Melbourne WebFest Announcement

Melbourne WebFest has announced its Official Selection for 2013, consisting of 30 international web series that will be screening at the festival. All series in the Official Selection are nominated for a range of awards, including the Grand Jury Award, which will see one series go on all-expenses paid trips to Los Angeles, USA, and Marseille, France, to screen and network with international creators at their respective international web series festivals.

Melbourne WebFest is Australia’s first international web series festival and its mission is to acknowledge excellence and innovation in digital entertainment. It is the hub in the southern hemisphere for web series creators to share their knowledge, network, and be recognized, and discuss emerging trends in digital and online media, across mediums and genres. Melbourne WebFest will take place 20 July, 2013, from 9am-11pm at Kindred Studios. Kindred Studios is located at 212a Whitehall Street, Yarraville (free parking along street).

A total of 8 countries are represented in MWF’s Official Selection. 9 Australian shows made the cut. Australian series include:

COMEDY

Great. – created by: The Cameralla, Melbourne, Australia
Get Stuffed – created by: Michael Lanzer, Melbourne, Australia
Chris and Josh –created by: Matthew Smolen, Melbourne, Australia
Aunty Donna’s Rumpus Room – created by: Mark Bonanno, Melbourne Australia

DRAMA

SYD2030 – created by: Tatjana Marjanovic, Sydney, Australia

NON-FICTION

The Journey of Documentary – created by: Atalanti Dionysus, Sydney, Australia iMeYou: Queer Film Project – created by: Grant Sciclune, Melbourne Australia Critical Thinking – created by: Kristin Alford, Melbourne, Australia

SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Event Zero – created by: Enzo Tedeschi, Sydney, Australia

View the entire Official Selection and purchase tickets at www.melbournewebfest.com
Festival passes and program will be available on Friday, 28 June.

MORE ABOUT MELBOURNE WEBFEST

Michael Ajakwe Jr., Emmy award winning Director and Founder of LAWEBFEST will be one of Melbourne WebFest’s international panelists. Ajakwe stated, the idea of a web series festival in Melbourne is great because so many web series are coming out of Australia. It’s smart to acknowledge the work that’s being done on the continent which is why I wholeheartedly support the Melbourne WebFest and predict it will be a tremendous success.”

Melbourne WebFest Director, Ashlee Thomas says “Australia, and Melbourne in particular, has proven to be the Mecca of festivals, arts & culture. The likes of Tropfest and MIFF have created exceptional platforms for national and international talent to showcase their work. The time is now to bring the global creators and fans of web series to Australia and recognize the ingenuity of those who are rapidly transforming digital media and entertainment.”

Melbourne WebFest is committed to recognizing innovative creators in the emerging industry of web series entertainment.

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Melbourne WebFest

Contact: Ashlee Thomas
Phone: 0414 900 052
Email: info@melbournewebfest.com

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