Finalists in the #AudienceChoice Category: New Media Film Festival Announcement

Okay everyone… as promised, here are the finalists in the 2011 New Media Film Festival‘s Audience Choice Awards category, sponsored by Mingle Media TV Network.

One thing we want to share as you review the finalists is the date they entered the competition for votes – it didn’t matter if it was 2 days before voting ended or six months, they got their fan-base to support them. We did end up with 21 finalists as there was a tie for 20th place.

Congrats to all finalists and to everyone who entered the competition – please be sure to grab your laurels for your site to promote your involvement in this festival.

Finalist Audience Choice Awards 2011

Click here to VOTE for the 21 Finalists in the #AudienceChoice Awards

Webseries Entry Votes Voting Started
Travel Companions 4289  08-Feb-2011
The Unemployment of Danny London 629  24-Sep-2010
Crossing Blood Lines 396  29-Jan-2011
Lien on Me 343  24-Sep-2010
Masculathon 298  27-Mar-2011
Oblivion 239  24-Sep-2010
Illegal 228  24-Sep-2010
Looking at You 224  20-Feb-2011
Secret Millionaires 189  24-Sep-2010
CYPHERS 177  24-Sep-2010
The R.I.P. Files 172  12-Feb-2011
Shes Just Not That Into You 168  12-Mar-2011
Inappropriate Fairy Tales 141  24-Sep-2010
World of Holly Woodlands 136  28-Apr-2011
Miss Behave 133  08-Feb-2011
Asylum Web Series 132  28-Jan-2011
Sweet Tarts Take Away 129  09-Apr-2011
Naomi: The Show 115  28-Jan-2011
McCracken LIVE! 115  04-Jan-2011
The Puzzle Makers Son 113  24-Sep-2010
Cupid and Eros 113  28-Apr-2011

Tips for Final Voting Success:

There are many things that helped the finalists get their fans to vote for them… the following list are a few things that everyone who creates content for the web should be doing – not just for competitions but for views / audience and community building:

Twitter:

  • Follow people back (you don’t have to follow MLM, #TeamFollowBack or other “self-proclaimed Social Media Experts but definitely industry people)
  • Thank people for following you, introduce yourself, start a convo
  • ReTWEET people who promote you (there’s nothing worse than having someone tweet your promo to vote for you and you don’t thank them or RETWEET the message in honor of them)
  • Support your fellow creator – RETWEET their series announcements
  • Links matter – tweet YOUR series link in your tweets – use a shortener to get it all in 140 characters
Facebook:
  • Post your episodes, community activities (other creators) and info related to the industry on your page – it’s not all about you, sharing is caring
  • Link to your content on other sites
  • Embed videos so people can watch while on Facebook
  • LIKE other creator’s pages – help them get the word out and they will respond in kind
Blog Posts:
  • Start a blog and write a post a week telling your fan base what you’re doing
  • Embed an episode and tell the back story about the episode or interesting fact
  • Ask your fans what they liked or didn’t like about it
YouTube
  • Use META TAGS, keywords to keep your content together on the page
  • YouTube will bring up other similar content from other people if you don’t
  • Keep your titles uniform and add a description with links back to your site, twitter, facebook so people can find you
  • Use annotations and create hotspots with links as a call to action
If you are creating for the Interwebs and are NOT building fans or community, ask yourself why not…. are you doing the above? If you are and still not getting anywhere… it’s time to ask a professional how to change things up for you.

Web Television Viewers: 2nd Annual Streamys Audience Choice Awards Voting Begins

We’re excited to see who’ll win this year’s Streamys Audience Choice Awards – which means YOU get to vote. Click on the links in this post to check out who’s up for this year’s awards. You can also visit Mingle Media TV and check out more info regarding the Streamys and tell us what your favorites are.
We’ll be talking about the Streamy Award nominated web shows on Mingle Media TV and welcome you to join the conversation – who’s gonna win? Post your favorites on this blog for a chance to win $100 Gift Certificate to Restaurant.com.

Go vote at www.streamys.org and then watch the live online broadcast of the Streamy Awards Ceremony, Sunday, April 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific)

Audience Choice Awards Finalists
The Streamy Awards Audience Choice Finalists for Best Web Television Series are:
·         Agents of Cracked – http://www.cracked.com/video_18099_the-end-beginning.html
·         Anyone But Me – http://www.anyonebutmeseries.com/
·         Dorm Life: Semester 2  http://www.dorm-life.com
·         Elevator – http://www.youtube.com/user/ElevatorShow
·         Noob – http://www.noob-tv.com
·         Star-ving –http://crackle.com/c/Star-ving
·         The Guild – http://www.watchtheguild.com
·         Legend of Neil – http://effinfunny.com/legend-of-neil
·         The Totally Rad Showhttp://revision3.com/trs
·         The Young Turks – http://www.theyoungturks.com/
About The Streamy Awards
Presented by the International Academy of Web Television, the Streamy Awards recognize excellence in global web television programming for broadband distribution across 35 creative categories, from acting and directing, to editing and special effects. Members of the International Academy of Web Television review shows submitted through a free, public submissions process and vote on the final nominees and winners for each category. The Audience Choice Award for Best Web Television Series is selected by members of the public. Winners of the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards will be announced at the Streamy Awards Ceremony on April 11, 2010 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The Streamy Craft Award winners will be announced at a separate ceremony on April 7, 2010 at the Barnsdall Art Center in Hollywood. Founded in 2009, the Streamy Awards are co-hosted by a consortium of new media companies including Tubefilter News (www.tubefilter.tv) and NewTeeVee (www.newteevee.com), and are produced by Tubefilter, Inc. (www.tubefilterinc.com). For more information, visit www.streamys.org, follow @streamyawards on Twitter and become a Fan at www.facebook.com/streamys.
About The International Academy of Web Television
The International Academy of Web Television, an independent member-run organization comprised of digital entertainment leaders was founded in 2009 to promote and recognize artistic excellence and technological innovation in online entertainment. Members of the Academy are invited to join based on achievement in their respective fields, and include actors, agents, composers, content developers, directors, journalists, producers, technologists, and writers who actively participate in and support the web television and digital entertainment industries. The Academy oversees the annual Streamy Awards, which honor and recognize excellence in original episodic web television programming. For more information, visit www.iawtv.org, follow @iawtv on Twitter and become a Fan at www.facebook.com/iawtv.