DubWebFest is a celebration of the storytelling power of the Internet. Uniting digital media and tech worlds, the festival provides a platform for original web series and short form digital content, as TV and Film production professionals gather in Dublin for this unique annual event.

Part of a worldwide network of festivals, DubWebFest is an opportunity for web series and digital content makers to unite for three days to celebrate online storytelling. The festival provides digital storymakers with a unique opportunity to showcase and partake in original screenings, workshops from leading industry professionals and more, as an international audience of digital movers and shakers unite for this unique occasion.

Submit your work under one of DubWebFest’s categories from script writing to web series and short films. Join us in Dublin in November to celebrate and acknowledge excellent digital content and web series, as we connect industry and audience in a celebration of the digital story.

Awards & Prizes

Best Drama/Thriller/Mystery series
Best Comedy series
Best Comedy Sketches series
Best Documentary series
Best LGBT series
Best Screenplay for Web/TV series
Best Sci-fi/Horror/Fantasy series
Best Project in Development (premiere) series
Best Animation series
Best Drama/Thriller/Mystery short film
Best Comedy short film
Best Documentary short film
Best LGBT short
Best Screenplay for short film
Best Sci-fi/Horror/Fantasy short film
Best Animation short film
Best Music Video
Best Web Comics
Best Virtual Reality (VR)
Best Series - The Green Curtain Award
Best Short Film - The Green Curtain Award
Best Actor (Drama)
Best Actress (Drama)
Best Actor (Comedy)
Best Actress (Comedy)
Best Directing
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Ensemble (Series)
Best Music
Best Sound Design
Audience Award
Spirit of the Festival Award
Best French Series
Best French Short Film
Best Irish Series
Best Irish Short Film

Rules & Terms

Guidelines

All series, short films, music videos and scripts (screenplays) are eligible to submit. You production must be 2015 or later .

Submissions for series must have at least TWO (2) produced online episodes or a pilot episode available to view at time of entry.

Episodes cannot exceed 15 minutes in length. Series with individual episodes exceeding 15 minutes in length are welcome to submit a shortened version(s) of an episode(s) for the purpose of entering into the festival. Series with short episodes (5 minutes or less) that are accepted into the Official Selection will be allowed to screen two episodes.

Short films must be maximum of 15mins in length.

Please choose the genre that best represents your work even if your work can be classified under more than one category. No duplicate submissions under a different category.

Each submission MUST have a list of credits and short synopsis describing the series or films.

Employees or agents of Dublin WebFest and their immediate families are ineligible to receive any awards.

Entries that are not in English must be dubbed in English or have English subtitles.

Judges use a selection system created to provide fair measurements.

All entries, including international submissions, are eligible for prize awards in each category. We strongly encourage all finalists to attend the festival.

Foreign submissions will be judged with the same criteria as national submissions.

Participation

Content submitter must be 18 years of age or older.

Submissions must be the intellectual property of the submitter, and/or their team. No proxy submissions.

Payment / Submission

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Applicant can submit more than one project to the festival. Each submission requires an entry fee.

All entries must be submitted online through our submission application.

Other

By submitting to Dublin Web Festival, you confirm that you hold the rights to (or are authorised to use) any and all audio and video in your work. Dublin Web Festival 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 Dublin Web Festival are final.

By participating in the Dublin Web Festival, each participant agrees to hold Dublin 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 Dublin Web Festival the right to use the name, logo and content of your web series for awards presentations, highlight reels, and promotional material.

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

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    Atsushi Ogata

    Excellent festival! The first year, dressed in character with a cowboy hat, boots and ‘yukata’ (traditional Japanese robe) from our sketch comedy series YUKATA COWBOY, I participated in a comedy panel with Irish comedians such as Tony Kelly and Donal Vaughan. The festival social media coordinator Karen Forde filmed and tweeted a number of concise on-the-mark video segments from our discussions and interviews as we spoke. It was incredible!
    Then the festival cameraman Rafael Noto, during his break, also kindly filmed me, dressed as Yukata Cowboy swinging my lasso through the various streets of Temple Bar, in the center of Dublin. We had such good footage, that I used them for Yukata Cowboy ancillary YouTube clips and even as stock footage within our new web series MONA LISA COWBOY!
    To top it all, we won BEST COMEDY SKETCH at the award ceremony! To my surprise, I discovered that I had sat in on helpful workshops at the festival, given by all the jury members throughout that day?!
    The second year, I was also surprised and honored that jury member and poet Clara Rose Thornton chose to talk about our web series YUKATA COWBOY in her lecture titled "Pop Art to Web Series". I ended up in front of her class talking about our series. Clara Rose even wrote me a personal poem!
    The social media manager Anna Pospieszynska also gave me tips on our social media reach. Then, the festivals founders Mikael Thiery and Erol Mustafov kindly invited me to participate in their pitch session. As a result, I had the pleasure of receiving tips and support from Jack Jewers, a jury member, which subsequently, enabled the successful completion of our new series MONA LISA COWBOY!

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Atsushi for a great review and you passionate work which contributes greatly to our festival and many others around the world! We are looking forward to seeing you again in our next edition.

    Best regards,
    Erol
    Co-director