! UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 we will be moving the entire Web Series Festival ONLINE and making the festival FREE to the public!
The Web Series Festival is looking for the very best in Comedy, Drama and Unscripted series online. Whether you are a seasoned filmmaker or a novice, by submitting your series, you are taking a closer step towards expanding your reach in the entertainment industry.
Each season we choose 1 episode of all the nominated series to stream LIVE during the festival AND we screen the films in a theater. If selected filmmakers are unable to attend the festival we will reach out to interview they regarding their series prior to the festival. These interviews will be used to promote their screenings during the festival.
Filmmakers attending in person will get to enjoy the beauty of Park City, Utah and kit the red carpets for LIVE interviews during the festival.
Winner that would like to purchase a physical trophy may do so on our website and have it mailed to them anywhere in the world. Winners do not have to be present at the live festival screening or the the award ceremony to win. We do record the award ceremony and broadcast the show the following day.
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Refund Policy: Because entries will have been processed and entered into the system, NO refunds will be granted.
To be eligible for the 2020 competition, entries must have been completed between January 31, 2018 and the deadline.
Projects from all over the world are eligible.
Select the category that most closely relates to your submission's type of program. You may enter the same production or program in multiple categories, including cast and crew categories. There is an entry fee for each category you enter. Individual entries are evaluated for their intrinsic merits – without comparing them with others.
Each entry is, in effect, in competition with itself, and is measured by our international award-winning jury of experts using an industry-accepted standard of excellence. The Web Series Festival reserves the right to expand and reduce the number of finalist in each category including, but not limited to, cancelling categories if there are no submissions that meet our standards of excellence.
A performer/on-air personality may enter multiple achievements in a performing category if the achievements are for different programs.
We reserve the right to change or modify each category as the Web Series Festival committee deems appropriate.
One Episode Rule
Please only upload one episode rather than put the entire series in the project viewer. You may put links to other episodes in the project page,
Fees for Screening Films
We do not pay screening fees on submitted series. By submitting to the Web Series Festival you waive any screening fees during the run of the festival to a live theater audience.
Press releases will be sent to international wire services and to the trades. A laureate will be sent to winning contacts following the awards presentation. Web Series Festival® winners may refer in advertising and publicity to the fact that they are a Web Series Festival ® winner and, for one year after the award was bestowed, may use a replica of the Web Series Festival ® award or the Web Series Festival ® logo in such advertising. A ® registration mark must accompany the use of the award.
Winners that would like their trophy mailed to them are required contact the organizers, provide a current mailing address and pay all shipping fees INCLUDING customs handling and other fees if shipped outside of the united states. .
If you are mailing us physical media such as a hard drive, or Blu-ray Disc and would like to have them returned after the festival, please provide the necessary packaging and pre-paid postage so we can slip it into the mail immediately following the conclusion of the festival. The festival will NOT return physical media at the festivals cost.
Background Summary (Required)
In order to better assist the jury, we ask for a synopsis of each entry. This should not exceed 200 words and will be seen by the judges to evaluate your submission.
All submissions also are required to submit the following on FilmFreeway.com
Password (if applicable)
One Promotion Graphic (min)
Credits - Specify in the FilmFreeway credits who is being evaluated with their real name (not character name). Example John Doe - Lead Actor, Jane Doe - Composer, Mike Doe - Editor, Awesome Company
Translation (Required if not in English)
Productions not produced in the English language must have either subtitles or overdubbing in English (preferred), or a detailed synopsis and translation of the first and last ten minutes of the entry in English submitted during the online entry process.
The translation must be submitted digitally either in the translation box provided on the online entry form or as a word document or a pdf. We will not accept translations in any other format.
When submitting your credits, be aware that if your entry is a winner, the name of the category, and title of the entry will appear on the award which is given to each winning entry. We also include the year of the competition. Finalists, when notified, will be given the opportunity to update and correct credits. However, if no corrections are made, credits listed during the entry process will be considered the credits of record.
Disposition of Entry / Errors & Omissions
Promotional materials submitted may be displayed or shown, for educational and/or promotional purposes as Workman Productions® deems appropriate. By entering, the entrant agrees to hold Workman Productions ® and any of its affiliated companies exempt from any costs or expenses of any claim arising out of any such use. Workman Productions ® will never sell entries nor make entries available for public viewing.
Workman Productions ® assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those individuals or entities submitting entries pursuant to this notice. All submitting entities and/or individuals are advised to review submissions with respect to correct name credits and other information.