SeriesFest Season 4 | Denver Film Society

SeriesFest Season 4

Overview

SeriesFest is an international celebration dedicated to showcasing the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators. At a time when entertainment is expanding and evolving across multiple platforms, the need for a diverse range of programming is greater than ever. As trailblazers in independent content development, we aim to create a global marketplace for episodic storytelling.

The annual SeriesFest takes place in Denver, Colorado – the birthplace of cable television. SeriesFest brings together industry luminaries, emerging artists, and passionate audiences to advance compelling and creative content as well as celebrating television history and engaging in meaningful dialogue.

SeriesFest is a nucleus of inspiration, innovation and excitement!

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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block Two

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block Two

Sunday, June 24th, 1:15pm and Tuesday, June 26th, 4:45pm Comedy Block Two: Mustangs FC and Howard High

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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block Three

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block Three

Friday, June 22nd, 3:45pm and Sunday, June 24th, 3:30pm Comedy Block Two: Shiny Baby Goats, Danny the Manny and Greenport

100 Min
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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block Four

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block Four

Saturday, June 23rd, 4:00pm and Tuesday, June 26th, 11:30am Comedy Block Four: New York is Dead , BKPI, Adventure Capital and Bruce

115 Min
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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block Five

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block Five

Saturday, June 23rd, 6:30pm and Sunday, June 24th, 8:15pm Dope State, Undergrads and Alive in Denver

70 Min
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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block One

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block One

Sunday, June 24th, 8:30pm and Monday, June 25th, 2:15pm Drama Block One: Restoration and Eullenia

90 Min
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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block Two

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block Two

Saturday, June 23rd, 9:00pm and Sunday, June 24th, 3:45pm Drama Block Two: Unspeakable, Polar, Manic and Beast

84 Min
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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block Three

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block Three

Saturday, June 23rd, 10:15am and Monday, June 25th, 11:45am Drama Block Three: Brooke, Sink Sank Sunk, Halfway There

98 Min
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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block Four

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block Four

Friday, June 22nd, 3:00pm and Sunday, June 24th, 1:00pm Drama Block Four: Katharsis-CTand Jade of Death

96 Min
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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block Five

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Drama Block Five

Saturday, June 23rd, 3:45pm and Sunday, June 24th, 9:00pm Drama Block Five: Nothingman and Cerebral

90 Min
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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Unscripted Block

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Unscripted Block

Saturday, June 23rd, 8:45pm and Monday, June 25th, 10:00am Unscripted Block: Tacos of Texas, The Never-Ending Marathon of Mr. Dharam Singh, The Comeback and Resist

120 Min
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SeriesFest: Late Night Block

SeriesFest: Late Night Block

Saturday, June 23rd, 7:00pm Tammy's Tiny Tea Time, The Passage, Toddumentaries, Jeff's Place and Tropical Cop Tales

120 Min
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SeriesFest Opening Night: NBC's New Amsterdam

SeriesFest Opening Night: NBC's New Amsterdam

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 8:00pm at the Denver Art Museum's Sharp Auditorium Q&A with Ryan Eggold (Actor), David Schulner (Executive Producer), and Peter Horton (Executive Producer). Moderated by Krista Smith (West Coast Executive Editor, Vanity Fair)

105 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Outdoor Channel's Booger Bottom USA

SeriesFest Special Event: Outdoor Channel's Booger Bottom USA

Saturday, June 23rd, 6:15pm Q&A with Tim Cremin (Executive Producer), Dan Ramm (Producer, Writer), and Michael Waddell (Actor)

90 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Breakarate

SeriesFest Special Event: Breakarate

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 6:00pm Trained in the martial art of 'Breakarate' (that's breakdancing meets karate), two brothers must fulfill their destiny to protect an uber powerful ancient relic against a legion of evil buttheads.

90 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Cartoon Network's Craig Of The Creek

SeriesFest Special Event: Cartoon Network's Craig Of The Creek

Saturday, June 23rd, 10:00am Follows the precocious Craig as he leads his best friends J.P. and Kelsey on fun adventures at their neighborhood creek, transforming everyday afternoons into thrilling expeditions through imaginative play.

60 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: D E E P

SeriesFest Special Event: D E E P

Saturday, June 23rd, 10:00pm D E E P is a compilation of experimental shorts, web videos, and art pieces unearthed from the darker side of the internet, lovingly curated by filmmaker Chris Osborn.

60 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: AMC's Lodge 49

SeriesFest Special Event: AMC's Lodge 49

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 3:30pm A modern fable set in Long Beach and centered on Dud (Wyatt Russell), a deadbeat but charming ex-surfer who joins a fraternal order hoping to reclaim the simple, happy lifestyle he lost when his father died.

75 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Blumhouse Television and Facebook's Sacred Lies

SeriesFest Special Event: Blumhouse Television and Facebook's Sacred Lies

Sunday, June 24th, 7:00pm Based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden and Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, and adapted and updated by Raelle Tucker, Sacred Lies is about a handless teen who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, sus

70 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

SeriesFest Special Event: Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 10:45am The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences. SeriesFest will showcase Ep. 1: The Power of Myth - 'The Hero’s Adventure' followed by a panel discussion.

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SeriesFest Closing Night: Storytellers Initiative Live Read

SeriesFest Closing Night: Storytellers Initiative Live Read

Tuesday, June 26th, 8:30pm at Comedy Works Join us at SeriesFest for a open-to-the-public live read of Volunteered, a comedy the following the outspoken, independent, and slightly criminal Frankie Walker as she begins her mandatory volunteer work at the local community center.

90 Min
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SeriesFest Digital Short Series Competition: Block One

SeriesFest Digital Short Series Competition: Block One

Tuesday, June 26th, 10:00am Digital Short Block One: Storybooked, Montana, Rainbow Ladies, The Big Nothing and Fabled

75 Min
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SeriesFest Digital Short Series Competition: Block Two

SeriesFest Digital Short Series Competition: Block Two

Tuesday, June 26th, 12:00pm Digital Short Block Two: My America, She's The Ticket, Patricia Moore and People Of...

75 Min
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SeriesFest Digital Short Series Competition: Block Three

SeriesFest Digital Short Series Competition: Block Three

Tuesday, June 26th, 2:15pm Digital Short Block Three: First World Problems, The Tankhouse Theater, Seeds, Hug It Out and Please Understand Me

75 Min
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SeriesFest Digital Short Series Competition: Block Four

SeriesFest Digital Short Series Competition: Block Four

Tuesday, June 26th, 4:15pm Digital Short Block Four: The Oversharer, Kim Bush's Abduction, Kitchen Little, The Green and Do The Voice

75 Min
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SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block One

SeriesFest Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block One

Saturday, June 23rd, 1:15pm and Monday, June 25th, 1:45pm Companion and Everyone is Doing Great

115 Min
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SeriesFest International: Homeground (Heimebane)

SeriesFest International: Homeground (Heimebane)

Saturday, June 23rd, 10:30am Helena Mikkelsen leaves her successful women’s football team to become the first female coach of a Norwegian premier league men’s team. She wages a fight against ingrained bias, and is out to prove that women are every bit as good as men.

102 Min
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SeriesFest International: Ku’damm 59

SeriesFest International: Ku’damm 59

Tuesday, June 26th, 2:15pm Written by acclaimed author and creative producer Annette Hess, the sequel to the successful three-part mini-series Ku’damm 59keeps its focus on the image of contemporary women during the time of the Wirtschaftswunder and plenty of rock’n roll.

90 Min
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SeriesFest International: Mystery Road

SeriesFest International: Mystery Road

Monday, June 25th, 12:30pm When two young farmworkers go missing from an outback cattle station, Indigenous detective Jay Swan is sent to a remote town to uncover the mystery. Jay thinks it will be a simple three day job, but it soon becomes clear the teenagers didn’t just wander off and g

105 Min
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SeriesFest International: On The Spectrum

SeriesFest International: On The Spectrum

Sunday, June 24th, 6:15pm On The Spectrum allows glimpses into the intricate lives of young autistic adults and offers their unique view and interpretation of day-to-day life.

60 Min
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SeriesFest International: The Miracle

SeriesFest International: The Miracle

Sunday, June 24th, 10:30am During a raid in a mafia boss’s hideout, a plastic statuette of a Madonna that sheds tears of blood is found. There’s no answer to the mystery, but the power of the enigma brings madness to everyone who comes into contact with it, changing the direction of their

107 Min
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SeriesFest International: The Typist

SeriesFest International: The Typist

Friday, June 22nd, 3:30pm Freya is a veteran typist who is tasked with protocoling police interrogations. She is living a secluded life, haunted by the accounts of violent crimes - and the disappearance of her daughter Marie 11 years ago. When a similar case occurs, Freya resolves to finally

60 Min
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SeriesFest International: Under Pressure

SeriesFest International: Under Pressure

Saturday, June 23rd, 1:00pm Under Pressure is a unique and truly hardcore version of the medical drama. It follows a brave medical team from a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro whose structure is dangerously precarious.

97 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: A Branded New World

SeriesFest Panel: A Branded New World

Monday, June 25th 2018, 3:00pm It’s the beginning of a new era in advertising where brands must stop interrupting and start investing in content that people actually want and will find value in, value good enough to share. Annie Carroll (GM/Head of Studios, Apartment Therapy Media) will l

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Funding Your Indie Episodic

SeriesFest Panel: Funding Your Indie Episodic

Monday, June 25th 2018, 12:00pm In the 90's indie films put a ding in the entertainment industry when for the first time films outside the studio system began to monetize and shake up awards season. Now as more filmmakers turn to television, everyone's asking, how do you independently prod

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: In Conversation with Mark Feuerstein

SeriesFest Panel: In Conversation with Mark Feuerstein

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 2:30pm Beloved for his role as Dr. Hank Lawson on USA's Royal Pains, Mark Feurestein has been charming television audiences for over 15 years. Last fall, Feuerstein gave viewers a look into his life beyond the screen with the CBS’ family comedy, 9JKL, which he wrot

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: In Conversation with Yellowstone’s Wes Bentley & Gil Birmingham

SeriesFest Panel: In Conversation with Yellowstone’s Wes Bentley & Gil Birmingham

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, 11:00am Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park. Join us for an exclusive conversation w

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Inclusion Impact: Disability Representation On-Screen and Behind-The-Scenes

SeriesFest Panel: Inclusion Impact: Disability Representation On-Screen and Behind-The-Scenes

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 12:00pm With all the discussion about diversity and inclusion, it seems one group is often left out of the conversation. Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) represent the largest community in the US, encompassing every race, creed, nationality, age and gender. And ye

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Navigating the Digital Freeway

SeriesFest Panel: Navigating the Digital Freeway

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 12:45pm Digital platforms are allowing content creators to forge new paths in independent content, but how do these portals decide to spotlight or even commission this work? What draws their attention and favor? And how can ambitious creators get in on the action?

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: The Diversity Pendulum: What's Happening in TV and Media

SeriesFest Panel: The Diversity Pendulum: What's Happening in TV and Media

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 11:00am Despite a slightly more diverse list of nominees and winners for the 2018 award season, lack of racial and cultural diversity and complexity in entertainment continues to dictate character casting, storytelling and overall long-term media success. The Denve

90 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: The Golden Age of Television

SeriesFest Panel: The Golden Age of Television

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 5:30pm The second "Golden Age of Television" is in full force. Episodic content is in higher demand than ever before and the industry is rising to the challenge. From networks to digital platforms, join us as top executives discuss the always changing, landscape o

75 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Virtual Reality: Igniting Global Impact

SeriesFest Panel: Virtual Reality: Igniting Global Impact

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 2:00pm Originally thought of as a gaming industry, VR has quickly outgrown its commercial roots. With immersive experiences being applied to elevate storytelling and create a social impact, Virtual reality now allows audiences to explore global issues in an intera

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Who Runs the Show? Women.

SeriesFest Panel: Who Runs the Show? Women.

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 1:30pm In contrast with the film industry, women’s voices have enjoyed more representation in television over the years. Yet, there is still more work to be done. Join us for an in depth discussion with leading female showrunners focusing on their role from start to

75 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: CBS's Salvation

SeriesFest Special Event: CBS's Salvation

Friday, June 22nd, 5:45pm Salvation is a suspense thriller that centers on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz, a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

60 Min
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SeriesFest Season 4: VIP Pass

SeriesFest Season 4: VIP Pass

Want even more access? For the most all-inclusive SeriesFest experience, the VIP pass offers unparalleled access throughout the festival including tickets to Opening, Centerpiece & Closing Night, priority seating, invites to exclusive parties, concierge service, lounge entry, and more.

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SeriesFest Workshop: 360 Worldbuilding Workshop: The End of Storytelling

SeriesFest Workshop: 360 Worldbuilding Workshop: The End of Storytelling

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 10:15am Throughout the festival, we invite our creators to join us for our exclusive badge holder only workshops. With topics ranging from how to harness your creative potential, the art of the pitch, and how to create virtual reality, this diverse program ensures

60 Min
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SeriesFest Workshop: Don’t Quit Your Day Dream

SeriesFest Workshop: Don’t Quit Your Day Dream

Saturday, June 23rd at 2:30pm Throughout the festival, we invite our creators to join us for our exclusive badge holder only workshops. With topics ranging from how to harness your creative potential, the art of the pitch, and how to create virtual reality, this diverse program ensures the

60 Min
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SeriesFest Workshop: Pitch-A-Thon!

SeriesFest Workshop: Pitch-A-Thon!

Monday, June 25th 2018 Throughout the festival, we invite our creators to join us for our exclusive badge holder only workshops. With topics ranging from how to harness your creative potential, the art of the pitch, and how to create virtual reality, this diverse program ensures there is s

60 Min
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SeriesFest Workshop: Roundtable Sessions

SeriesFest Workshop: Roundtable Sessions

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 11:00am Throughout the festival, we invite our creators to join us for our exclusive badge holder only workshops. With topics ranging from how to harness your creative potential, the art of the pitch, and how to create virtual reality, this diverse program ensures t

75 Min
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SeriesFest Workshop: The Art of the Pitch

SeriesFest Workshop: The Art of the Pitch

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 5:30pm Throughout the festival, we invite our creators to join us for our exclusive badge holder only workshops. With topics ranging from how to harness your creative potential, the art of the pitch, and how to create virtual reality, this diverse program ensures th

60 Min
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SeriesFest Workshop: What's Next? (People, Package & Pitch)

SeriesFest Workshop: What's Next? (People, Package & Pitch)

Tuesday, June 26 2018, 4:15pm Throughout the festival, we invite our creators to join us for our exclusive badge holder only workshops. With topics ranging from how to harness your creative potential, the art of the pitch, and how to create virtual reality, this diverse program ensures th

120 Min
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SeriesFest: Morning Coffee with Television's Game Changers

SeriesFest: Morning Coffee with Television's Game Changers

Monday, June 25th, 10:30am SeriesFest is excited to present an unique conversation with two top industry executives, Ben Silverman, CEO of Propagate Media and Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global.

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SeriesFest Season 4: Sie FilmCenter All Access Pass

SeriesFest Season 4: Sie FilmCenter All Access Pass

Experience the full breadth of the SeriesFest program with the Sie FilmCenter All-Access pass. The pass gets you into all screenings, panels and lounges at our home venue, the Sie FilmCenter.

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SeriesFest Special Event: Sony Crackle's SuperMansion: Summer Vacation Special

SeriesFest Special Event: Sony Crackle's SuperMansion: Summer Vacation Special

Saturday, June 23rd, 4:00pm Q&A with Heidi Gardner, Tucker Gilmore & Zeb Wells

70 Min
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SeriesFest Season 4 Award Winners

SeriesFest Season 4 Award Winners

Join us for a special screening of the SeriesFest Season 4 Award Winners from the Independent Pilot, Digital Short Series, and Late Night competitions. Award winners will be announced the morning of June 27th. This block is free and open to the public.

90 Min
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