Stareable Fest is a three day celebration of excellence in web series and independent television brought to you by the largest community of web series creators, Stareable.com.

Stareable Fest is half industry marketplace, creating face-to-face connections between independent filmmakers and decision makers at major platforms (last year, we had HBO, Comedy Central, PBS, Warner Bros, Vice, and more), and half creator convention, with workshops and panels about how to be a more effective filmmaker. This isn’t the same old festival, focused on screenings and awards (though we have those).

All Official Selections will be considered for meetings with industry executives as part of the Stareable Fest Marketplace. This is how deals get done.

More details here: http://festival.stareable.com

Categories:
Comedy
Drama
Short Form Comedy
Short Form Drama
Unscripted/reality/documentary
90 second pitch

Awards for:
Best of
Writing
Acting
Editing
Cinematography
Directing
Innovation in storytelling, i.e. new media (interactive/transmedia) elements (https://bit.ly/2rjhnjq)

We only accept streaming, episodic, and English-language (or subtitled) shows.

Official Selections will be screened at Stareable Fest provided that a) a show representative is in attendance and b) the screener is under 30 minutes in length.

By entering your pitch in Stareable Fest 2019, you agree to the terms listed below:

"I am submitting original concepts ("the Pitch") with the intent of exposure and submission to entertainment industry executives ("pitch jury") involved in Stareable Fest (SF)'s pitch event. I understand and agree that only original and unique expressions of a story and/or concepts may be protected under intellectual property (IP) law. I acknowledge that I have requested permission to disclose and submit to SF, and its jury certain details that may or may not be protected under such laws, and it is my own responsibility to seek protection prior to exposure of my pitch by registering those materials with the Writers Guild of America ( www.wga.org ).

I understand that within the creative community of the entertainment industry it is common for similar or identical stories or concepts to be created by multiple entities unknowingly, without collaboration between them. I understand and hold harmless of liability SF and its jury for any prior or subsequent collaborations or productions involving similar or identical stories or concepts unrelated to my disclosure of my pitch and participation in the event."

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Joe Heath

    I had a wonderful time at Stareable Fest! The programming was excellent, entertaining, and educational. Everything was well-organized and fun! I look forward to Year Two!

    July 2018
  • Lisa Ebersole

    Best panels I've been to at a web series festival. Great networking, really fun pitch competition!

    July 2018
  • Pablo Andreu

    I had a fantastic time at the Stareable screening. The organizers really care about the experience for creators, and it shows in the final product. The work screened was well curated, and the networking that followed was casual but productive. Highly recommend.

    June 2017
  • Ted Limpert

    This was an awesome screening! Really great to see my series on the big screen, AND have the ability to network with other creators. Stareable is #1!

    June 2017
  • Had a great time! It's wonderful to meet other creators, fans, the whole Stareable community. Thank you!

    May 2017