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Vancouver Web Fest Announces Official Selections for Fourth Annual Festival

Festival attendees will have the chance to pitch representatives from New Form Digital, CBC Comedy, and Just For Laughs TV.

In the burgeoning world of festivals that honor achievements in web series and video, the Vancouver Web Fest has emerged as one of the leading destinations for quality web content. Now in its fourth year, the Vancouver-based festival takes place in a city often hailed as the “Hollywood of Canada,” and a popular production destination for film, television, and now web series. The festival will take place March 17-19, 2017, with public screenings, panels from leading industry professionals, and “speed-dating” pitch sessions between creators and developers.

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“Vancouver Web Fest creates an experience that brings people together to discover extraordinary digital series and web content from around the world,” writes Executive Director and Founder Suzette Laqua. “It fosters a welcoming environment that encourages exploration into new formats of storytelling.”

Previous panelists have included New Form Digital’s SVP of Development Melissa Schneider, creator of the hit “Pride & Prejudice” adaptation “The Lizzie Bennett Diaries” Bernie Su, and CEO of OutTV Brad Danks.  The festival offers workshops for creators on topics ranging from lighting and sound design to building a brand and marketing your web series.

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In 2015, the Vancouver Web Fest honored Canadian-made series “Whatever, Linda” with awards for Best Canadian Series, Best Drama and Best Original Score. Earlier this year, Deadline announced that “Whatever, Linda” was being adapted as a half-hour TV series by The Mark Gordon Company, with “Orphan Black” co-creator Graeme Manson executive producing.

Here are the 2017 selections and nominees. Additional acting and production nominations can be found here.

Best Action/Adventure

“Ana” – Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Brutal” – Puteaux, France

“Divine Shadow” – Burien, United States

“Surf Therapy” – France

“To Believe Or Not” – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Best Animation

“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

Craigslist Therapist from dan gregor on Vimeo.

Best Comedy

“All About the Britos” – Brazil

“Bertrand” – Paris, France

“Craigslist Therapist” – Valley Village, United States

“Dropping The Soap” – North Hollywood, United States

“Fools For Hire Comedy” – Vancouver, Canada

“Mimosas with #Millie” – California, United States

“Single and Dating in Vancouver” – Vancouver, Canada

“Sublets” – California, United States

“The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?” – Los Angeles, United States

“This Is That” – Vancouver, Canada

Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver – Blossoms INVANCITY from INVANCITY on Vimeo.

Best Documentary

“Invancity” – Vancouver, Canada

“No Strings Attached” – Australia

“Seasonal Life” – Maisonnette, Canada

“The Forgotten Salmon” – Ontario, Canada

“Theater So Good” – Rome, Italy

Best Drama

“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 Season” – Sydney, Australia

“Teenagers” – Mississauga, Canada

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Best Family

“Fluffy Marky” – Quebec, Canada

“Growing Up Guide Pup” – Hayward, United States

“Stay At Home Mom” – Calabasas, United States

Best Fantasy

“JourneyQuest” – Seattle, United States

“Mina Murray’s Journal” – London, United Kingdom

“The Spell Tutor” – Toronto, Canada

“The Wizards of Aus” – Collingwood, Australia

Best Horror

“Discocalypse” – Germany

“Don’t Do It” – United States

“Ghost Cam” –  Viterbo, Italy

“Or So the Story Goes” – United States

Best Musical

“Cumbia Nena” – Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Roo-ining Christmas” – Hawthorne, United States

“The Plateaus” – Toronto, Canada

Best Mystery

“Gold Mountain” – San Francisco, United States

“Petrol” – Mississauga, Canada

“Tea Time” – Lyon, France

“Telegraph Cove” – Vancouver, Canada

“Thornbrook” – Kingston, United States

Best Reality

“Late Bloomer” – Pacific Palisade, United States

“Untourage” – Eindhoven, Netherlands

“Verde Noir” – Washington, United States

JULIE S01E01 (PARTIE 1) from Camille Chastrusse on Vimeo.

Best Science Fiction

“Conversations from the Afterlife” – Maplewood, United States

“Julie” – Paris, France

“Soldiers of Earth” – Vancouver, Canada

“The Invitation to Armageddon” – United States

“The Partitioned” – United States

Best Thriller

“Hidden” – Ustica, Italy

“Kill Skill” – Magenta, France

“Madame Hollywood” – France

“Onyros” – Carmignano di Brenta, Italy

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