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Dailymotion & Raindance Film Festival seek new web series talent

Video platform Dailymotion is working with Raindance Film Festival’s Web Fest on a competition to find the best future talent of independent web series.

The competition is now open for filmmakers, who are invited to submit a five minute scripted pilot episode of a series. The winning pilot will not only receive a £2,500 cash award towards production costs of their web series, but will also have the chance to use the post production facilities at Dailymotion’s Paris studios. Furthermore, Dailymotion are offering to feature the winning web series through their editorial, on their home page and social media, giving the winning film maker additional promotional assistance through their site.

The competition is part of Raindance Web Fest, a dedicated web series festival, for the second year running with the launch of an exclusive web TV pilot competition. Web Fest, which takes place on 27th and 28th September 2014, during Raindance Film Festival will feature a packed schedule of screenings and panel discussions with industry experts, covering topics from digital storytelling, to creating the social TV experience.

“We’ve seen a huge surge in the popularity and quality of web series in recent years,” says Marc Eychenne, VP of International Content at Dailymotion. “We’re excited to be working with Raindance to support and showcase the most promising new talent in this growing industry.”

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