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The Eighth Annual NYC Web Fest Nominations Have Been Revealed

The nominees have been announced for the NYC Web Fest 2021. We’re so excited about this event, we previously announced the official selections for the festival as well as the jury. For the second year in a row, the festival will go virtual with several live events planned between November 12 – 14, 2021.

A total of 56 digital web series, pilot episodes, and short films from around the world have been selected for this festival and there are 27 awards up for grabs. The festival will take place on the Endavo Media streaming platform, which will serve as a Supporting Sponsor, along with Manhattan’s Spa Zuzu and screenwriting software Final Draft. Spa Zuzu is offering a 20% discount using the code NYCWF2021 on all services for NYCWF followers, and Final Draft will provide twelve award-winning filmmakers with the latest version of their program, Final Draft 12.

Endavo Media first collaborated with NYCWF in 2018 when the festival celebrated its fifth anniversary. “We’re excited to be a sponsor of NYC Web Fest once again. We want to do everything we can to help get independent film festivals back in business, after a difficult couple of years. NYC Web Fest is an industry leader and, of course, based in one of the most creative cities in the world. Many festivals see the value in adding a virtual component to their local events to expand reach and monetization for everyone. We hope to support film festivals in the realization of that value proposition,” says Paul Hamm, Endavo’s founder and CEO.

“The content this year is so strong we had to add several new award categories!” exclaimed NYC Web Fest Founder Lauren Atkins. “We now have an award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting, Best Youth Performance, and Best Vocal Performance due to some fantastic voice-over work. We’ve also brought back the Quarantine Creative Award.”

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

2021 NYC Web Fest Nominees:

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting

Brandon Nicholas — No Chaser

Mohammad Noor Hakiki — Tiny Garden

Marine Brion — This is B.S.

Tyson Erb, Justin Yaroski — Hogtown

Ryan Block — Lower East Asides

Outstanding Achievement in Editing 

Léo Parmentier — Bastards

Justin Joseph Hall — Marcellus Hall an Artist in New York City

David Ash — Incompleteness

Maël Lê-Hurand — The Nodey Process

Hayley Karl — Good Morning Cuomo

Outstanding Achievement in Sound 

Rodney Lowe — Graceful, amazing Grace series 2

Tom Hambleton — Incompleteness

Ronny C Martinez — Just the two of us

Justin Joseph Hall — Marcellus Hall an Artist in New York City

Thierry Bourgault-D’Amico & Michel Binette — Wipe me away

Outstanding Achievement in Music

Mark Partridge, Tanuki Suit — #WFH

Nathan Baumann & Gaspard Gigon — Bastards

James Banbury, Pete Davis — Heat

Marcellus Hall — Marcellus Hall an Artist in New York City

Don Pham Nguyen Ngoc aka Nodey — The Nodey Process

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Aaron Munson — Farm Crime

Juliette Anna Lossky, Thomas Soto — Just the two of us

Devon Burns — Hogtown

Brennan Vance — Incompleteness

Justin Joseph Hall — Marcellus Hall an Artist in New York City

Outstanding Achievement in Writing 

Brian Padian — Man of La Mansion

Anthony Welch — Street Smart

Ghostwritten — Chrissy Shackelford

Eric Piccoli & Florence Lafond — Wipe me away

Noreen Lee & Kazumi Kusano — Sophie in Hollywood

Best Original Concept

Audio Guide — Chris Elena, Kym Vaitiekus

Man of La Mansion — Brian Padian, Northern Flicker Films

No Chaser — LaPorsche Jackson, Kelsey-Marie Mohammed, Brandon Nicholas, No Chaser Productions LLC

Socially Distant Orchestra — Adam Grannick, Filmelodic

Human Telegraphs — Rachel Kay Barclay, Fern Lim, Kayla Conroy, Three Bright Lights Productions

Quarantine Creative Award 

Hey, Professor! — Max Berry, Rosie Tyler

The Executive Circle — Hayley Karl, The Executives

Together Apart — Dave Maulbeck, Laura Ekstrand, Dreamcatcher Rep/2Scoop

Socially Distant Orchestra — Adam Grannic, Filmelodic

#WFH — Mark Partridge, Mark Right Media, LLC

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Ekstrand — Together Apart

Carine Crutzen — Heat

Bethany Ford Binkley — Incompleteness

Schelby Jean-Baptiste — Wipe me away

Julie Perreault — Wipe me away

Best Supporting Actor 

Vincent Veillon  — Bastards

Bryan Brown — Halal Girls

Clarence Wethern — Incompleteness

Mikhaïl Ahooja — Just the two of us

Anglesh Major — Wipe Me Away

Best Documentary/Unscripted

About Sex — Louis-Martin Pepperall, Sarah Chatelain, Luc Chatelain, Echo Media

No Chaser — LaPorsche Jackson, Kelsey-Marie Mohammed, Brandon Nicholas, No Chaser Productions LLC

Marcellus Hall an Artist in New York City — Justin Joseph Hall

BlackArrogance! — Jendayi Omowale, XOTV

Farm Crime — Geoff Morrison, Christina Carvalho, Big Cedar Films

Best Action/Suspense

Bastards — Malou Briand, Raphaël Meyer,  Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher, Patrick Suhner, Anaïs Emery, Box Productions

Heat — Martijn Winkler, Mandy Lim, VERTOV

Just the two of us — Benoit Lach, Vincent Lafortune, Blachfilms

Audio Guide — Chris Elena, Kym Vaitiekus

Street Smart — Anthony Welch, Michael Graziuso, Todd Bivona, Gotham Trinity Productions

Best Drama

Your Eyes — Julia Rufino, Sonan Films and CineDas

U-HAULING — Dani.ka Vermette, Martin Henri, ROMEO & FILS

Hogtown — Josiane Blanc, Ania Jamila, Diversified Voices Productions & Luve Films

Wipe Me Away — Eric Piccoli, Marco Frascarelli, Babel Films

Incompleteness — David Ash, 355 Productions

Best Comedy

#WFH — Mark Partridge, Mark Right Media, LLC

Ghostwritten — Chrissy Shackelford

DAD-rahpy — Rick “Wind” Herrera, Alexandra “Cloud,” Gutierrez Wind and Cloud Productions

Short Term Sentence — Phil Moniz, Evan Landry, Kevin Claydon, Bobby F Productions

Human Telegraphs — Rachel Kay Barclay, Fern Lim, Kayla Conroy, Three Bright Lights Productions

Dynamic Duo 

Lydia Folckomer, Chelsea Robinson — Vampire State of Mind

Émile Schneider, Hugolin Chevrette — The Law is the law

Amelia Boscov & Saunder Boyle — The Weird Bird and Stout Gnome Show

Rick “Wind” Herrera, Jerry Diaz — DAD-rahpy

Lauriane Gilliéron, Marie Fontannaz — Denise & Raymonde

Best Ensemble Cast

Cast of This Is B.S. — A.J. Ditty, Jessie Gill, Steven Rada, Ella SmithChristopher Joel Onken, Azriel Patricia Crews, Yianni Papadimos, Ashley Chiu, Jack Scott, Shaela Parrott, Lindsey Bristol, Amanda Pinto

Cast of Together Apart — Jason Szamreta, Laura Ekstrand, Nicole Callender, Clark Carmichael, Harry Patrick Christian, Noreen Farley, Julian Gordon, Scott McGowan Daria M. Sullivan, Harriett Trangucci

Cast of Human Telegraphs — Fern Lim, Kayla Conroy, Rachel Kay Barclay, Damian Thompson, Jordan Loewenstein, Lori Funk

Cast of Halal Girls — Aanisa Vylet, Hajer, Jessica Phoebe Hanna, Sahar Gebara, UC Brigante, Zahra Al-Awady, Bryan Brown

Cast of The Executive Circle — Tom Sanchez, Jackie Skinner, Kate Shine, Phoebe Torres, Eric Feurer, Matt Brooks, Ashley Glicken, Utkarsh Rajawat

Best Host/Vocal Performance 

Nyx Calder — Audio guide

Reginald K. Butters — Man of La Mansion

Barbara Weber-Scaff — Dopamine

Best Youth Performance

Sasha Gravat Harsch — Bastards

Mila Jubelin de Meyer  — Bastards

Maoro Maquart — Bastards

Maïmouna Kone — Bastards

Nam Nguyen — Hogtown

Laurence Barrette —  Hogtown

Cindy Charles — Hogtown

Grace Truman — Graceful, amazing Grace series 2

Malik Gervais-Aubourg — Wipe me away

Charlee-Ann Paul — Wipe me away

Best Actress

Alannah Ong — For the Record

Jasmina Parent — U-HAULING

Hollie Harper — Hella Late with Hollie Harper

Sandra Dorélas — Hogtown

Sarah-Maxine Rozefort — Wipe me away

Best Actor

Lyriq Bent — For the Record

James Dwyer — Ghostwritten

Matt Bailey — Incompleteness

Sasha Charles — Just the two of us

Jean-Nicolas Verreault — Wipe Me Away

Best Foreign Language Web Series

Heat — Martijn Winkler, Mandy Lim, VERTOV

Dates&Mates — Kirill Alekhin, Pavel Roytberg

U-Hauling — Dani.ka Vermette, Martin Henri

The Nodey Process — The Nodey Process — Maël Lê-Hurand, Normal.Paris

Just the two of us — Benoit Lach, Vincent Lafortune, Blachfilms

Best International Web Series

Graceful, amazing Grace series 2 — Julie Money and Grace Truman

Halal Girls — Vonne Patiag, Petra Lovrencic

Farm Crime — Geoff Morrison, Christina Carvalho, Big Cedar Films

For the Record — Julian De Zotti, Lisa Baylin, Anthology Productions/iThentic

Dopamine — Loïc Bouchet, Les Bons Clients

I Love NY 

#WFH — Mark Partridge

Really Good People — Kristen A. Johnson, Moon Fergueson

Justin Joseph Hall — Marcellus Hall an Artist in New York City

Lower East Asides — Steve Becker, Heather Cole

BlackArrogance! — Jendayi Omowale

Bar Sepia — Montgomery Mauro, Jessica Damouni, Tanner Maroney, Delissa Reynolds

Human Telegraphs — Rachel Kay Barclay, Fern Lim, Kayla Conroy

Brazzy Jazzy Season 2 — Steve Becker, Alvaro Gonzalez, Zuzu Becker

Good Morning Cuomo — Hayley Karl, Taylor Scott Mason, Jackie Skinner, Karl’s Bar

Novel Romance — Mahima Saigal, Gabrielle Adkins, Ehsan Ali

Best Short Film 

Audio Guide — Chris Elena, Kym Vaitiekus

Bar Sepia — Montgomery Mauro, Jessica Damouni, Tanner Maroney, Delissa Reynolds

Novel Romance — Mahima Saigal, Ehsan Ali, Gabrielle Adkins

Sisters — Allie Morgan, Desne Wharton, Kierra Usher

Erin Hill: Eleanor Rigby — Erin Hill, Cleopatra, Rob Tate

Best Pilot 

Drama High — Jessica W. Chen, Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis, Sandie Cheng

Street Smart — Anthony Welch, Michael Graziuso, Todd Bivona

Really Good People — Kristen A. Johnson, Moon Fergueson

Stuck! — Lauren LeBeouf, Kelsea Edgerly, Alyssa Abraham

Illuminagents — Herman Wang, Herman Wang Productions

Best Director

Dave Maulbeck — Together Apart

LaPorsche Jackson, Kelsey-Marie Mohammed — No Chaser

Amanda Pinto — This Is B.S.

Josiane Blanc — Hogtown

Maël Lê-Hurand & Vincent Nguyen — The Nodey Process

Best Web Series

Bastards — Malou Briand, Raphaël Meyer,  Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher, Patrick Suhner, Anaïs Emery

Man of La Mansion — Brian Padian

Marcellus Hall an Artist in New York City — Justin Joseph Hall

This Is B.S. — Lindsey Bristol, Ella Smith, Simone Stadler

Wipe Me Away — Eric Piccoli, Marco Frascarelli

Good Morning Cuomo — Hayley Karl, Taylor Scott Mason, Jackie Skinner, Karl’s Bar

U-HAULING — Dani.ka Vermette, Martin Henri

Hogtown — Josiane Blanc, Ania Jamila, Diversified Voices Productions & Luve Films

Incompleteness — David Ash, 355 Productions

The Nodey Process — Maël Lê-Hurand, Normal.Paris

The NYC Web Fest will start on November 12 and conclude on November 14. The event will take place virtually on the streaming platform Endavo Media. For more information on the NYCWF, make sure you check out the official website.

About Endavo Media: Endavo is a video distribution automation (VDA) platform that launches your content toward success by optimizing over-the-top (OTT), social video and multi-channel network (MCN) features in one, centralized location. Think of them as YouTube meets Netflix but personalized — and so much better. From marketing to monetization, Endavo is here to empower independent creators and communities to create, organize and stream smarter with a personalized ott network.

About Final Draft: Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Company, has published Final Draft® software – the number one screenwriting application in the world – for 30 years. Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards, allowing writers to focus on what they do best – writing scripts. Used by such industry giants as J.J. Abrams, Bong Joon Ho, Sofia Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Issa Rae, and Aaron Sorkin, Final Draft software is the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard. In addition to its flagship software product, Final Draft offers the annual Big Break® Contest, a screenwriting competition that launches careers and awards over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Final Draft also offers Final Draft Mobile for iPhone and iPad, making creativity truly portable. To learn more about Final Draft and its products and services, visit www.finaldraft.com

About Spa Zuzu: Zuleide “Zuzu” Becker is a Brazilian beautician born in the Amazonian State of Maranhao. The daughter of indigenous clay artisans, her early experiences with her “hands in the mud” helped hone her unique Esthetic skills. Zuzu moved to Rio de Janeiro as a teenager where after she earned scholarships to some of the best Brazilian Universities and advanced medical clinics. Her 23 years of skincare experience began under the mentorship of Dr Elias Azulay, a pioneer of Brazilian Dermatology, and continued in partnership with other prominent Rio plastic surgeons.  See more at spazuzu.com

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 eighth annual NYC Web Fest? Let us know all your thoughts on the nominees on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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