AMC Networks and Stareable Fest Name Finalists in Competition Recognizing Female Creators

AMC Networks along with Stareable Fest 2020 announced the five finalists selected as part of a competition specifically created this year to recognize the best female web series and television creators.

AMC Networks sponsored the new prize for female category award finalists to earn meetings with AMCN executives overseeing its network and streaming platforms. To be eligible to win, the majority of the show’s creator/director/producer team must be made up of women. The five lucky finalists not only have the chance to join AMC Networks’ team as writers, directors and producers, but their content may also be considered for acquisition by AMCN for its various streaming platforms.

There are 42 Official Selections at Stareable Fest this year, representing the next generation of web series and television talent from around the world. From these selections, AMCN selected the five female finalists and they are:

  • Haus Kummerveldt (Germany) – Drama
  • How to Buy a Baby (Canada) – Short Form Comedy
  • Sideways Smile (U.S.) – Short Form Comedy
  • The Square Root (U.S.) – Short Form Drama
  • STORMCHASER (U.S.) – Drama

"A key theme of the festival is to support those who are under-represented in the entertainment industry including women, people of color, and the LGBT+ community. AMC Networks’ partnership helps us recognize and reward female creators with an opportunity that could propel their career," said Ajay Kishore, founder of Stareable.

All festival Official Selections will be considered for meetings with industry executives as part of the Stareable Fest Marketplace. In past years, award winners have been acquired by major networks, studios, and platforms.

The Festival will take a virtual approach to programming, enabling even more opportunities for talented creators to meet and engage with top industry executives. The extended festival will take place online October 16 – 18 with early rate tickets for $10, regular tickets $20 and tickets during the festival will be $30. Early rate tickets can be purchased here. Attendees will enjoy screenings, workshops, panels, an industry marketplace, a live pitch competition, and an awards ceremony honoring the best creators and talent in the business.

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