2020 Official Selection: Discontent

Follow the journey of interconnected millennials as they navigate the anxieties of online dating, social media addictions and the love of their smartphones through the web series, Discontent (AUS).

The mind behind the series, Sam Rogers, spoke to Melbourne WebFest about his creative journey with his series.

2020 Official Selection: Italia Sicilia Gela

Italia Sicilia Gela (ITA) focuses on Gela, one of the most contradictory cities in Italy, through the stories of many inhabitants.

We talked with writer and director Lacopo Patierno about the creation of the series and the beauty of filming around a city.

2020 Official Selection: Help

Determined to reclaim her life after a near-death experience resulting from her alcohol abuse, 27-year-old newly-sober Ki Royce must now make her way through a thicket of challenges.

We spoke with Help (AUS) creator, writer, producer, co-director and actress Fabiana Weiner about the series and the personal experience behind it’s creation, as well as what it’s like to put forward this type of story based around addiction.

2020 Official Selection: Fairy Floss

Fairy Floss (AUS) finds housemates and friends; Jacob and Savanna, interviewing for a room in their Melbourne share house, but neither could be prepared for the outrageous characters they will encounter over the course of their day.

We spoke to Harry Quinlan, the writer and director of Fairy Floss to get a look into the crazy world of housemate hunting and the process of creating the unique characters that make up the series.

2020 Spotlight Selection: Stu, My Name is Stu

Stu, My Name is Stu (GBR) follows the adventures of Stu, a wannabe actor in London, a city full of dreams, doomed auditions and awkward flatmates. You’ll get to meet his compulsive liar agent, his unsupportive mum and all the crazy Londoners that’ll cross Stu’s path on his journey towards success.

Capucine Tavoillot, Director of the 2020 Spotlight Selection web series, told Melbourne WebFest about the making of the show and the equipment used, the people involved in the series, and the message she hopes to convey.

2020 Spotlight Selection: Supertramps

In their mid-twenties, Jimmy, Ned and Ryan share an apartment together in Sydney. One morning, while walking home after a wild night, their friend Sonya gets approached by Hitch, a fashion designer who just has spent the night with Jimmy.

Supertramps (AUS) follows their lives, punctuated by crazy situations and unforgettable encounters. It’s five Sydney slackers against the world in the sitcom that dared to do nothing!

2020 Spotlight Selection: Undergarment Odysseys

Undergarment Odysseys (AUS) is a four-part anthology comedy web series about sexual health. Various matters are explored throughout the episodes to address the stigma and taboo surrounding sex, such as STDs, consent, sexual identity and much more. Humour and satire are used brilliantly, making the series light and fun to watch while getting the point across.

2020 Official Selection: We Are Einsteins

Welcome to We Are Einsteins, the world’s first science sitcom! Here, relationship drama and fights between flatmates turn into grand scientific experiments.

Even though they still love each other, Laurence and Fred decide to break up before things go bad, but still plan to raise their child together. They call on a bizarre company, specialised in break-ups, to facilitate the process and prevent them from changing their minds.

2020 Official Selection: The Rule of Three

Even though they still love each other, Laurence and Fred decide to break up before things go bad, but still plan to raise their child together. They call on a bizarre company, specialised in break-ups, to facilitate the process and prevent them from changing their minds.

The Rule of Three (CAN), producer Joannie Langevin and director Sébastien Gagné spoke to Melbourne Webfest to share how the fine details, changes in tone and music play key in creating moments that can throw audiences into the shoes of the characters they are viewing.

2020 Official Selection: How to Buy a Baby (S2)

Thirty-something couple Jane and Charlie have long given up on having a baby the fun way. They have also given up on having a baby the medically invasive way too. But while they lack the genetic components to make a child, they refuse to give up on being parents together.

We talked with Wendy Litner, the Creator and Writer of How to Buy a Baby (S2) (CAN) about her series and how it is exploring a serious topic like infertility with comedy.

2020 Official Selection: Girl, Interpreted

2020 Official Selection: Girl, Interpreted

Girl, Interpreted (AUS) is a bilingual comedy about Lillian, a nervous Mandarin interpreter who stutters and stumbles her way through hectic cultural misunderstanding.

We talked to Grace Feng Fang about her series, looking at the inspiration of her own experiences and the process it took to create a multi-lingual comedy series that has such a large focus on language.

2020 Official Selection: Pet Killer

2020 Official Selection: Pet Killer

Brooks is a loving, hard-working, responsible brother to his little sister Laura. He has also inadvertently garnered a macabre reputation for being a hitman for people’s furry friends, or the Pet Killer.

Pet Killer (AUS) director and co-writer Tibo Pinsard spoke to Melbourne Webfest to share with us the secrets to making a murderer.

2020 Official Selection: Section, Marche!

2020 Official Selection: Section, Marche!

In Switzerland, land of peace and neutrality, military service is compulsory. In Section, Marche! (CHE) we will dive in the Colombier Infantry Recruit School (Switzerland), meeting a group of soldiers and their officers. The series offers a refreshing perspective on the hopes, dreams, fears and limits of young soldiers.

Section, Marche! writer-director Frédéric Favre spoke to Melbourne Webfest, detailing the challenges that came with creating a web series that is based in the unique setting of an Infantry Recruit School in Switzerland.

2020 Official Selection: One Woman

2020 Official Selection: One Woman

One Woman (ISR) creator, producer and actor Nili Tserruya spoke to Melbourne Webfest and shared how real-world experiences inspired her web series.

One Woman provides multiple perspectives relating to female sexuality, removing the veil of shame and creating conversations that can change outdated societal views.

2020 Spotlight Selection: Paramedics SUV

2020 Spotlight Selection: Paramedics SUV

Paramedics SUV (AUS) follows Eric and Rebecca, an eccentric couple who find themselves in witness protection. They are provided with a new house, new identities, and new job covers. They decide to commit 100% to their new careers as paramedics despite having zero training, and inevitably, hilarious and awkward situations ensue.

2020 Spotlight Selection: Drunk Movies

2020 Spotlight Selection: Drunk Movies

The best Hollywood blockbuster movie pitches must happen when you’re on the verge of passing out, as evident in the banter-heavy dramatic re-enactments of Drunk Movies (AUS).

Writer, Director and Co-creator of the series, Tom Burgess spoke to MWF about turning a drunken spark of inspiration into something Brett Climo would star in.

2020 Spotlight Selection: How Deadly

2020 Spotlight Selection: How Deadly

Spiders can’t jump – or can they? Where did Skippy: The Bush Kangaroo go wrong? And how might you avoid coming a cropper against a croc? Radio/Podcast host Ann Jones answers these questions and more in How Deadly (AUS).

Director and Producer, Hannah Draper spoke to Melbourne WebFest about crafting the series.