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Independent Pilot Competition

SeriesFest’s Independent Pilot Competition gives a platform for the most innovative pilots out there ranging from 18 to 60 minutes. These series will compete across three genres: Comedy, Drama and Unscripted for various awards including Best Pilot and the illustrious Audience Award.

Key Dates and Fees

  Earlybird
Nov 27, 2018
Regular
Feb 01, 2019
Late
Feb 22, 2019
WAB Extended
Feb 23, 2019
Basic $40 $60 $85 $105
WAB $35 $55 $80 $100
Student $20 $25 $50 $75
Fees are paid through the submission process.

Entry Materials

Produced Pilot

Submitted via Withoutabox’s Secure Online Screener system. All entries must be between either (18) minutes and (30) minutes in length or (45) minutes and (60) minutes in length.

Completed and Signed Application Form

To be completed within Withoutabox’s submission process.

Entry Fee

See fee schedule above for details.

Series Bible

The bible is a 2-20 page document that includes a logline, series regular and recurring character descriptions, and Season One story arch or future episode descriptions.

Must be emailed with the Project Title and Tracking Number in the subject line to submissions@seriesfest.com.

Press Kit Material

Any available press kit material.

Please note, entry materials will not be returned. Enter Your Submission

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Season 4 Winners  
Independent Pilot Competition

Danny The Manny

Awards:

Honorable Mention (Actor in a Comedy): Patrick Reilly

Dope State

Awards:

Best Director (Comedy): Gabriel Sunday

Best Actor (Comedy): Gabriel Sunday

Everyone is Doing Great

Awards:

Best Writer (Comedy): James Lafferty & Stephen Colletti

Greenport

Awards:

Best Pilot (Comedy)

Halfway There

Awards:

Best Pilot (Drama)

Audience Award

Jade of Death

Awards:

Best Actor (Drama): Nicholas Hope

Katharsis

Awards:

Best Director (Drama): Niv Samban

Best Writer (Drama): Niv Samban

Manic

Awards:

Best Actress (Drama): Shanice Williams

New York Is Dead

Awards:

Best Actress (Comedy): Jenn Harris

Season 4 Judges

Christopher McDonald

Actor

Mark Rabinowitz

Co-founder IndieWire

Estelle 

Grammy Award-winning musician

Laura Fischer

CEO, Powderkeg

Tracy Shaffer

Writer, Actress

James Fauntleroy

Grammy Award-winning songwriter