2017 Submissions close on September 1.

Official selections will be announced on September 15.

*We are accepting series completed or distributed between Jan 2016 through Sep 2017


  • Complete the online submission form 
  • Select one genre category for your webseries submission
  • Select all additional awards categories that apply
  • Provide us a link to review your webseries online
  • Up to three episodes will be reviewed per webseries submission
  • Provide all information and support material as requested on the submission form
  • Pay the applicable submission fee at the time of submission; All entry fees are non-refundable
  • A creator may submit multiple entries, but each series must be a separate submission and fee.


  • All submission fees are paid via Paypal, using the submission form.
  • All submission fees are non-refundable.
  • Submitting does not guarantee your series will become an Official Selection of Brooklyn WebFest 2017.

$40.00 = Early Bird – Feb 15 – May 1

$60.00 = Regular Entry – May 2 – August 1

$80.00 = Late Entry – August 2 – September 1

Students receive 20% off submissions.
All fees in USD


  • Content must be submitted by its Creator, Producer, or Director, aged 18 or older.
    • All submissions must be the intellectual property of the submitters & must have permission for use of all content rights including music, contained in their web series. BKWF is not responsible for unauthorized use of copyrighted material.
    • No proxy submissions
    • There is no minimum length for submission, but no more than 30 minutes of content, over several webisodes or in a single episode, will be considered for screening.
    • For our third year we are accepting series completed from Jan 2016 through Sep 1, 2017.
    • If you are interested in premiering a series pilot at BKWF, please select Premiere on your submission form. (You can provide us a private download link with access code for unreleased content)
    • Content not in English must provide subtitles in English to be considered for screenings and awards.


    • BKWF reserves the right to amend these Guidelines at any time.
    • Failure to meet the eligibility requirements will lead to disqualification for screenings and awards.
    • By submitting your webseries, you confirm that you have acquired all legal rights to publicly screen all content within your submission.
    • BKWF will determine all Official Screening Selections.
    • BKWF may contact you if we determine that your series should be considered in a different category than the one you chosen on your submission form.
    • BKWF will determine the nominees and winners for all awards categories; all Web Series submitted will be judged according to the same criteria.
    • All decisions of official selections, award nominations and winners are final.
    • BKWF reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to add content advisory disclaimers to any webseries screened, if deemed necessary, for any reason.
    • If selected, you will be emailed a Notice of Official Selection to the address provided on your submission form.
    • Official Selections will be offered one complimentary pass to BKWF 2017, additional passes for co-creators and collaborators on selections can be purchased at a discount.
    • Announcements identifying the Official Selections will be posted online on the BKWF website and social media channels.
    • An applicant may submit more than one webseries property, however each series must be accompanied by a separate submission form and fee payment.
    • Participants of the BKWF agree to not hold BKWF, its employees, directors and representatives responsible for any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize.
    • All NY State & Federal laws apply.

BKWF additional notes:

  • If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us and we will assess your submission on a case-by-case basis.
  • BKWF Staff and Board of Directors are not eligible to receive any awards, but may submit their series for screenings only. BKWF volunteers who are not on the board are eligible for awards and prizes.
  • BKWF reserves the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, awards, screening, and activities if necessary.
  • By submitting your series, you are agreeing to allow BKWF the rights to use all material submitted for your series (including name of web series, clips for presentations, promotional material, posters, images, name, likeness and bio), if chosen, for both the duration of the festival, and the lifespan of the BKWF and its affiliates’ websites and publications for promotional use.
  • You always retain 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.