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.
NEW CATEGORY!!!: SCREENPLAY
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)
...plus prizes which may range in value from $100-700 (details released later)
...plus 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.