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It's been an incredibly tough last year for us all, with several restrictions around international travel, COVID restrictions increased costs. Then, we are waiting and hoping for a better situation, since the fourth step of the UK's road map is now delayed due to the new Delta variant. In consideration of the health and safety of participants and staff members, we have decided to move the 7th Annual edition of the IOWF Awards® Ceremony to Milan (Italy), approx. before mid-December 2021.

This means that the event will be broadcasted live from an incredible venue in Milan, where announcements of winners will be placed. 

IOWF® is a renowned web festival dedicated to the promotion of short films, new media, and digital arts under 30 minutes in length.
Now in its 7th year, the International Online Web Fest® has grown into an internationally respected annual award event. It is one of the few web-fest that is allowing to submit all three categories: Web-Series, Short Films, and Feature Films.

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Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles) - [AUSTRALIA, 2020]

Using Shakespeare’s original text and characters, we shine a light on the human experience in a COVID-19 world. This is a series where you can build your own experience, watching the episodes in any order, as they are all stand-alone pieces that eventually form a mosaic of human experience. Building on the success of the previous two seasons of the multi award-winning web series, Shakespeare Republic (2015-2017), this new stand-alone season of the work turns the lens on Shakespeare’s characters in lockdown, featuring actors from Australia and around the world. Created, adapted and directed by Australian actor, Sally McLean, with the cast filming themselves in isolation, directed by Sally via Zoom from Melbourne, we look through a myriad of windows from Australia, Scotland, England and the USA into the current shared experience of human beings in isolation. Reflecting a plethora of experiences in lockdown, including mental health issues, death of a loved one, binge-cooking, Zoom dating and more, we train a lens on the shared human experience that connects us, despite our physical separation – using Shakespeare’s characters and original text. Featuring actors with credits from Broadway, the West End, Shakespeare’s Globe London and mainstream Film & TV in Australia, the US & UK, both established and emerging, this is deliberately Shakespeare with a difference.

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