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Digital Short Series

Some of the most innovative storytelling now resides in the digital space. SeriesFest is looking to find and honor exciting new digital series with episodes under 15 minutes. Digital Short Series are in competition for jury and audience awards

Key Dates and Fees

  Earlybird Deadline
Dec 18, 2020
Regular Deadline
Jan 22, 2021
Late Deadline
Feb 26, 2021
Standard $50 $70 $90
FilmFreeway Gold Member $40 $55 $75
Student $30 $35 $50
Fees are paid through the submission process.

Entry Materials

Produced Pilot

Submitted via FilmFreeway's Secure Online Screener system. Each episode must be under 15 minutes. Creators are encouraged to submit multiple episodes totaling 20 minutes of run time. Foreign production is eligible. 

Series Format Deck

All submissions must also include a Series Format Deck to be uploaded to the application page under “Files & Attachments." 

An effective Series Format Deck introduces your project in a visually exciting and emotionally powerful way. It captures the reader’s imagination, allowing them to see the full scope of the series and embrace the characters.

The Series Format Deck should be no longer than 15 pages and include the following:

  • Log Line
  • Pilot Synopsis
  • Season One Outline
  • Main Character Descriptions (Up to 5)
  • Tone of your series (can include no more than 2 comps)
  • Producing Team
  • Key Creatives
  • Goals for your Series
  • A Creator Statement which includes Why This Idea, Why Me, and Why Now?

Entry Fee

See fee schedule above for details.

Press Kit Material

Any available press kit material.

Please note, entry materials will not be returned.

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Season 6 Judges

Brian Newman

Founder, Sub-Genre

Daryn Carp

Host, PeopleTV's Reality Check & Assistant to Andy Cohen

Krystal Hauserman

VP, Marketing & Communications, Fullscreen

Kuye Youngblood

Head of Development and Production, BRIC TV

Liz Shannon Miller

Senior TV Editor, Collider