Geek & Sundry’s Caper and AOL’s The Future Starts Here are among the nominees competing for 9 “best of” prizes to be awarded at the second annual Vancouver Web Fest.
The festival, set to run from March 6 to March 8, will be held at Performance Works on Vancouver’s Granville Island. The best overall prize will be awarded at an awards gala on March 8.
Caper’s Donald Murphy is nominated for best director, and the show (pictured) also competing for best foreign series, best screenplay, and best special effects.
Murphy is up against fellow American Tom Skerritt (Stroller Gangs) as well as Canadians Peter DeLuise (Parked), Jay Ferguson (Guidestones: Sunflower Noir) and Matt Eastman (Whatever, Linda).
The Future Starts Here with Tiffany Shlain (pictured right) is also among the nominations for best foreign series, along with Discrepance (France), Dynamo (U.S.), Perfect Girl (Singapore), Quella sporca sacca nera /The dirty black dog (Italy), and Sin Vida Propia (Spain).
Guidestones: Sunflower Noir (iThentic, 3 o’clock.t ), Les Jaunes (Nemesis Films), My Lupine Life (Karma Films, T3 Digital Productions), Whatever, Linda (Secret Location, Touchpoint Films) and Parked (producers Siobhan McCarthy and Tracey Mack) are nominated in the best Canadian web series category.
Five of the 6 web series nominated in the best special effects category were Canadian, including Disrien, KarmaPirates’ Dynamo, Les Juanes, Standard Action (produced by Joanna Gaskell and Rob Hunt) and The Abs Tract: Core Philosophy.
From Playback with files from Melita Kuburas