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 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.”
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
Trudy Hellier, Maria Theodorakis for Little Acorns
Paul LaNave in Theater People
Maggie Blinco in Bent101
Best Ensemble Cast
Victoria Cheri Bennett, Brandon Scott Hughes and Brendan Sokler, for ADULTish Vol. 3
Eating with Soula, Kym Vaitiekus, Gary Daniels, Producer
We all wanted to Kill the President, Miguel Cañizares, Producer
RED, Fernando Belo & Germana Belo, Producers
Thirty the Series, Tricia-Lyn Morosin, Sarah de Possesse, Madeline Beukers, Beshara Sharbean, Producers
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
Carl Foreman Jr., Anthony Gaskins in Frank and Lamar
Lara Lipschitz in Chin Up!
Facundo Aquinos in CHE PERUANO
Best Foreign Language
Jezabel, Eric Pellegrin, Producer
Restoration, Toby Gibson, Producer
I Love NY
Royally: An Original Series, Rachel B. Joyce
Holly Chadwick, Sounds of Freedom
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.