“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 6th annual edition will take place from 3th to 8th June 2020. At six festival days lectures, workshops and panel discussions will be held. All selected series will be screened in the local cinema.

“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 independently produced web and digital series will be considered. Most 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 independent 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 30 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 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 one episode 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 submission must be the intellectual property of the submitter or submitters must have permission for use of all content rights including music contained in their series.

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, 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, 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
  • die Seriale seems like the top shelf of Web Series festivals. From my experience, it is one of the highest quality, well run festivals that gives attention to series from all over the world. And this is just from experiencing it digitally during the pandemic! I can only imagine how much more educational, resourceful, and fun it would be in person there in Germany. I will definitely be submitting next episodes and hope to visit the fest next year. Thank you!

    June 2020
  • Martijn Winkler

    Of course this virtual edition was so very different than we all expected and hoped, due to COVID. But I was astounded by the enthusiasm, the support and creativity of the team behind die Seriale. There were great panels, lovely talks and even a Virtual Red Carpet which was truly amazing. They really went all out! This was a terrific experience. And I now long more than ever to actually visit the festival in person next year, and meet everyone face to face. Thanks to the entire team of die Seriale!

    June 2020
  • Frederic Zeimet

    Truly an amazing experience both artistically and educationally. Thank you for your hard work and for doing all you can to keep the festival alive during the pandemic.

    June 2020
  • Elliot Clifford

    We are so grateful that die Seriale responded to the challenges of COVID-19 by still providing a festival ripe with value for all filmmakers. Their resolve to continue providing the opportuinty for us to celebrate, discuss, network in the face of a global pandemic was truly honourable. Big thanks from Team Carpark Clubbing in Australia :D

    June 2020
  • Nice festival! For our pilot DIVINE419 - HAWKERS HUSTLE we received an honorable mention at the corona-online edition of die Seriale. Thanks very much! We hope to be back another time and enjoy the physical event as well.

    June 2020