Going Virtual with NYC Web Fest

This release comes to us from NYC Web Fest

On Friday, November 12th, the 8th Annual NYC Web Fest kicked off its weekend of screenings, panels, networking events and awards with a virtual fireside chat with award-winning filmmaker from Breakthru Films, Annie Sundberg (director of Reversing Roe and Surviving Jeffrey Epstein). Paul Hamm, CEO of Endavo Media (the streaming company that hosted the fest, also a supporting sponsor) spoke about monetization for creators on the platform. A class entitled The Top 5 Secrets to Pitching Your Project was taught by Jamie Monahan, who has led workshops for the past three years at the fest.

The festival’s founder Lauren Atkins had this to say about the proceedings, “This was our second time going virtual for NYC Web Fest, and it was a huge success. The enthusiasm from creators was palpable – we felt connected through our opening night virtual party, the filmmaker talk-backs, and of course social media. I’m especially proud of our Awards Ceremony which allowed for us to pre-tape the nominations, but get live reactions from the award winners. Running a virtual festival requires a lot of work and organization ahead of time, but in many ways it allows us to spotlight the filmmakers even more than an in-person event, as audience members tune in from around the world. I’m incredibly grateful to my team and our sponsors, Endavo Media, Spa Zuzu and Final Draft.”

We’ll have more information on this year’s festival in our upcoming festival recap episode. To learn more about NYC Web Fest, visit the festival’s website: nycwebfest.com

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