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Festival held in: July

Entry deadline: Usually in March

Description: T.O. WebFest supports, connects, promotes and celebrates independent content creators from Canada and around the world. The T.O. WebFest is a three-day festival that includes panels, workshops, networking, screenings, installations, awards and special events.

*produced by Webseries Canada

Gala held in: March

Entry deadline: Usually in September

Description: The Canadian Screen Awards recognize excellence in film, television and digital media production.

Note: Limited to original English-language versions of Canadian productions that are considered as ‘Canadian content’ as defined in the guidelines of the CRTC and the CAVCO. Fiction and non-fiction. Interactive and linear projects in distinctive categories.


Location: Banff, AB
Festival held in: June

Entry deadline: Usually in March
Description: The Rockie Awards are BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony each year at BANFF.


Location: Montréal, QC
Gala held in: September

Entry deadline: Usually in February
Description: The Prix Gémeaux celebrate excellence in French-language television in Canada.

 Limited to original French-language versions of Canadian productions.

Entry deadlineUsually in May

Description: The professional component of the Just For Laughs Festival offers the possibility to pitch humoristic webseries to a panel of industry experts.

Entry deadline: Usually in February

Description: The Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and promote the achievements of the British Columbia film and television industry through the presentation of an annual awards program – the Leo Awards.

Entry deadline: Usually in February

Description: The Numix competition rewards digital media excellence in Québec.

The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands.

Festival held in: October

Entry deadline: Usually in May

Description: The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form webseries from around the globe. If a project is episodic in nature and is meant to be consumed in multiple chapters over time, then it’s TV.

Festival held in: November

Entry deadline: Usually in May
Description:  NYC Web Fest brings together digital producers from around the world and creates an organic space where they can showcase their talent, network with other artists, and learn from industry professionals.

Festival held in: May

Entry deadline: Usually in January
Description: The Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet and are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), a 1,000+ member judging body.


Location: Hollywood, CA
Festival held in: March–April

Entry deadline: Usually in January

Description: The HollyWeb Festival honors webseries creators for all of their hard work. It gives creators an opportunity to see their work projected on a big screen in a professional theater, as well as receive trophies and cash prizes at an incredible awards ceremony.

Details: Fiction and non-fiction. Awards presented in multiple categories according to genre (comedy, drama, action and adventure, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery/thriller, documentary and non-fiction, soap opera). Productions that are not in English must be dubbed or subtitled in English.


Location: Washington, DC
Festival held in: April

Entry deadline: Usually in January

Description: The DC Web & Digital Media Festival showcases the best of the web by rewarding the best webseries and digital projects. The festival’s goal is to entertain, educate and promote innovative forms and diverse voices in the new media landscape.


Location: Los Angeles, CA
Festival held in: April

Entry deadline: Usually in December

Description: The Indie Series Awards celebrate the best in independently produced and scripted entertainment created for the web.


Location: Marseille, France

Festival held in: October

Entry deadline: Usually in April

Description: The Marseille Web Fest is the international festival of fictional webseries. This festival aims to organize a competition between an official selection of international digital series decided by a jury of international professionals as well as to facilitate encounters between creators, producers and broadcasters in the new content market.


Location: Miami, FL
Festival held in: September

Entry deadline: Usually in April

Description: The Miami WebFest is an international webseries festival that is intended as a ‘window on the future’ of new media.

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