Raindance Web Fest and Dailymotion are seeking the next indie web series. In order to find it, they’re holding a competition in time with the return of Web Fest (an offshoot of Raindance Film Festival), wherein filmmakers can submit five-minute pilots to win their own web series.
The winner will receive $4,236.51 (the odd number makes more sense in pounds: £2,500) to use on the production of the web series, which will eventually make its way into Dailymotion’s Paris studios for post production.
The winning series will have a spot on Dailymotion’s social media and home page, where it will benefit from exclusive promotion on the video platform. With over 110 million monthly visitors, Dailymotion promises a decent amount of publicity for the series that comes out on top.
Raindance Web Fest itself will occur on September 27–28. Last year, the festival included screenings of 50 international web series, and this year promises a new addition in terms of awards. The British Independent Series Awards will honor rising talent within the digital video industry for the first time during the 22nd year of the online-focused festival
Information on how to enter the web pilot competition can be found here.