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Late Night

SeriesFest's Late Night Competition is defined as live action or animated programs with a total run time of 4-15 minutes featuring the strange, absurd, comedic, sketch, or “what the hell?” that can run as a mini series or extended seasons.

Key Dates and Fees

Dec 18, 2020
Jan 22, 2021
Feb 26, 2021
Standard $35 $40 $60
FilmFreeway Gold Member $30 $35 $50
Student $15 $20 $30
Fees are paid through the submission process.

Entry Materials

Produced Pilot

Submitted via FilmFreeway’s Secure Online Screener system. Submissions should not exceed 30 minutes of total runtime and can be given in episodes of any length and completed production no earlier than December 2017.

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 Winners  
Late Night



Season 6 Judges

Anna Roberts

SVP Distribution and Acquisitions, Nacelle Company

Danielle Kreinik

Head of Television Development, Ubisoft Film & Television

Sammuel Zimmerman

Director, Programming, Shudder

Laura Prudom

Editorial Manager, IGN