Stareable Fest is a three day celebration of excellence in web series and independent television brought to you by the largest community of web series creators, Stareable.com. Over the last two years of our festival, we’ve set up curated 1:1s between our Official Selections and senior execs at:

  • HBO
  • Comedy Central
  • NBC Universal
  • Warner Bros
  • PBS
  • 96 Next
  • Magilla
  • Bustle
  • Cowboy Bear Ninja
  • NY Post

All Official Selections will be considered for meetings with industry executives as part of the Stareable Fest Marketplace. Submit now to get actionable connections and advice focused on taking your career to the next level. This is how deals get done.

Date: October 16–18, 2020

Location: The Public Hotel, NYC

Early deadline: January 31, 2020

For sponsorship, media, and volunteer inquiries, or if you are a filmmaking organization wishing to partner, please email festival@stareable.com

Submission categories:

  • Comedy (10 minutes +)
  • Drama (10 minutes +)
  • Short form comedy (under 10 minute episodes)
  • Short form drama (under 10 minute episodes)
  • Unscripted/non-fiction
  • 90 second pitch
  • Student submissions

Awards for:

Official Selections will be screened at Stareable Fest provided that a) a show representative is in attendance and b) the screener is under 30 minutes in length.

90 second pitch competition details

The 90 second pitch should feature 1–2 creators pitching their concept directly into the camera in one continuous shot. One may not use previously-filmed footage that has been cut together. Finalists will recreate their pitch live on-stage at Stareable Fest 2020 to a panel of industry executives (last year, this included Vice, Avalon, and Comedy Central). Entrants will be judged on the originality of their show concepts and why they are the right person(s) to execute this vision. For ideas on what judges look for, watch 2018’s event https://bit.ly/2roh5rm