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 German Series

Festival Awards:
Audience Favorite

HG Distribution Best Pilot Award
Best Berlin Selection
Best Returning Series Selection

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

GENERAL RULES FOR SERIES SUBMISSION:
- 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.

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  • Kim Nguyen

    Awesome Festival, especially the Gin Tonic!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Kim! We try not to leave our guests thirsty! ;)

  • Toby Chlosta

    An amazingly friendly, open-minded web festival with a true heart for web content. Met so many inspiring people and saw just as many projects. Thank you again and I will definitely be back next year!

    September 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Toby!! It was an honor to have you with us!!

  • i Licaoni Digital Studio

    If you want to know everything about:
    - webseries
    - digital series
    - creativity
    - how to meet terrific people from around the world
    - having fun
    - coolness

    ...well, go to visit this beautiful festival. NOW!

    September 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much guys! Glad you enjoyed and thanks for joining us!!

  • Sean Gallen

    Berlin Webfest is a fantastic forum of creative minds, gathered from all over the world to create an electric environment charged with positive energy.

    I gained a lot through the workshops, the amazing people I met and the screenings that gave an insight into the future of webseries.

    Thanks to Meredith and the entire team for creating and curating a one-of-a-kind festival.

    September 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Sean!! It was a pleasure to have your creativity and your series at our 4th edition!

  • James Boo

    Webfest Berlin is a place to be united, informed, and inspired. It was clear throughout the festival that the people running it was genuinely invested in our success. Thanks to Meredith, Lucas, Georgina, and the entire team for making the festival such a kind place for everyone who came!

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for coming James! We're so glad that you enjoyed it!