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

HOME OF THE BNM GLOWIE. #BNMGLOWIE

This will be our 7th year (Our first festival was in 2017). For 2023, 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 2023! 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

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
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Networking
  • Would definitely submit again. Thanks for all your hard work, team!

    December 2022
  • Jamie Hart

    We had a wonderful experience with Baltimore Next Media Webfest. There was lots of great communication and support from the lovely organizers and a great group of talented film makers and high quality projects. We could not attend in person last minute but it looked really fun. We would have liked to participate virtually in the awards on social media but recognize that can be difficult to manage. We are thrilled with our "Glowies". We particularly loved the availability of screenings early and the Zoom networking and creator dicussions after the Awards as we got to meet nominees and winners and the organizers and talk about our projects (creative and business) as a group- a great bonus.

    December 2022
  • Very good festival. It was an honor to be part of this experience !!
    Thank you for everything !

    November 2022
  • Edouard Blondeau

    Great festival, rich in masterclasses and screenings. The festival has a very good viewing platform with restricted access that allows to watch the series missed during the screenings.

    Plus, there’s a disco bus! Totally disappointed to have missed it.

    November 2022
  • The weekend went by way to fast! Had a blast and will definitely be submitting again!

    November 2022