Submissions and Awards

Regular deadline March 31st!

Stareable Fest is a three day celebration of excellence in independent television, July 20–22, 2018 in Tribeca NYC, brought to you by the largest community of web series creators,

Stareable Fest is half industry marketplace, creating face-to-face connections between independent filmmakers and decision makers at major platforms, 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). Submit now to get actionable connections and advice focused on taking your career to the next level.

Date: July 20–22, 2018

Location: Town Stages, Tribeca, New York City

Submissions for series are now closed. Deadline for submitting 90 second pitches is May 31st.

Submit to be considered for prizes, screenings, and notes from industry executives. Get discovered.

For sponsorship, media, and volunteer inquiries, please email

90 second pitch competition details

Judged by representatives from Comedy Central and PBS Digital. The winner of this competition will receive a mentorship meeting with HBO executives.

90 second pitch can feature a single filmmaker or a filmmaking team of two. You may not use footage from previous shows or from the show that you are pitching (if it has already been filmed in part or to completion)- it can only be you or you and a partner pitching your concept directly into camera in one continuous shot.

Awards for all series categories:

  • Best of
  • Writing
  • Acting
  • Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • New media (interactive/transmedia) elements

All submissions will be considered for meetings with industry executives.