NZ Web Fest - the web series and online video event

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

Tickets are now available for the inaugural New Zealand Web Fest (#nzwf2015). ***

With over 40 Web Fests held around the world each year, it's now time to create this event here in New Zealand to promote web series and online video to local audiences and to recognise and celebrate local content creators.

New Zealand is a leader in digital content with NZ web series High Road currently leading the Web Series World Cup; and local YouTubers Jamie Curry (Jamie's World) and Shaaanxo being followed by millions around the world, and a Web Fest event is the perfect opportunity for audiences and creators to get together to learn, watch, discuss and celebrate digital storytelling.

What is the Event?

NZ Web Fest is a fun, inspiring and informative day event of screenings, speakers and celebrations.

Throughout the day there will be screenings of web series and YouTube channel awards finalists and web series premieres.

Leading web series creators and YouTubers will inspire with their stories and they along with others aligned with the business of digital content will inform on practical issues around marketing, growing audiences, distribution, creation, technology, funding, revenue options and budgeting - and more.

To top off the day there will be a  celebration of web series and YouTube champions over drinks and canapes.

Who Should Attend?

If you're involved in, interested in, or a fan of video content in any way - this is a must-attend event.

NZ Web Fest is a one day event for web series and video content creators, YouTubers and fans and those interested and wanting to learn more about digital story telling - and most of all, those wanting to be entertained by indie web TV.

You'll be entertained, inspired and informed on the business, marketing and technology of digital storytelling.

About the Organisers:

The NZ Web Fest is created and presented by Fiona Powell, founder and publisher, NZ Web Series Channel (, Web Show ( and Keith Barclay, founder and editor, SCREENZ (

NZ Web Fest Event Details

Early Bird Tickets on sale now at: NZ Web Fest ( or Eventbrite:

(Limited Early Bird Tickets will be available until 14 October, or until sold out. Ticket includes lunch and 5pm Awards Presentation with drinks & canapes).

The organisers are "super excited" to bring you this event - and they are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

Submitting an entry?
Getty Images are providing free and discounted stock images, audio and footage for all entries into the Tropfest 2016 competition.

Getting the right footage and music to round out your production takes talent. Getting it on time and on budget takes a great partner.

As a special deal for Tropfest filmmakers, Getty Images are giving all Tropfest NZ 2016 entrants free access to their selected content collections (over 300,000 clips and 30,000 music tracks).

Or, you can access the full collection of Getty Images video (over 2.1 million clips) at a special rate.

Find that perfect clip you can't get around to shooting yourself - for establishing shots, transitions or green screen backgrounds. Complement it with production music - from sound-effects to laugh tracks to grand anthems.


The Tropfest NZ 2016 entry process has moved online!
Check out our submission page for more information and to download our FAQs and submission guidelines

6PM Thursday 19 Nov 2015 - ENTRY DEADLINE
Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - TROPFEST NZ 2016, TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth