^
Keep Westword Free
4
| Art |

SeriesFest Goes Online to Slow COVID-19

Yellowstone screened at SeriesFest in 2018.
Yellowstone screened at SeriesFest in 2018.
Yellowstone

The sixth edition of SeriesFest, the annual Denver festival championing underserved voices in serial storytelling, is moving online over COVID-19 concerns.

The festival is still set for June 18 through June 24, but now it's taking place through a series of streamable, online events, including panels, competitions and serial premieres. Starting this month, SeriesFest will also host virtual writers' rooms, hangouts between creators, watch parties and Pitch-a-Thons.

“We are facing unprecedented times as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we know it," explain SeriesFest co-founders Randi Kleiner and Kaily Smith Westbrook in a statement announcing the changes. "Those impacted by the virus have been on our minds and in our hearts as we determined how to navigate this challenging time.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

“As an organization, we are collectively embracing the mandate to stay at home to ensure the health and well-being of our families, employees, industry and audiences," they continue. "While many things have changed in these last few weeks, the one thing that remains the same is the need for our passionate community to stay connected through empathy and storytelling. By pivoting to a virtual experience, we are confident we will remain a trusted destination for meaningful conversations and provide a much needed forum for creatives to share, engage and celebrate their experiences and innovative stories.”

The organizers are planning for the seventh edition of SeriesFest to be in person in June 2021.

In the meantime, a full list of SeriesFest events, which start April 16, is available online at the SeriesFest website

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.