*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
NJ WEBFEST BEST OF THE BEST

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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • 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
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    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!

  • David Brenner

    So here is our 5 stars review of the New Jersey Web Festival 2019 edition. Having heard a lot of praise beforehand it even exceeded all expectations. The NJ Webfest is very well organized hence running very smoothly. The quality of the nominated shows was high, the workshops not too many but all amazing and you don’t have to miss anything, as nothing is scheduled at the same time. This give you the opportunity to see it all, to learn it all and to meet and connect with everyone in a very nice setting with perfect suited venues. Though nothing compared to the stunning location of the glamorous awards ceremony, which deserves all the praise you will hear from the web-series community. So thanks again Neem, Michael, Tom and all the others from NJ Webfest. This one was really, really worth the travel all the way from Germany, see you again next year! :-) Kristian Wolff (Antarktika)

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Wow, thank you so much to the Antarktika team for this amazing review! Truly appreciate it!

  • Brian Ostering

    Great film festival run by people who obviously care about filmmakers and their projects! Can't wait to attend the next one!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again!

  • Jamaal R. Green

    One of the best film festivals I've ever attended. This-is truly a filmmakers film festival. From the time you arrive the team make you feel like family.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much! We truly appreciate you!!!

  • 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
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    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!