Miami Web Fest is the Film Festival for Web Series; a film 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.
Additional prizes from our sponsors will be announced as the event approaches.
Prizes include $2000 cash, Commemorative Trophies, and Sponsor Prizes. Sponsor Prizes will vary but may include plane tickets, studio time, equipment, hotel stays, tours, etc.
Best US Web Series $1000 + Commemorative Trophy
Awarded to the Best Web Series overall, regardless of genre or runtime, produced in the United States and its territories.
Best International Web Series $1000 + Commemorative Trophy
Awarded to the Best Web Series overall, regardless of genre or runtime, produced outside of the United States or its territories.
Rose Warner Award Commemorative Trophy
Awarded to the Best Web Series created in South Florida overall, regardless of genre.
Web-Series in this category must consist of at least 3 episodes of at least 5 min per episode.
General Burn Loeffke Commemorative Trophy
Awarded to the Best Short Film or Web Series produced or directed by a U.S. Military Veteran.
CATEGORY AWARDS Commemorative Trophy
Best Web Series
Best Student Series
Best Drama Series
Best Action Series
Best Sci-fi Series
Best Dramedy Series
Best Comedy Series
Best Documentary Series
Best Reality Series
Best Short Film
Best Music Video
CRAFT AWARDS Commemorative Trophy
Best Comedic Actor
Best Comedic Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Sound Design
PODCASTS Commemorative Trophy
Best Supporting Actor
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Ensemble Cast in an Actual Play
Best Sound Design
Best Theme Song
Best non-fiction Host
Best non-fiction Podcast
1. Submissions are only accepted through FilmFreeway. Please be sure that your FilmFreeway profile is filled out fully, including all relevant social media links, poster and trailer. If selected, required deliverables will include poster, trailer, screener.
2. There is no length requirement or limit to submit, however, if you are selected, however you may be required to provide a shorter version of your project for screening, depending on the length of your project.
3. Podcast creators: when you join FilmFreeway, you can upload your audio file by categorizing your work as "Music/Songwriting." It's currently the only category that allows you to upload audio-only files.
4. If selected, deliverables must be received according to the established timeline. Failure to provide these deliverables will not result in disqualification from the judging process, HOWEVER, it will result in the project NOT screening at the festival.