Thank you for your amazing support and interest for Kwebfest (aka Seoul Webfest).
Now we look to 2023 and the 9th Kwebfest!

2023 Kwebfest is now taking submissions for web series, short form, long form, Shorts and Podcasts all over the world.

Kwebfest in South Korea is the very first web series festival in Korea & Asia.
Each year we've showed about 200 web series, short form, long form, shorts and Podcasts.

Our Festival partners are over 35 webfests in the world!

Our goals for 2023 are to expand the festival so it can become a viable provider of quality content on an international scale. Our intention is to create a place that nurtures and cultivates upcoming creators. We invite you to a new paradigm of festival where you can take part in screenings, network parties, a redcarpet, an award show, Fam tour and gain access to distributors, branded companies, filmmakers, writers, producers, funding etc.

- - Michael Ajakwe Pioneer Award

- - Best Web Series of all genres

- - Best Action
- - Best Animation
- - Best Comedy
- - Best Sketch Comedy
- - Best Dramedy
- - Best Drama
- - Best Teen Drama
- - Best Thriller
- - Best Horror
- - Best Reality
- - Best Documentary
- - Best Science Fiction
- - Best VR360
- - Best Pilot
- - Best Trailer
- - Best Branded Series

- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Rising Star
- Best Guest Star
- Best Ensemble Cast
- Best Creator
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Editor
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Sound Design
- Best Production Design
- Best Costume Design
- Best Special/Visual Effect

LONG FORM SERIES

SHORTS

FICTION PODCASTS

- Best Story
- Best Writing
- Best Director
- Best Sound Design

- Best Comedy
- Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
- Best Drama
- Best Anthology
- Best Family
- Best Educational
- Best Actual Play

REGISTRATION AND RULES 2023

Each submission form must only be completed on the filmfreeway.com

REGULATIONS
1. Registration fees are not refundable.
2. Payment can only be taken through the filmfreeway.com
Registration fees are in US dollars.

GUIDELINES
-Web Series Submission must have at least TWO (2) produced online episodes available to view at the time of entry. (Except Pilot & Shorts)

- Short Form: Each Episode cannot exceed 30 minutes in length. Series with individual episodes exceeding 30 minutes in length are welcome to submit a shortened version(s) of an episode(s) for the purpose of festival screening (10 minutes maximum).
-Shorts can be up to 40 minutes (including credits). Shorts can submit a shortened version (similar to a web series episode) with a 10-minute maximum length.

- Long Form: Each Episode must exceed 30 minutes in length.

SCREENING:
-We have screening only trailers, not full of series, episode, pilot and shorts. Do not submit if you don't agree. Screening trailers must be less than 2 min. We recommend 1 min.

-Entries that are not in English must be dubbed in English or have English subtitles burned into the file.
-Entries that are not in English must be dubbed in English or have English subtitles.
-Once selected, English script(Dialogue list) might be prepared for Korean subtitles.
-Judging will be done using a created system in order that all admissions are judge fairly.
-All entries, including international submissions are eligible for prize awards in each category. We strongly encourage all finalists to attend the festival.

PARTICIPATION
-Content submitter must be 18 years of age or older.
-Submissions must be the intellectual property of the submitter, and/or their team. No proxy submissions.

INELIGIBLE CONTENT:
-Pornography
-Product reviews
-Music Videos

TERMS & CONDITIONS
-By submitting to Seoul Webfest, you confirm that you hold the rights to (or are authorised to use) any and all audio and video in your web series. KWebfest will not be held responsible for any claims stemming from the failure of the creator/submitter to properly obtain the rights to material submit and/or screened.
-All Decisions made by KWebfest are final.
-All federal and city laws apply.
-By participating in the KWebfest, each participant agrees to hold KWebfest and its employees, directors and representatives harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize. Suggest to buy travel insurance!
-You grant Seoul Webfest the right to use the name, logo and content of your web series for awards presentations, highlight reels, and promotional material.
-KWebfest reserves the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, awards, screening, and activities if necessary.

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
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  • Very good festival. It was an honor to be part of this experience !!
    Thank you for everything !

    November 2022
  • It was wonderful being part of this community. Highly recommend this fab fest!

    September 2022
  • Edouard Blondeau

    Seoul Webfest is one of the most important webfest.
    Being selected at this festival is very prestigious.

    September 2022
  • Andy Wolf

    Thank you so much for such an awesome festival experience!

    Our team had never met in person before and we couldn't think of a better festival to hug each other for the first time.

    Young Man Kang and the whole team gave us such a kind and open welcome - even took us on a tour and introduced us to Korean traditions, it was great.

    No matter how much was going on, every member of the team always made things work for us and helped us with everything - perfect!

    The selected projects portrayed such a wonderful and versatile spectrum of filmmaking - and it was a blast to meet so many Korean and international filmmakers at the events!

    THANK YOU for this great time and experience, SEOUL WEBFEST! We are grateful for this year and can't wait to see what's next for you!

    Your Strings Attached Team

    September 2022
  • The Seoul web fest was amazing. The hotel was terrific! The viewing blocks, where the true film geeks actually show up and watch the actual films, went smoothly with hardly any hitches. There were several people there working in tandem to make certain of that, so that was refreshing! Their Gala event, where all the limelight can be sought, delivered in spades! They had this amazing fashion show of traditional Korean garb and that was quite uplifting! The award ceremony was very organized and well thought out. And the buffet meal was outstanding! I love sushi and I love Korean foods! Can’t go wrong! Our series: AbSolved was lucky enough to win a Best Actor and Best Suspense/Thriller! Yes! If you are looking at the 10 or so web series festivals to make sure you submit to, along with Miami, Baltimore, and New Jersey, I would highly recommend Seoul!

    August 2022