SFWEBFEST will host its inaugural web series festival at New People Cinema June 5-7, 2015, concluding with a red carpet awards ceremony at AMC theater.
SFWEBFEST’s three-day jam-packed conference will present original web series and online video content from filmmakers around the world. There are a wide variety of presentations and industry speakers, such as Bernie Su, creator of the highly acclaimed series The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, and Will Keenan, President of Endemol Beyond.
“San Francisco is a creative community and is renowned for being the digital epicenter of the world,” says Laura Wainer, founder and director of SFWEBFEST. “This is the perfect time to leverage SF’s abundant resources and launch this event. People want to come here and engage with the real movers and shakers in the industry.”
Filmmaker Nancy Juliber agrees: “Participants will learn about the future of on- line video and how to monetize their creative content. The economic models are rapidly changing and we will hear all about this from the speakers.”
In addition to showcasing artists’ work, SFWEBFEST will bring filmmakers together with key corporate executives and channel managers. Media professionals from YouTube, Pixar, VidIQ, Indigo Films, Yahoo!, Industrial Light and Magic, Nickelodeon, Proven Entertainment and Indiegogo are already contributors to the program. Companies such as Dolby and JTS.TV will help sponsor the event.
SFWEBFEST has received hundreds of submissions from 14 different countries around the world, in 10 different genres, such as comedy, drama, animation and more. The 44 officially selected entries and award nominees can be found online at sfwebfest.com.
SFWEBFEST is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to bringing together content creators, panelists, speakers and more to emerging digital artists.
For more information on speaking opportunities or sponsorship inquires, please contact Laura Wainer, Festival Director at Laura@sfwebfest.com.
For details on speakers, panelists, tickets or how to volunteer, visit sfwebfest.com. Check out the promo video below.