Happy November everyone!!
Our festival was magical!! Hope you enjoy all the videos, and pics!! Our full list of Nominations and Winners will be coming out this weekend!! Look for many updates over the next 3 days!!
And CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NOMINEES AND WINNERS!! And Thank YOU all so much to everyone who attended!! We LOVE you all!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR TEAM: Neva Krauss, Adrienne Nelson, Desi Velez, Diana Wolcott, Julie MacNeil, Joseph Innace, Paul Moscatt Jr, Paul Moscatt Sr, Carlene Moscatt, Jeannette Moscatt Innace and our Editors Laura Baker and Dexter Delfin.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR HOSTS and PANELISTS: Our wonderful Featured host - actress/ Youtuber Lauren Francesca, Actor/ Award-winning host Johnny Alonso, Panelist Luke Eve (of the award winning web series High Life), actress Maria Albinana, CinemaJove Web Fest, Host Al Sotto, Marc Unger of Thespian Web Series, Maria Unger of Thespian Web Series, Diana Eaton of DC Web Fest, Creator/ Web Fest Founder Otessa Ghadar, DC Web Fest, Meagan Sogge, Seeka TV, Minnesota Web Fest, Actor Michael Lieder, Neem Basha of NJ Web Fest, NJ Web Fest, Bryan Thompson of Miami Web Fest , Miami Web Fest, Dmitry Schuetzle, and Yaroslava from Russia and web series Kitty's Adventures.
And THANK YOU SO MUCH TO Tray Chaney (Of The Wire), Heidi Klotzman (of HeidnSeek), Raven Paris (Of 92Q), and all the PRESS that Came!!
William Powell of Inside Actors Radio Show, Raven Paris with 92Q, Al Sotto and Dexter Delfin with Click On This Show, James Klima and TV Free Baltimore. And our Fantastic Photographer - Eddie Patten Sr of Higher Level Photography <3 Check out our gallery - Click HERE!!
We also want to thank Christoph from Videmic for marketing with us!! Now we're part of the Videmic App! You can watch us live during our festival and be part of our excitement!! You can also download our panels and videos after our fest! Check out Videmic for all the latest Web Fest excitement from around the world!!
MEET OUR 2019 VIP GUEST SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
Lauren FrancescaLauren is currently best known for running her own YouTube Channel called 'iwantmylauren' featuring comedy, Vlogs, beauty advice and much more. Her channel has gained over 200,000 subscribers and 27 Million views worldwide, mostly from the USA, UK and Europe. Click on Link for more details on Lauren!!
Maria AlbiñanaMaria Albiñana is a trilingual (English, Spanish and Catalan) actress, director and writer. She was born in Valencia, Spain. She is recognized for playing strong, deep emotional characters and being a fresh and unique performer. She has a strong theater background experience and has developed her career into TV, film, as well as in stage. As well as writing and directing, she co-founded and directs the web series section at Valencia International Film Festival. Click On Link 4 more about Maria!
Luke EveIn 2014 Luke created, produced and directed the online series, Low Life: A Black Comedy About Depression. It went on to win over 20 major festival awards and was sold to Amazon Prime and CanalPlay. In 2017 he completed directing and producing the follow up series, High Life which was Executive Produced by Stephen Fry. The series has won over 30 major awards including Best Digital Original at C21 Content London and was also nominated for an AACTA Award.
Otessa Marie GhadarOtessa Marie Ghadar is a digital storyteller who uses writing, filmmaking, photography, and technology to share her narratives and build communities. As one of the web series medium’s earliest adopters, Otessa is a true forerunner of digital media. Starting in 2006, Otessa’s web series "Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden" is now the longest continually running show online, with an international audience in over 145 countries. Otessa founded the DC Web Fest eight years ago. Click for more on Otessa!
Diana EatonDiana is a third-year MFA candidate in the Film & Electronic Media program at American University. Diana aspires to thrive as an independent filmmaker, using her creativity, deep thoughts, personal experiences, and encounters to create powerful stories that audiences can relate to and benefit from. She also seeks to produce documentaries that will amplify the stories and experiences of the unheard, overlooked, and ignored. Get to know her and the DC Web Fest here:
Marc UngerMarc’s writing and film directing credits include two optioned screenplays (“Adam’s Rock” and “Go With the Dog”) as well as several short films. His first directorial effort, a short film called The Filchaks Take a Gamble, a piece which he also wrote and costarred was called “funny… infectious… memorable” by filmthreat.com, one of the leading online movie review sites and this quirky, dark comedy was featured at film festivals including the Sarasota Film Festival and Cinequest online.
Heidi KlotzmanHeidi Klotzman is the Founder and CEO of HeidnSeek Entertainment, LLC (HNS) and an award-winning events and marketing
entrepreneur. She specializes in curating impactful influencer events for the area’s top brands, booking gifted musicians and DJs at
local venues and consulting talent on their careers. Under Klotzman’s creative direction, the HNS brand has become synonymous
with Baltimore’s event planning and brand promotion culture. Click on link below to learn more about Heidi!!
Raven ParisRaven Paris is an entrepreneur, brand developer, philanthropist, event planner, hostess and promotional model. She has done freelance work with TMZ, DEF JAM, CIROC, BET, A3C, and a host of other amazing companies. She has also made appearances on local billboards in her hometown, on ABC2 TV, and the latest was in Oprah's February 2018 Magazine Edition to represent her HBCU. Nothing makes her happier than being a light for others to help push the culture forward.
Dan MandelDan grew up around the Beltway of Washington D.C. He received his B.F.A. in theater from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He also studied at BADA in Oxford, England. Dan is an actor, writer, and Emmy nominated producer, best known as the creator of the Emmy award winning animated comedy, Dan Vs. (2011).