The Raindance Film Festival, one of the preeminent independent film fests, announced today it will be bringing back its Web Fest with a pilot competition. Filmmakers are invited to send in a five-minute pilot for a web series to the competition. The winner will receive a £2,500 payout, be promoted by Dailymotion on their site and social media and will be given the opportunity to use to the post-production facilities at Dailymotion’s Paris studio.
Raindance Founder Elliot Grove said, “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 web series has become the new short form content that agents, creatives and studio executives expect and Web Fest aims to educate them and celebrate the great work that’s already available online. We are thrilled to be working with Dailymotion for another exciting year of film.”
The Raindance Web Fest will be held from September 25 to 27 in London, featuring numerous screenings and panels with industry experts. Applications for the contest will be available from July 30 and September 11. Go to the Web Fest website for more information.