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.

BEST OF CATEGORY AWARD WINNERS RECEIVE:

• 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.*

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  • Pierre Brouillette-Hamelin

    Fantastic festival, driven by crazy fun and dedicated people.
    So grateful that we’ve been lucky enough to be part of it!
    Thanks!

    Max & Laura from BEST BEFORE

    May 2021
  • Martijn Winkler

    Five stars all around... this was such a welcoming, fiercely independent and warmly inclusive festival, advocating for any and all creators and showcasing such great series from all over the world. It was an honor to be a part of this with our series Heat, which amazingly won the Social Impact Award, and it was a privilege to be part of the engaging discussions and thought-provoking talks on a changing media landscape and the role of us creators in that sphere... All of this hosted on a super fun 8-bit Zelda-esque platform. Great fun! I hope to visit irl one day. Highly recommended for any serious web series creator.

    April 2021
  • My Pride The Series

    This was a really wonderful experience, such a fun and interesting virtual space to run the festival in and very kind organizers!

    April 2021
  • Sam Casscells

    It was a strange time to be putting on a film festival, but DC Webfest went above and beyond the standard virtual fare. Their love and enthusiasm for the creativity on display was supported by their successful efforts to create a digital space where entrants could connect and share their experiences creating content in the midst of a global pandemic.

    April 2021
  • Alice Gruia

    Nice festival! Despite of Covid they managed to organize it beautfully. Thanks again for showing and honouring my work.

    April 2021