*Web Series World Cup Participant!*

Just ten days after our first festival took place, we became one of FilmFreeway's Best-Reviewed Festivals -- and now as we enter our fourth year, we continue to get bigger and better thanks to the amazing talent that has been part of our events! Thank you 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.

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! (See our Rules section for more deets on submitting.)

Those who attend will be treated to a screening of their show at a wonderful venue 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, 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.

These are some of the honors that we've awarded in the past (subject to change in future festivals, depending on submissions.)

WEBSERIES | PILOTS | TRAILERS | MUSIC VIDEOS
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 Thriller Series
Outstanding Sci-Fi Series
Outstanding Unscripted/Reality Series
Outstanding Mockumentary Series
Michael J. Ajakwe Jr. β€œDon’t Wait Create!” Award
Best of the Best Web Series

FICTION PODCASTS
Best Editing of an Actual Play
Best Editing of a Narrative Fiction
Best Sound Design of an Actual Play
Best Sound Design of a Narrative Fiction
Best Series Premise of an Actual Play
Best Series Premise of a Narrative Fiction
Best Director
Best Writing / Script
Best Game Master
Best Leading Performance
Best Supporting Performance
Best Player Character Performance
Best Chemistry
Best Ensemble Cast of an Actual Play
Best Ensemble Cast of a Narrative Fiction
Best Theme Song
Best Original Scoring
Best Actual Play Podcast playing D&D
Best Actual Play Podcast not playing D&D
Best Comedy
Best Science Fiction
Best Fantasy
Best Drama
Best Horror / Thriller
Best Anthology
Best Family Friendly
Best of the Best Fiction Podcast

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. Fiction Podcast creators: when you join Film Freeway, you can upload your audio file by categorizing your work as "Music/Songwriting." It's currently the only category that allows you to upload audio-only files (but we're working with Film Freeway on updating that!) :) So, get your work up and submit to get the film festival experience! Visit newjerseywebfest.com/film-freeway-podcasts for more detailed instructions.

3. There is no length requirement or limit to submit. Quality is our only criteria. So make it good! :) Please note, however, that if you get selected, we may ask for a truncated version of your project for screening purposes, depending on the length of your episodes.

4. Web series that have a spoken language other than English must be subtitled in English. If your fiction podcast is in a language other than English, we need you to email us an English transcript after submitting (email it to info@newjerseywebfest.com; include your tracking number in the subject line). Music videos don't need to be subtitled or translated.

5. Official Selections will be announced on or before August 1, 2022.

6. Award nominees will be announced on or before August 15, 2022.

7. Event date: September 22-25, 2022.

Overall Rating
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  • I've been accepted in many festivals. However, NJ Web Festival is the 1st to make me feel this welcomed and like family. They are not just producing a festival, they are building a tribe of people who believe in digital story telling and I love it. I sing their praises throughout the year because their spirit sings a love for the Indie Content Creator. I look forward to seeing you all in 2022πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    That means a lot to us! That truly is our goal, and we are thrilled to know that it shines through :) Thanks!

  • Nora K

    This is an amazing festival I will always go to no matter what. They treat you like family (or better, depending on your situation :)) the event has a really supportive and fun atmosphere, the gala is in this outstandingly beautiful venue, with wonderful music, food, and neworking possibilities. And Neem and his collective are such warm, fun and attentive hosts. You really see they care. About you as a creator, about your show, about you as a supporter or viewer of what somebody else created.

    And their programming is really good too. I have been introduced to some super entertaining shows there (hello Demon Doctor).

    All of this make it one of the best festivals out there and certainly one really worth its fees.

    Go #feelthemagic

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks! We're thrilled that you had a great time, and even more thrilled that you found value in the other projects and creators. That's what it's all about!

  • The New Jersey folks know how to celebrate creativity and showcase talent. Thanks for including us … We look forward to doing it again in the future.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Very much appreciated Courtney! We missed you at the fest, but glad you felt our love from afar!

  • This festival is a must! Neem and his team are so passionate about creators and they do everything they can to support them in this festival! Amazing energy, excitement, and so much heart. They are organized and very open with communication. I have been twice and I can't wait for next year! I love this festival!

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much Ashley! We love your show and think you're fab!

  • Nadine Bernard

    What an amazing and uplifting experience to be part of this festival! The NJ WebFest is truly a gem! Neem is so welcoming to everyone and you can tell from the moment you meet him that he is doing this because he truly cares about artists and giving them a forum to share their voices and talent and to connect with other creators. The screenings were a joy to watch and so well organized and the Gala was great fun and impressive! Don't pass up the opportunity to submit. So worth it!

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    The feeling is mutual -- we think you're a gem as well! Keep creating, and we hope to see you again soon.