Webfest Berlin is the first international festival in Germany dedicated to presenting, recognizing and advancing short form digital series from around the world. The fifth edition of Webfest Berlin will take place on September 12 - 14, 2019.

Over 3 days, attendees gain exposure to some of the most innovative story-telling techniques, market trends, and newest production technologies. Webfest Berlin provides a warm and genuine atmosphere which puts industry experts, talented creators, producers, and buyers all on the same playing field. Attendees leave our magical city inspired, educated, and full of new friends, collaborators, and potential clients. The festivities culminate in the announcement of the winners of the 2019 Webfest Berlin Awards at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 14.

Our big 5 year celebration theme is #WFBPOWERUP! Since we launched in 2015, we’ve seen countless WFB attendees create new co-productions, sign contracts, launch products, win cash and prizes, and learn more than they thought possible in 2 days. But, above all of that, Webfest Berlin gives its participants POWER. Time and time again we see our attendees leaving the festival with an energetic and powerful perspective that pushes their initiatives on to success. Whether you’re a producer, writer, director, brand, broadcaster, or distributor, Webfest Berlin will give you the POWER you need to shake you out of the summer holidays and into Q4. From branded series, to the latest platforms, to script writing, storytelling and market trends, we'll discuss a variety of strategies for success in digital short form series in 2019.

Our 2019 #WFBPOWERUP initiative also includes a focus on empowering women. Webfest Berlin 2019 will have complete gender parity on its stages and special workshops from our new partners at Powerful Ladies (https://thepowerfulladies.com/)!!

The electric energy at Webfest Berlin is undeniable and we invite you all to join us in 2019 to #WFBPOWERUP!!

Find out more about the opportunities that Webfest Berlin offers at www.webfest.berlin

Juried Awards:
Grand Prize Winner
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Animation/Puppetry
Best Non-Fiction
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
Best Action/Thriller/Suspense
Best Branded Series
Best Pilot Award
Best German Series

Festival Awards:
Audience Favorite

Best Berlin Selection
Best Returning Series Selection

What's Next: Writer
What's Next: Director
What's Next: Producer

- Submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway only.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- Applicant can submit more than one series to the festival.
- Each submission requires an entry fee.
- 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.
- All series are eligible to submit regardless of production date.
- Submission must have at least TWO (2) produced episodes available to view at time of entry - EXCEPT FOR PILOT AND FIRST LOOK CATEGORY SUBMISSIONS
- Episodes cannot exceed 20 minutes in length. Series with individual episodes exceeding 20 minutes in length are welcome to submit a shortened version(s) of an episode(s) for the purpose of entering into the festival.
- Please choose the genre that best represents your series even if your series can be classified under more than one category.
- Duplicate submissions under a different category are allowed, but a separate submission form and payment must be made.
- Previous Webfest Berlin Official Selections must submit a minimum of 2 episodes from a new season of the project to be eligible for consideration.
- Entries that are not in English must be dubbed in English or have English subtitles for at least 2 episodes.
- By submitting to Webfest Berlin, you confirm that you hold the rights to (or are authorized to use) any and all audio and video in your web series.
- Webfest Berlin 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 Webfest Berlin are final.
- All federal and state laws apply.
- By participating in the Webfest Berlin, each participant agrees to hold Webfest berlin 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.
- You grant Webfest Berlin the right to use the name, logo and content of your web series for awards presentations, highlight reels, and promotional material.
- Webfest Berlin reserves the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, awards, screening, and activities if necessary.

Overall Rating
  • Julian Alexander

    This festival was our introduction into the Webfest world and it did not disappoint. We had a great experience and saw so many great projects!

    November 2019
  • Patrice Anselme

    A very intense festival. Many interesting workshops. High quality projections. And many beautiful encounters. A high level quality webfest.

    September 2019
  • Simon Turschner

    We had an amazing time at the festival with just the perfect mixture of networking, panel discussions, screenings, workshops and celebration. I met a lot of interesting people there and now I'm looking forward to follow up on the conversations. And after all Meredith, Joel and the team were just great hosts!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for being a part of it, Simon! It was a pleasure to have you with us!

  • Sascha El Waraki

    It’s such a great festival! Thrilling webshows from all over the world. You can meet new talents which do amazing work with webseries and professionals from the series market eather! It’s great for networking and get inspired! You shouldn’t miss it!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    We're so glad that you enjoyed it! Hope to see you there next year and keep in touch!

  • Charlotte Produções

    Amazing experience to share your work with creators from all over the planet! So much quality content and so much care for the creators that I don't believe there are any festivals like that anywhere! Special mention to Susan Kent, Meredith Burkholder and Georgina Foley on making this an event to remember!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful words and for making a hilarious show! Hope to see you soon!!