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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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Saturday, April 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Beth Smart 'Smart Planet TV' Live Taping

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Live taping will take place beachfront at The Betsy.

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Beth Smart

Host, Smart Planet TV, Marine Biologist
As a young girl, Beth Smart spent her summers on the outer banks in Cape Hatteras, NC. This is where her love of the ocean and all the creatures in it rooted deeply in her. She spent her days fishing, clamming and playing with crabs in the ocean from sunup to sundown. | As a young adult, Beth decided to study biology in college and eventually her hard work led her to gain a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC, while minoring in psychology, genetics, chemistry and physics. | Beth went on to attend Wake Forest University Medical School, where she graduated as a Physician Associate and interned at North Carolina Baptist Hospital. She also interned at Wesley Long Hospital and Moses Cone Hospital, among others. As a Physician Associate, Beth was sent to Fort Bragg to work with the US government on government matters. | | While at Fort Bragg, she was assigned to departments specializing in orthopedics, trauma, and venom specialties and was also sent to attend other specialty courses at schools including Harvard Medical School and Yale Medical School. Beth was also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, specializing in Surgery and Radiology | | At that time, she was also conducting dolphin research with The Stranding Network. She still works with that organization today. While Beth was completing her PhD in oceanographic physics at Nova, she cut her program short to start her family with her husband, an orthopedic surgeon. | | When Beth was working with patients dealing with spinal trauma, she was asked to help conduct a study on how swimming with dolphins affects the chemical and pain response in patients with spinal injuries. | | Soon she had started her own foundation - The Dolphin and Marine Medical Research Foundation, and shortly thereafter began working with the Marine Mammal Conservancy, trying to assist stranded marine mammals. | It was as if the ocean and all its inhabitants had Beth back, and they... 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 →

Saturday April 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Marseilles Hotel 1741 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139