The inaugural international television and content festival SeriesFest will be held in Denver, Variety has learned.
Dedicated to showcasing new pilots and celebrating TV history, SeriesFest: Season One will bring together industry luminaries, emerging artists and content creators for audiences at the four-day event (June 18-21), which will feature keynotes from industry titans, plus panels with writers, producers and execs. The fest will kick off with an opening screening event, held at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. The majority of screenings will take place at the Sie FilmCenter, home of the Denver Film Society, the nonprofit organization that has partnered with SeriesFest.
“At a time when entertainment is evolving across multiple platforms, there are even more opportunities to present a diverse range of programming and talent,” said Randi Kleiner, CEO of SeriesFest. “As trailblazers in independent content development, we aim to create a global marketplace for episodic storytelling.”
John Hickenlooper, governor of Colorado, commented, “We are thrilled to have SeriesFest launch in Colorado and look forward to celebrating the evolution of television, cable and content this summer. This is another big step in our effort to support our exploding arts and creative industries, and will help widen the landscape of making television and film in Colorado.”
Submissions for SeriesFest will be accepted beginning March 1. Pilots will compete against one another for jury prizes and an audience award. More information on submissions can be found at www.seriesfest.com.