Spotlight on Melbourne

Networking & screenings, 6pm onwards
@ Loop
23 Meyers Place
Free event

Join us at Loop for an early mixer, featuring a line-up of some excellent local web series. The series screened in the Spotlight session are nominated for the Best of Spotlight award.

Check out the 2016 Spotlight selection here. 

Industry Development Day

Workshops 9.30am – 5pm
@ La Trobe University City Campus, Lvl 20, 
360 Collins Street
Ticketed event

9.30am – 11.00am
“Increase Creativity with Constraints”
w/ Lean Filmmaking

11.15am – 12.45pm
“Pitching New Media”
w/ John Cabrera

12.45pm – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 3.00pm
“Directing actors”
w/ Chris Kenworthy

3.15pm – 4.45pm
“VR masterclass”
w/ Yan Chen

Opening Night

7pm – 10pm @ Deakin Edge
Ticketed event
 keynote by John Cabrera
Premiere of Melbourne WebFest presents: 2046
and more…
Full details here.

Official Selection Screenings + Q&As

10am – 7.30pm @ Deakin Edge
Ticketed event

Three screening blocks. Each session is followed by a Q&A with series creators and crews. In between blocks 2 and 3 there will a live pitching competition as outlined below. Submissions are free, and open until 17 June. There will be an opportunity to submit wildcard entries at the festival too.
Full details here.

Pitch Perfect @MWF with ABC iview

2.30 – 4.30pm @ Deakin Edge
Ticketed event

Full details here. 

Networking party w/ Screen Futures

7.30 pm onwards@ ACMI Bar and cafe
Ticketed event – open to all ticket holders.

After a long day of screenings and pitches we join forces with delegates from the Screen Futures summit. Open to all ticketholders. 


Official Selection Screenings + Q&As

10am – 5pm @ Deakin Edge
Ticketed event

Three screening blocks. Each session is followed by a Q&A with series creators and crews. There will be a discussion panel in between the two screening blocks, as outlined below.
Full details here!

“Funding and Commissioning strategies”: Panel

1.15pm – 2.15pm @ Deakin Edge
Ticketed event
Panelists include Nick Forward (Chief Content Officer, Stan.), Rick Kalowski (Head of Comedy, ABC TV), (Kevin Mountain, ABC iview), Mike Cowap (Investment manager, Screen Australia) and Travis Rice (Content Director, LENS-immersive).
Moderated by MWF Director Steinar Ellingsen.

Gala Awards night 

7pm – 9.30pm @ Deakin Edge
Ticketed event
Join us for the fourth annual Melbourne WebFest Awards, hosted by Melbourne’s fave babes, Dash & D’Bree. This is an awards ceremony with a difference. No boring acceptance speeches. No long lists of thank yous. Expect the unexpected. This is awards done right, done fun.

Official MWF After Party

9.30pm – LATE @ The Grill at Beer Deluxe
Ticketed event
After the gala awards, we move to the party to Beer Deluxe (Fed Square). Let your hair down, help us celebrate the award winners and the successful completion of the fourth edition of Australia’s international web series festival.
Note: The After Party is open to all ticket holders, including those with single session tickets.

Access All Areas: $160/$130 concession

As the name suggests this gives you access to everything: Workshops, opening night, screenings and panels, pitching competition, the Saturday night networking, the gala awards and the after official after party.

Festival Pass: $100/$80 concession

The Festival Pass gives you access to everything but the Industry Development Day: Opening night, screenings and panels, pitching competition, Saturday night networking, the gala awards and official after party on Sunday.

Opening Night only: $50/$40 concession
Screenings, panels and pitching competition: $40/30 concession

Note: This ticket covers both Saturday and Sunday screenings, as well as the pitching competition and all panels/Q&As.

Gala Awards only: $40/$30 concession
Industry development day only: $80/60
Single session tickets: $15
Purchased at the door.