*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, 2020.

6. Award nominees will be announced on or before August 15, 2020.

7. Event date: September 18-20, 2020

Overall Rating
  • Wow, what an amazing festival! This was my first time submitting and I felt like family. Neem and Co. really made a memorable experience for our cast and crew. The festival runners should be exceedingly proud for creating a place we web series creators can call home.

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Andrew! We are proud to have you in the NJ WebFest family. Keep creating and we hope to see you soon!

  • Kym Vaitiekus

    We have been involved with the NJ Webfest since they began and lucky enough to win in both years. Although we haven't meet Neem and his team in person, my Director and I have been made to feel that we are an important part of the NJ Webfest family.
    We can feel the excitement all the way from down under. Submit, Submit, Submit, the very handsome Festival Director Neem Basha champions a fab event that you would love to be a part of.
    Soula says "NJ Webfest is never a drag!"

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Soula, darlin, thank you for this review! You ARE an important part of the NJ WebFest family. We love you from afar, but hope to see you in person soon!

  • Nikki Coble

    When they talk about being part of the NJ Web Fest Family, that’s exactly what they mean. From the very start of our connection, we were so well taken care of and immersed in a wonderfully supportive community. Neem, Michael & Tom are super passionate about this network of creators and it’s future, and we felt it every step of the way. In fact, they’re the only festival we’ve heard of that actually watches each series in its entirety in order to honor the creator’s vision. THAT is dedication! Oh, and The Gala, was a night to remember! We had a blast and are very proud to be part of this outstanding fam!!!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    We are family!! I've got my Awkwardly sistahs with me! :) Truly a delight to have you all with us. Thank you so much for this amazing review!

  • Really well-done! Terrific energy, great communication from the organizers, great projection quality, and what a gala at the end! Thank you!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! It was great having you!!

  • Ophir Ariel

    New Jersey Festival was an absolute pleasure experience. The screenings were in a wonderful theater, playing to a very engaged new audience. The panels were great and run in a very laid back atmosphere (as the whole festival). The Gala was so much fun! I highly recommend it!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!! So glad you enjoyed NJ WebFest! We certainly enjoyed having you! :)