Melbourne Web Fest 2016

Welcome to Australia’s International Web Series Festival

Melbourne Web Fest is Australia’s international web series festival, working to honour innovative creators that are transforming the world of entertainment.

Program Guide

Everything you need to know about this year’s festival


Check out the official selections for 2016


The nominations in each award category


The Jury for MWF 2016

About the festival

Digital series entertainment is growing rapidly and is fast rising to challenge traditional modes of producing, distributing and engaging with screen content. Innovative web series creators are a driving force in this storytelling evolution.

Melbourne WebFest is working to acknowledge digital screen producers and is creating a hub for networking and professional development in the heart of Melbourne. It is also an opportunity for the public to experience the best in digital series entertainment from around the world.


Recap: VidCon 2016

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All the action from the three day online video convention in Anaheim, VidCon 2016 written by web series creator Hayley Adams.


2016 Spotlight on Melbourne: Shadow Factory (AUS)

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Follow the inner workings of ASIO, as seen through the eyes of their latest recruit, Huntsman. This comedy puts a new twist on the secret service, writes Ashley Saliba.


2016 Spotlight on Melbourne: VIS Road to Rio (AUS)

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In partnership with Victorian Institute of Sport this inspiring documentary addresses the issue of disability in sport, by Ashley Saliba.


2016 Official Selection: Shakespeare Republic (AUS)

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From Hamlet in a bathtub to Juliet as one half of a same sex couple, Shakespeare Republic puts a modern twist on the Shakespeare we love, writes Ashley Saliba.