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NEXT EVENT 24th June 2022

"IOWF 2022 NFT Drop-Party"

2 pm (NYC) | 7 pm (LON) | 8 pm (ROME) 

[Latest Update]

The current war in Ukraine puts the IOWF in a dilemma, the Independent Filmmakers Movement is united in its mission to contribute to peace through visual arts and its derivatives to unite the world in the peaceful competition beyond all political disputes. At the same time, the IOWF's got its sense of fairness not to punish filmmakers for the decisions of their government if they are not actively participating in them. We are committed to fair competition for everybody without any discrimination. In consideration of that IOWF has suspended all the assignment of awards for the 2021 edition, until the dilemma will be sorted out.

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 8th year, the International Online Web Fest® has grown into an internationally respected annual award event.

Best Web Series 2020 - Trailer

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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