Apulian Web Fest is a kermesse dedicated to digital cinema and the Mediterranean Land! Web 2.0 has brought the much desired meritocracy in the audiovisual sector.
On TV and in the cinema we already have new players born right on the net.

This festival will give us, besides awarding the best audiovisual product the opportunity to learn about the thought and talent of young artists grown up in ​​the world.
Our event will be focused on the uniqueness of the Mediterranean zone, which since the dawn of humanity has been a bit of the cradle of civilization and then immediately a crossroads of intense trade and cultural meetings.

For this we would like to return to talk about the Mediterranean of Peace.

LIST OF THE 2023 AWARDS:
-Best Italian Web Series
-Best International Web Series
-Best Drama webseries
-Best Comedy webseries
-Best Thriller/Horror webseries
-Best Documentary webseries
-Green Award
-Best Scifi/Fantasy webseries
Special Prize for best web understanding
-Best Short
-Best Feature
-School movie
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Directing
-Best Screenplay
-Best Cinematography
-Best Documentary
-Best Trailer
-Best Visual Effects
-Best Editing
-Best Music
-Best Sound Design
-Best Make-up
-Best Costume Design
-Best Pilot
-Best Production
-Special prize for Peace
-Young Audience Award
-Best Cast
-Best scenography
-Women empowerment award
-Lgbtq rights award
-Best Poster
-Best Original Concept
-Best Performing Artist (special mention)
-Best Fiction Podcast (narrative and actual play)
-Official Selection from Festival Partners

--- Application and entry requirements ---

1- Registrations for Apulia Web Fest will open on September 2022 and will close on june 2023.
2- Registration is accepted exclusively online from the following website: www.filmfreeway.com.

3- The competition is open to feature films, short films, documentaries, school movies, pilots, 360° video, podcasts and webseries produced since 2011 until the present day. Works carried out before this date will not be considered.

4- Works from all over the world are admitted. Works in foreign languages are admitted, but subtitles have to be in English or Italian. The dialogue list is also required in order to facilitate the understanding of the work.

5- At the time of registration, authors must be at least 18 years of age and must provide all the rights to economic and visual use of their own work including the rights to images, logos, names, and music contained within. If those rights are held by a third party, the participant guarantees to be explicitly authorized to use the work submitted. They also have to declare that the work is original and that does not infringe or violate the rights of any third part. The participant releases Apulia Web Fest and its organizers from any type of responsability arising from damage caused to third parties or legal claims of any type, connected directly or indirectly to the contents of any right related to the work.

6- Every author can subscribe more than one work, provided that the respective registration fee is paid.

7- At the time of registration, webseries must have at least 2 episodes published on any online streaming platform (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion). Authors of short and feature films must provide a digital copy of their work to the Festival or upload it on YouTube or another similar platform, in order to allow the viewing and the evaluation by the jury.

8- By entering the contest, the entrants grant the right to use their work and material for the purpose of press, media or promotion.

9- By submitting the contest, the applicant shall enjoy royalty-free access rights to events, to agreements with hotels, bars and restaurants and to the final award night.

---- Eligibility ---

10- The selected works are initially evaluated by a technical Commission in order to certify that they meet the contest requirements and are eligible for the official selection. Afterwards, the selected works will be evaluated by an external jury who will decide the winners. The awarding of the Prizes will take place during the closing evening of the Festival, on August 2022.

--- Exclusions ---

11- Apulia Web Fest reserves the right to decline submissions for any of the following reasons:

-where failing to meet Contest requirements;

-where works violate the existing laws, incite racial and cultural hatred or violate human rights;

12- The contestant also authorizes Apulia Web Fest to use the logo of the work, the photographic material, visual and promotional, as well as the rights for the use of their name, image, and voice, for all purposes related to the competition. The information contained in the application form will be made public in designated areas of the festival. The contestant also authorizes the organizers of Apulia Web Fest to use pieces of their work for promotional and informational purposes (unless otherwise specified). By completing the application form participants attest to the truth of their statements.

13- All registration fees are non-refundable and the event can be canceled without notice or celebrated online. The Comitee's and Jury's decision is final and unappelable.
The works will be judged on the basis of technical quality and technical-creative merit of their creators.

14- The complete form must be filled in, and provide the links to all the episodes (they can be private, but should be hanged online). Details about the works can be modified by the festival if deemed necessary. The fees, one for each series and/or trailer shall be paid. The inscription fee is considered a donative to help the creation of the festival.

15- The organization will communicate with the participants via email and/or social media. The organization is not responsible if it was not introduced correctly in the form. If the prize winner has not attended the gala and does not claim the award past 30 days, it will not be effective.

16- By filling in this form, you agree on the use of the works for display, and the use of parts thereof, images and written outreach materials, in order to promote the festival and the creators.

17- The competition categories are:

A- WEBSERIES:
B- SHORTMOVIE
C- FEATURES
D- DOCUMENTARY
E- SCHOOLFILM
F-PILOT
E-VIDEO 360°

18- This festival is not exclusive to any other award show or ceremony.

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  • Marianna Turturo

    So glad we had the chance to be part of Apulia Web Fest. Great hospitality, interesting masterclasses, and a good chance of networking. Hope to see you again next year!!
    Thank you again for everything.

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie mille Marianna a presto!

  • Giacomo Arrigoni

    Warm, enthusiastic festival in the heart of Lecce, a gem of historical architecture, natural landscapes, and culinary excellence.
    Apulia Web Fest truly loves filmmakers: the staff and the organizers devote themselves to organizing a series of fantastic panels and networking opportunities while crafting a professional and high-level award night in a jaw-dropping setting.
    Highly recommended, don't miss it!!

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Giacomo and congratulations!

  • Erminia Colucci

    I am so glad I submitted one of our films for this festival in the beautiful Lecce as not only the location was great, the whole team and fellow film-makers who were also nominated for one of their awards were very lovely and supportive. I feel I made new friendships with brilliant film-makers (also thanks to the food and cinema/music nights), which made receiving their award as Best Documentary even a more memorable experience, grazie mille a voi tutti, I will be back!

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your beautiful soul Erminia.

  • Giuseppe Sciarra

    Una bellissima esperienza umana dove ci siamo sentiti accolti egregiamente da tutto lo staff del festival. Tra riflessioni sul cinema con workshop fatti da professionisti del settore e serate in terrazza a ritmo di musica e visionando lavori cinematografici da tutto il mondo mi sono sentito in mezzo a gente come me che vive di cinema e che ama confrontarsi sull'argomento senza stancarsi mai. Spero di ritornare il prossimo con un nuovo lavoro.

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie mille per aver portato così tanto talento al nostro festival!

  • meraviglioso festival, grande accoglienza, organizzazione top.

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie mille!