The new logo for the NYC Web Fest which has the New York City skyline in black with the words "2022 NYC Web Fest" above it in black, with the award leaves surrounding it. Below is the words "In Miami Beach" which is in pink and the background is in an ombre colour starting with pink at the top and ending with orange at the bottom.

The 2022 NYC Web Fest Nominations Have Been Revealed

The nominees have been announced for the NYC Web Fest 2022. The excitement for this event is bubbling up as it comes closer, especially since it has been relocated and will be hosted in Miami Beach. We also previously announced the official jury panel for the festival. For the first time since 2019, this event will be held in person on November 11-13, 2022, where 40 web series and short films will be screened at the SandBox Theatre.

“We call this year our reunion on the beach!” said NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins. “We are so thrilled to be back together, meeting new filmmakers, and reconnecting with other creators who’ve attended the fest over the years in New York. We’re also delighted to be working with the SandBox at the Sand Bar + Kitchen, and our accommodation partner The Waterside Hotel.”

Lauren Atkins wearing a black jumper posing in front of a TV with the 2020 NYC Web Fest logo displayed
NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins

Thanks to the South Beach Group Hotels, NYCWF has partnered with their property The Waterside Hotel, located around the corner from the SandBox, and their sister location The Oceanside Hotel will host an Opening Night Cocktail Reception to welcome festival goers.

A total of 40 digital web series, pilot episodes, and short films from around the world have been selected for the NYC Web Fest 2022 and there are 27 awards up for grabs. Leading the nominations with a total of eight is King & Pawn from Hatchet Lake NS, Canada, and closely behind with seven nominations each are Pops from Moscow, Russia and Geomapping Love from Bromont QC, Canada.

2022 NYC Web Fest Award Nominees

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting

Cailleah Scott-Grimes, Christina E. Borins – Fête
Oren Graham – Sui Generis
Saad Abas – SANDY
Phil Nolan – We Live & We Learn
Alexander Kozlenko – Pops

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Christopher Ramsey – Minimally Invasive Procedure
Peter Skinner, Orla Doyle – Sirens
Nicolas Legendre-Duplessis – Geomapping Love
Rachel Pearl & Ben Myers – Zero Method
Alexander Pak, Elizaveta Krikunova – FRIENDMATES

Outstanding Achievement in Music

Maxime Hervé – Geomapping Love
Abraham Kunin, Liam Reid, Nick Shadel – Sui Generis (Season 3)
Romeo Candido – Topline
Pilou – Sleep With Me
Scott Steneker – Abracadavers

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Daniela Conforte – Sui Generis (Season 3)
Rachel Gammel – Sirens
Josef Wright – Abracadavers
Benoit Jones-Vallée – Geomapping Love
Kristof Brandl – ASKA

Outstanding Achievement in Writing

Christopher Ramsey – Minimally Invasive Procedure
Orla Doyle – Sirens
Caitlin Farrugia, Michael Jones – One Room Renovations
Calli Ryals – The Art of Living with Calli Ryals
Taylor Olson & Tieren Hawkins – King & Pawn

Best Original Concept

Adam Henry Garcia – Fairytale Fallout
Nicholas Flugge – The Last Bee On Earth
Michael Bateson-Hill & Aaron Kilkenny-Fletcher – Reformed

Best Supporting Actress

Martina Ortiz Luis – Topline
Asha Ward – Lazy Bones
Samantha Casesa – CHILL GIRL
Ophélie Honoré – The Y Theory
Julia Williams – King & Pawn

Best Supporting Actor

Ben Tancredi – Lazy Bones
Jocelyn Lebeau – Geomapping Love
Rémi-Pierre Paquin – SANDY
Ty Doran – CHILL GIRL
Andrey Andreev – Pops

Best Documentary/Unscripted

Alizé Carrère, Terra Carrere – ADAPTATION
Sonya Suraci, Stitch Media – Bad at This
Kareema Bee, Sean McNulty, John Gara, Michael Grady, Kindred by Parents – We Live & We Learn

Best Family

Mariale Espinoza, Camus Films – Caty’s World (El mundo de Caty)
Kareema Bee, Sean McNulty, John Gara, Michael Grady, Kindred by Parents – We Live & We Learn
Dmitry Efimovich, Anton Zaitsev, Anton Shchukin, Artem Loginov, Good Story Media – Pops

Best Action/Suspense

Sirens – Orla Doyle, Kaitlyn McMurtry
Sleep With Me – Patricia Blais, Monique Lamoureux, Marie-Hélène Laurin, Eva-Rose Mercier, Avanti Groupe
Getting Aria Back – Heidy Torres

Best Drama

Geomapping Love – Simon Boulerice, Caroline Gaudette, V10 Media Inc.
The Y Theory – Caroline Taillet, Martin Landmeters, Dylan Klass RTBF, Narrativ Nation
Topline – Romeo Candido, Davin Lengyel, Alex House, Shaftesbury Digital III Inc.

Best Comedy

Lazy Bones – Isabel Andrich, Tyler Parrish, Sarah Thurman, Ben Tancredi, Nicole Denton, Pigeon Window Productions
One Room Renovations – Caitlin Farrugia, Michael Jones, Madison Sara
CHILL GIRL – Jessie Vane, Samantha Casesa, Julian Larach, Max Kliman, Peter Condie, Sarah Evans, Purple Cup Productions
King & Pawn – Taylor Olson, Tieren Hawkins, Sleep Bear Productions
True Reviews – Dan Bruhl, Grace Dambier, Neal Cornell, Kenny Kline, Jordan Simkovic, Wiv Hannah, Rolling Orange Media

Dynamic Duo

Cat Ayyar, Julia Gardell – Sirens
Will Ewing, Sunny Munn – Guinea Pigs
Eva Seymour, Marianne McLoughlin – One Room Renovations
Jessie Vane, Julian Larach – CHILL GIRL
Taylor Olson Tieren Hawkins – King & Pawn

Best Ensemble Cast

Stanislav Starovoitov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Sevastian Bugaev, Andrey Andreev, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, Diana Enkaeva – Pops
Krista Hovsepian, Nina Rausch, Tamara Perry, Brock Jones, Brandon George, Maurice Whitfield, Jona Xiao – Fête
Laura Dowling Shea, Jessica Alexandra Green, Jessica Sherr,Jen Ponton, Monique Paulwell, Justin L. Wilson, Adam Auslander, Dawn Young – Scratch This The Series
Will Ewing, Charli Tjoe, Sunny Munn, Chiara Farrell, Nick Maxwell Andrew O’Keefe Mason Turmaine Stingray – Guinea Pigs
Emma Houghton Courtney Tromburg Franco Correa Jordan Wright Vanessa Jette Helen Belay Reamonn Joshee Griffin Cork – Abracadavers

Best Host/Solo Performance

Marina di Marzo – Whala Whala!: An Italian Dad Talk Show
Pat Cahill – Preparing for Eel Season with a Handcrafted Wooden Eel Spoon
Jasmine Dorothy Haefner – 28 is Great
Charlie Fay – MacLochlan & Leaf
Adam Henry Garcia – Fairytale Fallout

Special Guest Star

Jennifer Ward-Lealand – Sui Generis (Season 3)
Tig Notaro – Other Plans
Shelley Thompson – King & Pawn

Best Actress – Shorts

Joanna Pickering – DIVA
Heidy Torees – Getting Aria Back
Jasmine Dorothy Haefner – 28 is Great
Sally Brooks – Other Plans
Lisa Jill Anderson – Legit Married

Best Actor – Shorts

Josh McKenzie – Boyfriend
José de Abreu – Boyfriend
Valéry Schatz – DIVA
Sunil Patel – The Last Bee On Earth
Carl Donnelly – Reformed

Best Actress – Series

Isabel Andrich – Lazy Bones
Jessie Vane – CHILL GIRL
Sophie Cadieux – Sleep With Me
Caroline Taillet – The Y Theory
Calli Ryals – The Art of Living with Calli Ryals

Best Actor – Series

Matt Snead – Lazy Bones
Simon Boulerice – Geomapping Love
Jason Moore – True Reviews
Reid Price – King & Pawn
Vladimir Vdovichenkov – Pops

Best Foreign Language

Pops – Dmitry Efimovich, Anton Zaitsev, Anton Shchukin, Artem Loginov, Good Story Media
Sleep With Me – Patricia Blais, Monique Lamoureux, Marie-Hélène Laurin, Eva-Rose Mercier, Avanti Groupe
The Y Theory – Caroline Taillet, Martin Landmeters, Dylan Klass RTBF, Narrativ Nation
Geomapping Love – Simon Boulerice, Caroline Gaudette, V10 Media Inc.
ASKA – Clara Milo, ST Laurent TV, Ardamilo Productions

Best International

Sui Generis (Season 3) – Roberto Nascimento, Daniela Conforte, Rebels & Robots
Topline – Romeo Candido – Davin Lengyel, Alex House, Shaftesbury Digital III Inc.
Sirens – Orla Doyle, Kaitlyn McMurtry
One Room Renovations – Caitlin Farrugia, Michael Jones, Madison Sara
King & Pawn – Taylor Olson, Tieren Hawkins, Sleep Bear Productions

Best Short Film

The Last Bee On Earth – Nicholas Flugge, Sara Newman, Flying Car
Reformed – Michael Bateson-Hill & Aaron Kilkenny-Fletcher
DIVA – Chris Mack, Joanna Pickering, Tori Johnson, Strange Pilgrims
ASKA – Clara Milo, ST Laurent TV, Ardamilo Productions
You Belong – Robert Watson, Gay AF Comedy, LamWat Productions

Best Pilot

Legit Married – Lisa Jill Anderson, Ahsan Ali, Stephen Brown, & Chelsea Gonzalez
Zero Method – Ben Myers, Nicholas Richtter
FRIENDMATES – Dina Shturmanova, Elena Kotunova, Olga Volodina, AVK production
Other Plans – Sally Brooks, Peter Spruyt, Lisa Vinnecour, Stephanie Little, Bryan Erwin, Someone You Know, LLC
Getting Aria Back – Heidy Torres

Best Director

Roberto Nascimento – Sui Generis (Season 3)
Melissa Pragassen – Guinea Pigs
Caitlin Farrugia, Michael Jones – One Room Renovations
Clara Milo – ASKA
Kyle Kogan, Laura D’antoni – True Reviews

Best Web Series

One Room Renovations – Caitlin Farrugia, Michael Jones, Madison Sara
True Reviews – Dan Bruhl, Grace Dambier, Neal Cornell, Kenny Kline, Jordan
King & Pawn – Taylor Olson, Tieren Hawkins, Sleep Bear Productions
Pops – Dmitry Efimovich, Anton Zaitsev, Anton Shchukin, Artem Loginov, Good Story Media
ADAPTATION – Alizé Carrère, Terra Carrere

The NYC Web Fest 2022 will start on November 11 and conclude on November 13. For more information on the NYCWF, make sure you check out the official website.

About NYC Web Fest: NYC Web Fest has brought together a multifaceted diverse group of people from around the world to showcase the best of the web. Born in Cape Town and raised in Toronto, Lauren Atkins founded NYCWF in 2014, after recognizing there were several festivals showcasing digital series on the west coast, but nothing in New York. “Our goal is to make this festival the premier home for digital producers on an international level. An organic space where creators can showcase their talent, network with other artists, and learn from industry insiders,” said Atkins.

Are you as excited as we are about the ninth annual NYC Web Fest? Let us know all your thoughts on the nominees on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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