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
  • Elena and her team work extremely hard to make the Baltimore Next Media Web Fest the best festival they can, and it shows in so many ways. The chance to meet and celebrate the films, actual plays, podcasts, and series from your fellow creators is invaluable. I love the fact the festival is based out of a hotel too--makes commuting to and from so much easier!
    The breadth of projects is absolutely fabulous too--Elena curates a wonderful lineup. There's a reason this is one of my must-attend festivals, and I will always go because you cannot pass up the thrill of being in Baltimore in person!

    January 2024
  • Wonderful festival put on by great people. Elena and her team work very hard to do everything top tier. This was our first time and we certainly hope to be back! Thank you for an amazing event!

    January 2024
  • That was a pleasure to be selected, thank you so much for your belief and cooperation!🙏

    January 2024
  • BNMWF was the first festival I ever attended in person and I'll admit it did not meet expectations. Communication was so poor that there was a brief period where I thought we had been dropped from the event, and while I did finally receive enough information to feel comfortable across the country to show my work, the tech setup at the event was less than ideal. The team is very friendly and the community/connections I made with the other attendees made the trip worth it, but a festival in its 7th year should not be having technical malfunctions mid-screenings and an award ceremony that wasn't set up yet when we arrived. It's been two months since the event and I haven't heard anything from the organizers, I had to verify our wins from the website. I am very grateful for the award we got but I don't think I will submit again in the future.

    January 2024
  • Jessica Sherr

    BNM is a festival with a lot of heart. Thank you for the honor of Best Comedy for our film Wicked Image. Elena cares about each filmmaker deeply and she makes sure everyone is taken care of. The awards dinner is very special and Elena got a limo bus to take us to a wonderful Mexican Restaurant by the water. I enjoyed the others films we screened with and thank you for the honor of Best Comedy Film!

    January 2024