Our 2018 Official Selections are now published on our website.

On Saturday 17 November, #NZWF18 will present a day of panel discussions, presentations and screenings followed in the evening by the #NZWF18 awards ceremony. On Sunday 18 we'll continue screenings with some special treats and a programme featuring all the winners from Saturday night.

#NZWF18 will present awards, information about which is in the category listings. Some categories are open to NZ entries only, some to non-NZ entries only, and some to all-comers.

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 They may not be withdrawn, and fees are not refundable.

4. 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

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

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

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

Overall Rating
  • 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 :)

  • Melissa Malone

    We were unable to attend the festival but communication prior and even during (via social media etc) were exceptional! Thanks to the power of the internet we were able to virtually follow on the day of the fest itself. Great official selections and well organized. We are honored to have been a part of it all!

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks :)

    It was our pleasure to present Or So The Story Goes (Golden Rule) in NZ.

    We look forward to seeing your next series, and we wish you the best of luck with your nominations at the International Online Web Fest on 9 December