Raindance Film Festival has today (23rd July) announced the return of Raindance Web Fest, a dedicated digital series festival, for the third year running alongside the hotly anticipated exclusive web TV pilot competition.
Following its successful inaugural year, Raindance Web Fest, in association with Dailymotion, will be running the competition to find the brightest future talents of independent web and TV series. The competition is now open for creators and filmmakers, who are invited to submit a filmed five minute scripted pilot episode of a series. The winning pilot will not only receive a £2,500 cash award towards production costs of their web series, but will also have the chance to use the post production facilities at Dailymotion’s Paris studios.
Furthermore, Dailymotion are offering to feature the winning web series through their editorial, on their home page and social media, giving the winning film maker additional promotional assistance through their site.
Raindance Web Fest, which takes place on 25th to 27th September 2015, during Raindance Film Festival will feature a packed schedule of screenings and panel discussions with industry experts (such as Steve November of ITV, Kathleen Grace of New Form Digital, Alexander Lewin of Maker Studios and Hass Mossa of Endemol Beyond), covering topics from commissioning through to digital series distribution and monetisation.
Elliot Grove, Raindance Founder 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 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.”
Stefano Caccavo, Dailymotion’s Content Development Manager UK, Ireland and Northern Europe comments: “Dailymotion is thrilled to renew the Web Series Pilot competition in collaboration with Raindance Web Fest. Dailymotion is strongly committed to supporting emerging video creators. Dailymotion offers creators the best tools and dedicated assistance from a team of experts, as well as the right editorial promotion, to help them grow their audience both locally and internationally.”
For further information on how to enter the Raindance Webfest Dailymotion competition visit
Pilot episodes will be hosted on Dailymotions Raindance channelhttp://www.dailymotion.com/RaindanceWebFest
About Raindance Film Festival
Now in its 23rd year, Raindance Film Festival is Europe’s leading independent Film Festival showcasing feature films, shorts and docs from around the world and specialising in independent films and directorial debuts. The festival has a strong legacy of showing alternative, edgy films. Since 1993 Raindance Film Festival has uncovered the hottest new filmmakers to hit the cinematic scene. Raindance-premiered hits include Pulp Fiction, Memento, the Blair Witch Project, Ghost World and Love Exposure. Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’, Raindance aims to nurture, support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world
The full festival programme and access to tickets for the 2015 festival will be available on the Raindance website (raindancefestival.org) at the start of September.
Raindance – The Voice of Independent Film
Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards and Raindance.tv
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For more information, please visit www.dailymotion.com.