Moviemaker Dialogue: Film Festivals for Web Series

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Date and Time

Wed, Sep 4
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


FREE for AFS MAKE and LOVE members; $7 for AFS WATCH members and AP Producers; and $10 for General Admission.


Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Web series are already established as an alternative form to feature and short films online and in the minds of content creators and consumers. Over the years film festivals around the globe have started to take notice and more and more they are welcoming into the fold submissions for short form episodics. For this Moviemaker Dialogue, AFS invites web series creative and spokesperson Tom Chamberlain to discuss which festivals, international and domestic, are web series-friendly, how creators can make the most of their festival experiences, and what other resources are out there to assist them along the way. We’ll also take a look at the art of the web series and discuss its role in the modern media landscape just in time for 2020 festivals submission deadlines.


About Tom Chamberlain
Tom Chamberlain is an Austin-based actor, writer, producer, and director, who has appeared in many films and TV shows including a guest-starring spot in episode 405, The Son, of Friday Nights and for the last 6 years as Richard Panceliss in The Pantsless Detective, which he co-created and produced. He wrote two episodes and directed two others for which he’s received multiple nominations and a Best Director award from the 2018 New Jersey Web Fest, and a Best Screenplay award from the 2018 Seoul Web Fest. He is an executive board member of the New Jersey Web Fest.

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