With the increasing worldwide recognition and success of web series, filmmakers are now using the web as an important factor for distribution. The creation of web festivals has serviced as a place to showcase the best of the best in the industry of short films and series.  

Attending these festivals are awesome ways for filmmakers especially newbies in the industry to network, share created ideas, meet leading film professionals and most of all receive recognition.

 Check out the five top web festivals filmmakers must attend. 

Los Angles Web Series Festival

Los Angeles Web Series Festival (LAWEBFEST) was established in 2010 by Emmy-winning and four time NAACP Award -wining producer and playwright Michael Ajakwe, Jr. LA Webfest is one of the first and oldest and largest web festival in the world.   Learn more here.

South Florida WebFest

South Florida WebFest (#SOFLOWEBFEST) is Miami’s premier web festival dedicated to non-traditional voices in cinema. It connects digital creators by providing a physical space for producers, directors, investors and fans of web series and digital entertainment to network, share, and engage in industry viability & sustainability. Learn more here.

ROMA Webfest

The Roma Web Fest is the first official Italian Festival of the web series. Roma Web Fest promotes a new model of interaction between the traditional film and the latest kind of productions, which use Internet to create and upload their contents.      Learn more here

Brooklyn Webfest                                      

The Brooklyn Webfest, produced by the PR and consulting firm Go Team Entertainment, combines a web series festival and a conference. The annual event showcases the best in narrative storytelling while arming audiences with the knowledge of experienced industry professionals. Learn more here

DC Webfest

Since its inception in 2013, the DC Webfest serves to entertain, educate and promote the innovative forms and diverse voices in the new media landscape. Ranging from apps to web series to VR to games, the DC Webfest celebrates all creative forms.  Learn more here.