*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, music videos, and fiction podcasts so that all digital creators can experience the #JerseyMagic!
***** Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we extended our submission deadline to April 2021, and postponed our festival until September 2021. We chose Early Selections in July 2020, and everyone who submits now will find out when we announce Final Selections in May 2021. Stay safe everyone!
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 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 Theme Song
Best Series Premise
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
NJ WEBFEST BEST OF THE BEST
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, 2020.
6. Award nominees will be announced on or before August 15, 2020.
7. Event date: September 18-20, 2020