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When: Saturday December 3rd, 2022

Cost: $15 (tickets also available at the door)

Who will be there?: Creators from local and international web series projects, film industry professionals, and you!

Why: Sydney Web Fest is only the second festival of its kind in Australia, and for the cost of a cocktail, you can enjoy the best web-based projects Sydney - and the world! - has to offer.

Sections of our festival will be live streamed. However, we recommend attending in person for the best experience!

2022 FESTIVAL LOCATION

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Join us at The Governors Centre in Surry Hills. The Governors Centre is located on the grounds of Sydney High School.

The Governors Centre

558 Cleveland St, Moore Park NSW 2021

We will have food and drinks available on-site along with free parking! 

 

Please follow our venue map below.

 

Vehicle Entry:

Enter via Sydney Boys High School near the Tennis Courts. Enter via Cleveland Street gates only, look out for our bright pink signs! Exit is via Anzac Parade only.

Arriving via Public Transport/Light Rail:

Hop off at Moore Park station and walk across the pedestrian bridge. Then turn right and walk to the Sydney Boys High School Anzac Parade entrance. You will see our bright pink signs at the entrance directing you to The Governors Centre.

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2022 VENUE MAP

Awards, Dates, Rules, & Terms

CATEGORIES

Best Comedy (International and Australian)
Best Drama (International and Australian)
Best Documentary
Best Student Series
Best Kids Series
Best Animated Series
Best Pilot
Best Podcast
Best Short Film (International & Australian)

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Early Bird: March 1st 2022

Regular Deadline: October 1st 2022

Late Deadline: November 1st 2022

Notification Date: November 5th 2022

Festival Date: December 3rd 2022

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AWARDS

Best Comedy (International and Australian)
Best Drama (International and Australian)
Best Documentary
Best Student Series
Best Kids Series
Best Animated Series
Best Pilot
Best Podcast
Best Short Film (International & Australian)

SWF Award for Best Series*
SWF Award for Diversity**
SWF Michael Ajakwe Award for Innovation***

SWF RØDE Award for Development****

Best Director
Best Screenplay - Comedy
Best Screenplay - Drama
Best Editing
Best Actor (x2)
Best Supporting Actor (x2)
Best Ensemble
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Best Visual/Special Effects

Technical Director's RØDE Award^ (x2)

* Qualifying series must have women in at least three key creative roles (Lead Female Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Composer, Editor)
** Qualifying series must have an LGBTQIA+ focus and/or pass the Vito Russo test.
*** This award is in honour of the creator of web series festivals as we know them. As the founder of LA Web Fest, Michael paved the way for festivals like ours, and this award celebrates innovation and courage in filmmaking.

**** This major award is presented by our Technical Director to a project from any category. The prize aims to further a project's technical development and awards the project an outstanding prize pack from principal sponsor RØDE Microphones.

^ This award is presented by our Technical Director to a project from any category, to further a project's technical development with a prize from principal sponsor RØDE Microphones.

FESTIVAL DATES & DETAILS

Festival Date: December 3rd 2022
Location: The Governors Centre, Sydney

SUBMISSION RULES & TERMS

Please read the following terms carefully. Sydney Web Fest reserves the right to deem any project that fails to meet the criteria outlined ineligible.
 

1. Upon submitting to Sydney Web Fest, you and/or your team fully accept the terms and conditions outlined by Sydney Web Fest.
2. Upon submission, you grant Sydney Web Fest rights to use works submitted, and excerpts from works submitted, for promotional purposes (presentations, highlight reels, advertising material).
3. Upon submitting your work to Sydney Web Fest, you and/or your team must have expressed authority, own all rights, and the associated intellectual property permissions, to submit works.
4. You may submit more than one project to the festival, to one or more categories, but each submission in each category must be completed separately, each with their own submission fee. If you aren't sure which category your project falls under, select which one is closest.
5. Entry fees are non-refundable. Submitters understand that submitting their work and paying the submission fee does not guarantee that their project will be accepted into Sydney Web Fest. Upon submission, submitters also acknowledge that every project received will be judged by a jury, whose decision is final. They acknowledge and accept this risk, as well as the fact that entry fees are non-refundable, and that withdrawals are not permitted.
6. With the exception of the Student Series category (which must be clearly marked on the entry's application), all content submitters must be 18 years or over.
7. At this time, all projects produced after December 2017 are eligible for consideration, regardless of previous screenings, award wins, or premiere status.
8. Each submission must have a minimum of two (2) completed episodes, upon submission.
9. Individual episodes must not exceed fifteen (15) minutes in length. Sydney Web Fest welcomes a reduced/edited version of an episode, in order to meet the time criteria.
10. Entries that are in a language other than English, must include English subtitles for all episodes submitted.
11. Project must be viewable globally, and not password protected by region. Projects may be submitted via platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo, and via Google Drive (no Dropbox links, please!). Projects must be able to be downloaded, for the festival's promotional content.
12. Episode assets will be retained on the Sydney Web Fest Website for the duration of the festival, and will be taken down no later than seven (7) days after the festival's conclusion.
13. Sydney Web Fest will not be held responsible for any project that has not received the proper authority/permission to obtain rights to material submitted to, or screened at, SWF. This includes claims involving copyright, trademarks, screenings, or any other liability. Sydney Web Fest will also not be held financially responsible, for any of the listed violations.
14. Every single submitted project is watched/listened to, which is a promise we're proud to keep. All decisions made by Sydney Web Fest are final.
15. Sydney Web Fest reserves the right to amend or change festival criteria.
16. Sydney Web fest reserves the right to screen or not screen programmed works, or works announced in the Official Selection section of the festival.
17 . Any material sent to Sydney Web Fest will not be returned, unless a post-paid, self-addressed, return envelope is enclosed in the package.
18. We strongly advise that all official submissions/submission material (and questions regarding submissions) should come through FilmFreeway, or our official email address: hello@sydneywebfest.com. We do our very best to keep across our socials, however we can’t guarantee that your project, and/or your important questions, will get to us! To ensure that we can keep in touch reliably, please use our email address.
19. New South Wales and Australian state and federal laws apply.

Discounts: we do not offer entry fee waivers. For all SWF alumni, please email hello@sydneywebfest.com for a special discount code!