„die Seriale“ is Germany's oldest festival dedicated to web series. We present and celebrate short form digital series in order to connect, support and pay tribute to all talented independent creators from around the world and to advertise their wonderful work.

The 5th Annual Edition will take place between the 13th and 16th June 2019. On four festival days lectures, workshops and panel discussions will be held. All selected series will be screened in the local cinema.

Best Series
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Pilot

All independently produced web and digital series will be considered. Most important is that all creators and directors were able to make the series according to their vision.

Submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway only.

All submitters must be 18 years or older.

The entry fees are not refundable and do not guarantee placement in the festival schedule.

Every independent series may participate, no matter when it was created or distributed.

At least three episodes have to be completed at the time of submission to qualify as a series. If only fewer episodes exist, they have to be submitted as a pilot.

Pilot episodes may be submitted in the corresponding category.

Submissions must contain english subtitles if shot in a different language.

The runtime length of each individual episode should not exceed 30 minutes. The episodes to be screened will be selected by the festival team. For each series no more than 20 minutes of screening time can guaranteed. In this time the maximum number of episodes to be screened is three.

The submission must contain full episodes. Trailers are not allowed.

If a series was submitted to earlier editions of „die Seriale“ the submission must contain at least one episode produced since the previous submission.

Each applicant may submit more than one series, however they must be submitted separately.

The organizing committee and jury members may not submit to „die Seriale“.

All festival selection, nomination and award decisions made by the festival team and the jury are final.

All submission must be the intellectual property of the submitter or submitters must have permission for use of all content rights including music contained in their series.

Proxy submissions are not allowed.

„die Seriale“ reserves the rights to use submitted content (including name, logo, posters and video clips) of the selected series for screening, presentation of awards and promotion.

Participants of „die Seriale“ agree to not hold the festival, its employees, directors and representatives responsible for any losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize.

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  • This is a wonderful and well-attended festival. Just look at their photograph to see. Csongor and Beatie and the rest of the staff run a finely tuned festival and are awesome people. When I had a mishap at the festival they went above and beyond the call to make it up to me, even though the mishap was with the hotel and not their fault. Great panelists from around the world. A great selection of shows and great networking opportunities. Love, love, love this fest. Would love to go again.

    September 2018
  • Fabio Cento

    Believed in this festival and did my best to travel there for the Ceremony. I have to say they were not that welcoming unfortunately and were a bit cold. I hope they will improve in hospitality and communication.

    July 2018
  • Yvette Lu

    This is a wonderful, well-organized festival in Germany! Lots of panels with speakers from all around the world, with a focus on business and innovation. The festival is very hospitable and friendly to creators. They even picked us up from the train station and drove us to the hotel! The awards ceremony was fully catered with an excellent dinner, and international creators were offered a wonderful one day tour of local attractions after the festival was over. Make sure you sign up for this! There are lots of opportunities for networking and your show will screen in a movie theatre, with a Q&A afterwards. Thank you to festival director Csongor and his team. You will come away with many new friends! Highly recommended!!

    July 2018
  • James Boo

    Die Seriale understands the power of community and the importance on being on top of your game! The festival makes sure that you can participate in almost everything that happens, really focuses on quality of each discussion or workshop, and truly attracts the best of the global web series community. The entire event was a celebration from start to finish and I'm lucky to have been a part of it.

    June 2018
  • Amandine HERVE POUCHET

    This Festival is amazing, the organization is just perfect, the crew is wonderfull, the networkings really interesting and a lot of director and producer were there! I met a lot of wonderfull poeple, I'm really happy that I went there!

    June 2018