Winners of the inaugural NZ Web Fest awards were announced at a lively event hosted by JJ Fong at Media Design School in Auckland on Saturday evening.
Three of five nominees for the Best Web Series award had participated in the day’s conference sessions, but the judging gods smiled on one who hadn’t. Justin Harwood’s High Road was announced the winner. Cast members Mark Mitchinson and Rob Dollars (pictured above with Flat 3’s Perlina Lau and JJ Fong) collected the award.
Robbie Nicol’s White Man Behind A Desk won the Best Web Show award, which was accepted by Claris Jacobs from the Candle Wasters (whose Nothing Much To Do was a nominee for Best Web Series).
Jamie Curry, whose In Conversation session with event MC Caito Potatoe had begun the day, won the YouTube channel award. Ollie Langdon, who’d taken over the MC baton from Caito for the festival’s afternoon sessions, also ended the day a winner, taking the YouTube One To Watch award.
The inaugural NZ Web Fest ran 7 November at Media Design School, Auckland. The winners of the inaugural New Zealand Web Fest Awards were (marked ***):
Best Web Series
The Adventures of Suzy Boon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3IO5MqjyPk
Capital Culture https://youtu.be/CXP3aehMeCk
Flat 3 (season 3) https://youtu.be/8ppDJPqqOec
*** High Road (season 2) https://youtu.be/FGCksIkYsX4
Nothing Much To Do https://youtu.be/Rn57zw4–D0
Best Web Show
Human Postcards https://vimeo.com/121238278
If These Walls Could Talk https://youtu.be/rqwGGDA7MlA
NZ Off Air https://youtu.be/NxTIxLyg77g
*** White Man Behind A Desk https://youtu.be/E1RL1Y4FFKw
Best YouTube Channel
Azz Man https://www.youtube.com/user/AnAzzMan
Ela Gale https://www.youtube.com/user/ElsBeautyxx
*** Jamie’s World https://www.youtube.com/user/theJamiesWorld/
YouTube One To Watch
Corey Lupton https://www.youtube.com/user/coreyfrominhale
Sally Jo https://www.youtube.com/user/peachyteaful
Sam’s Life https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj6oWld92SRND06WovXtE-g
*** The Sheep That Went Moo (Ollie Langdon) https://www.youtube.com/user/thesheepthatwentmooo