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Independent Pilot Competition

SeriesFest’s Independent Pilot Competition provides a platform for the most innovative pilots out there ranging from 18 to 60 minutes. Submit your pilots in any of the following categories:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Unscripted
  • Animated

These series will compete for various awards including Best Pilot and the illustrious Audience Award.

We are accepting submissions through FilmFreeway.

Key Dates and Fees

  Earlybird
Nov 22, 2019
Regular
Jan 03, 2020
Late
Feb 05, 2020
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. All entries must be between either (18) minutes and (60) minutes in length.

Entry Fee

See fee schedule above for details.

Series Format Deck

All submissions must also 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?

 

Press Kit Material

Any available press kit material.

Please note, entry materials will not be returned.

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Season 5 Judges

Jack Turner

SVP of Scripted and Documentary Content, Matador

Nina Dobrev

Actor

Peter Mensah

Actor

David Rubin

TV Literary Agent, The Gersh Agency

Chaka Pilgram

Head of Film and Television, Shawn Carter Enterprises