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2017 NYC Web Fest Award Winners

The 2017 NYC Web Fest Award Winners have now been announced, and we’re excited to have the list for you all. The new streaming company, PopChest, also awarded the Best Web Series winner with a thousand dollar cash prize – now that’s what we’re talking about.

Held at a bigger venue, the fourth annual NYC Web Fest was held on November 9-11, 2017. An awards ceremony concluded the event, which saw “The Feels Season Two” collect the most awards, including Best Web Series; they also won the Outstand Achievement Sound and Special Guest Star, which were awarded to Jay Rothman and Adepero Oduye respectively.

The Feels Season Two – Naje Lataillade & Jay Rothman – Photo was taken by Dan Hirshon

The festival saw a record number of submissions and attendees. Of the event, founder and festival director, Lauren Atkins said: “I am incredibly proud that we had such high quality productions from around the world participate in our fourth annual Web Fest. Our theater was packed every day because audiences are becoming more discerning about their entertainment. Audiences of web series are growing rapidly because people want to see stories that really matter to them. This year we held panel discussions highlighting both Female and International Creators.”

She went on to say: “The quality of productions this year was very high and it speaks to a maturing of the web series industry. Writers, producers, actors and the entire value chain are producing work which rivals content on the major networks.”

Audience At The NYC Web Fest 2017 – Photo was taken by Cavin Atkins

We previously revealed the jury for the fourth annual NYC Web Fest. The panel consisted of Natasha S. Alford, Ashley C. Forde, Austen Jaye, Neil Mossberg, Arda Ocal, Drew Phillips, Sherrod Small, Liz Spaulding, and Sasha Stone.

Here Are The Winners Of The 2017 NYC Web Fest:

Outstanding Achievement Editing
Angelos Angelidis for Jezabel

Outstanding Achievement Sound
Jay Rothman for The Feels Season 2

Outstanding Achievement Music
Kimberly Persona & Meiro Stamm for Princess Sparkly Butt and The Hot Dog Kid

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Hugh Turral for Restoration

Writing
Trudy Hellier, Maria Theodorakis for Little Acorns

Supporting Actor
Paul LaNave in Theater People

Supporting Actress
Maggie Blinco in Bent101

Best Ensemble Cast
Victoria Cheri Bennett, Brandon Scott Hughes and Brendan Sokler, for ADULTish Vol. 3

Unscripted/Reality
Eating with Soula, Kym Vaitiekus, Gary Daniels, Producer

Mystery/Thriller
We all wanted to Kill the President, Miguel Cañizares, Producer

Best Drama
RED, Fernando Belo & Germana Belo, Producers

RED – Fernando Belo (Director) with Lauren Atkins (Founder of NYC Web Fest) and Ana Paula Lima (Lead Actress of RED) – Photo was taken by Dan Hirshon.

Best Dramedy
Thirty the Series, Tricia-Lyn Morosin, Sarah de Possesse, Madeline Beukers, Beshara Sharbean, Producers

Best Comedy
Save Me, Lisa Baylin, Producer

Best Family Series
Explora, Alex Pereira & Jose Luis Martinez, Producers

Special Guest Star
Adepero Oduye, for The Feels Season Two

Dynamic Duo
Carl Foreman Jr., Anthony Gaskins in Frank and Lamar

Best Actress
Lara Lipschitz in Chin Up!

Best Actor
Facundo Aquinos in CHE PERUANO

Best Foreign Language
Jezabel,  Eric Pellegrin, Producer

Best International
Restoration, Toby Gibson, Producer

I Love NY
Royally: An Original Series, Rachel B. Joyce

Best Director
Holly Chadwick, Sounds of Freedom

Best Pilot
Cyrus the Good, Lily Hayes Kaufman & Nickon C. Hemati, Producers

Best Web Series
The Feels Season 2, Bonnie Blue Edwards, Producer

We would like to congratulate every single winner. We sure hope that everyone had a brilliant time at NYC Web Fest 2017. Also, we would like to congratulate everyone who was nominated for awards, as well as all 90 series that were selected to be shown. We look forward to the next one.

Labeled – Bethany Watson & Jonathan Sosis – nominated for I Love NY award – Photo was taken by Dan Hirshon.
Founder of NYC Web Fest, Lauren Atkins with Jury Panelist Sherrod Small – Photo was taken by Dan Hirshon.

What do you make of the winners of the 2017 NYC Web Fest? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

24-year-old writer, blogger, author and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, The Coffee House, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, and Fuzzable. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni

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