Miami Web Fest is the Film Festival for Web Series; a 4-day festival showcasing the hottest new web series content from around the world. The event is designed to create a work-play environment, attracting Miami’s vast and multicultural community of arts enthusiasts. For attendees, Miami Web Fest is a “window into the future” of new media, allowing the general public to see independently produced shows before they are discovered by big television networks and media entities such as Netflix. It’s also a chance to party and mingle with the stars of the New Digital Age at some of the most exclusive hotspots in Miami!

Creating web series allows independent filmmakers to have more control over their own ability to gain followers and worldwide recognition. Miami Web Fest allows these unconventional filmmakers to experience the conventional benefits of an international film festival, including theater screenings, exclusive parties, and an elaborate Awards Ceremony.

Several MIAMI WEB FEST winners have experienced professional success beyond the festival. This year, our judging panel includes executives HBO, AMC, NBC and other networks, poised to create tangible opportunities for independent filmmakers to move to the next level!

Submissions will be accepted from DECEMBER 15th, 2016 through APRIL 15th, 2017.
Announcements will be made on two dates:
Round One: JANUARY 1st, 2017
Round Two: MAY 1st, 2017

Awards & Prizes

CASH PRIZE will go to the Best in Festival and TROPHIES will be awarded to winners in the following categories:

ACTOR
ACTRESS
COMEDIC ACTOR
COMEDIC ACTRESS
INTL SCREENPLAY
DRAMA
INTL DRAMA
SCI FI
ACTION
COMEDY
INTL COMEDY
INTL SKETCH COMEDY
COMEDY SCREENPLAY
SKETCH COMEDY
CINEMATOGRAPHY
VISUAL FX
SIT-COM SCREENPLAY
SUSPENSE / THRILLER
ANIMATED SERIES
SPOOF COMEDY
DOCUMENTARY
MUSIC/ SCORE
MOCKUMENTARY
DRAMEDY
SET DESIGN
ROMANTIC COMEDY
INTL MOCKUMENTARY
YOUTH SERIES
EDUTAINMENT
COMEDY (SHORT FORM)
DIRECTING
DIRECTING (INTERNATIONAL)
TALK SHOW
ONLINE AUDIENCE CHOICE 1
ONLINE AUDIENCE CHOICE 2
ONLINE AUDIENCE CHOICE 3
FLORIDA'S BEST
BEST IN FESTIVAL

Rules & Terms

***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY***

ONLY WEB SERIES MAY ENTER
To be eligible for Miami Web Fest, a series must have a minimum of three episodes (any length.
Please upload a single DOWNLOADABLE episode to FILMFREEWAY.
This episode must be 16:9 aspect ratio with a maximum run time of 10 MINUTES.
If accepted, content will be downloaded directly from FILMFREEWAY.

Submissions will be accepted from DECEMBER 15th, 2016 through APRIL 15th, 2017.
Announcements will be made on two dates:
Round One: JANUARY 1st, 2017
Round Two: MAY 1st, 2017

By submitting your series, you are agreeing to reserve MIAMI Web Fest the rights to use all material submitted for your series (including name of web series, clips for presentations, promotional material, posters, images, name, likeness and bio), if chosen, for both the duration of the festival, and the lifespan of the MIAMI Web Fest and its affiliates’ websites and publications for promotional use.

Official Judges selected by the Miami Web Fest Board of Directors will judge all web series submitted and decisions are final.

MIAMI Web Fest reserves the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, awards, screening, and activities if necessary.

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    Elisa O'Keefe-Smith

    Miami Web Festival is going from strength to strength. In it's 3rd year, it continues to grow, expand and excite. Inclusive of all types of web series, and a great place to network. Proud to say that I am a Miami Web Fest award winner. One of the best web series festivals, and a wonderful location. Who can say no to Miami? Say "Yes", do yourself a favor, and attend.

    December 2016
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    Laura Sanchez Acosta

    Everything great! Really nice festival!

    October 2016
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    Karen Tusa

    Wonderful film festival with such great people involved. Thanks for all the hospitality Bryan is awesome and thanks to Reka the ambassador to the festival. So happy Jenny & Jeff won Beat Romantic Comedy.

    October 2016
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    Carmen Corral

    Bryan the festival director was so hands on with this fest. He personally knew all the filmmakers and he set up incredibly educational panels and super fun social events for the filmmakers. It was incredibly valuable experience and was truly worth traveling to attend this fest.

    October 2016
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    Caris Vujcec

    Miami Web Fest is HOT! Great venue, screenings, informative panels with opportunity to meet fellow filmmakers and judges at awesome rooftop parties all in fabulous Miami! A wonderful group of people and I would recommend to anyone to submit and attend. So grateful to have been a part of this Festival!

    October 2016