“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 creators from around the world and to advertise their wonderful work.

The 6th annual edition will take place from 3th to 8th June 2020. At four festival days lectures, workshops and panel discussions will be held. All selected series will be screened in the local cinema.

“die Seriale“ is part of the “Web Series World Cup“.

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
Best Pitch
Audience Award

SERIES & PILOTS

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.

DIGITAL SERIES PITCH

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.

Submissions must be in English.

Each applicant may submit more than one pitch, however they must be submitted separately and only one of the same submitter may be selected.

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.

All series formats and genres are accepted, excluding pornography.

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
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Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • i Licaoni Digital Studio

    An unforgettable exerience: workshops, panels, matchmeetings, screenings from all over the world and a first class market orchestrated by a perfect organization. Oh, and a lot of fun too.

    June 2019
  • Christian Stadach

    Die Seriale is a wonderful festival that has improved from year to year. The festival staff is highly motivated and eager to help you where they possibly can. The panels, workshops and the market add to that impression, as well as numerous networking opportunities. On top of that the festival is very professional and transparent in every aspect. I have been there for all 5 editions and I will be there for the 6th, for sure.

    June 2019
  • Amazing festival. Super organized and full of panels, workshops and activities. I’m definitely coming next year!

    June 2019
  • Thanks to the wonderful SERIALE team those were five really great days (incl. the sightseeing-together-day after the official festival) stuffed with meeting so many friendly and open international colleagues and superinteresting screenings, workshops and panels. Pitching new stuff, matchmaking and a digital market fair included. You can't miss this!

    June 2019
  • Sebastian Jansen

    Wonderful festival! Great screenings and panels. Team is warmhearted, friendly and helpful.

    June 2019