Miami Web Fest is the Film Festival for Web Series; a 4-day festival showcasing the hottest new web series content from around the world. The event is designed to create a work-play environment, attracting Miami’s vast and multicultural community of arts enthusiasts. For attendees, Miami Web Fest is a “window into the future” of new media, allowing the general public to see independently produced shows before they are discovered by big television networks and media entities such as Netflix. It’s also a chance to party and mingle with the stars of the New Digital Age at some of the most exclusive hotspots in Miami!

Creating web series allows independent filmmakers to have more control over their own ability to gain followers and worldwide recognition. Miami Web Fest allows these unconventional filmmakers to experience the conventional benefits of an international film festival, including theater screenings, exclusive parties, and an elaborate Awards Ceremony. Several MIAMI WEB FEST winners have experienced professional success beyond the festival, including distribution on networks like Netflix and Amazon.

Miami Web Fest presents the MWF New Media Screenplay Competition.

Miami Web Fest is a festival and awards ceremony, acclaimed worldwide for the participation of exceptional digital filmmakers, network executives, and celebrities.

The MWF Digital Screenwriting Competition is for Feature-length films (80 minutes or longer), Short films (0-79 min), and TV Pilots (22 or 45 min).

ALL submissions will receive FEEDBACK notes from our team regarding their script before the finalists are announced.

FINALISTS will be selected and announced in February 2019. All finalists will receive:
VIP pass to Miami Web Fest (entire festival): $399 value
Review by one (1) industry executive with notes.
*Network Executives will be announced in February 2019, but previous network executive participants have been from Netflix, HBO, Discovery, Comedy Central, TV One, and others.

WINNERS: The best script in each category will receive a trophy and $300 during the Miami Web Fest and the best overall script (regardless of category) will receive an additional $500 for a total of $800 in cash prizes.

Additional prizes from our sponsors will be announced as the event approaches.

At least two series will will a distribution deal with $2500 up front.
$500 cash for Best Web Series
$500 cash for Best Screenplay (1 overall winner in this category) prizes which may range in value from $100-700 (details released later) Miami Web Fest Trophy

Screeners must be 10-minutes or less, but submission length is optional.
No films; only web series or trailers.
Please provide a link that appears in the FilmFreeway platform (versus your website.)

Miami Web Fest will make two kinds of selections into the festival: DREAM Selections and OFFICIAL SELECTIONS. Both categories are eligible for awards, but only OFFICIAL SELECTIONS are eligible for cash prizes.

Overall Rating
  • Nathalie Schmidt

    The Miami Web Fest is a wonderful festival. All of the hosts are extremely nice, charming and welcoming. I was impressed by the high quality of the panels, the guests and the shows - also very inclusive. I also appreciated a lot the monologue and pitch competitions. I was so honoured that the trailer of my web series was selected and of course absolutely thrilled that it won an Award. The networking was great, and the parties were incredible!

    October 2018
  • One of the premier US web festivals. Bryan Thompson and crew have worked tirelessly to improve year upon year. Always honored to attend and always have a good time and meet lots of good folks. A must apply and must attend if you get in.

    October 2018
  • Ronald Kaplan

    I have been to last 3 MWF and had my award winning WHITE POWDER feature film trailer in 2018 trailer comp and all I can say it is one of the best festivals be film and or web fests. The seminars are very informative, the parties and fun is amazing and the web series and now trailers etc. are terrific and of all types. The MWF cares about all the entrants and goes all out to make sure you feel like your family . Also being in Miami and Miami Beach /South Beach areas is paradise alone. It is a must to attend and enter if you can .The best part the networking and friends you make is for a life time and can help in so many areas. I am happy to have attended and been part of this awesome fest and look forward to 2019 and many years to come to be there. In closing thank you Miami Web Fest for just being who you are ..THE BEST!!!

    September 2018
  • Loved the Miami Web Festival so much! Bryan and his team were so warm and friendly- so engaging!! Met so many wonderful people at this fest! Plus we still made it to the beach here and there! I want to attend every year!! Love you Bryan!!

    September 2018
  • James Boo

    The Miami Web Fest is definitely the most inclusive and diverse web festival I've ever been to, with a genuine and heartfelt interest in helping independent creators and actors find opportunity through their craft. The pitch contest, the monologue competition, the legal panel, and the special guests showed a real devotion to creating unique and tangible experiences for everyone in the room.

    I do think that with more volunteers and technical preparations, some of the screenings would have gone more smoothly and made had a greater impact as a result. But I really appreciated that Bryan is a very hands-on director and went the extra mile to make sure we all felt welcome in Miami.

    Thanks, Miami Web Fest!

    May 2018