Melbourne WebFest 2014!

Melbourne WebFest are very excited to announce Federation Square as a Festival Partner for 2014. A number of the public events for Melbourne WebFest 2014 will be hosted at Federation Square, in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district. The opening night event on 18 July, as well as the official selection screenings and the awards ceremony on 20 July, will be held at the spectacular Deakin Edge. MWF will also be screening trailers and promotional packages for the Melbourne WebFest and official selections/second look series through FedTV, Federation Square’s Big Screen program, on 19 July.


FedTV is the 24-hour program broadcast to two screens at Federation Square, an outdoor big screen above the stage and another in The Atrium.  The programming is an eclectic mix of media, including cutting edge arts projects, multicultural news broadcasts, interactive public discussions — and, in July, web series!

Enter your series now for a chance to screen your content to a large audience at Federation Square, Melbourne’s busiest cultural precinct. Submssion deadline fast approaching!
Submission form and guidelines are available on the MWF web site. Regular entries ($75 fee) end on 7 April. Last call ($90 fee) starts 8 April with the final deadline on 14 April. No submissions are accepted after this date. LA WebFest 2014 official selections receive 20% off the submission fee, using the promo code LAWEBFEST20. IAWTV members receive 10% off the submission fee, using the promo code IAWTV10. 

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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

Melbourne WebFest 2013: Official Selection!

melbournewebfest.com have just released the following statement revealing the 30 submissions which will be screened at Kindred Studios on July 20!
 

“Wow! It has been a busy few weeks for our judges. So many entries, and so many amazing series have really made their job difficult. Looking at the quality of the series that have been submitted we could have easily doubled, or tripled, this year’s selection. As a result we will be expanding the festival in 2014, and naturally we will be including more series. But, it has to come down to a number, and that number is 30 this time around. Without further ado, here are the amazing series that will be screening at the inaugural Melbourne WebFest on 20 July at Kindred Studios in Yarraville, Melbourne. Congratulations to all crews and creators”

COMEDY:
Great – created by: Julian Costanzo, Melbourne, Australia
Super Knocked Up – created by: Jeff Burns, New York, USA
The Wrong guys for the job –created by: Matthew Tibbenham, California, USA
Forse Sono io (Must Be me) – created by: Rossella Alfieri, Rome, Italy
Pairings – created by: Ed Robinson, California, USA
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:
Mythos – created by: Miriam Pultro, New York, USA
To Punchy – created by: Will Murphy, Ontario, Canada
Cuckoo – created by: Marie Caffrey, Dublin, Ireland
The Runner – created by: Liz Scully, Vancouver B.C., Canada 
Out With Dad – created by: Jason Leaver, Toronto, Canada
SYD2030 – created by: Tatjana Marjanovic, Sydney, Australia

SUSPENSE/THRILLER:
After – created by: Kirk Jaques, B.C., Canada
Event Zero – created by: Enzo Tedeschi, Sydney, Australia 
Ruby Skye P.I. – created by: Jill Golick, Toronto, Canada
The Syndicate – created by: Systir Productions, London, UK
8.13 – created by: Traycee King California, USA—suspense/thriller
Clutch – created by: Jonathan Robbins, Toronto, Canada

FANTASY/SCI-FI:
Olympia – created by: Hisonni Johnson, California, USA
Self-Centered – created by: Kevin Proctor, London, UK
“My Lupine Life” By Louis Pine – created by: Torin Stefanson, Canada
Mission Backup Earth – created by: Alexander Pfander, Berlin, Germany
3×3 – created by: Damien Javelle, Paris, France
Abigail – created by: Gavin Llambes, USA

NON-FICTION:
Hungry in the West End – created by: John Martin, Rhode Island, USA
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