Melbourne Web Fest comes hot on the heels of the St Kilda Film Festival with Australian and International digital screen producers gearing up to exhibit their latest web creations.
Melbourne Web Fest has led the away in promoting the world of digital series entertainment and is the biggest celebration of web series in the Southern Hemisphere – making it a true web “feast” for those wanting to see the best Australia and the world has to offer in this innovative form of entertainment.
The festival features a myriad of web screenings but also a range of keynotes, discussion panels, masterclasses and a “live” pitching competition and uses the best digital screen venues in the city including Experimedia and the Village Roadshow Theatrette at the State Library of Victoria and the Loop Bar.
Melbourne Web Fest 2017 Program Launch Program
Kicking off the festival with an opening night “taster” session on Thursday, 29 June at Loop Bar, you can experience a preview of what is on offer at the fest. Loop Bar provides the perfect venue to view web creations on its huge digital screens.
Throughout the festival patrons will be able to vote for the Peddle Thorp People’s Choice winner who will receive $1000 cash prize. Voting closes at midnight on Friday 30 June so get on line and vote at Melbourne Web Fest.
Highlights from the festival include:
Pitch IView is a “live” pitching competition on Saturday, 1 July where 20 competitors will pitch an original idea for a web series based on the theme “everyone’s invited”. The wining pitch will earn its creator $5,000 towards script development and travel to the Marseille WebFest in October 2017.
Gala Awards on Sunday 2 July. Patrons are warned to “expect the unexpected” so can’t wait to experience this one!
If you have survived the Festival then you can wrap it all up at the After Party at Father’s Office (near the State Library of Victoria) from 10 pm till late.
A range of ticket prices from and packages are available from single session tickets to “access all areas” packages. The full “menu” for this fine “feast” of digital entertainment can be found at the Melbourne Web Festival website.