The winners of the third NYC Web Fest, which took place between 10 – 12 November 2016, have been announced.
Leading the nominations was India’s first same-sex web series “The Other Love Story”, which won one award out of the six nominations; as well as musical comedy “Merce”, which didn’t win any regardless of its own six nominations. Check out the full list of nominations here.
Held at the PIT Loft, the festival showed a total of 96 titles. The judges for the festival included “Major Crimes” star Tony Denison, MuchMusic’s April Day, TDot TV’s Justin Edmead, Big Vision Empty Wallet’s Alex Cirillo & Dani Faith Leonard, filmmaker Xavier Burgin, and BET actor Austen Jaye.
The festival was created by Lauren Atkins, who realised there were no festivals showcasing digital series in New York. Founded in 2014, it’s now in its third year expanding more and more. The slogan of the festival is: “The greatest city in the world celebrates the web”.
The Complete List of Winners at the NYC Web Fest:
Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Gretchen Peterson, Jiwi’s Machines
Outstanding Achievement in Sound
Garret Farrell, Rapt
Outstanding Achievement in Music
Dorothy Wallace, Meet the Ladybugs
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Russell Gleeson, Rapt
Outstanding Achievement in Writing
Katie Maguire, Catherine Callahan, LI Divas
Outstanding Achievement, Animation
chaosmonger studio OÜ, Life Sucks! But at Least I’ve Got Elbows
Elisabeth Durkin, Mathilde Dratwa, Almost Anonymous
Best Supporting Actress
Claire Lovering, The Agent
Best Supporting Actor
Chris Eckert, Empty Space
Best Ensemble Cast
Peter Ferriero, Katie Barbaro, Leon Salem, Chris Rockwell, Sam Kramer, OMG For Pete’s Sake
Chocolate Films, 1000 Londoners
Tom Francis, Scout
Juan Vasquez, Trap Plane
Laura Frenzer, Rohana Kenin, 47 Secrets to A Younger You
Different Duck Films, Fully Engaged
Special Guest Star
Sherrod Small, LI Divas
Liz Days, Plant
Andreas Damm, The Yearbook
Best Foreign Language Web Series
Fran Estévez, Idiotas
Best International Web Series
Daniel Krige, The Agent
I love NY
Plaid Couch LLC, Sublets
Audience Choice Award
Tru Dot Productions & Indigo7 Productions, Haunted or Hoax
Roopa Rao, The Other Love Story
Best Web Series
32nd Street Productions, Lemmings
The festival was a success. The founder of NYC Web Fest, Lauren Atkins, had this to say: “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.”
Check out all the winners and more on the website.
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