We've got four award sessions this year, and we've got a couple of reasons for splitting things up.
One is because - now that we're offering awards across podcast, short film and web series categories - we have a lot of awards to present. We want to give our winners their moment in the spotlight but with 50+ award categories, plus a few non-juried ones too, we know that's not possible in one go.
Something that nobody ever said about award ceremonies is 'I wish that had been longer'.
Also we know that, even online, it's sometimes hard to attend events that run in unfriendly time zones. We're doing our bit to help make it easier for some of our contenders by running our two international ceremonies at times that are less friendly for us in NZ - but hopefully better for plenty of our nominees.
The ceremonies for our international award categories are on Sunday 12 November (NZ time, UTC+13 hours) at
8am: Podcast and Short Films
10am: Web Series
Like our Creator Convos, they run on facebook. You can check them out on facebook as they happen or later. If you follow @NZWebFest on facebook, you'll get one of those little notification thingies when we start a session.
Our NZ ceremonies runs that afternoon, and attendance at those is by invitation.
1.00pm: Short Films
3.00pm: Web Series
We'll live post winners to instagram from all ceremonies as we go, and publish winners' list to our website at the end of the day.