*Web Series World Cup Participant!*

Are you ready for the New Jersey's first web festival that has taken the world by storm?! Just ten days after our first festival took place, we became ranked one of FilmFreeway's Best-Reviewed Festivals -- and we've continued to get bigger and better! Thanks to all the creators who took time to leave thoughtful reviews! We are #AllAboutTheCreators, and they clearly felt it! Just read the reviews and see for yourself.

We are excited to be entering our third year! Submissions from all over the world, and from every genre, are welcome. Quality is the only criteria: we want to showcase the very best.

We accept webseries, pilots, trailers, and music videos, so they can all experience the #JerseyMagic!

Those who attend will be treated to a screening of their show in beautiful Montclair, NJ, at the Clairidge Theater, the premiere art house in the northeast, and will have the opportunity to network and mingle with industry powerhouses, special guests, and fellow creators. Workshops, panels, and parties will of course be part of the festivities!

And our Awards Event is a beautiful gala with gourmet food, unlimited drinks, dessert, entertainment -- first-class all the way. Check out the pics, and follow our social media for videos from the events. You've never been to a festival like the #NJWebFest.

Awards are listed below, but we may add some as we go!

Best Actor in A Comedy
Best Actress in A Comedy
Best Actor in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi
Best Actress in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi
Best Supporting Actor in A Comedy
Best Supporting Actress in A Comedy
Best Supporting Actor - Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Best Supporting Actress - Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Best Host
Best Guest Star
Best Director in a Comedy
Best Writing in a Comedy
Best Director in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi
Best Writing in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi
Best Cinematography in A Comedy
Best Cinematography - Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Best Ensemble Cast in A Comedy
Best Ensemble Cast - Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi
Best On-Screen Chemistry
Best Special Effects/Video Effects
Best Editing
Best Score/Soundtrack
Best Theme Song
Best Series Premise
Outstanding Trailer
Outstanding Music Video
Direct Selection: Seoul WebFest
Direct Selection: Miami WebFest
Direct Selection: Asia Web Awards
Direct Selection: Rio WebFest
Direct Selection: Baltimore Next Media WebFest
Direct Selection: Minnesota WebFest
Direct Selection: Apulia WebFest
Direct Selection: London Short Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Animation Series
Outstanding Sketch Comedy Series
Outstanding Dramedy Series
Outstanding Comic Fantasy Series
Outstanding Thriller Series
Outstanding Sci-Fi Series
Outstanding Unscripted/Reality Series
Outstanding LGBTQ Series
Outstanding Mockumentary Series
Michael J. Ajakwe Jr. “Don’t Wait Create!” Award

1. If you've uploaded a video file to FilmFreeway, great! But web series creators should also include a link for us to view your entire series. We are lovers of web series, and want to watch every episode before making our selections. You can also email us the link to your show at info@newjerseywebfest.com. IF IT IS PASSWORD-PROTECTED, please make sure to provide us with the password.

2. Ideally, you should have at least three episodes produced, but if you have one or two outstanding episodes, with future episodes in the works, feel free to submit. If it's a cant-miss show, we won't pass up the chance to showcase you at our festival.

3. There is no length requirement or limit. Quality is our only criteria. So make it good! :)

4. Shows that have a spoken language other than English must be subtitled in English. Music videos don't need to be subtitled.

5. Official Selections will be announced on or before August 1, 2019.

6. Award nominees will be announced on or before August 15, 2019.

7. Event date: September 14-15, 2019

Overall Rating
  • Although I wasn't able to attend the physical event, their communication was impeccable. They always made me feel welcome and part of the family even though I was abroad. What a fabulous team and a fabulous festival!

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Sean! We wish you could have been with us in person, but we're thrilled to know you felt with us in spirit!

  • olivia baptista

    I cannot recommend this festival enough. Neem and the team were so welcoming, and engaging, and passionate. They knew all the creators and their shows and that alone made the experience so much more enjoyable. It was a wonderful inaugural year and I cannot wait to see how this fest grows for years to come. And there was great turnout at the screenings too! The town where the festival takes place is also super charming with lots to do and eat in between screenings and seminars. Highly recommend. Thank you for letting us be a part of it!

    January 2019
    Response from festival:

    Olivia, thank you so much for the amazing review! Yes - we know the creators and their shows by name, because we appreciate you all! We know that there's no US without U!! We are thrilled you had a great experience at the New Jersey WebFest!

  • Michael Mullen

    We loved being apart of NJ Web Fest! Amazing people, great programing- a true celebration of work and community!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    And we loved having you all, and showing you some "Nerd Love"! :) Thanks!

  • One of my favorite festival experiences! Neem and co. were always enthusiastic, communicative and organized. The screening was a ton of fun and the awards gala was AMAZING. I am honored to have been an official selection and winner (Best Lead Actor in a Comedy) at the New Jersey Web Fest :)

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Rob!! We appreciate the love! Congratulations on your well-deserved award :) Keep creating!

  • Tyler Martin

    In just a short weekend, this festival created a a sense of community that valued creators above all else. The participants of the festival all felt well valued, and we're given the opportunity to learning from industry professionals. Neem and his team, above all, cultivated a personal experience where are the attendee's we're able to connect and support each other in incredible ways. I would definitely recommend this festival!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for this review, Tyler! You creators MAKE the festival, and the least we can do is show you appreciation. It means the world to us that you felt loved. You rock!