Awards ♥

We’ve Upped Our Prizes This Year 



BlackMagic Design Crowd Favourite Award


Vote for your favourite series from the Melbourne 2020 selection over the festival weekend and they could win a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is a next generation digital film camera that enables filmmakers to access the amazing quality of 6K digital film for all types of work. It comes with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. Each Pocket Cinema Camera 6K also includes DaVinci Resolve, the only post production software combining professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post production in one tool!  

Roar Digital Post-Production Services

The winner of the Best Australian Spotlight award will receive $1,000 worth of post-production services from Melbourne based company Roar Digital.  

MichAEL Ajakwe Jr Lifetime Achievement Award

This award acknowledges those who embody the spirit of Michael Ajakwe Jr., creator of the world’s first web series festival LA WebFest. The recipient of this award is recognised for their exceptional work within, and support of, the digital series community. 


Final Draft Subscriptions

The winner of Best Screenplay, Best Australian and International Spotlight, and all the selected student series will receive a subscription to the screenwriting software Final Draft. 

Ruby Tickets To Partner Festivals

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


Digital Pigeon Subscriptions

All of our award winning series’ will receive a subscription to the file transfers service Digital Pigeon.  

Grand Jury Award

The Grand Jury Award is open to any series in our Official Selection and the winner will receive a $1000 cash prize.



Impact Award

This year Melbourne WebFest is introducing an Impact Award. The Impact Award celebrates creators telling important stories of our time. These are unique stories that need to be told and that you might not find anywhere else. This award will also recognise series that celebrate diversity on and off screen and have taken an innovative approach in their storytelling.