DIE SERIALE is Germany's oldest festival dedicated to web series. We present short form digital series in order to connect, support and pay tribute to all talented creators from around the world and to celebrate their wonderful work. The supporting program includes the EDUCATIONAL with lectures and workshops and the SERIALE PRO with business talks, a conference program and round tables.

The 8th annual edition of DIE SERIALE will take place from 8th to 19th June 2022 as a hybrid festival. The first festival week, from June 8 -13, will be held as a physical event with lectures, workshops, panel discussions, networking, pitch competition and DIMA digital market. All selected series will be screened in the local cinema. The second festival week, from June 13-19, will be a virtual event with panels and interviews, and all selected series will be shown online. The 8th Award Ceremony and the Red Carpet will take place on June 12 in the town hall of the City of Giessen.

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 at SparqFest.

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 & pilots for screening and 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
  • Magnolia LOWE

    Danke for having WATER in this year's Festival, so professional and such an amazing selection of international series. Look forward to watching the festival continue to grow in coming years!

    August 2021
  • Anna Maria Pahlke

    Such a well organized festival and the loveliest team you could imagine. It was a fun experience!

    August 2021
  • Nabila Dolfini

    I only cherish a positive experience from this festival where I met really interesting creators. It was a very well organised, efficient and fully engaged festival with a team of great people who supported me throughout the whole process from pre-selection to being on the virtual site. Thank you guys and hopefully see you soon! xx

    July 2021
  • Ana Planchart

    Very well organized. I enjoyed watching the awards ceremony as well as the panel discussions.

    June 2021
  • 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