Stareable Fest is the premier annual indie TV and web series festival in the US and the new home for digital creative talent in the TV industry. We honor the year’s best content, and provide a space for the next generation of creators to connect with industry executives, grow their network, learn new skills, and build community.

We've just announced Stareable First Look!
Stareable is now acting as a formal scout for major industry partners, sending them the best projects to be considered for co-production, development, acquisition, and distribution deals. AMC Networks is our first partner - we'll be sending them the best sci-fi, fantasy, and horror projects we discover each month.
https://www.stareable.com/blog/amc-networks-is-our-inaugural-stareable-first-look-partner

Stareable Fest's leading industry marketplace has connected our Official Selections to curated 1:1s with senior execs at:

* HBO
* Disney
* AMC Networks
* Comedy Central
* NBC Universal
* United Talent Agency (UTA)
* Untitled Entertainment
* Warner Bros
* PBS
* BBC America
* Group Nine Media

All Official Selections will be considered for meetings with industry executives as part of the Stareable Fest Marketplace. Our award winners having been acquired by major networks, studios, and platforms.

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

Awards for:

* Best in Category
* Best Female Creator, sponsored by AMC Networks. Finalists will meet with AMC Networks executives about their projects
* 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 English-subtitled shows.

Please only submit your best work - projects are judged based on the overall quality of the entirety of your submission.

Official Selections will be screened at Stareable Fest provided that the screener is under 30 minutes in length.

Stareable Fest 2021 is currently anticipated to be an in-person physical event but may be virtual as the situation requires. Marketplace meetings will be offered both in-person or virtually. While Stareable Fest will make best efforts to maintain our current plans, we cannot offer refunds if our plans change.

By entering your 90 second pitch in Stareable Fest 2021, 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."

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  • Julie Pearson

    I was so impressed by the quality of the virtual festival this year - while it was too bad not to be able to gather in person, the organization and communication was top notch all the way through. I had a great time screening my series, THE BOXCAR ADULTS, and was so impressed with the quality of the programming as well as the networking and meeting opportunities. Thanks to Ajay, Sarah, and the whole crew!

    November 2020
  • Sideways Smile

    What a fantastic festival. Stareable had the industry connects and hosted a great festival this year with lots of virtual panels, interviews, and chances for folks to network and meet one another.

    November 2020
  • Jordy Altman

    Even in the midst of a pandemic they curated a very talented group of creators and fostered opportunities for networking and camaraderie.

    October 2020
  • Tom McDonald

    Everyone was super friendly and the networking opps were great and insightful. Only wish covid wasn't happening so I could have made it back to NYC to watch with a live audience :)

    October 2020
  • Misha Calvert

    Great festival, they are VERY passionate about quality digital content and it shows! The other filmmakers were kind and had some truly exciting work to offer.

    October 2020