplays: *please submit a maximum of 20 pages.*
4. Submit your masterpiece!

If your submission is in a language other than English, please include subtitles with English translations.

Note for Game/App Developers: To submit your project use the Film/Video form, but ignore all boxes that don't apply (i.e. basically all of section 4).

Note for AR/VR Developers: Please contact us regarding the system requirements to view your work.

Note for Filmmakers: Due to limited time at the screening and award ceremony, Official Selections may be asked to provide a segment no longer than 10 minutes.

*If your Web Series submission is longer than 30 minutes we cannot accept your project for consideration and you will not receive a refund.*

Overall Rating
  • Jade Stevenson

    I met people who encouraged me to create loudly. Ever since my win at the seventh annual DC Web Fest, I have been motivated to produce content that remains emotionally authentic and pursue the next steps as a writer. It is all things that grew out of the courage and acceptance that I experienced at this annual festival, and I’m honored to encourage others to take a step forward with this fantastic festival

    January 2020
  • Dizhsa Nabani

    Lots of clear communication. A friendly festival-- thanks for including us!

    April 2019
  • Asociacion Cultural Floston

    We had an amazing time at a Washington. Otessa Ghadar and all the team are profesional and welcoming. A multi-disciplinary program & a very mixed festival where you can find digital creators and artists from different backgrounds coming together to support each other.

    April 2019
  • Very grateful to be included as an honorable mention. So Sorry that we were already committed to another event. Csongor Dobrotka and Sandra Be graciously attended for us. Thanks again for the honor!

    October 2018