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Vancouver Web Fest 2017 Official Selections

VWF would like to thank all of the outstanding submissions from around the world. In 2017 we received submissions from 27 countries. The content was remarkable, and we sincerely enjoyed every submission. However, coming down to the final list of Offical Selections seems to become more difficult every year. After an incredibly difficult selection process, the Vancouver Web Fest 2017 Official Selections were:



Genre Nominees
Each of these official selections is also considered a nominee for Best of in their Genre.


ANA - Buenos Aires, Argentina
BRUTAL – Puteaux, France
Divine Shadow – Burien, United States
Surf Therapy - Puteaux,France
TO BELIEVE OR NOT – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Meet the Ladybugs – North Bergen, United States
Life Sucks! But at least I've got elbows – Tallinn, Estonia
THE ADVENTURES OF BROKEN HEART - Buenos Aires, Argentina
All About the Britos - São Paulo, Brazil
BERTRAND – Paris, France
Craigslist Therapist - Valley Village, United States
Dropping the Soap – North Hollywood, United States
Fools For Hire– Vancouver, Canada
Mimosas with #Millie – California, United States
Single and Dating in Vancouver – Vancouver, Canada
Sublets – New York , United States
The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? – Los Angeles, United States
This Is That – Vancouver, Canada

INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada
No Strings Attached – Melbourne, Australia
Seasonal Life - Maisonnette, Canada
The Forgotten Salmon – Ontario, Canada
Theater So Good – Rome, Italy

JLT's The Other Love Story – London, United Kingdom
Mom and Me (and everyone online) – Vancouver, Canada
Nasty Habits - Los Angeles, United States
SCOUT – Brisbane, Australia
Starting From Now – Sydney, Australia
Teenagers – Mississauga, Canada
That's My DJ - Toronto, Canada

Fluffy Marky – Quebec, Canada
Growing Up Guide Pup – Hayward, United States
Stay At Home Mom – Calabasas, United States

JourneyQuest – Seattle, United States
Mina Murray's Journal – London, United Kingdom
The Spell Tutor – Toronto, Canada
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia

Discocalypse - Cologne, Germany
Don't Do It - Seattle, United States
Ghost Cam – Viterbo, Italy
Or So the Story Goes - Weehawken, United States

CUMBIA NENA - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Roo-ining Christmas – Hawthorne, United States
The Plateaus – Toronto, Canada

Gold Mountain – San Francisco, United States
Petrol – Mississauga, Canada
Tea Time – Lyon, France
TELEGRAPH COVE – Vancouver, Canada
Thornbrook - Kingston, United States

Late Bloomer - Pacific Palisades, United States
Untourage – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Verde Noir – Washington, United States

Conversations from the Afterlife – Maplewood, United States
JULIE – Paris, France
Soldiers of Earth – Vancouver, Canada
The League of S.T.E.A.M. - Los Angeles, United States
The Partitioned - Los Angeles, United States

Hidden - Ustica, Italy
Kill Skills – Magenta, France
Madame Hollywood – Paris, France
ONYROS - Carmignano di Brenta, Italy



Category Nominees



Dropping the Soap - Ellie Kanner – North Hollywood, United States
Fluffy Marky - Benoit Lach – Quebec, Canada
JULIE – Camille Chastrusse - Paris, France
SCOUT - Tom Francis - Brisbane, Australia
TELEGRAPH COVE - Darren Borrowman – Vancouver, Canada
That's My DJ - D. W. Waterson - Toronto, Canada
This Is That - Christopher Kelly - Vancouver, Canada
The Wizards of Aus – Michael Shanks - Collingwood, Australia

BERTRAND - Bertrand Usclat – Paris, France
Craigslist Therapist - Dean Cates - Valley Village, United States
Dropping the Soap – Paul Witten - North Hollywood, United States
Fluffy Marky - Étienne Galloy – Quebec, Canada
JULIE - Sébastien Robert – Paris, France
ONYROS – Diego De Francesco - Carmignano di Brenta, Italy
Petrol - Kane Mahon – Mississauga, Canada
SCOUT – Tony Nixon - Brisbane, Australia
Soldiers of Earth – Richard Meen – Vancouver, Canada
The Wizards of Aus – Michael Shanks - Collingwood, Australia

Dropping the Soap – Jane Lynch - North Hollywood, United States
Fluffy Marky – Marguerite Bouchard - Quebec, Canada
JULIE – Marion Plantier - Paris, France
Madame Hollywood - Dre Davis -Paris, France
Mimosas with #Millie - Kristi Lauren – California, United States
Nasty Habits - Hope Lauren – Los Angeles, United States
Starting From Now – Rosie Lourde – Sydney, Australia
Tea Time - Pascale Rousseau – Lyon, France
TELEGRAPH COVE – Savonna Spracklin - Vancouver, Canada
The Spell Tutor - Lawrene Denkers – Toronto, Ontario


INVANCITY - Vancouver, Canada
Kill Skills - Magenta, France
Seasonal Life – Maisonnette, Canada
TELEGRAPH COVE – Vancouver, Canada
That's My DJ - Toronto, Canada
Thornbrook – Kingston, United States
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia


BERTRAND – Paris, France
Conversations from the Afterlife - Maplewood, United States
Tea Time – Lyon, France
The Forgotten Salmon - Canada
This Is That – Vancouver, Canada


Discocalypse – Germany
ONYROS – Carmignano di Brenta, Italy
Soldiers of Earth – Vancouver, Canada
TELEGRAPH COVE – Vancouver, Canada
The League of S.T.E.A.M. - Los Angeles, United States
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia

CUMBIA NENA - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fools For Hire – Vancouver, Canada
INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada
SCOUT – Brisbane, Australia
Soldiers of Earth – Vancouver, Canada
Starting From Now – Sydney, Australia
Tea Time – Lyon, France
Thornbrook – Kingston, United States
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia


INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada
Starting From Now – Sydney, Australia
Tea Time – Lyon, France
TELEGRAPH COVE – Vancouver, Canada
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia


INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada
Tea Time – Lyon, France
TELEGRAPH COVE – Vancouver, Canada
This Is That – Vancouver, Canada
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia









And The 2017 VWF Winners Are...


VANCOUVER WEB FEST was very pleased to announce the 2017 Vancouver Web Fest winners. The 2017 Festival was a wonderful three days of panels, screenings, workshops, keynote speakers and of course parties. Attendees came from near and far. From across Canada, the United States, and around the world from as far away as Australia. This year we had incredible submissions from 27 countries. Judging was done by our 40 judges, from 13 different countries around the world, and the comment they made to us was how difficult it is becoming to judge these digital series as the quality of content increases in leaps and bounds. But without further ado, here were the 2017 winners across 28 categories.

Foreign and Domestic Awards

Overall


Winner
The Wizards of Aus – Fantasy - Collingwood, Australia

Nominees
Within this category, all 'Official Selections' are considered to be nominees.
Canadian

Winner
That's My DJ - Drama - Toronto, Canada

Nominees
Within this category, all Canadian 'Official Selections' are considered to be nominees.

Foreign
Winner
SCOUT - Drama – Brisbane, Australia

Nominees
Within this category, all Non-Canadian 'Official Selections' are considered to be nominees.
Best of BC

Winner
This Is That – Vancouver, Canada


Nominees
Fools For Hire – Vancouver, Canada
INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada
Mom and Me (and everyone online) – Vancouver, Canada
Single and Dating in Vancouver – Vancouver, Canada
Soldiers of Earth – Vancouver, Canada
Telegraph Cove – Vancouver, Canada

Carter Mason Award for Excellence
This award is new to Vancouver Web Fest. It is a memorial award granted in honour of Carter Mason, who sadly passed away in 2016. Carter was a great champion of the web series community. He threw himself wholeheartedly into his endeavors and generously shared his time, experience and advise with many of us. We felt strongly that we wanted to honor his legacy wth an award in his name. This award will be granted yearly to an individual in this comunity who displays the same excellent, generous traits as Carter.

Winner
Ed Brando – Vancouver, Canada

Talent and Post-Production Awards

Actor


Winner
Paul Witten - Dropping the Soap – North Hollywood, United States

Nominees
Bertrand Usclat – BERTRAND - Paris, France
Dean Cates - Craigslist Therapist - Valley Village, United States
Étienne Galloy – Fluffy Marky - Quebec, Canada
Sébastien Robert – JULIE - Paris, France
Diego De Francesco - ONYROS – Carmignano di Brenta, Italy
Kane Mahon – Petrol - Mississauga, Canada
Tony Nixon - SCOUT – Brisbane, Australia
Richard Meen – Soldiers of Earth – Vancouver, Canada
Michael Shanks - The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia

Actress

Winner
Rosie Lourde – Starting From Now – Sydney, Australia

Nominees
Jane Lynch - Dropping the Soap – North Hollywood, United States
Marguerite Bouchard - Fluffy Marky – Quebec, Canada
Marion Plantier -JULIE – Paris, France
Dre Davis - Madame Hollywood - Paris, France
Kristi Lauren – Mimosas with #Millie - California, United States
Hope Lauren – Nasty Habits - Los Angeles, United States
Pascale Rousseau – Tea Time - Lyon, France
Savonna Spracklin - Telegraph Cove – Vancouver, Canada
Lawrene Denkers – The Spell Tutor - Toronto, Ontario

Cinematography
Winner
Thornbrook – Kingston, United States

Nominees
INVANCITY - Vancouver, Canada
Kill Skills - Magenta, France
Seasonal Life – Maisonnette, Canada
Telegraph Cove – Vancouver, Canada
That's My DJ - Toronto, Canada
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia

Director
Winner
D. W. Waterson - That's My DJ - Toronto, Canada

Nominees
Ellie Kanner – Dropping the Soap - North Hollywood, United States
Benoit Lach – Fluffy Marky - Quebec, Canada
Camille Chastrusse - JULIE – Paris, France
Tom Francis - SCOUT - Brisbane, Australia
Darren Borrowman – Telegraph Cove - Vancouver, Canada
Christopher Kelly - This Is That - Vancouver, Canada
Michael Shanks - The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia

Editing
Winner
INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada

Nominees
INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada
Tea Time – Lyon, France
TELEGRAPH COVE – Vancouver, Canada
This Is That – Vancouver, Canada
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia

Original Score
Winner
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia

Nominees
CUMBIA NENA - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fools For Hire – Vancouver, Canada
INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada
SCOUT – Brisbane, Australia
Soldiers of Earth – Vancouver, Canada
Starting From Now – Sydney, Australia
Tea Time – Lyon, France
Thornbrook – Kingston, United States
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia

Screenplay
Winner
This Is That – Vancouver, Canada

Nominees
BERTRAND – Paris, France
Conversations from the Afterlife - Maplewood, United States
Tea Time – Lyon, France
The Forgotten Salmon - Canada


Sound Design
Winner
Telegraph cove – Vancouver, Canada

Nominees
INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada
Starting From Now – Sydney, Australia
Tea Time – Lyon, France
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia


Special Effects
Winner
Discocalypse – Germany

Nominees
ONYROS – Carmignano di Brenta, Italy
Soldiers of Earth – Vancouver, Canada
TELEGRAPH COVE – Vancouver, Canada
The League of S.T.E.A.M. - Los Angeles, United States
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia


Visual Effects
Winner
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia
Nominees
Discocalypse – Germany
ONYROS – Carmignano di Brenta, Italy
Soldiers of Earth – Vancouver, Canada
TELEGRAPH COVE – Vancouver, Canada
The League of S.T.E.A.M. - Los Angeles, United States



Genre Awards

Action/Adventure


Winner
Surf Therapy - Puteaux,France

Nominees
ANA - Buenos Aires, Argentina
BRUTAL – Puteaux, France
Divine Shadow – Burien, United States
TO BELIEVE OR NOT – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Animation

Winner
The Adventures Of Broken Heart - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nominees
Meet the Ladybugs – North Bergen, United States
Life Sucks! But at least I've got elbows – Tallinn, Estonia
Comedy
Winner
Sublets – New York , United States

Nominees
All About the Britos - São Paulo, Brazil
BERTRAND – Paris, France
Craigslist Therapist - Valley Village, United States
Dropping the Soap – North Hollywood, United States
Fools For Hire– Vancouver, Canada
Mimosas with #Millie – California, United States
Single and Dating in Vancouver – Vancouver, Canada
The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? – Los Angeles, United States
This Is That – Vancouver, Canada
Documentary
Winner
No Strings Attached – Melbourne, Australia

Nominees
INVANCITY – Vancouver, Canada
Seasonal Life - Maisonnette, Canada
The Forgotten Salmon – Ontario, Canada
Theater So Good – Rome, Italy
Drama
Winner
Nasty Habits - Los Angeles, United States

Nominees
JLT's The Other Love Story – London, United Kingdom
Mom and Me (and everyone online) – Vancouver, Canada
SCOUT – Brisbane, Australia
Starting From Now – Sydney, Australia
Teenagers – Mississauga, Canada
That's My DJ - Toronto, Canada
Family
Winner
Fluffy Marky – Quebec, Canada

Nominees
Growing Up Guide Pup – Hayward, United States
Stay At Home Mom – Calabasas, United States
Fantasy
Winner
The Wizards of Aus – Collingwood, Australia

Nominees
JourneyQuest – Seattle, United States
Mina Murray's Journal – London, United Kingdom
The Spell Tutor – Toronto, Canada
Horror
Winner
Or So the Story Goes - Weehawken, United States

Nominees
Discocalypse - Cologne, Germany
Don't Do It - Seattle, United States
Ghost Cam – Viterbo, Italy
Musical
Winner
Roo-ining Christmas – Hawthorne, United States

Nominees
CUMBIA NENA - Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Plateaus – Toronto, Canada
Mystery
Winner
Petrol – Mississauga, Canada

Nominees
Gold Mountain – San Francisco, United States
Tea Time – Lyon, France
Telegraph Cove – Vancouver, Canada
Thornbrook - Kingston, United States
Reality
Winner
Late Bloomer - Pacific Palisades, United States

Nominees
Untourage – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Verde Noir – Washington, United States
Science Fiction
Winner
Conversations from the Afterlife – Maplewood, United States

Nominees
JULIE – Paris, France
Soldiers of Earth – Vancouver, Canada
The League of S.T.E.A.M. - Los Angeles, United States
The Partitioned - Los Angeles, United States
Thriller
Winner
Kill Skills – Magenta, France

Nominees
Hidden - Ustica, Italy
Madame Hollywood – Paris, France
ONYROS - Carmignano di Brenta, Italy


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And just like that, another amazing Vancouver Web Fest year is over.
Thank you all the Volunteers, Attendees, Panelist, Special Guests and Content Creators for helping to make the 2017 Vancouver Web Fest a success!

Remember - Submissions open in August 2017.

We look forward to seeing you all at
Vancouver Web Fest 2018
DATE
April, 2018

PLACE
Performance Works on Granville Island

ADDRESS
1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC

1234 - Fake Street Vancouver, BC XXX XXX 604.123.4567