„die Seriale“ is Germany's oldest festival dedicated to web series. We present and celebrate independent 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 4th Annual Edition will take place between the 8th and 10th June 2018. On three 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 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.

Overall Rating
  • Dirk Rosenlöcher

    A Great Festival and great organisation.

    July 2017
  • The Worldrooms

    Amazing! Thanks for the great time.

    July 2017
  • Axel Ricke

    I can only give top marks to "Die Serielle". The festival war great, well organized in wonderful locations. It was also full of fun and information, the screen was in a real movie theater and the festival organizers had managed to get distributors, film-funds and media to the festival. Gießen might not be the most exciting city in the world, but the festival is very much worth going!

    June 2017
  • Lucie Tournant

    The die seriale festival was wonderful, the organisation was perfect. At thefestival, you can learn so much and have fun at the same time, in a "family atmosphere". I was honored to win an award and meet great people. THANK YOU DIE SERIALE!

    June 2017
  • Matthias Noe

    If you wanna have access to a great network of creatives from the webseries community, if you look for a well organized and executed festival at a lovely location and if you want to have a chance to go the next step in making your recent or future webseries projojects come to life, you NEED to submit to SERIALE

    June 2017