On October 21st, a selection of exemplary international web series will hit Marseille. The French port city will play host to the Marseille Web Fest, which recently announced 24 of the 25 selections for its annual showcase.
The Marseille Web Fest, now in its sixth year, tends to feature a worldly field, and this year’s class is no exception. 12 countries will be represented, will filmmakers hailing from Nepal to Belgium to Argentina converging at Marseille’s Théâtre Joliette. The genres featured at the festival will be similarly diverse, with entries ranging from drama to comedy to horror to science fiction on display.
After a series of screenings, an eight-person jury will hand out eight separate awards to the festival’s top programs. The gathering in Marseille, however, will serve not just as a showcase for its selected series but also as a mixer where independent web creators can meet producers and other industry professionals. Admission to the event is free.
The most notable selection, at least from our Anglo-centric point-of-view, is The Fourth Door, an American series from New Form Digital and BlackBoxTV. A horror series, it premiered on Verizon’s Go90 platform last year and featured YouTube star Joey Graceffa as its demonic villain. Other Marseille selections include a pair of shows featured in our Indie Spotlight column: Norway’s Made In Mosjøen and the USA’s Anamnesis.