The 2021 IOWF Awards have been postponed
The 2021 IOWF® Awards have been postponed due to the current surge in Covid-19 cases.
By IOWF Staff
Dec. 10, 2021 5 PM GMT
MILAN - Organizers of the IOWF Awards, scheduled for this month, have postponed the event for the second year in a row, citing the current Covid-19 surge.
"After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community, and our many partners, the organizers of International Online Web Fest have postponed the 7th Annual IOWF Awards night" the Bigtower Pictures Company announced in a recent press release. "The health and safety of those in our web & film community, the live audience, and people who work tirelessly to produce our web festival remain our top priority."
The show was scheduled to take place in Milan with a newcomer Italian artist as host.
"Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on December 18 simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating IOWF Awards® on a future date, which will be announced soon," the companies added.
Last year's IOWF Awards were postponed from January to July, also due to the pandemic and a surge in Covid-19 cases. The show ultimately took place, online only with a smaller in-person audience in London.
ALL THE 6th IOWF AWARDS
All the Awards at 6th edition of International Online Web Fest
By IOWF Staff
July 19, 2021 10 AM GMT
It's been an unusual but exceptional Festival. Above all for the great variety, we had in our lineup. For almost 2 weeks, the 6th International Online Web Fest has celebrated our reunion with the independent moviemakers as a great international event full of new discoveries and fantastic emerging talents.
The web series "Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage won the top prize at the 6th IOWF Awards, which fulfilled many expectations since it was nominated six times, even if the most nominated in 2020 was the Canadian web series "Dominos". But the most nominated web series’s director Zoe Pelchat Ouellet confirmed the supremacy of women directors at International Online Web Fest, in fact, she's been the seventh woman director awarded in a row.
Best Short Film
HERE TODAY produced by E. ARVOLD, E. LINGVALL,
I. DEITZ, T. FEDELE, V. CHAVEZ
Best Web Series
SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC produced by S. McLEAN, B. SMEDLEY,
C. KIRBY, P. A. TAYLOR
DOMINOS directed by Zoe PELCHAT OUELLET
VISIONS OF A VIVID LIFE written by Levi Eddie ALUEDE
Christopher KIRBY in SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC
directed by Sally McLEAN
HEIDI LYNCH in AVOCADO TOAST
directed by Sam COYLE
Best Newcomer Actor
Grégory BEAUDIN in DOMINOS
directed by Zoe PELCHAT OUELLET
Best Newcomer Actress
ORLA O'SULLIVAN in DING-DING, NEXT
directed by M. ALEXANDER and I. PLUMMER
directed by Carlos BAPTISTA
PLATED produced by George LAGOS
Best Special & VFX
by ONSIGHT Ltd
BEATRICE produced by Vincenzo De Sio
ABBEY AND MOOSE'S DETECTIVE AGENCY
edited by Angus Woodviss
Best Sound Design
SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC by Tim McCORMICK
PABLO CEDRÓN AWARD 2021
The Official Quintet of IOWF® for Best Original Screenplay
By IOWF Staff
July 17, 2021 5 PM GMT
Focused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers, the 2021 "Pablo Cedrón" Award has offered five projects in its competition. Two of them were short films that competed as well for the "Best Short Film".
The most nominated project was Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles) web series.
In our discussions, there were two things we constantly saying: "This story is very intense" and "this story is so hilarious but true".
Many of the candidates are very passionate and many of the other projects are talking about things that are hard to talk about.
Pablo Cedrón Award
VISIONS OF A VIVID LIFE (Web Series)
written by Levi Eddie ALUEDE
Pablo Cedrón dedicated his life to various trades: He was a guide of the Los Glaciares National Park, an horseback riding guide, an actor, a scriptwriter, and he also worked in the fields.
He lived eight years in Paris where he also worked in gastronomy, painting of houses, manufacture of hair fixative, carpentry. Many of these activities constitute the subjects that he chose to paint at the end of 2009.
In 2015 he wrote and played "The Romans" (Los Romanos), an Argentine black comedy series, directed by Andrés Cedrón and produced by Martín Lavini (Dontask). After the Series won as "Best Screenplay" and "Best Foreign Web a series" at International Online Web Fest, received also several awards and nominations in other international festivals and it premiered on April 25, 2017 on Cine.ar/play and on July 1, 2017 on the Turner group's cable television channel I.Sat.
Pablo cedrón died in 2017 at 59 years old. He gave life to more than 100 characters between the cinema ("Felicidades", "El aura", "The other brother") and TV ("Cha cha cha", Campeones de la vida", "Sos mi hombre"). His characters were nothing more than well-assembled and republished fragments of an intense and adventurous biography.
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
The Official Selection of IOWF® submissions from around the world
By IOWF Staff
Jun. 29, 2021 5 PM GMT
Each year the International Online Web Fest selects the best short films and web series from a dozen of countries. This year 12 short films and 32 web series have been accepted for competition and, for the first time, the IOWF offers to all indie-series supporters and fan-movies the rare opportunity to view the most distinguished works, many of which are film festival prizewinners.
All short films and web series are for consideration in the competition categories of Directing, Screenplay, Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design
Watch the films: the "For Your Consideration" programme can be viewed between 1st and 8th July at specific time via the IOWF online screening room. LINK HERE
Jump the queue: Join us for a binge-watching event from 1st to 8th July when you get a Festival PASS (from just $1,99) to watch short films and web series anytime. Book Here
International Online Web Fest postponed due to COVID-19
The 2020 IOWF® has been pushed forward from December to July 2021
By IOWF Staff
Jan. 28, 2021 7 PM GMT
LONDON - The 2020 edition of the International Online Web Fest will be postponed until July because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said on Tuesday.
In March, it was already clear that the pandemic was beginning to hit the UK and whatever organizers thought they might be able to do, so they had to rethink.
There were three possible scenarios: 1) in which the pandemic would have eased and so the Annual LIVE event in Knightsbridge, London, could be confirmed; 2) in which we wouldn't be fully out the other side but we could still have a mixture of London and online experience; 3) at the end the last scenario was, the pandemic is still furious, and all we could do, it was to build a festival platform.
"Then we tried to do that, but things continue to slide up and down, and we had several issues with our staff for health reasons" organizers said - "That's why we decided to postpone the 2020 edition to July 2021".