WEBFEST BERLIN 2016: Official Selection of Web Series and Program announced for the festival on the 9th and 10th of September.
Berlin, 30th of August 2016: The best web series from around the world will be presented at the second edition of the Berliner festival for web series, happening on the 9th and 10th of September at Blogfabrik. More than 160 web series from 26 countries were submitted to Webfest Berlin. 38 web series were chosen for the official selection and will be screened at the festival.
At the second edition of Webfest Berlin, the theme is #WFBCONNECT. Webfest Berlin founder, Meredith Burkholder, has created a hub for connecting digital content creators, distributors, networks, and technological innovators in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Global leaders in the digital content industry will be present to discuss the quickly changing episodic digital content landscape and the opportunities that exist for digital content creators. Buyers and creators alike will gain exposure to some of the most innovative story-telling techniques and newest production technology on the market.
The two-day festival will feature screenings of all official selections, VR experiences and workshop presented by INVR.SPACE GmbH, as well as panel discussions and presentations on the web series industry in Germany and around the world. Speakers and panelists will include Joël Bassaget of Web Series Mag and the Web Series World Cup, Kai Wiesinger of Official Selection ‘Der Lack ist Ab’, Kristian Costa-Zahn - Creative Director at UFA Lab, Young Man Kang - Founder of K Webfest (Seoul), Janet Denardis – Founder of Roma Webfest (Italy), Dennis Albrecht – Founder of https://unsereserien.de/, Ajay Kishore – Founder of http://stareable.com/, and many more.
The festival culminates on Saturday evening, with the announcement of the winners of the annual Webfest Berlin awards, selected by a top-class jury. The awards will include: Grand Prize Winner, Best in Germany, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Animation/Puppetry, Best Non-Fiction, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror, Best Action/Thriller/Suspense, Best Pilot, and Audience Favorite. ‘What’s Next Awards’ will be awarded by the festival for the most promising writer, director, and producer of Webfest Berlin 2016. 10 selected series will also gain automatic Official Selection to one Webfest Berlin Partner festival – LA Web Fest, Roma Web Fest, K Web Fest, Melbourne Webfest, Webfest Montreal, Rio Webfest, Dub Web Fest, Wendie Webfest Hamburg, Die Seriale, and Seriencamp. The Grand Jury Prize winner will receive a €500 cash prize from https://netfall.tv.
The complete festival schedule can be found here: http://www.webfest.berlin/schedule/
On September 19th, Webfest Berlin will release the first digital series catalog in the world. The catalog will feature all submissions to Webfest Berlin and is open to any creator or business wishing to advertise their digital series or service. Buyers and interested parties may sign up to receive the catalog in PDF format at http://www.webfest.berlin/catalog/.
Webfest Berlin 2016 Official Selections
20 Seconds to Live (USA) - Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror
A Year Without Us (AR) – Comedy
Arthur (CH) - Action/Thriller/Suspense
Beard Club (FR) – Drama
Big G (FR) – Pilot
Boy Scauts (AR) – Comed
Brutal (FR) - Action/Thriller/Suspense
Church Night TV (US) – Comedy
Cluster Agency (FR) - Action/Thriller/Suspense
CODED (CA) – Drama
Das Apartment (DE) – Comedy
Der Lack ist ab // Season 3 (DE) – Comedy
Discocalypse (DE) - Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror
Doppelganger (KR) - Action/Thriller/Suspense
Endzeit (DE) – Drama
Girlism (FR) – Comedy
God Bless Zombies (FR) - Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror
Gut Holz (DE) – Pilot
Heimathelden (DE) – Non-Fiction
Il était une foi les gens - Face to Faith (CH) – Non-Fiction
IT MUST BE! (FR) – Animation/Puppetry
Love Story of April (KR) – Drama/Virtual Reality
Made in Mosjøen (NO) - Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror
Miss Beverly Hills Ghost (US) – Pilot
Os Britos Tambem Amam (BR) – Comedy
Public Writer (CA) – Drama
Seasonal Life (CA) – Non-Fiction
Snippets Of A Lifetime (DE) – Non-Fiction
Sturm des Wissens (DE) – Drama
The Adventures of Broken Heart (AR) – Animation/Puppetry
Tiefschwarz (DE) – Comedy
La Dump (CA) – Animation/Puppetry
The Show of Cumulo and Nimbo (AR) – Animation/Puppetry
The Universe According to Friedrich Liechtenstein (DE) – Comedy
The Wizards of Aus (AU) – Comedy
TubeHeads (DE) – Animation/Puppetry
Yumington No Bodies (FR) – Pilot
Zac and Me (AU) – Comedy
About Webfest Berlin
Webfest Berlin is the first international digital series festival in Germany. With „BE WHAT’S NEXT“ as its motto, Webfest Berlin invites digital content creators from all around the world to share their web series and be part of a new, innovative movement within online entertainment. Webfest Berlin is supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Netfall.tv, INVR.SPACE GmbH, Skullcandy Heaphones, AirFrance/KLM, Znaida Vermouth, and Swissôtel Berlin.
Tickets and more information about Webfest Berlin: www.webfest.berlin
Webfest Berlin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Webfestberlin