So delighted to announce that we have been officially selected for the Festival de Cine de Fuengirola as part of their inaugural Fuengirola Web Fest for 2017! Many thanks to the judges and organizers for including us in this fascinating line-up of series. Partnered with Vancouver Web Fest and BAWEBFEST, this first edition of the FWF will happen in September as part of the main International Film Festival taking place in this beautiful town on the Costa del Sol.  Here is the official announcement: http://festivaldefuengirola.com/diez-webseries-internacionales-competiran-seccion-fuengirola-web-fest/

For those who don’t speak Spanish, here is the English translation of the linked article:

“Ten international webseries will compete in the Fuengirola Web Fest section

11 / Agosto / 2017 – The 6th Fuengirola International Film Festival, which will take place from 8 to 16 September, will incorporate Fuengirola Web Fest [FWF] this year as a great novelty, a competitive section dedicated to the promotion of content Digital format series and international web series to highlight the artistic and technical value of the new formats.

The titles that will form the section and that will compete for the prizes are Entertainment (T2), of David Sainz (Spain, 2016); Ana, by Güido Simonetti (Argentina, 2016); Shakespeare Republic (T2), by Sally MacLean (Australia, 2017); God’s 17, by Nir Shelter (Australia, 2016); Night of peace, by Pedro Levati (Argentina, 2016); Seraphim, by Jared Pelletier (France / Canada, 2016); Yes, No, Maybe, by Mads Rosenkrantz (Denmark, 2017); The match (T2), by Alex Rodrigo (Spain); 1Life, by Daniel Ward (United Kingdom, 2017), and Subway, The Series, by Veronica Dang (United States, 2016). Out of competition will also participate the Spanish webmovie Fogueo, David Sainz.

Most webseries arrive at the FWF endorsed with important international awards, such as Subway (Best Comedy Series in Los Angeles Web Fest) or Shakespeare Republic (Best Digital Series of the CINE Golden Eagle Award). The two Spanish, Entertainment and The party are part of the Flooxer programming, while others will be released in Fuengirola, since Yes, no, maybe, Seraphin and 1Life have not yet been seen on any digital platform.

Ana webseries stands out for being the first interactive that occurs in the world: each chapter has two possible endings and it is the viewer who chooses the fate of the characters. In turn, Shakespeare Republic has drawn the attention of the critics by adapting original sonnets of the British writer to daily situations of the present time, whereas 1Life and Yes, No, Maybe base their arguments in the mobile applications and the effect that causes their use in people.

The FWF section has the collaboration of two of the main international contests of this format. On the one hand, Buenos Aires Web Series Festival, BAWebFest, the first international web series festival in South America, which will award a special prize. On the other hand, the Vancouver Web Fest, the first Canadian event of its kind, will also award a special prize and also choose three random projects that will receive free registration to participate in its next edition.”

Congrats team! September will be another busy month for the Republic!

¡Viva el Bardo! ¡Nos encanta España!

The Republic Team
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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