NYC Web Fest Announces Nominee List

Earlier today, the third annual NYC Web Fest (NYCWF) announced their award nominee list. 96 series will be screened this year between November 10th and November 12th at the PIT Loft on West 29th Street in Manhattan. Not only that but the series has yet again garnered web series attention from a huge international audience. Two web series however, stand out the most with an impressive six nominations each. 

The Other Love Story is a drama series and India's first same-sex web series, set in the late 90's follow two young women as they come to discover their sexuality and love for each other. Already garnering tons of media attention, the series is sure to be a hit. Joining them in the six nomination circle is Merce, a musical comedy series about a middle-aged HIV positive man living in New York City.

New this year is also NYCWF's "Audience Choice Award" hosted by new streaming site, Stareable. From October 15th to November 1st, fans can vote on their favorite series nominated for a chance to win. Tickets for this year's show will be available later this month. More information, please visit www.nycwebfest.com and you can check out a full list of this year's nominees below.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, EDITING
Slice Stallone, Empty Space
Mark Currie & Rachel Wang, 1000 Londoners
Gretchen Peterson, Jiwi’s Machines
Ben Rock, 20 Seconds to Live
Allesandro Colla, Lemmings

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, SOUND
Garret Barnett, Behind the Blinds: Filmmaking 101
Ben Rock, 20 Seconds to Live  
Garret Farrell, Rapt
Pablo Isola, Boy Scouts
Nicholas Rowan, Callum Wheeler, Lachlan Kuhn, Scout

OUT STANDING ACHIEVEMENT, MUSIC
Dorothy Wallace, Meet the Ladybugs
Jonathan M. Roe, The Pantless Detective, Season 3 Framed By the Past
Jonathan Barbir, Number of Silence
Ken Kruper, Merce
Mitchell Collins and Derek Zhao, Paper Boys
Phoebe Hunt, Adam Henry Garcia, Conversations from the Afterlife

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, CINEMATOGRAHY
Sebastien Nadaud, Beard Club
Andres Victorero, Idiotas
Caleb Davism, Tough Love
Vijayan Muthu, The Other Love Story
Russell Gleeson, Rapt

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, WRITING
Ashley Kechian, #Currently
Bob DeRosa, 20 Seconds to Live
Katie Malia, Almost Asian
Andrew Nielson, Plant
Roopa Rao, The Other Love Story  
Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, Sam Lingham, Zachary Ruane, Aunty Donna: 1999
Charles Sanchez, Merce
Katie Maguire, Catherine Callahan, LI Divas

BEST ORIGINAL CONCEPT
Elisabeth Durkin, Mathilde Dratwa, Almost Anonymous
Ariescope Pictures, 20 Seconds To Live
Kelley Quinn, Straight Marriage
Allison Tate, Danny the Manny
Josh Apter and Gary Mahmoud, I’m Gay
Güido Simonetti, Fabian Benitez, ANA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Katie Pelenski, Empty Space
Verina Banks, Tough Love
Susannah Jones, Plant
Claire Lovering, The Agent
Tessa Drake, Sensitive: A Web Series

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tyne Firmin, Merce
Sean-Michael Bowles, Lemmings
Patrick James, The Horizon
Chris Eckert, Empty Space
Leon Salem, OMG for Pete’s Sake

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
Starting From Now
Haunted or Hoax
A Shared House
Third Wheel
OMG For Pete’s Sake

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, ANIMATION
Concrete Jungle
Artemio
Psychosomatic
Life Sucks! But at least I've got elbows
Meet the Ladybugs

BEST DOCUMENTARY
1000 Londoners
Seasonal Life
What You Can Do
No Strings Attached
Avi Does the Holy Land

BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER
Lemmings
Onyros
Haunted or Hoax
Scout
Rapt

BEST DRAMA
Trap Plane
Tough Love
Starting From Now Season 4
Situationships  
Bennington Gothique

BEST DRAMEDY
Danny the Manny
A Shared House
47 secrets to a younger you
Paper Boys
All my friends are married

BEST COMEDY
Concrete Jungle
I’m Gay
Fully Engaged
OMG For Pete’s Sake
Aunty Donna: 1999
A Horrible World
Almost Asian
LI Divas

SPECIAL GUEST STAR
Sherrod Small, LI Divas
Horatio Sanz, Almost Asian
Judy Gold, Brad Advice
David Wallace, Living Through The Lens
Colleen Hawks, Merce
Hilary Greer, Fully Engaged   

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEB SERIES
Seasonal Life
Onyros
Psychosomatic
Emma’s Welt
Idiotas

BEST INTERNATIONAL WEB SERIES
The Agent
A Shared House
Rapt
Scout
Haunted or Hoax   

I LOVE NY
Working On It  
Merce
Straight Marriage
Sensitive: A Web Series
Affordable NYC
Almost Anonymous
LI Divas
Precious Cargo  
All My Friends Are Married
Sublets

BEST ACTRESS
Carla Bonner, The Agent
Erika Robel, Fully Engaged
Katie Malia, Almost Asian
Spoorthi Gumaste, The Other Love Story
Shweta Gupta, The Other Love Story
Liz Days, Plant

BEST ACTOR
Tony Nixon, Scout
Charles Sanchez, Merce
Allasandro Colla, Lemmings
Brad Einstein, Fuck These Guys
Andreas Damm, The Yearbook

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
It’s Complicated
Situationships
Haunted or Hoax
Aunty Donna: 1999
Behind The Blinds Aka Filmmaking 101
Paper Boys

BEST DIRECTOR
Jeff Szusterman, Jiwi’s Machines
Fran Estevez, Idiotas
Ben Rock, 20 Seconds To Live
Roopa Rao, The Other Love Story
Kieron J. Walsh, Rapt
Curtis Casella and Kyle Cabral, Paper Boys

BEST WEB SERIES
Jiwi’s Machines
The Other Love Story
Lemmings
Rapt
Straight Marriage
Aunty Donna: 1999
Almost Asian
Fully Engaged
Haunted or Hoax
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