Director, Creative Talent Investment & Development for Netflix International...
At the closing ceremony of the 9th edition of the Marseille Web Fest, the jury will unveil its Awards list. Seven prizes to reward the 15 series in competition (Best Original music, Best Editing, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Grand Jury Prize).
Three special prizes will also be awarded :
- A «Coup de Coeur» from Premiere Magazine
- The SACD Award for the best French series in the context of the Regard sur la Production Française which will be accompanied by an endowment of € 2.000
- The prize for the Best Pitch that will be awarded to one of the selected authors at the Marseille Writing Residence
The «Michael Ajakwe Pioneer Award» had been created in tribute to Michael AJAKWE JR, famous american producer, true visionary and founder of LA WEB FEST, 1st festival dedicated to the web-series. This price is awarded each year during the Marseille Web Fest closing ceremony to writer, author, creator, or independent producer who have worked on the development and promotion of the web-series in all its forms. For this second edition, the Marseille Web Fest is proud to awarded the «Michael Ajakwe Pioneer» Award to journalist, writer, screenwriter and globetrotter Joël BASSAGET who has never stopped for years to defend and upgrade the work of independent creators through international festivals... and to the quality of his sharp pen.