2019 NYC Web Fest Award Winners Have Been Announced

The 2019 NYC Web Fest (NYCWF) Award Winners have now been announced, and we’re excited to have the list for you all. Canada’s Home turf (La Maison des Folles) won Best Web Series while New York’s Tuesday Nights and Darcy on House Arrest from Los Angeles landed two awards each.

Home turf (La Maison des Folles) is the first non-American series to win the prestigious award, Best Web Series, to which they won a prize-pack from streaming service Mubi, which included a free one-year subscription. On top of winning Best Web Series, lead actress Sarah Cantin also won the Best Actress Award for her performance. Talking about Home turf (La Maison des Folles), founder and festival director, Lauren Atkins, said: “Home turf captivates from beginning to end, their creator and director Mara Joly told a beautiful character-driven story with stunning performances. We were shocked to find out that it was many of the actors’ first time in front of a camera.”

Arianne Sahlin-Kuyk, Claire Jacques, Sophie Samson, Mara Joly, Lou Bélanger of NYC Web Fest Best Web Series Award Winner, Home turf
Arianne Sahlin-Kuyk, Claire Jacques, Sophie Samson, Mara Joly, Lou Bélanger of Best Web Series Award Winner, Home turf. (Photo by Hassan Khan)

The sixth annual NYC Web Fest took place in at Stonestreet Studios, Manhattan, on October 4-6, 2019. They were also the sponsor of the festival weekend. “Stonestreet’s facility was perfect for this festival,” said Atkins. “Their staff was so welcoming, their interns were helpful, plus they had a great screening and informative panel that our audience enjoyed.”

Founder and NYC Web Fest Organiser, Lauren Atkins
NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins (Photo by Sheena Clark)

Tuesday Nights, which won for Best Dramedy, featured Victor Williams from the long-running television series King of Queens. Williams won the award for Special Guest Star. Darcy on House Arrest’s Trevor Dow won for Best Actor, and its creator Heidi Weitzer, won the Best Director Prize. Weitzer was one of three women nominated in the category.

NYCWF’s weekend included a Writing Workshop with Misha Calvert and a Pitching to TV Networks Workshop by Jamie Monahan. Creators also learned valuable insights from television executives Evan Shapiro, Frank Fernandez, Robin C. Adams, and founders of the Women’s Weekend Challenge – Katrina Medoff & Tracy Sayre. The final industry panel of the weekend discussed writing for Digital versus TV and featured nominees 2019 Joanna Pickering and Misha Calvert, as well as Situationships’ Cylla Senii and Micharne Cloughley of Law & Order SVU.

NYC Web Fest Panel Host Joanna Pickering with Katrina Medoff & Tracy Sayre of the Women's Weekend Film Challenge.
Panel Host Joanna Pickering with Katrina Medoff & Tracy Sayre of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. (Photo by James Atkins)

 

National Lampoon President Evan Shapiro, Footprint TV's Robin C. Adams, NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins, Juror Kathleen Simmonds, Frank Fernandez from Footprint TV.
National Lampoon President Evan Shapiro, Footprint TV‘s Robin C. Adams, NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins, Juror Kathleen Simmonds, Frank Fernandez from Footprint TV. (Photo by Sheena Clark)

Here Are The Winners Of The 2019 NYC Web Fest:

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Countdown – Nathan Breton

Outstanding Achievement in Sound

MICROAGGRESSIONS – Dicky Dahl

Outstanding Achievement in Music

PLAY THE HITS – CJ Ballesteros & Lauren Moon

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Just the two of us – Christophe Dalpé and Benoit Jones-Vallée

Outstanding Achievement in Writing

Step Into My Office – Misha Calvert

Best Writer Winner Misha Calvert for Step Into My Office, NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins, Double Nominee Joanna Pickering, Juror & Awards Gala Host Kathleen Simmonds
Best Writer Winner Misha Calvert for Step Into My Office, NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins, Double Nominee Joanna Pickering, Juror & Awards Gala Host Kathleen Simmonds. (Photo by Hassan Khan)

Best Original Concept

SWIPE – Martijn Winkler

Best Supporting Actress
Nadine Bhabha – BARBELLE

Best Supporting Actor

Leroy Shingu – Hype

Best Documentary/Reality

YOTSRIM – Shachaf Dekel

Best Documentary/Reality Winner Shachaf Dekel of Yotsrim with NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins
Best Documentary/Reality Winner Shachaf Dekel of YOTSRIM with NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins. (Photo by Hassan Khan)

Best Mystery/Thriller

Terreur 404 – Samuel Archibald & William S. Messier

Best Dramedy

Tuesday Nights – Shiva Kalaiselvan and Joe Bandelli

Best Comedy

Dark Justice – Mike Gerbino, Elisa Peebles, Travis Cannan, Che Holloway, Zahra Zubaidi

Special Guest Star

Victor Williams – Tuesday Nights

NYC Web Fest Special Guest Star Winner Victor Williams of Tuesday Nights
Special Guest Star Winner Victor Williams of Tuesday Nights (Photo by Hassan Khan)

Dynamic Duo

Elena Melener and Melody Fadness – The Mom List

Best Actress

Sarah Cantin – Home turf

Best Actor

Trevor Dow – Darcy on House Arrest

Best Foreign Language

Georges is Dead – Charles Grenier, Sarah Pellerin, Carolyne Boucher

Best International Web Series

Sui Generis – Roberto Nascimento

I Love NY

THE REHEARSAL – Jaclyn Bethany, Suze Myers, Alida Rose Delaney Mikhail Makeyev

Best Short Film

Girl, Sweetvoiced – Rebecca Shoptaw

Best Pilot

VOWS – Nazli Sarpkaya & Isabelle Pierre, Ginny Leise, Callie Hanau

Best Director

Heidi Weitzer – Darcy on House Arrest

Best Web Series
Home turf – Mara Joly, Lou Bélanger, Rafael Perez, St Laurent Tv, Sophie Samson

We would like to congratulate every single winner. We sure hope that everyone had a brilliant time at NYC Web Fest 2019. Also, we would like to congratulate everyone who was nominated for awards, as well as all 82 digital series and short films that were selected to be shown. We look forward to the next one.

Former Student Danny Epstein, with Stonestreet Studios founder Alyssa Rallo Bennett at NYC Web Fest
Former Student Danny Epstein with Stonestreet Studios founder Alyssa Rallo Bennett. (Photo by Sheena Clark)

What do you make of the winners of the 2019 NYC Web Fest? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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