Submissions Now Open!

Earlybird deadline January 31st!

Stareable Fest is a three day celebration of excellence in independent television, July 19–21, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY brought to you by the largest community of web series creators, Stareable.com.

Stareable Fest is half industry marketplace, creating face-to-face connections between independent filmmakers and decision makers at major platforms (last year, we had HBO, Comedy Central, PBS, Warner Bros, Vice, and more), and half creator convention, with workshops and panels about how to be a more effective filmmaker. This isn’t the same old festival, focused on screenings and awards (though we have those).

All Official Selections will be considered for meetings with industry executives as part of the Stareable Fest Marketplace. This is how deals get done. Submit now to get actionable connections and advice focused on taking your career to the next level. Get Discovered.

Date: July 19–21, 2019

Location: The Williamsburg Hotel, Brooklyn

Earlybird deadline: January 31, 2019

For sponsorship, media, and volunteer inquiries, or if you are a filmmaking organization wishing to partner, please email festival@stareable.com

Submission categories:

  • Comedy (10 minutes +)
  • Drama (10 minutes +)
  • Short form comedy (under 10 minute episodes)
  • Short form drama (under 10 minute episodes)
  • Unscripted/non-fiction
  • 90 second pitch

Official Selections will be screened at Stareable Fest provided that a) a show representative is in attendance and b) the screener is under 30 minutes in length.

90 second pitch competition details

The 90 second pitch should feature 1–2 creators pitching their concept directly into the camera in one continuous shot. One may not use previously-filmed footage that has been cut together. Finalists will recreate their pitch live on-stage at Stareable Fest 2019 to a panel of industry executives (last year, this included Comedy Central and PBS). Entrants will be judged on the originality of their show concepts and why they are the right person(s) to execute this vision. For ideas on what judges look for, watch last year’s event https://bit.ly/2roh5rm