2014 ATL WEBFEST Official Selections Announced
2nd Annual Digital Entertainment Festival at Georgia Tech Takes Place
October 24-26, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, Georgia (Tuesday, September 23, 2014) — ATL WEBFEST at Georgia Tech announced the official selections of web series to be screened at the 2nd annual event in Atlanta, GA on October 24-26, 2014.
Co-hosted with the Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media, and Communication, ATL WEBFEST (AWF) continues to recognize the outstanding achievement of creatives, technologists, and business people in the digital entertainment industry.
Over the past two years, the popularity of web series has grown in notoriety and acclaim with the likes of Netflix’s House of Cards and Orange is the New Black taking home Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Not to mention the independent successes of, Awkward Black Girl or crowdfunding hit, Video Game High School, has caught the attention of fans, brands, and studio executives.
“We’ve got some awesome submissions that really represent the talent in the web series space,” said Jasmin Goodman, ATL WEBFEST Co-Founder and Creative Director. “The quality of most of our entries rival that of traditional film and TV festivals,”
In addition to the opening night, workshops, panels, and the highly anticipated AWF Awards Ceremony, creators can look forward to extra bragging rights by participating in the AWF Viewer’s Choice. Official selections have until October 22 to receive votes from their peers to earn the lauded title.
“It’s the wild west of web series out there. We made ‘One Hit Die‘ because we we loved the idea,” said Spencer Estabrooks, Creator of ‘One Hit Series’ and recipient of the 2013 AWF Production Grant. “It soon became apparent that it’s hard to get noticed in the ocean that is the internet. ATL WEBFEST allowed us to connect with other Web Series producers, and promote ourselves. It’s great to see the amazing creativity that’s going on in the Webseries World.”
Dedicated to educating and connecting creatives, every Tuesday at 9 pm/EST the festival hosts #AWFChat to discuss crowdfunding, content creation, and more. Tonight, Tuesday, September 23, you can join Jeff Luppino-Esposito, Writer, Director, and Web Producer for Nickelodeon, and a special tweet chat on Sunday, September 28 with Lena Waithe, producer of “Dear White People,” who recently signed a writing deal with BET.
“Our global presence has definitely expanded. Although we’re committed to providing funding, training and distribution opportunities to web producers in the southeast, we’ve received submissions from the UK, Spain, Mexico and Australia,” Goodman explained.
Early Bird festival passes are available now. Tickets range from $10-$35 with special rates for student attendees. Late submissions for web series ends on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. For more information on how to submit your work, plus speaker, workshop and volunteer applications, visit www.atlwebfest.com.
About ATL WEBFEST
ATL WEBFEST is an interactive festival designed to connect the creative, business, and technology communities in a way that will spark new ideas and showcase talent and innovation. Learn more about ATL WEBFEST at http://atlwebfest.com or https://www.facebook.com/atlwebfest. Fans can also follow @ATLWEBFEST on Twitter.
About Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media and Communication
The Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit of the Ivan Allen College, Georgia Tech’s liberal arts college, working at the intersection of literary, communications, and media studies. The School is a center for innovative teaching and research in cultural studies, new media studies, and the humanities. Building on the reputation and resources of Georgia Tech, the School is especially concerned with cultural studies of science and technology, with designing and creating digital artifacts, and with communication in a variety of media contexts.
2014 Official Selections
Chris & Josh
Episode 3 – I need you to trust me
Flip and Glib…and the Theory of Everything
Food Trucks of Dublin
Ghetto Nerd Girl
Jared Posts a Personal
Lyons Den The Series
Meet The LadyBugs!
Often Awesome the series
Perfect Girl Series
“Por el Ãºltimo round” (“For the last round”)
SOS: Save Our Skins
The Casting Room
The Crack (La Grieta)
The Family Closet
The Journey of Documentary
The Pantsless Detective
There Are No Second Takes In Life…Take 2
Under The Radar
We Might Be Superheroes
YouStar: Road to Fame
TO Web Fest Outstanding Selections
In Between Men
Last Chance Saloon
My Lupine Life
Pete Winning and the Pirates
Under the HUD