SeriesFest Season 7 will take place June 24-July 11, 2021.
What Is SeriesFest?
SeriesFest is a festival celebrating the art of independent TV series creation — here in the birthplace of cable television. The event showcases the best new pilots from across the globe by both seasoned and emerging content creators in an international, juried competition. As the LA Times put it, SeriesFest aims "to give television its own Sundance."
The festival's screenings usually take place at the state-of-the-art Sie FilmCenter, with additional programs and events at a variety of Denver venues. However, due to COVID-19, this year's SeriesFest will take place online as a series of virtual events. While the festival will no longer be an in-person event this summer in Denver, the virtual festival programming will continue to serve the festival's mission to champion artists at the forefront of episodic storytelling. SeriesFest is currently pursuing expanded opportunities and partnerships that will provide exciting programming, conversations and networking events that bring together the SeriesFest community. SeriesFest is proud to once again partner with the Denver Film Society.
Season Seven: What We Know
The SeriesFest international competition also continues this year with titles from creative voices from all over the world vying for the top prize in the categories of "Independent Pilot," "Digital Short Series," "Pitch-A-Thon," "Storytellers Initiative," "Collegiate Creator," "Late Night," "Pilots in Progress," "Smartphone" and "Podcast."
In addition to the traditional and new offerings, SeriesFest is proud to announce a partnership with Level Forward and the creation of the Level Forward Impact Award, which will be given to the episodic pilot and team who demonstrate, on top of their commitment to creative excellence, a thoughtful, thorough and deliberate approach to using storytelling as a means of leveling the playing field for underrepresented people, including women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA and alternatively abled voices.
The 18-day, must-stream virtual event lineup also includes engaging panel discussions, one-of-a-kind workshops, marketplace meetings, network premieres and an Independent Content Awards Ceremony.
For more information, visit www.seriesfest.com.