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

#NZWF20 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 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.

*** Please note ***
We DO NOT offer fee waivers or discounts, except as part of promotions (follow our social media channels for these), or as part of arrangements with partner festivals. Don't waste your time asking :)

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 They may not be withdrawn, and fees are not refundable.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 NZ Web Fest
b. screen your submission (in whole or part) during 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 NZ Web Fest, NZ laws shall apply.
8. PLEASE also read category-specific T&C in the list below CATEGORIES AND FEES

Overall Rating
  • Communication is wonderful with this festival--they understand international series might find it difficult to be there in person, and they still do their best to make you feel a part of the experience. Definitely submit!

    January 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Joshua.
    We loved having Skeleton Crew among our finalists in 2019. We look forward to seeing more of Hunter and Anthony in season 5 :)

  • Lauren Porteous

    This festival was great and super supportive. I'm very grateful to be a part of this festival.

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Lauren. It was great for us to premiere Loner, and we look forward to seeing it in competition in 2020. Good luck with submissions to other festivals :)

  • Asmara Bhattacharya

    NZ Web Fest was fantastic! Insightful panels, terrific networking, and a lot of great shows. We met so many incredible filmmakers and made a lot of new friends. The festival is so welcoming, and New Zealand is unbeatable! Thanks to Keith and everyone involved for such a wonderful experience. We hope to come back again!

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for those lovely words.
    We'd love to see you and Frank again, and look forward to seeing more of your work in the coming years :)

  • Herman Wang

    An excellent excuse for me to visit New Zealand, this festival was friendly and fun. If you go, definitely plan a visit to the Hobbiton set near Auckland!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for that, Herman. It was great to meet you after enjoying The Spell Tutor over the last few years.
    We look forward to seeing what comes next now that The Spell Tutor has ended its journey.

  • Martijn Winkler

    This festival is an absolute delight. Great and personal communication, very passionate supporters of web series creators... we were sad not to be able to attend, but felt very much a part of the festival through all social posts and email updates. And we were very honored to win two awards with our show SWIPE.
    Highly recommended.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Martijn.

    We hope SWIPE continues its successful festival journey, as it's a great concept and beautifully executed.

    Congratulations again to all the team for your wins at #NZWF19.