Sicily Web Fest is a competition organized by Cinnamon Production. The idea of the festival is to appreciate and promote filmakers, both italian and foreign, that have the courage and the passion to express their cinematografic art through the web.

The Sicily Web Fest was founded by the commitment and creativity of Cinnamon Production and its artistic director, Riccardo Cannella, already known in the webseries world for having produced and directed the successful series Run Away, Web Horror Story and Hidden. Officially presented on April 3rd, 2015 at the Hilton University College of Los Angeles at the LA Web Fest and in Seoul for KwebFest, it has become in a short time a pillar of the festival circuit dedicated to the world of web series, considered by many as the future of cinema. The SWF is partner with the major world webfest: Web Fest Berlin, LA Webfest, Seoul Web Fest, Bilbao, Rio Web Seriesland, Melbourne Web fest, Miami Web Fest, Buenos Series, Vancouver Web Fest, Die Seriale, Realist Web Fest and NZ Web Fest.

The aim of the Sicily Web Fest is to promote the digital series format and art and also the sicilian territory and its culture.

The Sicily Web Fest reserves the right to communicate in a second moment whether the next edition will be entirely online or in presence.

• Best Web Series
• Best Italian Web Series
• Best Pilot*
• Best Pilot Directing
• Best Actor
• Best Supporting Actor
• Best Actress
• Best Supporting Actress
• Best Directing
• Best Screenplay
• Best Cinematography
• Best Documentary
• Best Animation
• Best Visual Effects
• Best Editing
• Best Original Music score
• Best Sound Design
• Best Make-up
• Best Costume Design
• Best Production Design
• Best Idea *
• Selection from Festival Partners
• Distribution contracts

*Pilot can compete only in the technical categories (best makeup, best costume design, best production design), best idea and best pilot directing

• The contest is limited exclusively to Web Series (composed of at least 2 episodes) or pilot episodes that are made for web or mobile devices.

• In order to be admitted the submission must be in Italian or English, or have the necessary subtitles in one of these two languages. All other submisisons will be excluded from the festival.

• There will be no duration limit for submissions.

• Both published and unpublished works will be admitted. All submissions must be available to the SWF organization on the web or have been posted previously (even in the years prior to the contest) on any online distribution platform (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). Submissions must remain available in the same manner on such platforms for the
duration of the contest and up unti the award ceremony. Any submission that does not adhere to these rules is subject to exclusion from the contest.

• In the case that a submission is composed of more than one season, each season will be considered as it’s own submission. Therefore each season can be submitted separately.

• By submitting a work and completing the application form the particpant guarantees to be at least 18 years of age and the holder of all rights to the work submitted. 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. The participant releases Sicily 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.

• The contestant also authorizes SWF 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 appliction form will be made public in designated areas of the festival. The contestant also authorizes the organizers of SWF 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.

Overall Rating
  • This festival was awesome!! Being "trapped" on an island encourages interaction between the creatives while not being distracted by other events and tourists. The festival was exceptional and the group events/meals spectacular. Its so refreshing when the festival organizers are true film lovers who fashion a celebration of the web series experience! LOVED EVERY MINUTE!

    July 2021
  • It was such a loss for "Long Island South Shore" not to be able to attend Sicily Webfest in person. We have heard nothing but great things about this festival and the welcoming party overseas!! Hopefully next year!! Thank you Sicily Webfest for having us in your festival and for communicating so clearly what was needed from us! We appreciate you professionalism and hope to see you in person one day!!

    July 2021
  • Terrific Festival! We loved being a part of it and look forward to next year!

    July 2021
  • Gran equipo el de Sicily WF! A pesar de la distancia nos mantuvieron siempre informados y con la mejor predisposición. Muy recomendable!

    September 2020
  • What an indescribable honour to be selected by the prestigious Sicily Web Fest.
    This festival is becoming a real institution in Italy and around the world.
    The natural beauties of Sicily meet the Art and the Culture and create one of the most marvellous Series exhibition. Incredible festival activities that combine Sicilian wonders and genuine networking: you have the chance to create your own "filmmaking" family surrounded by fantastic attractions. Not to mention the exceptional jury and the elegant awards ceremony under the stars with sea view: any series/film production couldn't wish for more. I guarantee, the way the festival is organised is one of the best: they keep you updated, sending emails and indications from the very beginning. You know exactly where to go, what to do and the very warm hospitality will make you reconsider the idea you have of "hospitality". Last but not least, 5 stars accommodation and food.

    September 2020