MIAMI WEB FEST "The Film Festival For Web Series" will be September 29 - October 2, 2022. Returning for the 8th edition to Miami and the beaches with an expanded focus: to showcase the most cutting-edge digital content in the world while helping independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts better understand how to achieve commercial success in the arts.
"The Business of Film" theme highlights insider tips to develop high quality productions, the "business" of professional marketing and communication to help independent creators improve their opportunities to achieve commercial success, nightly entertainment and a world-class Red-Carpet Awards Show. Filmmaker/Miami Web Fest founder, Bryan G Thompson says the vision of the festival is to expand the approach to how independent films and web series are developed. "Often, creatives are so focused on producing quality content that they can overlook the fact that they are also entrepreneurs trying to sell a product or service to highly sophisticated buyers."
2022's film market addition brings Film Distributors, and Hollywood Executives from prestigious organizations including Michelle Alban of Paramount, Erica Barrabi of Maverick Entertainment, and others. The event is a refreshed "speed dating" face to face business opportunity for filmmakers. A number of Miami Web Fest alums have already found commercial success through distribution and acquisition deals.
This edition, Sept 29-Oct 2, showcases both in-person local events and online experiences for worldwide audiences. Locations include the Silverspot Cinema in downtown Miami, The Wolfsonian Museum in South Beach, Rooftop Bar at Kimpton Angler's Hotel on South Beach, and Toe Jam Backlot in Wynwood.
Celebrity appearances and performances will include: Dada 5000, former mixed martial artist and internet celebrity with his no holds barred street fight videos, and the MTV award-winning house and dance music singer and songwriter Crystal Waters, best known for her 1990s dance hits "Gypsy Woman" and "100% Pure Love," DJ Pabanor, Kingnyne, Jessi Campo, U4riah, Day Ja La Joba, Lindsay J, El Chico Bom Bom, DJ Steva, Max Herrera, and Shalo. Keynote speaker for the awards ceremony is Paramount's Susana Sala, Chief Operating Officer for Southern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.