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Independent Pilot Competition

The 32 extraordinary pilots in competition highlight the most innovative and bold voices working within episodic storytelling today. Awards will be determined by an all-star jury, along with a chance to cast your vote for the distinguished Audience Award! Discover tomorrow’s next hit series! 

Special Events

SeriesFest is proud to present the first look at tomorrow’s must-see television. From our Network World Premieres to the live read of our comedy script competition winner, experience the diverse line up of special screenings and events.

Late Night Competition

A can’t-miss selection of strange, absurd, hilarious and “what the hell?” offerings for an expectation-defying, not-safe-for-work viewing experience. 

Digital Shorts Series Competition

Digital platforms and unrestricted formats have opened the door for storytellers to create new outside the box series. Our Digital Short Series Competition is back for the second year to showcase some of today’s most innovative voices, featuring 19 ingenious series.


As the television landscape continues to evolve, so does the conversation. From technology, VR, the stories being told, who’s telling the story, join us as we sit down to discuss today’s most pressing issues and hottest television topics.

International Spotlight

Storytelling is universal, and with that, borders cannot exist. In partnership with Liberty Global, this  section invites you to discover some of today’s best TV shows from around the world. 

Virtual Reality

Immerse yourself in the world of storytelling through an incredible slate of 360 video, interactive experiences, and installations. Swim in shark infested waters, explore space and travel back in time to meet Marie Antoinette in the Season 4 Virtual Reality Lounge! Presented in partnership with East Coast Digital.  

Free and open to the public June 23rd-26th! 

Storytellers Initiative Live Read

Join us at SeriesFest for a open-to-the-public live read of Volunteered, a comedy the following the outspoken, independent, and slightly criminal Frankie Walker as she begins her mandatory volunteer work at the local community center. This special presentation also features an introduction from the writer, Paige VanTassell, featured director, Schele Williams, and a Q&A with the creatives and producing teams.

Creative Workshops

Throughout the festival, we invite our creators and badge holders to join us for our complimentary artists workshops. With topics ranging from how to harness your creative potential, the art of the pitch, and how to create virtual reality, this diverse program ensures there is something for everyone at all stages of the project from creator to producer.