About Melbourne WebFest


Melbourne WebFest is Australia’s international web series festival. MWF was the fourth festival of its kind in the world, and remains the biggest celebration of web series in Australia. The festival honours innovative digital creators, cast and crew, presenting over 25 + awards to entrants and has featured series from over 20 countries since conception. 

In 2022, Melbourne WebFest will acknowledge the work of audio storytelling as part of its’ Official Selection. Selected projects will be showcased on the Festival’s website and/or in person for the duration of the festival.

Melbourne WebFest was founded in 2013 to celebrate web series as an emerging and entrepreneurial medium within the screen ecology, a disruptive and innovative way to engage audiences, and a burgeoning career platform for creators. Today, digital series creators continue to drive the storytelling revolution, as web-based platforms and networks are becoming the norm for audiences in consuming content.  

Melbourne WebFest provides a space for professional development that nurtures emerging artists, early-mid careers as well as established screen producers. We additionally present and represent a diversity that is often overlooked in mainstream media. We promote accessible content and create opportunities for new and established artists to showcase their work, to grow creatively and commercially, and we curate a program for the general public to experience the best new works and ideas in the digital series space. 

Over the course of the four day interactive festival, Melbourne WebFest holds industry panels, development workshops, keynotes, web series screenings, networking opportunities, and a pitching competition.

Team Members


Shows Submitted

Years Running


 Genre awards

Best Australian Comedy
Best Australian Drama
Best Australian Non-Fiction
Best International Drama
Best International Comedy
Best International Non-Fiction
Best Animation

Talent and technical Awards

Best Cinematography
Best Director
Best Editing
Best Leading Actor or Ensemble
Best Original Score
Best Production Design
Best Screenplay
Best Sound Design
Best Supporting Actor or Ensemble
Best Visual/Special Effects

audio storytelling awards

Best Fiction Podcast (International and Australian)
Best Non-Fiction Podcast (International and Australian)
Best Student Fiction Podcast (International and Australian)
Best Non-Fiction Podcast (International and Australian)

Other awards

Best of Spotlight (Australian and international series produced for less than $50,000 USD)
Best Student series
Blackmagic Design Crowd Favourite (decided by attendees at Melbourne WebFest)
Impact Award
Pitch iview
Grand Jury Award
Michael Ajakwe Jr Lifetime Achievement

Ruby Tickets to partner festivals

The Ruby Tickets are awarded to series that will be picked for direct entry to our partner festivals.

All award winners receive an exclusively designed and handmade trophy.