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For Immediate Release

Vancouver Web Fest Announces Special Guests for 2015

CTV Extend, CollegeHumor, GFZ Studios and the Independent Production Fund

to attend 2015 festival














October 28, 2014 (Vancouver, BC) - VANCOUVER WEB FEST (VWF) is excited to announce new special guests for the 2015 festival. CTV Extend, CollegeHumor, GFZ Studios and the Independent Production Fund (IPF) are joining an impressive team of partners and sponsors at the coming festival, to be held March 6 to 8, 2015, at Performance Works on Vancouver’s Granville Island. The new guests will join returning partner Frostbite Pictures to host pitching sessions, join panels and more. Further details will be released closer to the date.


Vancouver Web Fest proved to be one of the top international web festivals in their inaugural year. VWF2015 will explore the fascinating future of new and existing web series, apps, games and commercials by facilitating networking opportunities between the content creators, production companies, distributors and buyers of online productions from around the world.


"I have heard wonderful things about the success of the inaugural Vancouver Web Fest in 2014, so I am really looking forward to participating in the 2015 version which already looks very exciting.” said Andra Sheffer, Executive Director of Independent Production Fund. “Web series are booming in Canada and the Vancouver Web Fest plays an important role in encouraging, developing and training the outstanding talents that we have in this new business."


“We’re very pleased to have such reputable and innovative organizations join the festival. VWF is all about the creators and we know that connecting them with organizations such as these will help them gain the knowledge they need to succeed,” said Executive Director Suzette Laqua.


Earlier this month, VWF also announced the addition of a new award category: Best Special Effects. The award for Best Special Effects will join Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Original Score as new awards at the 2nd annual festival.


VWF is currently accepting submissions from around the world. The deadline for regular entry is October 31, 2014. Late entries will be accepted until November 30, 2014. More details can be found on the Submission Guidelines page.


If you have any questions, please direct them to  info@vancouverwebfest.com


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Sparrow McGowan, Public Relations Coordinator, media@vancouverwebfest.com


About Vancouver Web Fest

Founded in 2013 by Executive Director, Suzette Laqua, Vancouver Web Fest (VWF) is a Not-for-Profit Society and Canada’s Premier International Web Festival. The Vancouver Web Fest brings web content creators from around the world to celebrate the progressive evolution of entertainment and programming created exclusively for the Internet. The festival is an annual event and has been ranked one of the top web festivals around the world. For more information on Vancouver Web Fest please visit:

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