Dublin Web Festival Official Selection 2016

Year of Spies

Year of Spies

Drama, Horror, Thriller, Crime, Action  (UK 2016)

Armed and very dangerous, an elite collection of secret agents must track down and eliminate deadly threats over the course of twelve months, no matter what the risk or personal cost.But when the stakes are high and there's deception at every turn

Wizards of Aus

The Wizards of Aus

Comedy, Fantasy  (Australia 2016)

Everybody needs good Neighbours, even if sometimes those Neighbours are homicidal wizards from the 7th dimension.

The agent

The Agent

Comedy (Australia 2016)

An actor looking for an agent knocks on the wrong door and finds more than she bargained for… So does the man behind the door.

Ana

Ana

Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Transmedia  (Argentina 2016)

A man try to rescue his girlfriend from human traffickers and sexual abuse, but the viewer of the web series is the one who chooses among 8 endings.

Hidden

Hidden

Drama, Thriller, Mystery (Italy 2016)

Five strangers are gathered on an abandoned island by a mysterious landlord. They are all guilty of terrible crimes and for those they must die.

The Mute Series

The Mute Series

Comedy Sketches, Season 2  (UK 2015)

World Festival Premiere

The MUTE Series is a collection of live-action, single-panel 'comic strips'; little reports on the vagaries of human behaviour. Casting a mordant eye over mini-moments of absurdity, it sees the funny side of greed, conformity, sloth and various other traits of modern life.

church-night-tv

Church Night TV

Comedy Sketches (USA 2015)

This comedy sketch series spoofs low-budget, religious television programming, written by the people behind Washington, DC’s popular alt-comedy stage show, Church Night.

Hai Visto Tom Collins

Hai Visto Tom Collins?

Comedy Sketches  (Italy)

"Hai visto Tom Collins?" is a web series based on cocktails and their stories. Each episode of the series is ambientato in a bar built in a photographic studio, called "the Ibis bar", and in every episode a story of a classic cocktail is narrated by "the client", the only fix actor in the series.

The Partitioned

The Partitioned

Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy (USA 2016 )

Sara Holden, a telepath who narrowly escaped the Turn, has lived out in seclusion, but now a group looks to her as their leader and it seems as if she may be their only hope of slowing their extinction.

Made in Mosjøen

Made in Mosjøen

Comedy   (Norway 2015)

"Made in Mosjøen" is a fourth-wall-breaking webseries about fishguns, dead cats and some special cheese. The different characters' more or less offbeat struggles and goals cross and entwine, at the same time as the city of Mosjøen is under threat by a common enemy - litterary pulling people down the drains.

Life Sucks! But at Least I Have Elbows

Life Sucks! But at Least I Have Elbows

Animation (Estonia 2016 )

A precocious 9 year old girl pesters her philosophical father about life’s big questions - Love, Death, Religion, etc. The dad gives an admirable stab at satisfying her curiosity between his son’s irreverent interjections and traumatic memories of his ex-wife (who never appears on screen but this doesn’t prevent us from learning all about her, ummm, generous sexual lifestyle…) as we are reminded by a bizarre squawking bird: ‘Life Sucks!’.

Selfiesh

Selfiesh

Drama, Thriller, Mystery   (Italy 2016)

Selfiesh is based on a conversation between two people who are imprisoned in the fields established by their mobile phones.
The setup is a constant shot-reverse-shot conversation. It is a dialog held exclusively through the point-of-view of mobile phones. The key concept of this project is the Selfie: the reverse shot.

There's No Sea on Mars

There's No Sea on Mars

Drama (Italy 2016 )

Marco is a thirty years old who faces provincial life as he can, among university broken dreams and a job he doesn't like. One day, a close friend, who is a realtor, suggest Marco to rent the apartment of his deceased grandfather to a particular client, with unusual conditions: the customer wants the house only on Friday night(s) and pays a lot.

Surf Therapy

Surf Therapy

Drama, Thriller, Mystery   (France 2016)

To escape from neighbourhood drug dealers, Scott, a rebellious teenager, is forced to spend the summer with his godfather who he’s never met, at his place in a small coastal town in Morocco. Immersed in an unknown environment where surfing is the only playground, Scott gets in everyone’s way, comes up against his own prejudices, and gradually finds himself.

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

Documentary, Reality (Australia 2016 )

No Strings Attached is a genre bending mashup of equal parts documentary, comedy and puppetry TV. This series peers beneath the covers of the exhilarating and often awkward world of dating apps.

The Graceland Happiness Project

The Graceland Happiness Project

Documentary, Reality  (Australia 2015)

2013 Big Brother contestants Tim and Ben visit the home of Ben's childhood idol, Elvis Presley, in hope he will return a happier person.

Deadbeats

Deadbeats

Sci-Fi (France 2016 )

In the near future, zombies appear, attracted by music. Concert and music festival are canceled one by one. Listening to music becomes dangerous, playing music becomes a true fight. But for the Barons Kriminel rock band's members Alex, Lance and Este, there's no way they give up their passion for music.

The Dump

The Dump

Comedy (Canada 2015)

The Dump is a comedy series for adults (16-25) starring ludicrous puppets who live in the sewers.

Il Camerlengo (The Chamberlain)

Il Camerlengo (The Chamberlain)

Comedy (Italy 2015)

Cardinal Walter, Varesino and former head of the Vatican Pavilion at Expo 2015, is forced to move to Rome, a city that hates to devote himself to the management of the Jubilee of Mercy. Flanked by picturesque entourage, he must cope with the delirium organizational hanging over Piazza San Pietro.

Welcome to the Theatre Company

Welcome to the Theatre Company

Comedy (Japan 2016)

An actor puts out a call for members to form a new theatre group. But his plans get scrambled when someone with no interest in the theatre shows up at his meeting.

Yukata Cowboy Series 2

Yukata Cowboy

Comedy Sketches, Series 2 (Japan 2016)

Award-winning cross-cultural sketch comedy series by Japanese-American film director Atsushi Ogata, inspired by fish-out-of-water mishaps from his own life. With a cowboy hat, Japanese “yukata” (casual summer garment) and rapid-fire tongue, Yukata Cowboy drifts across the U.S., Japan, and Europe.

Listen to the Experts

Listen to the Experts

Comedy Sketches (Ireland,UK 2016)

The product of years of scientific research, The Institute of the Marital Sciences offers indisputable evidence that gay marriage will result in terrifying changes to the lunar-geomagnetic profiles of the tiny wee children.

Meet the Ladybugs

Meet the Ladybugs, Broken Tiaras

Animation (USA 2016)

A cross between South Park and School House Rock, this award-winning animated comedy created by singer/songwriter Dorothy Wallace uses comedy and music to raise awareness about serious issues affecting kids and to help educate kids about difficult topics.

Dang it to Heck

Dang it to Heck

Animation (Australia 2016)

'Dang It To Heck!' is an animated sketch series combining humour with horrible misfortune in a way that is guaranteed to be enjoyed by some.

Emma's Welt

Emma's Welt

Comedy (Germany 2014)

Emma is 25 years old. Her clumsiness and endearing personality seem to attract absurd and funny situations which constantly surround her. She has just left law school to support her fiancé, when she realizes that he is cheating. Now jobless, homeless and single she is trying to find her way in life.

Mortus Corporatus

Mortus Corporatus

Comedy (France 2015)

Mortus Corporatus tells the story of the every day goings on of the « Reapers » employed at La Mort Inc., founded by the one and only 'Grim Reaper'.

Redheads Anonymous

Redheads Anonymous

Comedy (USA 2015)

To win a Redhead Scholarship, Molly and her three ginger pals must find out: what does it mean to be a redhead?

Shakespeare Republic

Shakespeare Republic

Comedy (Australia 2015)

From Hamlet in a bathtub to Juliet as one half of a same sex couple, Shakespeare Republic is a collective of Australian-based actors who have come together to celebrate Shakespeare, his works and his enduring legacy, through sharing their interpretat

Beard Club

Beard Club

Drama, Thriller (France)

Two disillusioned cops.
A series of crimes.
Bearded women.
An initiatory journey.
An unexpected introspection revealing unsuspected links.
A violent universe where beauty is the main selection rule.

Pot Luck

Pot Luck

Comedy (New Zealand)

My American Waistline

My American Waistline

Animation (USA)

Fearless, unapologetic, politically incorrect and just plain gross, the series delves into our communal neurosis around overeating, under-eating, ripped abs, apple bottoms and surgical enhancement.

Kill Skills

Kill Skills

Drama, Thriller (France 2016)

World Festival Premiere

Sammy Cohen is a French Jewish contract killer who lives in London. When he accidentally kills his fiancée, an Israeli gangster’s daughter, Sammy has to run away from England. He ends up in Copenhagen, where he starts working with a former danish mercenary who gave up on killing.

Discocalypse

Discocalypse

Sci-Fi (Germany 2016)

Wake up with the young, stuttering Zecke on a club toilet in Germany, in the middle of a bad hangover. The last days‘ memories lead to a hell of a night and a journey through a disco infected with zombie like monsters!

The Pantsless Detective

The Pantsless Detective

Comedy (USA 2016)

Season 3 follows the continuing adventures of the plucky Pantsless Detective, Richard Panceliss, his intrepid intern, Smitty, and the truehearted Temperance Friday as they solve mysteries and right the wrongs that need rightening.

Darren has a breakdown

Darren has a breakdown

Comedy  (UK)

During his court ordered therapy sessions, Darren recounts all the trouble he finds himself in as he struggles to move on with his life following the breakup from Steph, the love of his life. Darren’s long suffering best friend and often ignored voice of reason, Tony, is always on hand to look out for him and more than willing to push Darren into any situation that he thinks will snap him out of his depression. One way or another, Darren will finally get over Steph… or find a way to win her back.

20 Seconds to Live

20 Seconds to Live

Comedy (USA 2015)

A horror/comedy anthology for people who hate happy endings.

Good Wood

Good Wood

Comedy  (Germany)

A webseries about friendship, fame, growing up, love and north German bowling traditions.

Arthur

Arthur

Comedy (Switzerland)

His name is Arthur, he's 40 and he is the perfect neighbour. He loves breakfasts and the vacuum cleaner's sound. Adorable, if you don't focalize too much on his little problem: he's also a serial killer. But he wants to quit. The question is: will he succeed? s.

Bad News Goodnight

Bad News Goodnight

Comedy  (2016 USA)

World Festival Premiere

Comedian, actress and journalist Abby Feldman presents some of today's most depressing news in a peaceful way that lets you have a good night, despite the fact that the world is in a state of chaos and turmoil.

Claire et Michel, The Documentary

Claire et Michel, The Documentary

Comedy (Canada)

Claire and Michel – The Documentary is an absurd dramedy web series that tells the astonishing story of a woman and a man that are constantly sidetracked by life itself.

Coded

Coded

Drama  (Canada)

Shae Fitzgerald is a new teacher dogged by a violent past and a relentless desire to reach his students, five tenth-grade misfits with clinical issues who don’t give a shit.

Doppelganger

Doppelganger

Drama (South Korea)

Top star, Min Woo, who is bored with his life, discovers that one day our of nowhere, his doppelganger appears with an offer he couldn't resist. His doppelganger suggests that he can replace Min Woo's boring jobs and so, Min Woo agrees.

Jiwi's Machines

Jiwi's Machines

Comedy  (New Zealand)

European Premiere

A four-part web series packed with physical comedy and mechanical mayhem.

John Death

John Death

Animation (Mexico)

John Death, the grim reaper, tries to have a normal life among the living, but he can't get rid of his powers and on each of his adventures he causes someone's death.

Public Writer

Public Writer

Drama  (Canada)

Mathieu becomes a public writer in a popular borough of Montreal. Therefore, he will meet and help various characters representing facets of modern Quebec. As we text, use Facebook and write based on sound, who can help us find the right words to write?

Rack and Ruin

Rack and Ruin

Comedy (USA)

European Premiere

A masochistic, people-pleasing Brit restarts her life at a toxic, high-end clothing boutique in NYC - 'booby-trapped for humiliation and pain.'

Riftworld Chronicles

Riftworld Chronicles

Sci-Fi, Fantasy  (Canada)

European Premiere

When a dimension-traveling wizard gets stuck in our world without his magic powers, he teams up with a struggling journalist to help him on his quest to return home.

Starting from Now

Starting from Now

Drama (Australia)

Starting From Now explores the lives of four inner-Sydney lesbians as they struggle to work out who they are, find a place where they belong, and maybe even find someone to love along the way.

Successful People

Successful People

Comedy  (USA)

An unsuccessful songwriting duo navigate their way through a world of successful people.

The Hurler

The Hurler

Comedy Season 2 (Ireland 2016)

World First Premiere

"The Hurler" is the story of Ireland's most notorious hurler, Gar Campion. After getting suspended from the game for a year a documentary film crew follows him in his real job as a contract cleaner.

Costigan

Costigan

Drama  (2016 Ireland)

World Festival Premiere

A disgraced ex-detective is released from prison and finds a new role for herself on the opposite side of the law.

Cluster Agency

Cluster Agency

Sci-Fi (France 2016)

For most people, the Undercovers are just a legend, but Cluster Agency employs these beings, who are able to transfer their mind into the body of someone else, to do the dirty work.

Mina's Journal

Mina's Journal

Comedy  (UK 2016)

World Premiere

Mina Murray’s Journal - a modernised, vlog adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula. Mina Murray is just discovering that real life, work, and bills are a lot scarier than she expected. But that all pales in comparison when she comes across an ancient evil. Dracula's heading to London, and he's going to paint the town red.

Storm of Knowledge

Storm of Knowledge

(Germany)

Storm of Knowledge is Germany’s first Science Soap.

At the heart of the entertained and high-quality series are seven young women and men studying or working at scientific institutions in Rostock/Germany.

This is all about Nele (Anke Retzlaff). Just arrived in Rostock, the high school graduate wants to fulfill the professional plans already established by her family. But her heart can not warm up for a hotel career. Their first contacts in the new city lead them into the world of science.

The Winding

The Winding

Music Video  (Belgium)

All analog 2D rotoscoped / animated music video.

Southern Winds

Southern Winds

Music Video (USA)

One-shot music video with cardboard miniature sets.

Drifting

Drifting

Music Video  (Ireland)

Contemporary Music Video.

Channel Swimmer - Glisten

Channel Swimmer - Glisten

Music Video  (UK)

An elderly man finds solace reminiscing in the final hours before his death.

Demian Grace - Saving Love

Demian Grace - Saving Love

Music Video (Russia)

What if you'll decide to save your love?...

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