HollyWeb Web Series Festival Receives Impressive Response

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HollyWeb Festival is a web series exclusive festival occurring in 2012. The regular entry period ends on December 31, 2011.

We've seen comedies, dramas, action, and even some sci-fi submissions. What's even more exciting for us is seeing the entries coming not just from the United States, but from as far away as Australia!

HollyWeb Festival (http://www.hollywebfestival.com) is a new web series festival holding its inaugural event on March 31, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

For a first-time festival, HollyWeb has been very successful in attracting submissions. Entry prices range from $45 to $65 (depending on the date entered), and web series creators have been extremely supportive of the new festival. "So far, we've gotten a lot of great entries, and it looks like it's going to be difficult to choose the winners. But we've got some amazing judges to handle the selection of the finalists. They've produced, written and directed huge blockbusters, including Liar Liar, Monster, and Home Alone, and I know they're going to be pleased with the quality of the Hollyweb entries," says Matthew Giegerich.

The HollyWeb team of directors reports that they have seen entries spanning various genres, as well as various countries, "We've seen comedies, dramas, action, and even some sci-fi. What's even more exciting for us is seeing the entries coming not just from the United States, but from as far away as Australia," recounts Daniel Doherty II, "It's great to know that we'll be honoring web series creators across the globe." The festival is open to any genre, from anywhere in the world, as long as it is episodic content (two episodes or more) and designed for distribution on the web.

One of the main appeals of the festival have been the cash prizes, "We've had a great response in terms of the cash prizes. After reaching out to creators, they unanimously responded that cash was their preferred prize. It doesn't force them to use it for specific things or by specific times," relates Jennifer Doherty.

Web series selected will screen in Hollywood, and be eligible for awards at a ceremony in the evening, "After holding screenings throughout the day, we'll be having a red carpet event followed by an awards ceremony. It'll be a great way for creators to meet each other and be rewarded for all of their hard work," says Daniel Doherty II.

There are only a couple of months left to submit (final deadline on February 15, 2012), and submission prices are raised as of December 31, 2011. Visit http://www.hollywebfestival.com/enteryourseries.html to learn more about submitting a web series for consideration.

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