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Melbourne Webfest

18 – 21 JULY 2019

 

Melbourne WebFest provides a space for professional development that nurtures emerging artists, early-mid careers as well as established screen producers. We additionally present and represent a diversity that is often overlooked in mainstream media. We promote accessible content and create opportunities for new and established artists to showcase their work, to grow creatively and commercially, and we curate a program for the general public to experience the best new works and ideas in the digital series space

WHAT IS MELBOURNE WEBFEST?

A Story For Everyone

The seventh annual Melbourne WebFest is our biggest program to date, packed with some of the best web series from Australia and around the world. Fancy yourself a treat? Check out our 2019 Official Selection, Australian and International Spotlight selection for series made under $50K, and our Student series showcase. 

Featuring

Industry professionals

Anna Kamasz

Digital Producer

Anna Kamasz is an award-winning digital producer with a passion for telling engaging stories using new technologies. She is currently the partner manager for Google Arts and Culture for Australia and New Zealand.

 

Tina Matthews

Children’s Author & Illustrator

Tina has worked as a puppet maker, on set puppet doctor and writer for children’s theatre and television Bananas in Pyjamas, The Ferals, (ABC TV) Labyrinth (Jim Henson) and The Upside Down Show (Sesame Street/Nickelodeon Junior).

Warwick Holt

Screenwriter

Warwick is a highly experienced, award-winning screenwriter, who’s written for many of Australia’s top comedians and presenters. His 7 part series Bruce, a black sitcom about Australia’s first convicts co-written with Mat Blackwell and directed by Tony Rogers, launched online in 2016, and has won over 20 awards.

 

Diana Nguyen

Actor, comedian, writer

Diana Nguyen is the co creator, lead actor and executive producer of ‘Phi and Me’, the first ever Australian Vietnamese comedy web series releasing in June 2019. Originally a comedy show at the MICF in 2011, she and Fiona Chau adapted the script into a screenplay, and in 2017 shot the series in Springvale.

Dr Vikrant Kishore

Academic, filmmker, photographer, author & journalist

Dr Vikrant Kishore is an academic, filmmaker, photographer, author and a journalist; he has more than 25 documentaries and corporate films to his credit.

Cristian Ponce

Filmmaker

Cristian Ponce is a professor and has a degree in filmmaking. He resides in La Plata, where in 2008 he co-founded the production company Tangram Cine within which he wrote or directed web series such as “Un Año sin Television”, “Policompañeros Motorizados”, “Sin Conexión” and “La Obra de mi Vida”; the short films “Breve Historia en el Planeta” and “Ripio, Camionero y Detective”; and the full length film “En Busca del Muñeco Perdido”.

"Melbourne WebFest is a fantastic festival, run by passionate individuals who really want to champion emerging creators. I can't recommend them enough!"

Katia Nizic

"So friendly, great networking, amazing selections to watch, awesome masterclasses - & a chance to pitch your series idea! Just go."

Leanne Mangan

WebFest was a great event! They clearly care about web series as a format in its own right and you can tell they're on the forefront of this under appreciated medium. The workshops were very informative and met some great people in the industry. Was really happy to be a part of it.

David Zwolenski

 

“..blown away!”

I went to my first WebFest last year and was blown away by the community and support. It is such an incredible resource for independent screen creatives.

– Lisa Habermann  

 

“The greatest film festival…”

The greatest film festival in Melbourne that I have ever attended. The quality, quantity and accessibility of this years content is outstanding!

– Joshua Machuca 

“Love the awesome aussie series…”

This is a marvelously organized festival with dedicated and friendly people. Love the country, love the people, love the awesome Aussie series. Love Melbourne. It’s a long journey for some of us internationals, but well worth it. You must enter and you should go if you get in. It’s one of the topline fests in the world.

– Tom Chamberlain 

Get your tickets to Melbourne WebFest • 18 – 21 july 2019 

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The Art of Visual Storytelling

Join Vieux Jeu (CAN), Abracadavers (CAN) & Public Writer (CAN) through their journey through visual storytelling.

Who Run The World? GIRLS!

This year Melbourne WebFest was lucky to be hit with several themes surrounding the complex lives of women. Ride the wave into the world of dating, complications, struggles, drama, mistakes and comedy with Einfach Maria, How To Know If You’re Dating a Narcissist, Bonnie The Elephant & Dee-Brief.

Stories That Turn Into Legends

A legend can be many different things.

Otsoen Lurraldean (In the Land of the Wolves), Indictus: The Land is No Ones, Ao-terror-oa and Terror 404 all highlight the different aspects of a what can make a story into a legend.

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