Awards & Screenings


“Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head”
– Duke Senior, As You Like It


Completed in December 2020 and halfway through it’s festival run, these are the festival screenings & awards for the latest season for Shakespeare Republic

Currently ranked globally at #7 out of 600+ web series around the world and #2 in Australia  (2021 Web Series World Cup) according to number of official selections, nominations and awards the series has received from the Top 20 webfests around the globe. Shakespeare Republic is only one of two independent web series (no broadcaster or funding body investment) in the Top 10 web series globally for 2021 – to date.

CURRENT AWARD HIGHLIGHTS

Current award highlights include winning the Best Film Award at the 2020 Falstaff Awards in the USA (previous winners include The Hollow Crown series (BBC), Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet and Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender), The Michael Ajakwe Jr Award For Innovation at the 2020 Sydney WebFest, the Special Highlight Award for ‘being a quintessential representation of this moment in time’ from the 2021 D.C. Webfest in the USA in conjunction with the Australian Embassy to the USA and the Best Director Award For Web Series for Sally McLean from the 2021 Seoul WebFest in South Korea, as awarded by SWF the Jury from the 180 web series Seoul WebFest selected from around the world in 2021.

See the full list of awards and nominations below:


FILM FESTIVAL & INDUSTRY AWARDS:


Winner: Best Quarantine Film (1st Runner Up) – 2020 Couch Film Festival (Canada)
Winner: Best Television/Pilot Program or Series – 2020 L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (India)
Winner: Best International Web Series – 2020 NYC Web Fest (USA)
Winner: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2020 NYC Web Fest (USA)
Winner: The Michael Ajakwe Jr Award For Innovation (Sally McLean) – 2020 Sydney WebFest (Australia)
Winner: Best Web Series/New Media – 2020 Near Nazareth Festival (Israel)
Winner: Best Web Series of All Genres – 2020 Asia Web Awards (South Korea)
Winner: Best Film – 2020 Falstaff Awards (USA)
Winner: Best Web Series – 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
Winner: Best TV & Web Series – 2021 World Cine Fest (Online/International)
Winner: Best Web Series (Special Mention) – 2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
Winner: Best Actor in a Web Series (Mark McMinn) – 2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
Winner: Best Actress in a Web Series (Sally McLean) – 2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
Winner: Special Highlight Award – 2021 DC Web Fest (USA)
Winner: Best Low Budget – 2021 T.O. Web Fest (Canada)
Winner: Best Actor (Christopher Kirby) – 2020 International Online Web Fest (UK)
Winner: Best Sound Design (Tim McCormick) – 2020 International Online Web Fest (UK)
Winner: Best Web Series – 2020 International Online Web Fest (UK)
Winner: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea)
Winner: Best Dramatic Series – 2021 Minnesota WebFest (USA)
Winner: Best Actor (Miguel Perez) – 2021 Montreal Digital WebFest (Canada)

FILM FESTIVAL & INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2020 NYC Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best Original Concept – 2020 NYC Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best International Web Series – 2020 NYC Web Fest (USA)
Finalist: Best Quarantine Film – 2020 Couch Film Festival (Canada)
Finalist: Best Television/Pilot Program or Series – 2020 L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (India)
Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2020 Sydney WebFest (Australia)
Nominated: Best Actor (Yolanda Ovide) – 2020 Sydney WebFest (Australia)
Nominated: Moon of Valencia Award – 2020 Cinema Jove (Valencia International Film Festival) (Spain)
Finalist: Best Web Series/New Media – 2020 Near Nazareth Festival (Israel)
Nominated: Best Creator in a Drama (Sally McLean) – 2020 Asia Web Awards (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Director in a Drama (Sally McLean) – 2020 Asia Web Awards (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Social Media (Sally McLean & Phoebe Anne Taylor) – 2020 Asia Web Awards (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Ensemble Cast in a Drama – 2020 Asia Web Awards (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Screenplay in a Drama – 2020 Asia Web Awards (South Korea)
Nominated: 
Best Drama – 2020 Asia Web Awards (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Web Series of All Genres – 2020 Asia Web Awards (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Film – 2020 Falstaff Awards (USA)
Nominated: Best Web Series – 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
Nominated: Best Producer (Sally McLean) – 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
Nominated: Best Screenwriter (Sally McLean) – 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
Nominated: Best Editor (Sally McLean) – 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
Nominated: Best Actor (Justin Hosking) – 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
Nominated: Best Actor (Mark Dickinson) – 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
Nominated: Best Actress (Jessica Martin) – 2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
Honourable Mention: Best Web/New Media – 2021 UK Seasonal Short Film Festival (UK)
Nominated: Best TV & Web Series – 2021 World Cine Fest (Online/International)
Nominated: Best Web Series – 2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
Nominated: Best Director of a Web Series (Sally McLean) – 2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
Nominated: Best Actor in a Web Series (Frank Collison) – 2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
Nominated: Best Actor in a Web Series (Mark McMinn) – 2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
Nominated: Best Actress in a Web Series (Sally McLean) – 2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
Finalist: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2021 SceneSaver Birthday Honours Awards (UK)
Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Screenplay (Sally McLean) – 2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Ensemble Cast – 2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Concept – 2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Web Series – 2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea)
Nominated: Best Directing (Sally McLean) – 2020 International Online WebFest (UK)
Nominated: Best Screenplay (Sally McLean) – 2020 International Online WebFest (UK)
Nominated: Best Editing (Sally McLean) – 2020 International Online WebFest (UK)
Nominated: Best Actor (Christopher Kirby) – 2020 International Online WebFest (UK)
Nominated: Best Sound Design (Tim McCormick) – 2020 International Online WebFest (UK)
Nominated: Best Web Series – 2020 International Online WebFest (UK)
Nominated: Best Low Budget – 2021 T.O. Web Fest (Canada)
Nominated: Best Ensemble – 2021 T.O. Web Fest (Canada)
Nominated: Outstanding Drama – 2021 New Jersey Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best Original Premise – 2021 New Jersey Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best Actor in a Drama (Christopher Kirby) – 2021 New Jersey Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best Supporting Performance (Sally McLean) – 2021 New Jersey Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best Director in a Drama (Sally McLean) – 2021 New Jersey Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best Dramatic Series – 2021 Minnesota WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best International Alumni Series – 2021 Minnesota WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best International Series – 2021 Apulia WebFest (Italy)
Nominated: Best Original Script (Sally McLean) – 2021 Montréal Digital WebFest (Canada)
Nominated: Best Editing (Sally McLean) – 2021 Montréal Digital WebFest (Canada)
Nominated: Best Actor (Miguel Perez) – 2021 Montréal Digital WebFest (Canada)
Nominated: Best Actress (Phoebe Anne Taylor) – 2021 Montréal Digital WebFest (Canada)
Nominated: Best Arts Series – 2021 Rio WebFest (Brazil)
Nominated: Best Quarantine Series – 2021 Rio WebFest (Brazil)
Nominated: Top Amets – 2021 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain)
Nominated: Amets Creator (Sally McLean) – 2021 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain)
Nominated: Amets Ensemble – 2021 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain)
Nominated: Best Ensemble (International Narrative) – 2021 NZ WebFest (New Zealand)
Nominated: Best Actor (International Narrative) (Miguel Perez) – 2021 NZ WebFest (New Zealand)
Nominated: Best Director (International Narrative) (Sally McLean) – 2021 NZ WebFest (New Zealand)
Nominated: Best Show (International Narrative) – 2021 NZ WebFest (New Zealand)

FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

2020 Nightpiece International Film Festival (UK)
2020 Couch Film Festival (Canada)
2020 NYC Web Fest (USA)
2020 International Art Film Festival (UK)
2020 Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival (Turkey)
2020 Anatolia International Film Festival (Turkey)
2020 L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (India)
2020 Buenos Aires International Film Festival (Argentina)
2020 Sydney Web Fest (Australia)
2020 Near Nazareth Film Festival (Israel)
2020 Cinema Jove – Valencia International Film Festival (Spain)
2020 Asia Web Awards (Korea)
2020 Falstaff Awards (USA)
2021 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (Australia)
2021 GLOW+ Television & Web Series Festival (USA)
2021 World Cine Fest (Online/International)
2021 Apulia Web Fest (Italy)
2021 UK Seasonal Short Film Festival (UK)
2021 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
2021 White Nights Film Festival (Russia)
2021 Series Fest (USA)
2021 Santa Monica WebFest (USA)
2021 SceneSaver Birthday Honours Awards (UK)
2021 Sicily WebFest (Italy)
2020 International Online WebFest (UK)
2021 T.O. WebFest (Canada)
2021 Seoul WebFest (South Korea)
2021 Minnesota WebFest (USA)
2021 Montréal Digital WebFest (Canada)
2021 Nightpiece International Film Festival (UK)
2021 Portland Short Fest (USA)
2021 New Jersey Web Fest (USA)
2021 Web Series Festival Global (USA)
2021 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain)
2021 Baltimore WebFest (USA)
2021 New Zealand WebFest (NZ)
2021 Rio WebFest (Brazil)