Our festival, since last year aims to be an important kermesse focused on all independent filmmakers. But this year the global emergency from covid-19 has forced all event organizers to review their plans.
Hoping that mankind will soon pass this tough test, we join in the pain that has affected the families of the thousands of victims infected by this terrible virus in all the world.

All borders are closed at the moment and traveling from one country to another is almost impossible. Furthermore, in almost all the nations of the world, gatherings are prohibited and have told us that we must stay at home.
But we don’t stop.

The hope for a better future has always guided visionaries to imagine the changes that will come, for this reason we are trying to adapt Apulia Web Fest to the circumstances of the moment.
SO ONLY FOR THIS YEAR OUR FESTIVAL WILL BE ONLINE.

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 2020 AWARDS:
-Best Italian Web Series
-Best International Web Series
-Best Drama webseries
-Best Comedy webseries
-Best Thriller/Horror webseries
-Best Ecological Message
-Best Scifi/Fantasy webseries
Special Prize for best understanding of web
-Best Short
-Best Feature
-School movie
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Directing
-Best Screenplay
-Best Cinematography
-Best Documentary
-Best Trailer
-Best Visual Effects/Animation
-Best Editing
-Best Music
-Best Sound Design
-Best Make-up
-Best Costume Design
-Best Pilot
-Best Production
-Special prize for Peace
-Prize for the contest
-Young Audience Award
-Best Cast
-Official Selection from Festival Partners
-Best scenography
-Best young actor/actress
-Women empowerment award
-lgbtq rights award
-Best Poster

--- Application and entry requirements ---

1- Registrations for Apulia Web Fest will open on May, 2019 and will close on 20th March 2020.

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 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 May 19 2019.

--- 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- SHORTFILM
C- FEATURES
D- DOCUMENTARY
E- SCHOOLFILM
F- LIVE CONTEST OF SHOOTING FOR TROUPE

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

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • We are so grateful "Skeleton Crew" was part of last year's festival. Michele and his team are so supportive and welcoming to the web series community. Communication was excellent leading up to the event. While we could not attend in person due to our production schedule, Michele kept us in the loop the whole time. The award ceremony was even broadcast live so we could feel like we were there! From everything we saw, this is truly not a festival to be missed!

    January 2020
  • Totò e Daiana

    It was a great experience and a great festival. Definitely worth going. Great people, great networking and great food! What else can ask for? We also won the Swap award for the Miami and Caorle Web Fest!

    November 2019
  • bruno mirabella

    Festival fantastico e con un grandissimo potenziale, prima edizione al top! E un ringraziamento speciale al Direttore Michele Pinto!

    July 2019
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    It’s the honor that our documentary “The One Who Holds Sovereignty Over Everything ” won the award of Best Visual Fx. Festival directors Michele Pinto is welcoming and did a great job in organizing the festival, for replying each mail friendly and quickly. With the timely and detailed notice for each step, everything went very well, Thanks to all the team members. We look forward to sharing more wonderful films with your film festival soon. Thank you!

    June 2019
  • Christina Anton

    5 Stars! Highly recommend the Apulia Web Fest as a not to miss festival. Michele Pinto and his team hosted a meaningful event of International films, local Apulian food & culture in a forum of peace. It not only was a fabulously fun festival but the format is the future of festivals--bringing creative minds together to share food art, film & each other. Bravo! -Team TILLIE

    June 2019