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The 2017 HollyWeb Festival, sponsored by AMC Independent, celebrated the best in digital content at an awards ceremony held at the Fonda Theatre (6126 Hollywood Blvd.) on Sunday, April 2.

The HollyWeb Festival Awards ceremony took place at the historic Fonda Theater.

The HollyWeb Festival Awards ceremony took place at the historic Fonda Theater.

The “Blue Carpet” Closing Night Awards Ceremony was hosted by Noemi Gonzalez (“East Los High,” PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES), and Jim Mahoney (“Wilfred”), with top awards going to; Justin Harwood’s High Road for Best Series; Benoit Lach’s Fluffy Marky for Best International Series; Elsie Bollinger and Sally Bollinger’s Bright Summer Night for Best Drama; and Morgan Waters, Brooks Gray’s The Amazing Gayl Pile for Best Comedy; and Sonja O’Hara and Jaspal Binning’s Doomsday for Best Pilot.

The cast and crew from Doomsday accept their award for Best Pilot.

The cast and crew from Doomsday accept their award for Best Pilot.

 

Acting awards were taken by; Mark Mitchinson (High Road) for Best Actor in a Drama; Karin Agstam (Doomsday) for Best Actress in a Drama; Rob Zazzali (Right Hand Man) for Best Actor in a Comedy; and McKenzie Trent (The Adventures of Delores Briggam) for Best Actress in A Comedy. Best Ensemble Cast went to The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?

Rob Zazzali (RIGHT HAND MAN) with his award for Best Actor in a Comedy at the HollyWeb Festival

Rob Zazzali (RIGHT HAND MAN) with his award for Best Actor in a Comedy at the HollyWeb Festival

 

HollyWeb Festival Co-Director Daniel Doherty, said, “Choosing projects and people to honor above others is never an easy task when you’ve reached the level of creativity this festival puts forward each year, but the sheer volume – with 97 different series presented – quadruples that task.” HollyWeb Co-Director Jennifer Doherty, added, “It is important, not simply, to screen these wonderful digital series on the big screen for audiences to enjoy and appreciate, but to recognize the great work that went into creating them, and the very talented people that created them as well.”

Sonja O'Hara (Co-Director of Doomsday), Jennifer Doherty (HollyWeb Festival Co-Director), Karin Agstam (Best Actress winner -Doomsday), Daniel Doherty (HollyWeb Festival Co-Director)

Sonja O’Hara (Co-Director of Doomsday), Jennifer Doherty (HollyWeb Festival Co-Director), Karin Agstam (Best Actress in a Drama winner – Doomsday), Daniel Doherty (HollyWeb Festival Co-Director)

In addition to presenting 97 different digital series over the course of the four days to a record turnout of audience numbers for the festival, HollyWeb presented a series of panels, workshops, and conversations featuring notable performers, industry veterans and entertainment insiders, including; Zoe Bell (THE HATEFUL EIGHT), Keith Powell (30 Rock, About a Boy, creator of Keith Broke His Leg), Rachel Shapiro (Comedy Pro), Will Gurman (Fullscreen), Chris Michael (Funny or Die), Fidel Barajas (Four by Two Films), Doug Eboch (SWEET HOME ALABAMA), Jorge Rivera (APB), Jason Leaver (Out with Dad), veteran film composer Rob Gokee, and Sean Oakley (The Guild, Vanity).

2017 HOLLYWEB FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

BEST SERIES

HIGH ROAD

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SERIES

FLUFFY MARKY

 

BEST DRAMA

BRIGHT SUMMER NIGHT

 

BEST COMEDY

THE AMAZING GAYL PILE


BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE

PETROL

 

BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER

CLEVER GIRL

 

BEST HORROR

20 SECONDS TO LIVE

 

BEST SCIFI

AMNESIA

 

BEST FANTASY

PSYCHOSOMATIC

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION

IL TEATRO FA BENE

HollyWeb Festival 2017 (Victor Costa accepts the award for Best Documentary/Non-fiction for his film, Il Teatro Fe Bene

HollyWeb Festival 2017 (Victor Costa accepts the award for Best Documentary/Non-fiction for his film, Il Teatro Fe Bene

 

BEST ANIMATION

THE ADVENTURES OF BROKEN HEART

 

BEST PILOT

DOOMSDAY

 

IAWTV AWARD OF RECOGNITION

STARTING FROM NOW

 

BEST TRAILER

CHOOSE YOUR OWN MCGURSKEY

 

 

ACTING AWARDS

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

MARK MITCHINSON

(HIGH ROAD)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

KARIN AGSTAM

(DOOMSDAY)

 

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

ROB ZAZZALI

(RIGHT HAND MAN)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

MCKENZIE TRENT

(THE ADVENTURES OF DELORES BRIGGAM)

 

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

THE ROOM ACTORS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

 

 

BEHIND THE CAMERA/TECHNICAL AWARD

BEST DIRECTING

SCOTT WALMSLEY

(ATTACK! ATTACK! ART?)

 

BEST SCREENWRITING

SONJA BENNETT

(SUNNYHEARTS CC)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

KENNETH MADER

(A.L.L.I.A.N.C.E)

 

BEST EDITING

BRIANNE NORD-STEWART & ALEC RICHARDSON

(YOUNG & RECKLESS)

 

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC/SCORE

MITCHELL COLLINS & DEREK ZHAO

(PAPER BOYS: A WEB SERIES)

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

THE LEAGUE OF S.T.E.A.M

HollyWeb Festival 2017 (Trip Hope accepts the award on behalf of L.E.A.G.U.E of Steam)

HollyWeb Festival 2017 (Trip Hope accepts the award for Best Visual Effects on behalf of L.E.A.G.U.E of Steam)