Raindance Film Festival will be running their their third Web Fest this year for independent digital content.
The festival will take place in London from 25-27 September and will include a variety of talks and events, including workshops on writing for an episodic series and learning about the commissioning and funding process for a web series. It will also feature a conversation with Tom Ridgewell.
As part of Web Fest, Raindance will also running a web series pilot contest in association with Dailymotion. Web creators and filmmakers can submit five minute scripted pilot episodes for a web series they wish to produce. The pilots will then be judged by a combination of public votes on the Dailymotion Web Fest channel and votes from the Raindance jury, with the winner receiving £2,500 toward production costs, as well as marketing promotion from Dailymotion and access to their post-production facilities in Paris.
Last year’s winning pilot was Dance4Me by Rebecca Graham.
Raindance founder Elliot Grove comments: “With the rise of live streaming, the internet has created exciting opportunities for writers and independent filmmakers, often working with limited budgets, to be discovered.”
The deadline for entries will be 11 September 2011 at 17:00 BST. More information on how to enter can be found on the contest page.
Raindance has also announced they are looking for new and emerging filmmakers, screenwriters and digital creators to take part in a new event at Web Fest. StreaMART, supported by Creative Skillset, will give creators the chance to meet, network and learn from industry experts representing video platforms, multi-channel networks, commissioners, content distributors and co-production partners, such as YouTube, BBC Comedy and Maker Studios.
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Correction 10 August 2015: TenEighty originally stated that last year’s pilot winner was Daydreamers by Noah James and Jordan Maxwell. It was actually Dance4Me by Rebecca Graham.