Let’s not lose sight of the big picture. There are certain undeniable facts that make short form digital series an extremely wise investment of your time, creativity, and money. Take your series concept, add the strategies you have learned at Webfest Berlin 2017, sprinkle these international figures on top, and now you know the way to success!
Steinar Ellingsen is the Director and co-founder of Melbourne WebFest (MWF), Australia’s international web series festival. MWF was the fourth festival of its kind in the world when it was established in 2012, and it remains the biggest celebration of web series in the Southern Hemisphere. Steinar is the Head of Department of Communication and Media at La Trobe University. As part of his practice-based PhD, he created the award-winning documentary series The Inland Sea: An Australian Odyssey (2012). He has been teaching web series to undergraduate students at La Trobe for a number of years, producing the award-winning series Magnify Melbourne as part of the curriculum in the Bachelor of Media and Communication. Steinar is currently working on a collaborative study on web series with a team of researchers in Australia. He has given talks about web series at a number of universities and at festivals around the globe. Recently, he was part of the international jury for the Independent Production Fund in Canada’s latest round of funding for web series.