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Peddle Thorp People’s Choice poll open

The audience poll for our People’s Choice Award is now live.

All of our Official Selections are nominated for this award and the winner of will receive a $1,000 cash prize, in addition to the famous MWF statuette, and other goodies.

You can vote for one or several of your favourite series, and the poll closes at midnight on 10 July (AEST).

The award is kindly sponsored by Peddle Thorp — an independent company, practising in Architecture, Planning and Interior Design.

“Peddle Thorp is proud to be a partner of Melbourne WebFest,” says Design Director Peter Brook.

“We are an architectural practice dedicated to excellence in design. We support the festival in its efforts to showcase some of the best web series to the world.”

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Accommodation Partner: Jasper Hotel

We are absolutely thrilled to announce Jasper Hotel as the 2015 Melbourne WebFest Accommodation Partner.

Conveniently located in Melbourne’s vibrant Market Precinct (on the northern edge of the CBD), Jasper Hotel is a vibrant, boutique, full service hotel offering 90 contemporary rooms and suites.

Jasper Hotel has generously arranged a 15% discount for all Melbourne WebFest attendees. Simply visit their website and enter the code ‘MelbWeb’ to activate the discount.

As part of our partnership with Jasper Hotel we’ll be holding our Idea Generation for Web Series Workshop (run by Lean Filmmaking) on Saturday 11 from 7:00pm-10:00pm in one of their unique function spaces.

Note: This event is available for AAA pass holders only. Also, due to capacity, it has limited availability even for those with an AAA pass. Spaces and availability will be strictly RSVP on a first-in-best-dressed basis. (RSVP to info@melbournewebfest.com)

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MWF ’15 Coming SOON! Who’s Who in This Year’s Program….

We are in June. Festival weekend is only a month away. Was that an entire year that just whizzed by? To whip you guys in good stead for getting in first, here’s a run-down of some of the amazing industry heavyweights who’ll be attending this year’s program – from the outrageous to the totally unmissable.

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Award show hosts: Aunty Donna

donnaAunty Donna, Melbourne’s iconic comedy trio, hold a special legacy in our festival, winning an award in our first edition of the Melbourne WebFest in 2013. The lads have gone from strength to strength, from single-handedly launching their comedy career on YouTube three years ago, to completely selling out their shows in the Forum theatre this past season of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

 To catch Aunty Donna at the festival this year, be sure to attend the “Millions are Watching” Panel, which features Zach Ruane, and the Gala Awards Night, where all three of our favourite funny-men will be hosting! It’s tipped to be the craziest night of the festival, and things are only set to get wilder at the After Party.

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Keynote speakers: Nick Boshier and the Van Vuuren Brothers

We are delighted to have these three immensely talented guys deliver our keynote on opening night this year. They will also serve on our distinguished jury, and Nick and Christiaan will feature on our “Millions are Watching” Panel.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][team_member image_url=”2397″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Christiaan Van Vuuren” description=”The world first met Christian Van Vuuren in his hospital bed in 2009. Placed in quarantine in a Sydney hospital for tuberculosis, Van Vuuren found hilarity in the most unlikely of settings and produced ‘The Fully Sick Rapper’ on YouTube. The video went viral and attracted almost 1 million hits, as well as an acknowledgment from the World Health Organisation who asked him to use his newfound status in promoting World Tuberculosis Day. In response, Van Vuuren produced more riotous content to alleviate his experience in isolation, and upon his release in 2010 has continued to entertain us. He is perhaps best known for his collaboration with brother Connor Van Vuuren and Nick Boshier in the hugely successful web series ‘Bondi Hipsters’ and, more recently the ABC TV series ‘Soul Mates.’” job_position=”Keynote speaker, president of the jury, panelist”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][team_member image_url=”2100″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Nicholas Boshier” description=”Nick Boshier is a man with a knack for creating addictive, clever and culturally relevant content that people want to spread. It’s no surprise he’s behind the genius of several viral phenomena on the web, some of which has garnered global attention. ‘Beached Az’ or ‘Bondi Hipsters’, anyone? The question on everyone’s lips in 2008 was: how does someone like Trent from Punchy even exist? The insufferable juvenile delinquent, known for his antics in Sydney’s western suburbs, was soon discovered to be an ingenious creation from Boshier and his friends– launching the Australian actor into YouTube superstar status. Boshier now has content across both the web and television platforms, and has most recently starred alongside fellow content creator Christian Van Vuuren in the ABC commissioned comedy series, ‘Soul Mates’, and his new online sketch show “Meanwhile, On Earth”.” job_position=”Keynote speaker, judge, panelist”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][team_member image_url=”2111″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Connor Van Vuuren” description=”Connor Van Vuuren, the other half of the legendary Van Vuuren brothers, is an Australian writer, director, stunt-person and actor, most well-known for his work on the web scene and in television. He wrote and directed the web series “The Fully Sick and the Side Effect Project’ and developed it further in the MTV Telemovie “SICK!”, which was met with national acclaim and is now being developed by a US TV Network. Van Vuuren also wrote and directed ‘Bondi Hipsters and ‘Soul Mates.’ With the signature Van Vuuren flair for comedy and world-recognised NIDA training under his belt, the young Australian is set for glory on an international stage. Van Vuuren has appeared in various television shows, advertisements and films as a stunt person, most notably in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy.” job_position=”Keynote speaker, judge”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][divider line_type=”Full Width Line”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

All tickets are now up for sale

Our website has now been updated with all the details about this year’s festival.

And all tickets for Melbourne WebFest are now on sale and are available via Eventbrite.

We hope we see you at Melbourne WebFest 10-12 July!