Submissions for #NZWF19 are now closed. #NZWF19 will run Saturday 16 November 2019 in Auckland.

Since 2015 NZ Web Fest has curated and celebrated online entertainment. Since 2017 the festival has been a proud participant in the Web Series World Cup.

Submissions for #NZWF20 will open right here on 1 February 2020.

#NZWF19 will present awards, information about which is noted in individual category listings. Some categories are open to NZ entries only, some to non-NZ entries only, and some to all-comers.

All award winners receive trophies, and we have a small selection of other prizes from sponsors as noted.

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.
Winners of the three of our Best Show categories will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.
Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

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We do not offer fee waivers or discounts, except as part of promotions or arrangements with partner festivals.

Terms and conditions

1. By submitting to the NZ Web Fest, you:
a. acknowledge you have read, understood and agreed to these terms & conditions
b. confirm you own or hold appropriate rights to all content submitted, including licensed material eg music.
c. release NZ Web Fest from any and all claims and/or liabilities arising from NZ Web Fest's use of material submitted

2. Submissions made to NZ Web Fest are valid on receipt by NZ Web Fest or its agents of all required material and payment of the submission fee, if any.

3. All submissions not in English must be subtitled in English.

4. Submission does not guarantee selection. Submissions are final. They may not be withdrawn, and fees are not refundable.

5. By submitting you grant NZ Web Fest non-exclusive rights to:
a. use still images and clips of up to 20 seconds each from your submission(s) for the purposes of documenting and promoting the NZ Web Fest
b. screen your submission (in whole or part) during the NZ Web Fest

6. NZ Web Fest decisions on selection, awards nomination and judging are final and binding.

7. In the event of any dispute with the NZ Web Fest, NZ laws shall apply.

8. PLEASE also read category-specific T&C in the list below CATEGORIES AND FEES

Overall Rating
  • Was a real pleasure interacting with this extremely professional festival. The communication was excellent and social media networking was wonderful. It was an honour to be selected for the NZWF and hope to be a award winner next time.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for being part of #NZWF18, and we really look forward to seeing more of your shows in the coming years.

    Fingers crossed for a successful awards run next time!

  • Maree Railton

    Though I couldn't make it to this year's festival in-person, the communication from NZ Web Fest was top notch. They sent not only winner-related information but also general information about the festival through their e-newsletter, which made me feel like part of the experience. Was also happy to see the NZWF Twitter page is proactive about interacting with entrants' Twitter feeds.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the good words, Maree, and congrats again on being among the winners at #NZWF18 :)

  • Roberto Nascimento

    Great festival, very important to celebrate local and international content in Auckland!

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Roberto :)
    Good luck with the continuing journey of Sui Generis, and we look forward to seeing more of Suzy Boon when you complete season 2.

  • Misha Calvert

    Awesome festival!! I love their enthusiasm. Their selections were great, and the programmers and festival staff were really pleasant to communicate with. I will definitely be applying here again!

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for Tinder is the Night. It was one of our easier selection decisions of 2017 :)

    Best wishes for Strut. We hope to see it when it’s ready to start traveling.

  • Amanda Alison

    Thanks for a great night with great local content :)

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    You’re welcome! And good luck to Lucy Lewis at the Seoul Web Fest next year :)