4th Annual

SeriesFest

June 22, 2018 to July 27, 2018

 
Category

Unscripted

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 1, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 9, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00
Student Fee 50.00
Late Deadline
February 23, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 105.00 100.00
Student Fee 75.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 2, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 105.00 100.00
Student Fee 80.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 31, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 20 minutes to 30 minutes
Features: From 45 minutes to 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Unscripted Pilot
A jury composed of television executives and celebrities will give a Best Pilot award in several categories
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice Award
Our audiences will be voting on their favorite pilot!
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actor
A jury composed of industry executives and celebrities will give a Best Actor award
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actress
A jury composed of industry executives and celebrities will give a Best Actress award
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Director
A jury composed of industry executives and celebrities will give a Best Director award
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Writer
A jury composed of industry executives and celebrities will give a Best Writer award
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

All entries must be between either (20) minutes and (30) minutes in length or (45) minutes and (60) minutes in length.

**Entries must also include a Series Bible emailed to Submissions@seriesfest.com with the project title and tracking number in the email subject line. 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.

Pilots selected do not need to retain any sort of premiere status, and are allowed to have screened at up to two other festivals before SeriesFest. However, if your pilot has been released via any home video outlet, broadcast on television, or had a ticketed public theatrical exhibition anywhere in the USA, it is not eligible for this program.

Submissions are welcome from around the world, but foreign language pilots must have English subtitles. Pilots will compete against one another for jury prizes and an audience award.

We encourage content creators of all ages to submit their work. All submitted pilots will compete against each other. If you are under the age of 18 and your pilot is accepted, we will require signed, written permission from your parent or legal guardian before we are able to screen your pilot.