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The 3rd Annual NYC Web Fest Releases 2016 Nominees

Come November 10th, the 3rd annual NYC Web Fest will showcase new and upcoming web series from across the globe. Named one of the 6 Great New Media Festivals by Backstage, it’s a weekend highlighting the best of the best in the web series world, with screenings, panels, and awards. It’ll all take place at the PIT Loft in Manhattan and will run November 10th-12th. Ninety-six series will go against one another, hoping to be the best in their category.

Founded by Lauren Atkins in 2014, she wanted to showcase web series in the artistic and expressive city of New York. She notes, “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.”

Its award nominees have just been released, with The Other Love Story seeing six nominations. This is India’s first same-sex web series and follows two female friends in the 1990s while painting the picture of them falling in love. Merce, a musical comedy about an HIV positive man, leads with six nominations as well.

NYCWF has an “Audience Choice Award” this year, where the audience can vote for their favorite. Stareable will host this competition and voting runs until November 1st. The winner of the “I Love NY Award” will be entered into Big Vision Empty Wallet’s Creators Program, where 10-15 creators will get mentorship from Alex Cirillo and Dani Faith Leonard. Among those categories, there are plenty others where web series can prove their worth.

 

Without further ado, the 2016 NYC Web Fest nominees are:

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, EDITING
Slice Stallone, Empty Space
Mark Currie & Rachel Wang, 1000 Londoners
Gretchen Peterson, Jiwi’s Machines
Ben Rock, 20 Seconds to Live
Allesandro Colla, Lemmings

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, SOUND
Garret Barnett, Behind the Blinds: Filmmaking 101
Ben Rock & Jeremy Gilleece, 20 Seconds to Live
Garret Farrell, Rapt
Pablo Isola, Boy Scauts
Nicholas Rowan, Callum Wheeler, Lachlan Kuhn, Scout

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, MUSIC
Dorothy Wallace, Meet the Ladybugs
Jonathan M. Roe, The Pantless Detective, Season 3 Framed By the Past
Jonathan Barbir Number of Silence
Ken Kruper, Merce
Mitchell Collins and Derek Zhao, Paper Boys
Phoebe Hunt, Adam Henry Garcia, Conversations from the Afterlife

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sebastien Nadaud, Beard Club
Andres Victorero, Idiotas
Caleb Davis, Tough Love
Vijayan Muthu, The Other Love Story
Russell Gleeson, Rapt

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, WRITING
Ashley Kechian, #Currently
Bob DeRosa, 20 Seconds to Live
Katie Malia, Almost Asian
Andrew Nielson & David Lavine, Plant
Roopa Rao, The Other Love Story
Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, Sam Lingham, Zachary Ruane, Aunty Donna: 1999
Charles Sanchez, Merce
Katie Maguire, Catherine Callahan, LI Divas

BEST ORIGINAL CONCEPT
Elisabeth Durkin, Mathilde Dratwa, Almost Anonymous
Ben Rock & Bob DeRosa, 20 Seconds To Live
Kelley Quinn, Straight Marriage
Allison Tate, Danny the Manny
Josh Apter and Gary Mahmoud, I’m Gay
Güido Simonetti, Fabian Benitez, ANA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Katie Pelenski, Empty Space
Verina Banks, Tough Love
Susannah Jones, Plant
Claire Lovering, The Agent
Tessa Drake, Sensitive: A Web Series

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tyne Firmin, Merce
Sean-Michael Bowles, Lemmings
Patrick James, The Horizon
Chris Eckert, Empty Space
Leon Salem, OMG for Pete’s Sake

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
Starting From Now
Haunted or Hoax
A Shared House
Third Wheel
OMG For Pete’s Sake

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, ANIMATION
Concrete Jungle
Artemio
Psychosomatic
Life Sucks! But at least I’ve got elbows
Meet the Ladybugs

BEST DOCUMENTARY
1000 Londoners
Seasonal Life
What You Can Do
No Strings Attached
Avi Does the Holy Land

BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER
Lemmings
Onyros
Haunted or Hoax
Scout
Rapt

BEST DRAMA
Trap Plane
Tough Love
Starting From Now Season 4
Situationships
Bennington Gothique

BEST DRAMEDY
Danny the Manny
A Shared House
47 secrets to a younger you
Paper Boys
All my friends are married

BEST COMEDY
Concrete Jungle
I’m Gay
Fully Engaged
OMG For Pete’s Sake
Aunty Donna: 1999
A Horrible World
Almost Asian
LI Divas

SPECIAL GUEST STAR
Sherrod Small, LI Divas
Horatio Sanz, Almost Asian
Judy Gold, Brad Advice
Andy Buckley, Living Through The Lens
Colleen Hawks, Merce
Hilary Greer, Fully Engaged

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEB SERIES
Seasonal Life
Onyros
Psychosomatic
Emma’s Welt
Idiotas

BEST INTERNATIONAL WEB SERIES
The Agent
A Shared House
Rapt
Scout
Haunted or Hoax

I LOVE NY
Working On It
Merce
Straight Marriage
Sensitive: A Web Series
Affordable NYC
Almost Anonymous
LI Divas
Precious Cargo
All My Friends Are Married
Sublets

BEST ACTRESS
Carla Bonner, The Agent
Erika Robel, Fully Engaged
Katie Malia, Almost Asian
Spoorthi Gumaste, The Other Love Story
Shweta Gupta, The Other Love Story
Liz Days, Plant

BEST ACTOR
Tony Nixon, Scout
Charles Sanchez, Merce
Allesandro Colla, Lemmings
Brad Einstein, Fuck These Guys
Andreas Damm, The Yearbook

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
It’s Complicated
Situationships
Haunted or Hoax
Aunty Donna: 1999
Behind The Blinds Aka Filmmaking 101
Paper Boys

BEST DIRECTOR
Jeff Szusterman, Jiwi’s Machines
Fran Estevez, Idiotas
Ben Rock, 20 Seconds To Live
Roopa Rao, The Other Love Story
Kieron J. Walsh, Rapt
Curtis Casella and Kyle Cabral, Paper Boys

BEST WEB SERIES
Jiwi’s Machines
The Other Love Story
Lemmings
Rapt
Straight Marriage
Aunty Donna: 1999
Almost Asian
Fully Engaged
Haunted or Hoax
#Currently

 

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