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JoAnne and George awarding Best Web Series Pilot in 2018

Past Editions

The 2018 Minnesota WebFest took place at the Hennepin Theatre Trust 900 Hennepin building and Rock Bottom Brewery on the 28th and 29th of September, 2019.


Series in purple are made in Minnesota.

Best Action Web Series
Nemausus
Nominees: Challenger | The Hunted: Encore | JULIE | Nemausus
Best Animation/Puppetry in a Web Series
Multiplex 10
Nominees: Multiplex 10 | THIS IS DESMONDO RAY! | TubeHeads
Best Comedy Web Series
Other People's Children
Nominees: 20 Seconds to Live | Crazy in Love | OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN | Science with Sophie | Theater People | Todos queríamos matar al presidente
Best Documentary Web Series
KYNNSTLAH - a series of artist portraits
Nominees: 1 Minutes Meal: A Documentary Portrait of NYC | Crazy Possible | House Call with Dr. Yvette Lu | KYNNSTLAH - a series of artist portraits | Science with Sophie | Senior Moments
Best Dramatic Web Series
Three Trembling Cities
Nominees: Anachronisme | Blue Collar Hustle | BROTHERS | The Cadence of Crimson | Lovers & Others | Thesha | Three Trembling Cities
Best Dramedy Web Series
Wrong Kind of Black
Nominees: BRUCE THE SERIES | GIMEL | Inconceivable | Mona Lisa Cowboy | Wrong Kind of Black
Best Satire/Spoof Web Series
The Hunted: Encore
Nominees: Evil Emma | Female Friendly | The Hunted: Encore | The Pantsless Detective | Soy Ander | Stage Mums | StevenBe
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Web Series
Nemausus
Nominees: JULIE | Kanaga | NarcoLeap | Nemausus | Northbound | Restoration | The Spell Tutor | Tracy Buckles
Best Sitcom Web Series
Sexy Herpes
Nominees: Darren Has a Breakdown | Exorsisters | MH | Sexy Herpes
Best Thriller Web Series
Patricia Moore
Nominees: 20 Seconds to Live | In Absentia | The Pantsless Detective | Patricia Moore | Район Тьмы | Restoration | Trouble Creek | Zone 42
Best Web Series Pilot
Hustlebucks
Nominees: The Girl Code | HAMMERSMITH: Hurdle of Dreams | Hustlebucks | I DO | Revenu | The Taste of Place
Best Returning Series
Blue Collar Hustle
Nominees: Blue Collar Hustle | Mona Lisa Cowboy | The Pantsless Detective | The Spell Tutor
Best Representation of Women
Senior Moments
Nominees: Exorsisters | House Call with Dr. Yvette Lu | I DO | Inconceivable | JULIE | Science with Sophie | Senior Moments | Three Trembling Cities | Tracy Buckles
Best Representation of LGBTQ Communities
BROTHERS
Nominees: BROTHERS | Inconceivable | Senior Moments | Sexy Herpes | Theater People
Best Representation of Communities of Color
The Taste of Place
Nominees: 1 Minute Meal: A Documentary Portrait of NYC | Blue Collar Hustle | Mona Lisa Cowboy | The Taste of Place | Thesha | Three Trembling Cities | Wrong Kind of Black
Best Ensemble Cast
Theater People
Nominees: Blue Collar Hustle | BRUCE THE SERIES | Exorsisters | GIMEL | Hustlebucks | The Hunted: Encore | Northbound | Sexy Herpes | Theater People | Todos queríamos matar al president | Zone 42
Best Set Design
Nemausus
Nominees: 20 Seconds to Live | BRUCE THE SERIES | The Girl Code | Nemausus | OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN | The Pantsless Detective | Restoration | Revenu | Wrong Kind of Black
Best Original Music
Nemausus
Nominees: The Hunted: Encore | Nemausus | Northbound | The Pantsless Detective | Soy Ander
Best Cinematography
The Taste of Place
Nominees: 20 Seconds to Live (George Feucht) | Anachronisme (Nicolò Cappello) | BRUCE THE SERIES (Marin Johnson) | Crazy Possible (Dicky Dahl) | KYNNSTLAH - a series of artist portraits (Joel Fendelman and Sandra Bertalanffy) | Nemausus (Maxime Roux) | OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN (Brian Zahm) | Restoration (Hugh Turral) | Revenu (Philippe St-Gelais) | Sexy Herpes (Sky Davies) | The Taste of Place | THIS IS DESMONDO RAY! (Jason Hargreaves) | Wrong Kind of Black (Eric Murray Lui)
Best Comedic Performance
Nick Wilson (HAMMERSMITH: Hurdle of Dreams)
Nominees: BRUCE THE SERIES (Richard Davies) | HAMMERSMITH: Hurdle of Dreams (Nick Wilson) | MH (Amandine Hervé-Pouchet) | Mona Lisa Cowboy (Atsushi Ogata) | Nemausus (Clement Mauger) | Nemausus (Alexiane Torres) | OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN (Atra Asdou) | The Pantsless Detective (Tom Chamberlain) | Theater People (Stacia Rice) | Tracy Buckles (Ana Lake)
Best Dramatic Performance
Ana Caldas (Todos queríamos matar al presidente)
Nominees: BROTHERS (Syd Michael Robinson) | The Cadence of Crimson (Tessa Meath) | I DO (Nathalie Schmidt) | Kanaga (Mehmet Günsür) | Nemausus (Yohan Genin) | Patricia Moore (Marlo Kelly) | Restoration (Stephen Carracher) | Todos queríamos matar al presidente (Ana Caldas)
Best Director
Catriona McKenzie (Wrong Kind of Black)
Nominees: 20 Seconds to Live (Ben Rock) | BROTHERS (Sheyam Ghieth and Emmett Jack Lundberg) | BRUCE THE SERIES (Tony Rogers) | Crazy Possible (Dicky Dahl) | GIMEL (Assaf Machnes and Miki Fromchenko) | KYNNSTLAH - a series of artist portraits (Joel Fendelman and Sandra Bertalanffy) | Lovers & Others (Mark Arellano) | MH (Amandine Hervé-Pouchet) | Nemausus (Quentin Uriel) | Restoration (Stuart Willis) | Trouble Creek (Stacey K. Black and Shea E. Butler) | Wrong Kind of Black (Catriona McKenzie) | Zone 42 (Thomas Desenne)
Audience Choice
Theater People
Best of Minnesota
The Taste of Place
Nominees: The Cadence of Crimson | Crazy in Love | Evil Emma | StevenBe | The Taste of Place | Theater People
Best of the United States
OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN
Nominees: Crazy Possible | Kynnstlah - a series of artist portraits | Other People’s Children | Science with Sophie | Tracy Buckles
Best International Web Series
BRUCE THE SERIES
Nominees: BRUCE THE SERIES | GIMEL | MH | Nemausus | Restoration | THIS IS DESMONDO RAY! | Wrong Kind of Black
Best Overall Web Series
THIS IS DESMONDO RAY!
Nominees: BRUCE THE SERIES | Crazy Possible | GIMEL | Kynnstlah - a series of artist portraits | MH | Nemausus | OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN | Restoration | Science with Sophie | THIS IS DESMONDO RAY! | Tracy Buckles | Wrong Kind of Black

Special Awards

Best Contribution to the Promotion of the Web Series Format
Dipu Bhattacharya and Tom Chamberlain
Best Contribution to the Promotion of STEM among Under-represented Communities
Science with Sophie

The 2017 Minnesota WebFest took place at IPR Studios in Edina on September 30, 2017. This was our inaugural edition.


Series in purple are made in Minnesota.

Best Action Web Series
Frapuccino
Nominees: The Cell | Divine Shadow | Frapuccino
Best Comedy Web Series
BERTRAND
Nominees: 47 Secrets to a Younger You | Attack! Attack! Art? | Bent101 | BERTRAND | The Councillor | Lady Parts | The Pantsless Detective | SUPER | Yukata Cowboy
Best Documentary Web Series
Zyara
Nominees: The Award Winning Clark Brothers' Really Really Really Good Show | Growing Up Guide Pup | Manhood in Rural America | My Father | Zyara
Best Dramatic Web Series
It's Not That Simple
Nominees: ANA | Blue Collar Hustle | High Life | It's Not That Simple | Shakespeare Republic | That's My DJ
Best Horror Web Series
Or So the Story Goes
Nominees: Brains | Or So the Story Goes
Best Mockumentary Web Series
Getting Back with Dave Benson Phillips
Nominees: Airheads: A Web Series | Claire et Michel - Le Documentaire | Getting Back with Dave Benson Phillips | God's 17 | Magicland
Best Narrative Vlog
LadyTips: Trend Testers
Nominees: Brains | LadyTips: Trend Testers | Merry Maidens | Middlemarch: The Series | The Uncanny Upshurs
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Web Series
Relativity
Nominees: DonJon Legacy | Here We Wait | iRony | Relativity | The Spell Tutor
Best Thriller Web Series
Albtrauf
Nominees: Albtrauf | The Pepper Project | Wishlist
Best Student Web Series
iRony
Nominees: Airheads: A Web Series | Albtrauf | iRony | Middlemarch: The Series | My Father | The Uncanny Upshurs
Best Representation of Communities of Color
Blue Collar Hustle
Nominees: Blue Collar Hustle | The Cell | Getting Back with Dave Benson Phillips | Yukata Cowboy | Zyara
Best Representation of Women
That's My DJ
Nominees: 47 Secrets to a Younger You | Attack! Attack! Art? | It's Not That Simple | The Pepper Project | That's My DJ
Best Cinematography
Ezequiel Romero (The Councillor)
Nominees: Muriel Aboulrouss (Zyara) | Manuel Leroueil (DonJon Legacy) | Caroline Mariga (SUPER) | Alexa Marloi (Frapuccino) | James Parsons (The Pepper Project) | Ezequiel Romero (The Councillor)
Best Director
D.W. Waterson (That's My DJ)
Nominees: Muriel Aboulrouss (Zyara) | Danish Aslam (It's Not That Simple) | Guillaume Cremonese (BERTRAND) | Luke Eve (High Life) | Bernd Faass (Albtrauf) | Bea Macapagal (Here We Wait) | Güido Simonetti (ANA) | Brendan Stermer (Manhood in Rural America) | D.W. Waterson (That's My DJ) | Eric Yellin & Caris Vujcec (The Pepper Project)
Best Performance
Odessa Young (High Life)
Nominees: Christopher Kirby (Shakespeare Republic) | Claire Langsford (God's 17) | Carolyn Page (LadyTips: Trend Testers) | Dave Benson Phillips (Getting Back with Dave Benson Phillips) | Candice Storey (Attack! Attack! Art?) | Mario Tardón (The Councillor) | Caris Vujcec (The Pepper Project) | Odessa Young (High Life)
Best International Web Series
BERTRAND
Nominees: Albtrauf | BERTRAND | Frapuccino | Getting Back with Dave Benson Phillips | High Life | It's Not That Simple | iRony | Zyara
Best Overall Web Series
Albtrauf
Nominees: Albtrauf | BERTRAND | Frapuccino | Getting Back with Dave Benson Phillips | High Life | It's Not That Simple | iRony | LadyTips: Trend Testers | Relativity | Zyara