The Sixth Annual NYC Web Fest Nominations Have Been Revealed

The nominees have been announced for the NYC Web Fest 2019. We’re so excited about this event, we previously announced the official selections for the festival as well as the jury.

A total of 82 digital series and short films from around the world have been selected for this festival and there are 23 awards up for grabs, with the French Canadian series Home turf (La Maison des Folles) leading with six nominations. The sixth annual NYC Web Fest will be hosted at Stonestreet Studios, Manhattan on October 4-6, 2019.

Six nominations for Home turf (La Maison des Folles) makes this web series this year’s most-nominated. It is up for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress, Best Foreign Language, Best Director, and Best Web Series. The eight-part series is about an unlikely bond that forms in a beige-toned half basement in a foster home for “problem” teenage girls, in the year 2000. The cast is lead by Sarah Cantin, who plays Sahara, a mixed-race teenage girl who arrives in Quebec from Africa to live in a foster home.

Sarah Cantin in Home turf
Best Actress Nominee Sarah Cantin in Home turf

As for other high nominees, they include New York’s Tuesday Nights, a six-episode series that takes place over 24 hours through the eyes of one woman but portrayed by five – Victor Williams from the television show Kings of Queens makes an appearance and is nominated for his guest-starring role; Los Angeles California’s Darcy on House Arrest; Montreal Quebec’s Terreur 404; Durham North Carolina’s Hype; all of which have five nominations.

Special Guest Star Nominee Victor Williams
Special Guest Star Nominee Victor Williams

Highlights for the 2019 NYC Web Fest Include:

  • Writing for TV panel featuring Law & Order SVU writer Micharne Cloughley
  • Creator Opportunity Panels from Footprint TV & The Founders of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge
  • Appearances by jury members producer/actor Kathleen Simmonds & National Lampoon President Evan Shapiro
  • A Presentation from Host & Sponsor Stonestreet Studios
  • Several World Premieres including IT Girls and Happily Ever Ally.

“For the first time in our history, three out of the five Best Director finalists are women,” says NYC Web Fest founder Lauren Atkins. “When we finalized the list and I realized this, I cried. I’m so proud of the contributions that this platform and this festival are making.”

2019 NYC Web Fest Nominees:

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

True Dating Stories — Marianna Khoury 

M — Javier Devitt 

Darcy on House Arrest — Heidi Weitzer

Terreur 404 — Jules SAULNIER 

Countdown — Nathan Breton 

Outstanding Achievement in Sound

Chin Up — David Waugh

Shangri-LA — Drew Rosas 

Anomalie — Stephan Böhl, Thomas Meudt

MICROAGGRESSIONS — Dicky Dahl 

Flyering — Kevin Losani 

Outstanding Achievement in Music

Terreur 404 — Jonathan DAUPHINAIS & Sébastien Diaz

Georges is Dead — Pierre-Philippe Côté (Pilou) 

Hype — Pelham & Junior, vacayvacayvacay 

Nun Habits — Derek Jordan 

PLAY THE HITS — CJ Ballesteros & Lauren Moon

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Home turf — Vincent Gonneville 

Anomalie — Marco Eisenbarth 

Shebbie’s Live Life Series — Justin Edelman 

THE REHEARSAL — Irene Gomez-Emilsson 

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

Outstanding Achievement in Writing

Swipe Right: The Web Series — Cam Faull, Constance Washington

Dark Justice —  Mike Gerbino 

Just Call Me Ripley — Shannon Noll

Countdown — Joseph Killeen 

Step Into My Office — Misha Calvert

Best Original Concept

Minerva Black and the Killer Robot Army — Ellen K. Graham/John Aden

Wish Weasel — Dan McNamara 

SWIPE — Martijn Winkler 

What’s Your Problem? — Joseph Herscher, Gemma Gracewood 

Boomer Love — Bob Franco

Best Supporting Actress

Claire Jacques — Home Turf

Shelley Thompson — Tokens 

Christie Stewart — The Ninth

Cynthia Hicks — BARBELLE 

Nadine Bhabba — BARBELLE 

Best Supporting Actor

Sean Hanley — Shangri-LA

Marcelo Melingo —

Tim O’conner — Dark Justice 

Leroy Shingu — Hype 

Xavier Lopez — BARBELLE

Best Documentary/Reality

The Twist — Broken Yellow / Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Screen Australia 

YOTSRIM — Shachaf Dekel

Eating with Soula — Kym Vaitiekus Gary Daniels

Shebbie’s Live Life Series — Shebbie Jacques

WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM? — Joseph Herscher, Gemma Gracewood

Best Mystery/Thriller

M — Javier Devitt, Nicolás Abelovich, Flora Fernandez Marengo

Anomalie —  Stephan Böhl, Thomas Meudt, Christian Stadach

MICROAGGRESSIONS — Brian Padian 

Terreur 404 — Samuel ARCHIBALD & William S. MESSIER 

Boardwalk — Joanna Pickering and Racheal Kenaston

Best Dramedy

Nun Habits — Melissa Victoria, Danny Epstein, & Monica Arsenault 

Freelance — Allison Flom, Lizzie Frankenthal, Maya Bakhai — Freelance 

Dating Myself — Caroline Hoenemeyer

The Holiest One — Sarah Nicolazzo & Phil Speers 

Tuesday Nights — Shiva Kalaiselvan and Joe Bandelli 

Best Comedy

True Dating Stories — Andy King, Matt King, Tyler Metcalf, Andrew Ferguson 

Swipe Right: The Web Series — Cam Faull

Internment — Helena Ruse, Pippa Mills, Andrew Mills

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

Just Call Me Ripley — Cassie Ahiers & Shannon Noll

Special Guest Star

Abby McEnany — Just Call Me Ripley

Victor Williams — Tuesday Nights

Tovah Feldshuh — Happily Ever Ally

Georgie Henley — Girl, Sweetvoiced

Ryan Davis — Killer Bae

Dynamic Duo

Alena Chinault, Jon McCormick —

Helena Ruse, Pippa Mills — Internment

Elena Melener and Melody Fadness — The Mom List 

Karen Knox & Gwenlyn Cumyn — BARBELLE 

CJ Ballesteros, Lauren Moon — PLAY THE HITS 

Best Actress

Sarah Cantin — Home turf  

Monk Henshaw — Darcy on House Arrest

Andie Morgenlander — Hype

Birdie Connel — Gut Feeling

Samantha Proctor — Nun Habits 

Best Actor

Gary Daniels — Eating With Soula

Trevor Dow — Darcy on House Arrest 

Che Holloway — Dark Justice 

Simon Larouche — Georges is Dead

Willie Raysor — Hype 

Best Foreign Language

Home turf — Mara Joly, Lou Bélanger, Rafael Perez, St Laurent Tv, Sophie Samson 

Anomalie — Stephan Böhl, Thomas Meudt, Christian Stadach

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

Terreur 404 — Joanne FORGUES & Catherine FAUCHER

Just the two of us — Benoit Lach and Vincent Lafortune

Best International Web Series

The Ninth — Michael Goldlist, Jason Kennedy & Daniel AM Rosenberg

Sui Generis — Roberto Nascimento

Chin Up — Lara Lipschitz

Gut FeelingHattie Archibald, Emily Bull

Tokens — Winnifred Jong, Trinni Franke

I Love NY

Freelance — Allison Flom, Lizzie Frankenthal, Maya Bakhai — Freelance 

SCRiBBLES — Brandon Garegnani, Jeane Reveendran, Lynnsey Ooten

JapaDori of New York — Mari Miyamoto, Akiko Fujiwara, Taiju Nakane

Tuesday Nights — Shiva Kalaiselvan and Joe Bandelli 

Countdown — Nathan Breton

All Hail Beth — Misha Calvert, BRIC TV

Step Into My Office — Misha Calvert, Robin Rose Singer, Kim DiPersia

Flyering — Chris Russell

Model Boy — Jacob Mendel Brown

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

Best Short Film

Margot — Logan Polish, Mark Polish

Headphones — Kanan Capshaw, Danny Trevino

Greater Good — Andrea Ashton, Natalie Johnson, Miranda Plant

Girl, Sweetvoiced — Rebecca Shoptaw

Boardwalk — Joanna Pickering and Racheal Kenaston 

Best Pilot

LUCID — Jamie Monahan, Noel Elie, Aly Bloom, Eric Emerick, Michael-Scott Drukenmiller, Myles Clohessy

Division Street: Fish Out of Water — Traven Rice, Nina Gielen, Jessica Vale

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

Happily Ever Ally — Alyse Kenny, Collin Smith, Andy Stuckey, Emily Anderson

Dan’s Demons — Dan Hirshon

Best Director

Andy King — True Dating Stories 

Mara Joly — Home turf 

Hattie Archibald — Gut Feeling 

Joe Bandelli  —Tuesday Nights 

Heidi Weitzer — Darcy on House Arrest 

Best Web Series

Home turf — Mara Joly, Lou Bélanger, Rafael Perez, St Laurent Tv, Sophie Samson 

True Dating Stories — Andy King, Matt King, Tyler Metcalf, Andrew Ferguson 

M — Javier Devitt, Nicolás Abelovich, Flora Fernandez Marengo

Hype — Holland Randolph Gallagher

Terreur 404 — Joanne FORGUES & Catherine FAUCHER

PLAY THE HITS — CJ Ballesteros, Lauren Moon, Sydni Chustz

Step Into My Office — Misha Calvert, Robin Rose Singer, Kim DiPersia

Tuesday Nights — Shiva Kalaiselvan, Joe Bandelli

Darcy on House Arrest — Heidi Weitzer, Geenah Krisht, Mary Margaret Merritt

MICROAGGRESSIONS — Brian Padian

The NYC Web Fest will start on October 4 and conclude on October 6. The weekend will include screenings & panels as well as an awards ceremony which will close the event on the final night. The venue has been confirmed as Stonestreet Studios in Manhattan.

For more information on the NYCWF, make sure you check out the official website.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

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