Dublin Web Fest, the first Web Series Festival in Ireland, will take place in the capital from the 20th to 22nd of November.
Web Series Festivals or “Web Fests” are festivals dedicated to online series known as “web series”. The first Web Fest took place in Los Angeles in 2010, and more than 30 festivals have emerged throughout the world in the intervening 5 years.
This November sees the launch of the inaugural Dublin Web Fest, celebrating the power of online storytelling with the help of directors, writers, producers and distributors from the world over. The movers and makers of the digital media and tech worlds will also participate to ensure an amazing creative and collaborative event.
The Dublin Web Fest is the brainchild of filmmaker and producer Mikael Thiery and Erol Mustafov, cinematographer and director (both pictured below).
“Being in Ireland for years, it was natural to set up the Dub Web Fest as everybody love stories and watch digital content online”, says Mikael. “Ireland is a unique place. It has an historical tradition of famous writers and story tellers, and it is an important film production hub. At the same time, the biggest high tech companies have their European headquarters here. Tech savviness and creative edge, this is the perfect match!”
“Dub Web Fest believes that Ireland is a great web series and digital content hub”, adds Erol Mustafov. “We want to be the starting point for that future. During the festival, we will be hosting panels, screenings, workshops and events on the A-Z of digital content today”.
The Dublin Web Fest runs from Friday 20th to Sunday, 22nd November. Admission to events ranges in price from free to €15, and tickets to the Awards Ceremony cost €20. Tickets (including Weekend Passes) may be purchased online.
All images courtesy Dublin Web Fest