#NZWF22 Submissions

#NZWF22 Submissions

Submissions are currently closed

Submissions for #NZWF22 will open 1 February 2022.

In 2022 we’re accepting submissions for WEB SERIES and PODCASTS across multiple submission categories. We’ll accept submissions for our pitch competition 1 July – 31 August.

Earlybird Deadline

Our submission deadlines are:
Early: 31 March, for web series and podcasts
Regular: 31 May, for web series and podcasts
Late: 31 July, for pitch, web series and podcasts
Final: 31 August, for pitch, web series and podcasts


Web Series

For submissions, we retain all our usual categories (Animation, Factual, Narrative, Pilot and XR).

We have added a new category for Trailers.

For awards, we retain all our usual categories, and have added a new Best Trailer award, plus new craft awards for cinematography, editing and music (original composition).






We also now accept submissions of podcasts in the following categories: International Fiction, NZ Fiction, Actual Play and NZ Factual.

We will present Best Show awards in all categories and, subject to number of entries, awards to recognise craft: acting, writing, directing, editing, and music (original composition).




Please note:
We DO NOT offer fee waivers or discounts
except as part of promotions (follow our social media channels for these)
or arrangements with partner festivals.
Don’t waste your time asking 🙂


Full information about fees, submission categories and category-specific criteria is published on our FilmFreeway page.

If you have any questions, please email admin@nzwebfest.co.nz.



Published 1 January 2022