SWF 2019





After the last year edition held in Gibellina, the fifth edition of the Sicily Web Fest, one of the most famous and appreciated digital series festival in the world and part of a festival circuit know as Web Series World Cup, is ready to come back home. Our mission is simple:  to give our authors and guests a taste of sicilian culture and flavors. Such is our goal: to combine the digital series world with the promotion of our sicilian territory.

 

And that's why we're happy to announce that these are the dates and venues of our 2019 edition.

Dopo la scorsa edizione, tenutasi a Gibellina, quest'anno il Sicily Web Fest, uno dei più famosi e apprezzati festival della serialità digitale al mondo e parte del circuito noto come Web Series World Cup, è pronto a tornare a casa. La nostra missione è semplice: dare agli autori e agli ospiti un assaggio della cultura e dei sapori siciliani. Questo è l'obiettivo: unire il mondo delle serie digitali con la promozione del nostro territori siciliano.


Per questo siamo felici di annunciarvi che queste saranno le date e la location dell'edizione 2019.

8-9-10-11

AGOSTO 2019

ISOLA DI

USTICA

Can you think of a better way to spent your summer holiday? Ustica is a tiny little island 70 miles away from Palermo, and it's called "The Black Pearl of the Mediterranean Sea". It's shores are a true paradise for diving, counted among the 10th best place in the world to explore the seabeds. Ustica is also rich of wonderful and amazing natural caves, ready to be explored by boat. And what about the food? Lentils produced on the island are well recognized and requested from all over the world. Don't you believe us? Take a look of this pictures!

Riuscite a pensare ad un modo migliore per passare le vostre vacanze estive? Ustica è una piccola isola, 70 km al largo di Palermo, ed è chiamata "La Perla Nera del Mediterraneo". Le sue coste sono un paradiso per coloro che vogliono fare immersioni e i suoi fondali sono tra i 10 più belli al mondo da visitare. Ustica è anche ricca di bellissime grotte naturali, pronte per essere esplorate in barca. E che dire del cibo? Le lenticchie prodotte sull'isola sono conosciute e richieste in tutto il mondo. Non ci credete? Date un'occhiata a queste foto!

"SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER DAY?"

 

 

Volete scoprire Ustica con noi? Eccovi il PACCHETTO VACANZA 2019

Per tutti coloro che vogliono approfittare del festival per visitare Ustica e passare qualche giorno in completo relax, il SWF ha organizzato un Pacchetto Vacanza che comprende sconti unici riservati a chi prenota tramite noi. Il pacchetto include:


  • 4 notti in hotel/appartamento
  • Biglietti Aliscafo Palermo/Ustica e ritorno
  • Una degustazione di prodotti tipici siciliani
  • Pass per gli eventi SWF (panel, serate, concerti)


Il tutto a partire da 240 euro a persona!


Volete prenotare? Compilate il form a fianco, oppure scriveteci direttamente a bookingswf@gmail.com. Vi aspettiamo!


Do you wish to join us in Ustica? Here's our HOLIDAY PACKAGE 2019

For those of you that would like to take advantage of the festival to visit Ustica and spent few days in total relax, the SWF has organized a Holiday Package with unique discounts reserved for those who'll book through us. The package incudes:


  • 4 night in hotel/apartment
  • Hydrofoil tickets Palermo/Ustica v.v
  • A tasting of typical sicilian products
  • Pass for the SWF events (panel, disco nights, concerts)


All of this starting from 240 euro per person!


Would you like to book? Fill the form out the form, or write us directly to bookingswf@gmail.com. We're waiting for you!



 
 
 
 
 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

DIGITAL SERIES

¡Tócate! (ESP)


20 Seconds to Live (USA)


Abracadavers (CAN)


AFK: This World and the Next (NZL)


Angst (AUT)


Antarktika (DEU)


Ashes to Ashes (USA)


Awkwardly (USA)


Big-Room (KOR)


Bip (CHE)


Blackbetty (USA)


Blackout (CAN)


Canadiana (CAN)


Chateau Laurier (CAN)


Day Off (BRA)


Dee-Brief (AUS)


Detention Adventure (CAN)


Donors (BRA)


Dorien (ESP)

Dreaming Whilst Black (UK)


Dudu (USA)


Every woman is a bit Monalisa (BRA)


Failure with no future (FRA)


Fake News Writer (USA)


Fam Club (USA)


Farm Crime (CAN)


Fast Heroes Sixty (DEU)


Fem 101 (USA)


Flatshare (UK)


Flight69 (FRA)


Frank (UK)


Galactic Galaxy: The Series (USA)


Gay and Loathing in Bris Vegas (AUS)


Genesis 88 (ESP)


Geoff and the Ninja (CAN)


Growing Nowhere (USA)


How To Know If You're Dating a Narcissist (AUS)


Italia Sicilia Gela (ITA)

Killa Kafe (AUS)


La festa triste (ITA)


La Supercafetera (ESP)


LawLawLandTheSeries (USA)


Life in the Dead Zone (NZL)


Life of Jess (AUS)


Like Me, Like a Joker (ITA)


M (ARG)


Macbeth - King of the Favela (BRA)


Magic of the Mermaid (BRA)


Mrs Sheila (BRA)


NarcoLeap (CAN)


Necessary Evil (CAN)


Neem's Themes (USA)


Neither Here Nor There (USA)


Neuroma (CAN)


Office Watch: The Gossip Room (KOR)


Ombroi (ITA)


Otherside (BRA)



Otsoen Lurraldean (ESP)


Petrol 2 - GTA (CAN)


Public Writer (CAN)


Rebecca (BRA)


Rebecca Gold (UK)


Rossini - Music for the palate (CHE)


Sagesse de Rue (FRA)


Salvation Comes (AUS)


Savvy Spinster Borderline (CAN)


Second Home (CAN)


Seen & Heard (CAN)


Single Ladies (AUS)


Skeleton Crew (USA)


Sobae's Balls (KOR)


Sound Of Love Second Season (BRA)


Spatz (USA)


Stu, My name is Stu (UK)


Sui Generis: NZ (NZL)


Swipe Right: The Web Series (AUS)

Tech Bettys (USA)


The Acting Students - Spring Awakening (DEU)


The Amazing Gayl Pile (CAN)


The Cheat (TUR)


The Drop Off (AUS)


The Holiest One (AUS)


The Honey Trapper (USA)


The Jersey Connection (USA)


The Spell Tutor (CAN)


The Vault (CAN)


The Watercooler (NZL)


Unconditional Love (USA)


Underland (BRA)


VideoHunterS (DEU)


We are Peaceful Brothers (KOR)


Whisper Naked Shadow (CZE)


Wholesome Foods, I Love You... Is That OK? (CAN)


Wikipedia Pages Dramatized by Socks (ISR)


You're The Pest (USA)

#NoFilter (USA)


Challenger - Night Patrol (FRA)


Epic Quest (CAN)


F++K (FRA)


Fem 101 (USA)

PILOT EPISODES

I Do (USA)


Inserts (USA)


My Boyfriend The Boogeyman (USA)


Reclamation (USA)


Scratch This (USA)

Twinky Doo's Magic World (ITA)


Unworthy: A Webseries (USA)


Utopia Planitia (USA)


What the Frick (UK)

Strings Attached (USA)


Temps (USA)


The Musicianer (USA)


The Sunny Side (USA)


Totò e Daiana (ITA/UK)

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

From BILBAO SERIESLAND 2018

EL HIMNO MUNDIAL (ESP)


From DIE SERIALE 2018

UP! UP! (DEU) (Pilot)


From MIAMI WEB FEST 2019

To be announced


From MELBOURNE WEB FEST 2018

EVENT ZERO (AUS)


From RIO WEB FEST 2018

NINGUÉM NASCE CAMPEAO (BRA)


From SEOUL WEB FEST 2018

DARKNESS (KOR)


JURY

MASSIMO ARCIRESI


Journalist and film critic, he has written for the newspapers "Il Mediterraneo" and "L’Ora". He directed the free time magazine "TrovaPalermo" and edited catalogs of themed reviews. He also collaborated with "L’Inchiesta Sicilia". Since 1998 he is the author and speaker of the radio program "Uscita di Sicurezza".


CHIARA BRESSA


She's in the web series scene since 2013. Bachelor in Communication, Innovation and Multimedia at the University of Pavia, she graduated with a final thesis titled “If Walt Disney was alive, would he produce web series?” and she went forward with the analysis of the web series phenomenon by founding the blog “World Wide Webserie”. In 2015 she wrote her book “Making web series - the new way of the independent filming: theory and practice”, published by Audino Editore.


CSONGOR DOBROTKA


Director, screenwriter, producer and founder & director of the Digital Series festival "die Seriale“ in Giessen, Germany. He studied "Drama, Theatre, Media" and since 2009 he works also at the „Hessen Film and Media Academy (hFMA)“, a network of the 13 film & media universities in Hessen. Since 2011 he is CEO of the production company Dobago Film. He is director and co-creator of the award winning web series "Number of Silence“. In 2016 he founded a network for digital series creators in Germany.


MARIO MARIANI


A highly recognizable pianist and composer with an eclectic and exciting approach to the piano, he conceives the instrument as an orchestra with unusual sound alchemies where the composer, interpreter and performer merge in the present time. He collaborates with important institutions and clients including the Biennale di Venezia, (for which he performed two opening themes), Teatri Stabili, embassies of Foreign Cultural Institutes and prestigious international institutions. He worked on numerous silent films for which he re-wrote the score music.


PIERO TOMASELLI


Screenwriter and narratology Professor. He's graduated in Philosophy and has several publishing under his name such as "Suspense! Il Cinema delle Possibilità". He also wrote and directed the award winning feature film “Velma” in 2009.


PROGRAM

AWARDS

I PREMI IN PALIO NELL'EDIZIONE 2019:


  • Best Web Series
  • Best Pilot*
  • Best Pilot Directing*
  • Best Actor
  • Best 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*
  • Premio del Pubblico*
  • Menzione Speciale*


*A pilot is eligeble only of these awards.

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