Thank you for your amazing support and interest in the 2nd KWEB FEST. Because of you, KWEB FEST was a huge success again!
Now we look to 2017 and the 3nd KWEB FEST!
KWEB FEST in South Korea is the very first web series festival in Korea & Northeast Asia.
We showed 107 web series and including 10 VR360 Series this year, we plan to show more web series and VR360 series in 2017.
The Festival partners are LAWEBFEST, Marseille Webfest, Melbourne Webfest, Roma Webfest, Bilbao Webfest, Webfest Montreal, Rio Webfest, Berlin Webfest, Sicily Webfest, Wendie Webfest Hamburg, South Florida Webfest, Austin Webfest, BA Webfest, Baja Webfest, DC Webfest and Dublin Webfest.
Similar to the interest of PSY's Gangnam Style, this year event venue was at COEX in Gangnam city, one of the KWEBFEST award winners, Korean web series 'Dream Knight', has had over 100 million views on the internet.
2017 KWEB FEST is now taking submissions for web series from all over the world.
Our goals for 2017 are to expand the festival so it can become a viable provider of quality content on an international scale. Our intention is to create a place that nurtures and cultivates upcoming creators. We invite you to a new paradigm of festival where you can take part in screenings, network parties, an award show and gain access to distributors, filmmakers, writers, producers, funding etc.
Plus, we had an after-festival outing FAM Tour for 2 Days and 2 Nights in a famous bamboo village in Damyang County, in the southern region of South Korea! All for free!
2017 we will provide you creators, who will attend to KWEB FEST 2017, for FREE Fam tour in another village or city!
Awards & Prizes
- - Grand Prize
- - Best Action
- - Best Animation
- - Best Comedy
- - Best Sketch Comedy
- - Best Drama
- - Best Teen Drama
- - Best Thriller
- - Best Horror
- - Best Reality
- - Best Documentary
- - Best Science Fiction
- - Best VR360
- - Best Pilot
- - Best Branded
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Rising Star
- Best Guest Star
- Best Ensemble Cast
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Editor
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Sound Design
- Best Production Design
- Best Costume Design
- Best Special/Visual Effect
Rules & Terms
REGISTRATION AND RULES 2017
Submissions for 2017 are open.
The official selection will be announced in May 15, 2017.
-100 web series will be selected.
Each submission form must only be completed on the filmfreeway.com website.
1. Registration fees are not refundable.
2. Payment can only be taken through the filmfreeway.com website using Paypal!
Registration fees are in US dollars.
Early submission (Sep. 1, 2016 to December 1, 2016)
Registration Fee: $50
Regular submission (Dec. 2, 2016 to March. 1, 2017)
Registration Fee: $70
Late submission (March 2, 2017 to May 5, 2017)
Registration Fee: $90
-Submission must have at least TWO (2) produced online episodes available to view at the time of entry. (Pilot will be one episode)
-Episodes cannot exceed 20 minutes in length. Series with individual episodes exceeding 20 minutes in length are welcome to submit shortened version(s) of an episode(s) for the purpose of festival admission.
Please choose the genre that best represents your series even if your series can be classified under more than one category. No duplicate submissions can be taken under a different category.
-Employees or agents of Kwebfest 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.
- Once selected, English script(Dialogue list) must be prepared for Korean subtitles.
-Judging will be done using a created system in order that all admissions are judge fairly.
-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 using the same criteria as national submissions.
-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.
-Corporate videos promoting a product or service
TERMS & CONDITIONS
-By submitting to Kwebfest, you confirm that you hold the rights to (or are authorised to use) any and all audio and video in your web series. Kwebfest 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 Kwebfest are final.
-All federal and city laws apply.
-By participating in the Kwebfest, each participant agrees to hold Kwebfest 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 Kwebfest the right to use the name, logo and content of your web series for awards presentations, highlight reels, and promotional material.
-Kwebfest reserves the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, awards, screening, and activities if necessary.