Festival Centerpiece! Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain Brings It Home To SF Web Fest!

Join us Sunday, June 7th to learn from an internet pioneer and hear about the new season of her AOL Originals hit show ‘The Future Starts Here with @TiffanyShlain’ Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain is one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st century,” and is on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.  Four of Tiffany’s films have premiered at Sundance, including her feature documentary Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology. The US State Department’s has selected three of Shlain’s films (Connected, Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks & The Science of Character), to represent America at embassies around the world. Her AOL original series The Future Starts Here explores creativity, science and technology and has received over 40 million views and was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture. She runs a nonprofit in San Francisco called Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change, whose films combined have been translated into over 70 languages. The nonprofit hosts an annual Character Day, where they provide free films and resources worldwide about Character Education. Her two new films “The Adaptable Mind” about 21st Century skills and “The Making of a Mensch” will premiere on Sept 18th for Character Day 2015 at thousands of schools and organizations globally. For more info www.tiffanyshlian.com www.letitripple.org  @tiffanyshlain...

ISSA RAE to speak at SF Web Fest- ISSA RAE!!!!!

Join us for a fireside chat with Issa Rae on Sunday, June 7th With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae‘s content has garnered over 25 million views and close to 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”, Issa Rae has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracy Edmonds and numerous others. She developed a TV series with Shonda Rhimes for ABC and is currently developing a half-hour comedy , “Insecure” for HBO. Rae is also the New York Times best selling author of “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” released by Atria/Simon & Schuster in 2015....

SF Web Fest hosts 10 -minute Mentorship Program

Sunday, June 7th 9am-10:30am, Hotel Kabuki Priority reservations OPEN NOW for VIP Badges ONLY! (until May 22 at 10am pst) Daily ticket purchasers may begin to register May 22 at 10am pst. Attendees can meet with up to 3 professionals. Full list of mentors are available on our APP! Spend 10 minutes talking with pioneers in the industry, getting advice to help you answer questions. Engage in valuable one-on-one interaction with a range of experts, and gain essential insight into burning questions to help advance your career. Learn...

VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE!

What does VIP get you? Besides the sounds of being super cool or important, which you are, you all get All access to the festival: 3 full days of conferencing and networking 44 web series screenings 10 magnificent panels with industry experts Friday night- opening launch party @ Monarch NightClub  Saturday night mixer  Sunday night awards show @ AMC theaters hosted by Emmy Award winner Kym McNicholas In addition: Mentorship program reservation priority VIP seating at launch party, cinema, and awards show Priority access to speakers, judges, and Web Fest staff It is a pretty wonderful deal with great value and awesome perks! Tickets are limited! Purchase them at the SF Web Fest 2015 Eventbrite...

SCREENING & PANEL SCHEDULE EXCLUSIVELY ON OUR APP!

The official SF Web Fest mobile guide is now available for download! We’ve partnered with Guidebook to provide a central hub for all things #SFWebFest right on your phone. Check out all screening times, panels, speakers and parties! In the app you can create your own personal schedule, connect with other attendees, learn more about the official selections and even register for the event.    To download the app just visit the https://guidebook.com/g/sfwebfest15/ and follow the directions....