Thursday, July 9, 2015

2015 Call for Submissions for Brooklyn Web Fest and Content Creators Conference


The call for entries for the 2015 BKWF opened July 7 at www.BrooklynWebFest.com. Series created after January 1, 2014 are eligible to apply.

2015 is Brooklyn Web Fest’s inaugural year and screenings will take place Oct 9th and 10th at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in DUMBO. A series of panels will be presented as part of the 2015 Content Creators Conference and will cover subjects including fundraising, production, distribution, marketing, promotion, monetization and more.

The goal is to highlight the best narrative storytelling the web has to offer and bring together internet innovators and industry influencers to share knowledge and forge professional relationships through a series of panels, educational workshops and networking events.

The festival is presented in part by The New Hollywood, a 501c3 non-profit committed to supporting women, LGBT and minority voices in entertainment. TNH will present a special Emerging Voices Award to outstanding content showcasing underrepresented voices tackling issues of gender, sexual orientation or race. In programming, BKWF strives provide our community with innovative, inspiring, and culturally diverse content.

Submissions are open to all creators worldwide.

Awards will be presented for:

BEST DIRECTING
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST WRITING
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST ENSEMBLE
BEST DRAMA
BEST COMEDY
BEST SERIES

Special awards will be given, including:
AUDIENCE AWARD
OUTSTANDING PILOT PREMIERE
MADE IN NY SPECIAL AWARD
THE NEW HOLLYWOOD EMERGING VOICES SPECIAL AWARD (recognizing series tackling issues of gender, race and sexual orientation, presented by “The New Hollywood”)

The BKWF board includes entertainment industry professionals and NY-based content creators including: George Paskalev (SVP, ScaleLab), Jim Biederman (EP/Producer, JimCo), Roger Newcomb (Founder, Indie Series Awards), Charles Runnette (VP Digital, Ish Entertainment), Jen Kavanaugh (EVP, Beamly), Jeff Klima (Senior Editor, New Media Rockstars), Mike Tringe (Founder, Creator Up!), Chris Hadley (Blogger, Snobby Robot), Christine Linnell (Blogger, What’s Trending), Mariah Smith (Blogger, KUWTKE), Jon Marcus (Creator: Hunting Season), Kit Williamson (Creator: EastSiders The Series), Amanda D’Aquila (Creator: BocceBallers), Noam Ash (Creator: My Gay Roommate) and more.

To submit your webseries, volunteer or apply to speak at the Content Creators Conference, please visit www.brooklynwebfest.com.

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