The third installment of Stareable Fest 2020 has wrapped up, and we're excited to share each panel, talkback, competition, and ceremony online!

In our first virtual event, this year's festival featured talks from sWooZie, Mel Eslyn, and Shannon Lee; an award presentation for Katja Blichfeld; a thrilling 90-sec pitch competition; and an awards ceremony to honor the best web series shows of 2020.

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Special Features

Stareable Fest 2020 Award Ceremony

  • The Awards Ceremony at Stareable Fest 2020 was presented by DELL Technologies, who makes workstation and monitor solutions purpose-built for creators like you.

90-sec Pitch Competition

  • Eleven competitors had 90-seconds to pitch their web series to 3 industry judges for a chance to take the top prize. Judges included: David Person (IFC TV, AMC Studios), Gabriella Yacyk (Talent & Series Development Executive, Comedy Central)

Creator Achievement Award honoring Katja Blichfeld

  • Award presentation and fireside chat with Katja Blichfeld, co-creator of HBO's High Maintenance. The Creator Achievement Award presentation at Stareable Fest 2020 was presented by DELL Technologies, who makes workstation and monitor solutions purpose-built for creators like you.


Industry Panels

What Does the Future of Talent Representation Look Like?

  • Featuring: Ra Kumar (co-Head of Unscripted, UTA), Jason Newman (Head of Digital, Untitled), and Michael Rosenberg (Head of Television, Untitled)

The Online Comedy Landscape

  • Featuring: sWooZie (Adande Thorne, 6M YouTube subscribers), Dave Bernath (General Manager, Comedy Central), and Luke Kelly-Clyne (President, Big Breakfast)

Exploring the Truth in Non-Fiction

  • Featuring: Ben Lyons (Host and Producer, RebelCode), Sean Carey (Producer, RebelCode), Sarah Gibson (Producer of 10 Social Justice Documentary Feature Film), and Quentin Richardson (ex-NBA player, current TV host)

Using Limitations as a Source of Creativity

  • Featuring: Mel Eslyn (Writer & Director, Room 104 @ HBO), Michelle Graham (Head of Development & Production, Delirious Media), and Scott Chaloff (Head of Television & Film Development, Adventureland)

Creative Solutions for the New Normal with Shutterstock

  • Featuring: Flo Lau (Creative Director, Shutterstock), Bri Castellini (Film Community Manager, Seed&Spark), Hang Nguyen (Top 5 Female Creators, AMC Networks & Stareable Competition), and Rohil Aniruth (Narrative Designer, Video Games with 30+ million downloads)

The Future of Short Form

  • Featuring: Kevin Dreyfuss (Head of Digital, AMC), Lily Ladewig (Head of Originals, Group 9), and Bernie Su (Emmy Award-winning creator)

Narrative Storytelling as Activism

  • Shannon Lee (Cinemax‚Äôs Warrior) and Crystal Holt (Director of Scripted Programming, AMC)


Q&A Talkbacks

Q&A Talkback: Long Form Comedy - Block 1

  • Butch Pal for the Straight Gal
  • Carpark Clubbing Season 1
  • Embarrassing Parents Anonymous
  • An Introduction to Thribing: Snapshots of Kiren

Q&A Talkback: Long Form Comedy - Block 2

  • 'Entitled'
  • LO: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ULTIMATE MAN'S EX-GIRLFRIEND
  • Pre Mortem
  • Head Honchos

Q&A Talkback: Long Form Drama - Block 3

  • SWIPE
  • Haus Kummerveldt
  • Peter Pan

Q&A Talkback: Long Form Drama - Block 4

  • STORMCHASER
  • Work/Friends

Q&A Talkback: Short Form Comedy - Block 5

  • Alex Is Black
  • All Hail Beth
  • Avocado Toast
  • Bong Zombies
  • Grey Nomads

Q&A Talkback: Short Form Comedy - Block 6

  • Hammersmith - The Series
  • Heart To Heart
  • Hospital Show
  • Hyper-Distracted (Web Series)
  • TANKED

Q&A Talkback: Short Form Comedy - Block 7

  • Just Hysterics
  • The Boxcar Adults
  • Sideways Smile
  • How to Buy a Baby
  • Pull My Finger

Q&A Talkback: Short Form Drama - Block 8

  • Detention Adventure
  • One Woman
  • Save Me
  • SCRiBBLES

Q&A Talkback: Short Form Drama - Block 9

  • Nun Habits Web Series
  • The Crown Experiments Season 1
  • The Sad Party - Game Series
  • The Square Root
  • W.

Q&A Talkback: Unscripted / Reality / Documentary - Block 10

  • Bananas
  • Get It To Te Papa
  • How Do They Bone?
  • Racist Trees
  • Who Killed Lucy the Poodle?