Valencia’s Cinema Jove Releases Its Official Web Series Selections
Valencia International Film Festival – Cinema Jove announces the 13 web series that will compete for the Moon of Valencia Award in it’s 2017 edition. Web series from Argentina, Canada, Australia, USA, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Uruguay will be screened the 24- 25th of June in Spain.
Many of the nominated series have won awards from top international web series festivals such as Raindance Film Festival, Berlin Web Fest, die Seriale, and Vancouver Web Fest. The selected shows are eligible for two cash awards of 500 and 300 euros,the Moon of Valencia Award for the best web series and the People’s Choice Award. In addition, four Special Awards will be given out by Jean Michel Albert (Marseille Web Fest), Janet De Nardis (Roma Web Fest), Michael Ajakwe Jr. (Los Angeles Web Fest) and last but not least, a Special Award sponsored by production company Rockzeline, who offers a distribution contract.
Coordinated by actress and journalist Maria Albiñana and director and screenwriter Ana Ramon Rubio, Valencia’s Cinema Jove web series section celebrates it’s second edition in June. Last year´s jury, Adrià Monés (Co-production Director of Filmax), Antoine Disle (Founder of Rockzeline) and Michael Ajakwe (Director of Los Angeles Web Festival) awarded the Moon of Valencia to Un Año Sin Nosotros (A Year Without Us) as best web series. The audience pick went to Ma Femme Est Pasteure.
This year, the Jury will be comprised of Meredith Burkholder (Berlin Web Fest’s Director), Henry Gagnon (HG Distribution) and Teresa Segura (Producer of Spanish most famous web series Malviviendo). Almost 200 shows submitted to this year’s call for entries, and these are the thirteen official selections competing in Valencia:
- Noche de Paz (Argentina)
- Perverts Anonymous (Canada)
- Zero (USA)
- Restoration (Australia)
- Discocalypse (Germany)
- The Coffee Advisors (USA)
- Hidden (Italy)
- Dans Un Autre Monde (France)
- Real Cops (France)
- 1Life (United Kingdom)
- El Maravilloso Parque Hoolister (Uruguay)
- Explaining To An Alien (Canada)
- Neem’s Themes (USA)
In addition to screenings of the official selections and their corresponding Q&A, Valencia Web Fest will offer several informative panels for creators and creators-to-be: “How To Produce A Web Series Without Going To Prison”, “Is There Life After YouTube?”, “My Web Series Goes On Festivals”, and “Kickstarter As A Way To Ruin Friends and Family”.
Creators Riccardo Cannella (Hidden), Neem Basha (Neem’s Themes), Samuel Brisson (Explaining To An Alien), Dirk Rosenlöcher (Discocalypse), Tim Hamilton (Perverts Anonymous) and Daniel Ward Garber (1Life) will be attending the festival and will answer the audience’s questions. In addition, Rose of Dolls, Bilbao Web Fest’s Director, will be offering a masterclass about web series’ distribution. Emilio Sánchez and Mafalda González from Flooxer (Atres Media TV) will tell how to distribute web series on TV channels, and Abel Zamora, Teresa Segura, and María Maroto will be teaching how to produce web series. In the Kickstarter section, Miguel Cañizares (Sin Vida Propia) and Josevi García Herrero (Contando Estrellas) will share their experiences.
On July 1st creators and audience will discover which show rises with Cinema Jove’s Moon of Valencia as Best Web Series 2017.