Submissions and Awards

Early deadline February 28th!

Stareable Fest is a two 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 open now! Early deadline February 28th, 2018.

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

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  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Short Comedy
  • Short Drama
  • Animation
  • Unscripted/reality
  • Documentary
  • 90 second pitch (to be judged by Comedy Central and PBS Digital!)

Comedy and drama series are series with episodes (on average) over 10 minutes long. You may submit as many episodes as you wish.

Short comedy and drama series are series where the average episode is less than 10 minutes in length. For this category you must submit at least three episodes that total more than 5 minutes in combined length.

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:

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

All submissions will be considered for meetings with industry executives.

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