Baltimore Next Media Web Fest #BNMWEBFEST
A festival that celebrates the very best of New Media Content!

We're so excited to be part of the Web Series World Cup and Audio Fiction World Cup 2024!


This will be our 8th year (Our first festival was in 2017). For 2024, we will have both a Virtual and In-Person Festival. 7 days of Virtual Screenings, 4 days of In-Person Screenings, Panels, Parties and an Awards Gala.

We Will have Panel Discussions with Celebrity and Industry Professionals both Virtually and In Person. Special VIP Guest professionals and celebrity guests will participate in some of the networking events and parties as well. We will have Guests co-hosting our Gala this year as well.

We will be creating a booklet for our festival which will feature our schedule, all selections, VIP Guests, our Jury, and will also feature our sponsors.

We hope to see you in our festival in 2024! Your BNM Glowie is waiting!!

Our BNM Glowie Trophys!!

Awards will be given to the categories:

- Best VR Content
- Best Comedy Web Series
- Best Dramedy Web Series
- Best Drama Web Series
- Best Mystery/ Thriller Series
- Best Horror Series
- Best Fantasy / Sci Fi Web Series
- Best Animation Web Series
- Best Documentary Web Series
- Best Lifestyle or Talk Web Series
- Best Actress in a Web Series
- Best supporting Actress
- Best Actor in a Web Series
- Best supporting Actor
- Best Female Host
- Best Male Host
- Best Directing
- Best Writing in a Web Series (of the filmed ones)
- Best Web Series Pilot - Scripted
- Best Short Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Editing
- Best Music in a Series
- Best Music Video
- Best International Web Series
- Best Maryland-Based Web Series
- Best Maryland New Media Super Star
- Best Youtuber
- Best Youtube Channel
- Best Comedy Sketch Channel or Web Series
- Best LGBTQ series
- Best Project in Development
- Best Podcast / Blogger
- Social Media Super Star

** If you are not at our Awards Ceremony and your project has won a trophy- you must pay for shipping and handling to receive the trophy..

1. Create a free Filmmaker/Screenwriter/Artist account.
2. Create a project for your web series, VR content, Youtube content, music video or screenplay.
3. Include an active link to 1-3 episodes of your project
4. Submit your series

Judges will choose the top selections to screen at the festival in late October.

Entries that are not in English must be dubbed in English or have English subtitles.

All projects and scripts (screenplays) are eligible to submit regardless of production date.

Submissions for series must have at least THREE (3) produced online episodes available to view at time of entry - Unless they are submitted under "Pilot" for a series.

Videos must be under 31 minutes. Scripts must be under 31 pages.

By submitting to BNM Web Fest, you confirm that you hold the rights to (or are authorized to use) any and all audio and video in your work. BNM Web Fest 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 BNM Web Fest are final.

By participating in the BNM Web Fest, each participant agrees to hold BNM Web Fest 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 BNM Web Fest the right to use the name, logo and content of your web series for awards presentations, highlight reels, and promotional material on the website, and during the festival, or to help promote the festival.

BNM Web Fest reserves the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, awards, screening, and activities if necessary.

** If you are not at our Awards Ceremony and your project has won a trophy- you must pay for shipping and handling to receive the trophy..

Overall Rating
  • Peter Ireland

    A wonderful fest that really cares about the experience of both the creators and the audiences. Good fun too. Recommended

    November 2023
  • Herman Wang

    The casual atmosphere and focus on community made this a fun and worthwhile festival to attend. The awards ceremony was especially entertaining and gave us all a chance to celebrate in a nice setting.

    November 2023
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival. I wasn't able to attend the festival in person, but was impressed with the clear and concise communication and I received everything I needed. I had a good experience overall and will definitely consider submitting future projects to Baltimore Next Media Web Fest.

    November 2023
  • A festival that felt welcoming and genuinely festive for all the filmmakers. Thank you BNM Web Fest!

    November 2023
  • Echoes In Between Podcast

    Didn’t receive any prior communication about whether we were up for an award or not, so couldn’t make an informed decision about whether to attend in person. Come to find out that all of the audio fiction awards were skipped during the ceremony. It’s not more than 2 weeks since the festival, and there are still no notifications about nominees, let alone winners.

    November 2023