“die Seriale“ is Germany's oldest festival dedicated to web series. We present and celebrate short form digital series in order to connect, support and pay tribute to all talented creators from around the world and to advertise their wonderful work.

The 7th annual edition will take place from 2th to 7th June 2021. At six festival days lectures, workshops, panel discussions, networking events and a pitch competition will be held. All selected series will be screened in the local cinema. If the circumstances around the pandemic do not allow us, to screen the series in the cinema, all the Official Selection series & pilots will be presented with our technology partner Videmic on demand.

“die Seriale“ is part of the “Web Series World Cup“.

Best Series
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Pilot
Best Pitch
Audience Award

SERIES & PILOTS

All short form digital series are considered. Important is that all creators and directors were able to make the series according to their vision.

Submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway only.

All submitters must be 18 years or older.

The entry fees are not refundable and do not guarantee placement in the festival schedule.

Every short form digital series may participate, no matter when it was created or distributed.

At least three episodes have to be completed at the time of submission to qualify as a series. If only fewer episodes exist, they have to be submitted as a pilot.

Pilot episodes may be submitted in the corresponding category.

Submissions must contain english subtitles if shot in a different language.

The runtime length of each individual episode should not exceed 25 minutes. The episodes to be screened will be selected by the festival team. For each series no more than 20 minutes of screening time can be guaranteed. In this time the maximum number of episodes to be screened is three.

The submission must contain full episodes. Trailers are not allowed.

If a series was submitted to earlier editions of „die Seriale“ the submission must contain at least three more episodes produced since the previous submission.

Each applicant may submit more than one series, however they must be submitted separately.

The organizing committee and jury members may not submit to „die Seriale“.

All festival selection, nomination and award decisions made by the festival team and the jury are final.

All submissions must be the intellectual property of the submitter or submitters must have permission for the use of all content rights including music contained in their series.

All series formats and genres are accepted, excluding pornography.

Proxy submissions are not allowed.

„die Seriale“ reserves the rights to use submitted content (including name, logo, posters and video clips of the selected series for screening (or streaming), presentation of awards and promotion.

Participants of „die Seriale“ agree to not hold the festival, its employees, directors and representatives responsible for any losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize.

DIGITAL SERIES PITCH

Submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway only.

All submitters must be 18 years or older.

The entry fees are not refundable and do not guarantee placement in the festival schedule.

Submissions must be in English.

Each applicant may submit more than one pitch, however they must be submitted separately and only one of the same submitter may be selected.

The organizing committee and jury members may not submit to „die Seriale“.

All festival selection, nomination and award decisions made by the festival team and the jury are final.

All submission must be the intellectual property of the submitter.

All series formats and genres are accepted, excluding pornography.

Proxy submissions are not allowed.

„die Seriale“ reserves the rights to use submitted content (including name, logo, posters and video clips) of the selected series for screening (or streaming), presentation of awards and promotion.

Participants of „die Seriale“ agree to not hold the festival, its employees, directors and representatives responsible for any losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Niklas Bauer

    Well what is there to say: Sadly it couldn't take place in person otherwise the Networing and the Value would have been through the roof, but they had one of the best adaptations to the current situation.
    I have met interesting people and got a lot of value out of the entire festival.
    Having won the "Best Pitch" also helped with the overall rating ;-) Good job! Keep on going.

    June 2021
  • Anna-Marlene Wirtz| |Elena Halangk

    Highly professional and super friendly festival. To be selected is a huge honour, when you see the quality of the projects.

    June 2021
  • Michael Fritz Schumacher

    They are just great! I love them!

    June 2021
  • Alexandre Paes Leme

    Die Seriale is amazing and very organized. Even though the festival was online because of the pandemic, I felt like I was in Germany. I leave my congratulations to the entire Die Seriale team.

    June 2021
  • Kenneth Cheong

    What a festival! We are extremely proud to be selected for the prestigious die Seriale 2021 edition. The festival is extremely well ran and the support is impeccable. We want to thank the festival team for putting in all their efforts despite with such difficult circumstances and the jury team for understanding our intention of the series. We hope to continually connect with the festival and the jury team. This festival is our best experience yet.

    June 2021