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
  • Miami was a great time, and Bryan really made the event special. Everyone was super friendly and the events were great for networking. Miami was a blast! We would definitely come back in the future!

    May 2019
  • I was in Rio Webfest 2018 when I heard about my appointment for Miami Webfest. I was very happy.
    Since then I was anxious to be able to go to Miami and participate in this event. I just managed to close the agenda and participate a few days before the event started.
    As soon as I arrived I was overwhelmed by the hospitality of Bryan and also with some friends I made. The parties prepared by Bryan and his organization were incredible.
    Thank you !
    The network was the most important part of the festival.
    The icing on the cake was to bring the greatest trophy of the best animated series to Brazil! This was amazing!

    May 2019
  • Martín Paris Fiorda

    Esta reseña irá en español, ya que no he leído muchas en mi idioma.
    La verdad que el festival estuvo espectacular. Los organizadores han estado muy atentos a los participantes y el espacio de proyección es el FILLMORE de Miami, una locación espectacular que hace del festival algo único. Este año (2019) me ha tocado participar con gente increíble, amable, y muy cordial. He hecho un gran grupo de amigos de todo el mundo. 100% recomendable.
    Las producciones que se presentaron tienen un muy buen nivel, y lo mas destacable fueron los paneles. Recomendación: Participen de todos.

    May 2019
  • James Dailey

    Bryan and team showed us a really great time at Miami Web Fest! We enjoyed the hospitality, the parties and the amazing selection of web series that Bryan and his staff put together. Not to mention that Miami Beach is an amazing place 😊 I hope we get a chance to go back next year!

    May 2019
  • Tito Guillen

    Well worth attending very informative workshop great networking opportunities with other film festival representative and the Miami view alone is worth the trip

    May 2019