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12 Canadian Series Win Big at Vancouver Web Fest

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A variety of Canadian produced and filmed web series won big at the 2018 Vancouver Web Fest. The international digital storytelling festival and conference which ran April 19-21 marked its 5th year at a new venue, the Vancouver Convention Centre. With submissions and official selections from dozens of countries, Canadian content was up against some stiff competition.

12 Canadian web series won big at this year’s Vancouver Web Fest:

The Dangers of Dating Online – Best Comedy

Adulthood – Best Dramedy

Scout & The Gumboot Kids – Best Family

House Call with Dr. Yvette Lu – Best Reality

Filth City – Best Cinematography

Spiral – Best Original Score

Fluffy Marky – Best Screenplay

The Drive – Best Sound Design

Girls vs. The City – Best of BC

Teenagers – Best Canadian

Inconceivable – Best of Festival

Other winners:

This is Desmondo Ray! (Australia) – Best Animation
KYNNSTLAH – a series of artist portraits (Germany/US) – Best Documentary
Nasty Habits (US) – Best Drama
The Dreamcatcher (France) – Best Fantasy
Burkland (Belgium) – Best Horror
Restoration (Australia) – Best Science Fiction
The Last 7 (Malaysia) – Best Pilot (under 30min)
The Gamers: The Shadow Menace (US) – Best Pilot (over 30min)
The Great (Mexico) – Best VR
Jason Gedrick, Trouble Creek (US) – Best Actor
Odessa Young, High Life (Australia) – Best Actress
Stacey K. Black & Shea E. Butler, Trouble Creek (US) – Best Director
The Last 7 (Malaysia) – Best Special Effects
Strowlers (US) – Best Visual Effects
Thesha (South Africa) – Best International

In addition to the popular screenings and awards gala, the festival also included a keynotes, panels, workshops and plenty of networking for industry folk to connect, bounce ideas and collaborate. This year’s awards also included the introduction of pilots both long and short form as well as a Virtual Reality category.


Photos: VWF

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