CityMash.com - If you find yourself roaring with laughter at “The Legend of Neil” or using “Teenagers” to discuss difficult topics with your older kids, then the Vancouver Web Festival is the place you want to be. Bringing together the brightest and best of the web entertainment industry, VWF gives ammeter artists, accomplished professionals, and the superstars of web media an opportunity to share their experiences and network face to face.
Now in its fourth year, VWF attracts the best web shows, movies and documentaries from around the world, showcasing the incredible skills of directors, writers, actors and other production professionals.
An inclusive and open event Vancouver Web Fest encourages new and innovative ways of producing entertainment exclusively for the internet while bringing together top industry experts from around the world.
Must watch highlights
These ‘must watch’ highlights are all from Vancouver-based artists. I am unashamedly biased in this!
Fools For Hire – http://www.foolsforhiretheseries.com/ – Nominated for “Best Comedy” & “Best Original Score.”
Soldiers of Earth – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaNE4bwF578 Nominated for “Best Science Fiction”, “Best Actor for Richard Meen, “Best Special/Visual Effects” and “Best Original Score.”
Telegraph Cove – http://www.borrowtime.ca/ Nominated for “Best Director for Darren Borrowman”, “Best Mystery”, “Best Actress for Savannah Spracklin”, “Best Cinematography”, “Best Special/Visual Effects”, “Best Sound Design”, and “Best Editing”.
Not just screenings
The festival also hosts many workshops, pitch sessions for you to speak to potential funders, and many expert panel sessions where you can pick the brains of web media Rockstars. Don’t worry, though; it is not all work, there is also a launch party, cocktail hour, karaoke and an awards ceremony gala to enjoy.
When, where & how much
The Vancouver Web Festival runs from March 17th to 19th at Performance Works on Granville Island. Here you can see the submissions that have been shortlisted for one of the 13 genre categories: (
- Science Fiction,
- Animation, and
Or one of the eleven awards for excellence
- Best Actor & Best Actress,
- Best Cinematography,
- Best Screenplay,
- Best Director,
- Best Original Score,
- Best Sound Design,
- Best Special Effects,
- Best Foreign,
- Best Canadian,
- Best Overall.
Tickets can be purchased online and range from $20 to $150 for a full three-day pass.