The ISA

Since 2009, the most prestigious award for excellence in independent web series.

About

The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.

History

Founded in New York, the ISAs are now held annually in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Los Angeles.

Global Event

ISA attendees travel from all over the globe to attend the annual Pre-Party, Red Carpet Reception, Ceremony and After Party.

Submissions

The early entry period for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards are now open. Submit your web series here.

What Creators Are Saying

Former winners share their ISA experiences.

If you're serious about creating a web series, then I think the Indie Series Awards is a 'must attend'. If you have a show to submit, then you have the opportunity to get your work seen among the cream of the international web series community.

- Lisa Gifford

This is an amazing event. It is a prestigious event. It is a glamorous event. It is an exceptionally well run event.

- Jason Leaver

8th Annual Indie Series Awards

Submissions for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards will open on Friday, September 16, 2016. The early bird discounted entry period runs until September 30.



Watch the 7th Annual ISAs

Latest News

8th Annual Indie Series Awards Submissions Open September 16

Submissions for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards will open on Friday, September 16. The early bird discounted entry period will run until September 30.

Check back later this week for additional details on ISA8.

7th Annual Indie Series Awards Winners


WINNERS REVEALED FOR 7th ANNUAL INDIE SERIES AWARDS

'Arthur' Wins Best Drama, 'Keith Broke His Leg' Named Best Comedy

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 7, 2016
– Winners for the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards (ISA7) were revealed on Wednesday night in a star-studded ceremony held at the historic El Portal Theatre, hosted by Jen Lilley and Eric Martsolf. Switzerland produced Arthur was named best drama series, while Keith Broke His Leg won as best comedy. The event was broadcast live on AfterBuzz TV.

The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.

In the drama acting categories, winners included Lilly Melgar (The Bay), Adam Henry Garcia (Conversations From the Afterlife), Jodie Hirst (Night School), Raymond Ablack (Teenagers), Kym Whitley (The Bay) and Kevin Spirtas (Winterthorne). EastSiders was named best drama ensemble.

On the comedy side, acting winners included Melissa Archer (Viral), Keith Powell (Keith Broke His Leg), Darcie Siciliano (He's With Me), Brennan Murray (The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy), Stephen Guarino (Life's a Drag) and Cady Huffman (He's With Me). Hunting Season won as the best comedy ensemble.

LARPs and Winterthorne led all series with three awards each, followed by two wins ech for The Bay, The Banks, He's With Me and Keith Broke His Leg.

Lilley and Martsolf performed a song during their opening, which included a 10-person choir made up of web series producers and stars, and a electric guitar player. The ceremony also included two medleys featuring the best original nominees with performances from Colleen Zenk, Jeffrey Christopher Todd, Benjamin Scott Holst, Ron Hanks, Jillian Claire, Elisabeth Ness, Kevin Sebastian, and Patrika Darbo.

Presenters at the ceremony included Kristos Andrews, Melissa Archer, Ben Baur, Daniel Betances, Jillian Clare, Tia Dae, Claire Downs, Melissa Claire Egan, Mary Beth Evans, Crista Flanagan, Jeremy Glazer, Ryan Gowland, Carolyn Hennesy, Cady Huffman, Zac Hug, Kathleen Gati, Jill Knox, Martha Madison, Keith Powell, Darcie Siciliano, Kevin Spirtas, Karrueche Tran, Ian Verdun, Sebastian La Cause, Erika Robel, Tristan Rogers, Marc Sinoway, Kit Williamson and Colleen Zenk.

In all, there are 56 Nominated Series from around the globe: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Norway and Singapore. 22 series took home at least 1 award during the ceremony.

Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series.

Check out the 2016 winners below:

Best Web Series — Drama
Arthur

Best Directing — Drama
Adam Kosh, The Banks

Best Writing — Drama
Michael Caruso, Winterthorne

Best Lead Actor — Drama
Adam Henry Garcia, Conversations From the Afterlife

Best Lead Actress — Drama
Lilly Melgar, The Bay

Best Supporting Actor — Drama
Raymond Ablack, Teenagers

Best Supporting Actress — Drama
Jodie Hirst, Night School

Best Guest Actor — Drama
Kevin Spirtas, Winterthorne

Best Guest Actress — Drama
Kym Whitley, The Bay

Best Ensemble — Drama
EastSiders

Best Web Series — Comedy
Keith Broke His Leg

Best Directing — Comedy
Behn Fannin, F'd

Best Writing — Comedy
Zac Hug & Jim Rash, These People

Best Lead Actor — Comedy
Keith Powell, Keith Broke His Leg

Best Lead Actress — Comedy
Melissa Archer, Viral

Best Supporting Actor — Comedy
Brennan Murray, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy

Best Supporting Actress — Comedy
Darcie Siciliano, He's With Me

Best Guest Actor — Comedy
Stephen Guarino, Life's a Drag

Best Guest Actress — Comedy
Cady Huffman, He's With Me

Best Ensemble — Comedy
Hunting Season

Best Original Song
"Happily Ever After" from Or So the Story Goes (by Judith Avers)

Best Soundtrack
Brandon Russell & DJ Amen Ra, The Beat & Path: Walk of Shame

Best Original Score
Robb Padgett, Hollywood Wasteland

Best Sound Design
Matt R. Sherman, LARPs

Best Special/Visual Effects
Jake Jarvi & Ryan Wolff, The Platoon of Power Squadron

Best Cinematography
Arnaud Dumas, The Banks

Best Editing
Julian Stamboulieh, LARPs

Best Makeup
Erik Warren, Bek Harvey & Pakio Galore, Capitol Hill

Best Production Design
Michael Caruso & Barbara Caruso, Winterthorne

Best Costume Design
Zak Thriepland, LARPs

Total Wins By Series
3 LARPs
3 Winterthorne
2 The Banks
2 The Bay
2 He's With Me
2 Keith Broke His Leg
1 Arthur
1 The Beat & Path: Walk of Shame
1 Capitol Hill
1 Conversations From the Afterlife
1 EastSiders
1 F'd
1 Hollywood Wasteland
1 Hunting Season
1 Life's a Drag
1 The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
1 Night School
1 Or So the Story Goes
1 The Platoon of Power Squadron
1 Teenagers
1 These People
1 Viral

Watch the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards

Don't miss the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards red carpet and ceremony, streaming live on AfterBuzz TV on Wednesday, April 6.

Link to Red Carpet stream (starts at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92VpLBBL66c

Link to ISA7 ceremony stream (starts at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WoDSrdTyTw

Be sure to use #ISA7 on social media to follow the conversation.

Janessa Alberre Joins Indie Series Awards Team

Janessa Alberre



The Indie Series Network announced on Wednesday that Ms. Janessa Alberre has joined the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards team as this year's Trophy Ambassador, entrusted with the prestigious responsibility of wrangling the 30 unique, crystal trophies--each emblazoned with top-secret information--on-stage during the ceremony.

Ms. Alberre currently resides in the Los Angeles area where she is a working model and actress. She has been working in entertainment since the age of 18 and is the current Miss North Hollywood USA. She has also competed in various beauty pageants, placing top 5 in regional pageants and top 20 at state level for Miss California USA. She has worked with various charities and campaigns including “YWCA” to empower women, “The Alisa Ann Ruch Foundation” with the Los Angeles Fire Department for burn survivors, and “Kindness Begins With Me” for an anti-bullying campaign, to name a few. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Visual Communications and also obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management and was on the President’s Honor Roll list maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She hopes to continue her career in entertainment as well as making a difference in her community.

AfterBuzz TV To Stream 7th Annual ISAs




The Indie Series Network today announced that the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards will stream live on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 8 p.m. PT exclusively on AfterBuzz TV. The telecast will also include a two-hour live pre-show from the star-studded red carpet.

"We are incredibly thrilled to partner with AfterBuzz TV on bringing this year's ISAs ceremony to a worldwide audience," said Indie Series Network director Kevin Mulcahy Jr.

"ISA7 is exactly in line with our core principle of supporting and highlighting celebrities and connecting them directly to fanbases," said AfterBuzz TV Executive Producer Phil Svitek. "To deliver the red carpet and award show live via our streaming capabilities to our audience that already follows the nominees excites us greatly."

The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.

In all, there are 56 nominated series from around the globe: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Norway and Singapore. Crystal awards will be presented to the winners during a gala ceremony hosted by Eric Martsolf and Jen Lilley at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The two-day celebration includes a launch party, red carpet reception, press walk, presentation ceremony and official after party.

Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series. The annual Indie Series Awards is an initiative to elevate the entire indie series genre, organized by the nonprofit Indie Series Network. All proceeds from entry fees, ticket sales, program ads, etc. are reinvested in the production of the event.

With over 20 million weekly downloads from over 150 countries, AfterBuzz TV is an online broadcast network created by E! host Maria Menounos and producer Keven Undergaro, dedicated to producing 'after-shows' for favorite TV shows.

For more information and the latest news, please visit http://www.indieseriesawards.com and http://afterbuzztv.com.

Second Slate of ISA7 Presenters Revealed

Melissa Archer is nominated for her work on Viral.



The Indie Series Awards announced today the second slate of presenters for the upcoming 7th Annual ISAs ceremony, hosted by Jen Lilley and Eric Martsolf.

The presenters, including ISA winners and nominees, are:

Melissa Archer (Viral)
Daniel Betances (BLACK)
Jillian Clare (Acting Dead)
Claire Downs (These People)
Melissa Claire Egan (Misguided)
Mary Beth Evans (The Bay)
Jeremy Glazer (These People)
Ryan Gowland (F'd)
Carolyn Hennesy (These People)
Zac Hug (These People)
Sebastian La Cause (He's With Me, Life's a Drag)
Erika Robel (Fully Engaged)
Tristan Rogers (The Bay)
Marc Sinoway (Hunting Season)
Kit Williamson (EastSiders)
Colleen Zenk (Thurston)

These presenters join the previously announced group which includes Kristos Andrews (The Southside, The Bay), Ben Baur (Hunting Season, These People), Tia Dae (Anacostia), Crista Flanagan (Club 5150), Kathleen Gati (Winterthorne), Jill Knox (Keith Broke His Leg), Martha Madison (Winterthorne), Keith Powell (Keith Broke His Leg, These People), Darcie Siciliano (He's With Me), Karrueche Tran (The Bay), Kevin Spirtas (Winterthorne) and Ian Verdun (Life's a Drag).

See all the nominees here.

The 7th Annual Indie Series Awards will be held at the historic El Portal Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 at 8 p.m. PT.

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