Miami Web Fest is the Film Festival for Web Series; a film 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, including distribution on networks like Netflix and Amazon.

Additional prizes from our sponsors will be announced as the event approaches.

At least one (1) project will be offered a distribution deal with $2500 Minimum Guarantee up front.

One trophy for each category!

CATEGORY AWARDS:
Best Web Series
Best Web Series - Long Form
Best Student Series
Best Veteran-created Film
Best Pilot
Best Drama Series
Best Action Series
Best Sci-fi Series
Best Dramedy Series
Best Comedy Series
Best International Series
Best Florida Series
Best Trailer
Audience Choice

CRAFT AWARDS:
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Comedic Actor
Best Comedic Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Screenwriting
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Directing

The 2020 SCREENINGS will consist ONLY of episodes that are 10 minutes or less.
**Series with episodes that are longer than 10 minutes may be submitted in the "long-form" category. Projects in this category will not be screened, but will still be evaluated for awards.**
This competition is for Web Series and Trailers only. DO NOT SUBMIT FILMS!

***PLEASE NOTE TIMELINE***
Notification date: January 15th (We may release this information sooner!)
Deliverables: February 1st (Absolutely no extensions!)
Nominations: March 1st
Event Dates: May 14-17th,

Overall Rating
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Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • We love love LOVED Miami Web Fest! We met an amazing number of creators from around the world – at the screenings, the panels, and of course the afterparties! The atmosphere was festive and full of energy. We felt supported, our web series was cheered at our screening, and we felt celebrated at the black-tie awards ceremony! This festival especially caters to actors: with interactive acting workshops and panels focused on developing as an actor. We made so many memories over the festival's 4 days. Miami never sleeps! We highly recommend attending Miami Web Fest, getting the most out of everything the festival offers, and making it into a vacation in Miami Beach! We can't wait to be back!!!

    May 2019
  • Robert Watson

    We had such a fantastic experience at Miami Web Fest! The welcoming atmosphere at the opening night party set the tone for a wonderful meeting of creative minds - the screenings at the Fillmore Theater were the best attended of any web festival we've been to. It was so great to feel the support from our fellow creators, and Bryan and his team did a great job facilitating that environment. The screening of the film El Sueno was a highlight for us, a display of local culture that was exciting, educational and entertaining! All this and we were in Miami Beach!!! So glad we submitted A Gay Victorian Affair to this festival! Well worth the trip to attend!

    May 2019
  • Miami was a great time, and Bryan really made the event special. Everyone was super friendly and the events were great for networking. Miami was a blast! We would definitely come back in the future!

    May 2019
  • I was in Rio Webfest 2018 when I heard about my appointment for Miami Webfest. I was very happy.
    Since then I was anxious to be able to go to Miami and participate in this event. I just managed to close the agenda and participate a few days before the event started.
    As soon as I arrived I was overwhelmed by the hospitality of Bryan and also with some friends I made. The parties prepared by Bryan and his organization were incredible.
    Thank you !
    The network was the most important part of the festival.
    The icing on the cake was to bring the greatest trophy of the best animated series to Brazil! This was amazing!

    May 2019
  • Martín Paris Fiorda

    Esta reseña irá en español, ya que no he leído muchas en mi idioma.
    La verdad que el festival estuvo espectacular. Los organizadores han estado muy atentos a los participantes y el espacio de proyección es el FILLMORE de Miami, una locación espectacular que hace del festival algo único. Este año (2019) me ha tocado participar con gente increíble, amable, y muy cordial. He hecho un gran grupo de amigos de todo el mundo. 100% recomendable.
    Las producciones que se presentaron tienen un muy buen nivel, y lo mas destacable fueron los paneles. Recomendación: Participen de todos.

    May 2019