The web series is usually under-appreciated. Most see it as a niche market where quality doesn’t exist. But that doesn’t explain the breakout hit “Burning Love” or “Broad City,” both of which got their start as a web series before being picked up by Hulu.
And the means of showcasing your acting chops and filmmaking skills is steadily increasing as festivals, conferences and conventions begin to gain steam. Which is where the Brooklyn Web Fest comes in. Kit Williamson’s Go Team Entertainment has announced that they will be returning to the Made in NY Media Center in DUMBO, Brooklyn this October to exhibit just whats making web series such great platforms for independent storytelling.
The winners of the festival will receive meetings with the entire Executive Board where representatives from Vimeo, IFC, Wolfe Video, Maker Studios and many more to help launch their ideas and stories.
Festival co-founder Williamson, said “We want to provide real connections for our content creators, and connect them with development and acquisitions executives at top companies.” Festival co-founder and programing director Amanda D’Aquila added, “Brooklyn Web Fest seeks to support innovative, inspiring, and culturally diverse content.”
Submissions to the festival are open now until June 15, with an extended deadline until August 15. The Brooklyn Web Fest and Content Creator Conference will be held in October.