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At the end of a lively day of panel discussions, presentations, and the world premiere of Chaz Harris’ web series End of Term, awards host JJ Fong announced the winners of the inaugural NZ Web Fest awards at Media Design School in Auckland on Saturday evening.

Three of the five nominees for the Best Web Series award 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, adding to its awards haul from international events. High Road cast members Mark Mitchinson (Best Actor, NZ Film and TV Awards, Bloodlines and Siege) and Rob Dollars collected the award.

Robbie Nicol’s White Man Behind A Desk won the Best Web Show award, which was accepted by the Candle Wasters’ Claris Jacobs (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 Best 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 by taking out the YouTube One To Watch award.

The inaugural edition of the NZ Web Fest (www.NZwebfest.com) ran 7 November at Media Design School, Auckland.

The nominees for the inaugural New Zealand Web Fest Awards were (winners 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

Hahana https://youtu.be/TPCLCR1Ypv0

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/

Shaaanxo https://www.youtube.com/user/shaaanxo

Shaaanxo vlogs https://www.youtube.com/user/shaaanxovlogs

 

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

Scurb https://www.youtube.com/user/pentamagic

*** The Sheep That Went Moo (Ollie Langdon) https://www.youtube.com/user/thesheepthatwentmooo

 

For more information, please contact the NZ Web Fest creators:

Fiona Powell: fiona@WebShowCentral.tv Ph 021 1712 301

Keith Barclay: editor@screenz.co.nz

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