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Message From Our Founder

Welcome to Miami Web Fest 2018, the "film" festival for web series! This year we have Pitch Fest (creators pitch to TV executives), an Entertainment Law panel, Celebrity Guests, Exclusive Industry Parties, and an unforgettable Awards Ceremony!

We are very excited to have Hollywood director Bobby Roth (Prison Break, Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver) who will give his world-famous masterclass "A Director Prepares", offering filmmakers a unique look into how big-budget TV shows are made and tips for how to excel in the craft.

Finally, as an added bonus, we will open submissions for the 2019 season on February 1st, 2018.  Any submission received between February 1st and April 1st will automatically qualify to compete in the trailer competition by submitting at no charge!  

We can’t wait to see you all this year!!  Please email us with your questions to info@miamiwebfest.com 

Kind regards,
Bryan Thompson
CEO Miami Web Fest
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Friday, April 27 • 9:00pm - 10:55pm
Miami Pitch Fest

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The purpose of the event is for independent filmmaker to pitch their projects to network executives in the hopes of distribution, development, or direct feedback regarding their project’s marketability. Pitches may be for Web Series or Films. The best pitch will be awarded $500 during the 4th annual Miami Web Fest Awards, taking place later that same day.

The contest is set up similar to “Shark Tank”. Competitors may play a video (up to 1 minute) on the screen behind them, Then will have 3 additional minutes to describe their project and why it is a good investment for a private investor, distribution company or network. (Those without a video will have 4 minutes total) After the presentation, several network executives will provide immediate feedback about the respective projects.

For filmmakers, even if you are not actually pitching, this is the 'right room' to be in!

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Bryan Thompson

CEO of the Miami Web Series Festival, Imani Films
Bryan Thompson is an award-winning director, actor, and stuntman. Thompson’s acting career began in Miami in the late 90’s, when he was featured in both local and national commercials, then later in independent films and working as an extra in Hollywood features. In 2005, Tho... Read More →

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Rainer Lorenzo

VP Business Affairs, Viacom International Media Networks
Rainer Lorenzo serves as the Vice President of Business Affairs at Viacom International Media Networks, where he provides expert legal counsel to various departments throughout the network, which includes BET, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, Centric, CMT, Spike, TV Land, Logo and more than 160 networks around the world. Prior to his current post, Mr. Lorenzo served as Senior Director of Legal and Business Affairs for HBO... Read More →
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Whitney Marshall

Manager of Business & Legal Affairs, TV ONE
Whitney Marshall is a the Manager of Business and Legal affairs for TV One, an American digital cable and satellite television network with programming that targets African American adults with a broad mix of original lifestyle and entertainment-oriented series, documentaries, movies, concert performances and... Read More →
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Tony Zumbado

CEO, Zumlens /Director of Photography; national & international networks
With Over 30 years of film experience ranging from cinematography to news gathering, Tony Zumbado has been a contributor to shows such as: NBC — Dateline, Nightly News, Today Show, MSN, Brian Williams ABC — Prime Time Live, 20/20, World News Tonight, | Good Morning America, Nightline, ABC Sports, Monday Night Football CBS... Read More →

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Marseilles Hotel

Marseilles Hotel
Serenity in the Heart of Paradise The Marseilles Hotel is located on the ocean side of Collins Avenue in Miami Beach’s scenic art deco district. A couple of blocks from the Convention Center, Ocean Drive and the Lincoln Road Mall, you’ll find Miami’s finest shopping, dining, and nightlife just steps from your front door. Get up close and personal with all the fun and wildness that South Beach has to offer. And when... Read More →

Friday April 27, 2018 9:00pm - 10:55pm
Marseilles Hotel 1741 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139