The 60th CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Digital Series announcement for Season Two (2017)


“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings. Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.”
– William Shakespeare, Richard III (Act V, Sc. 2)


SEASON TWO

Ranked at #14 out of 500+ web series in the world and #3 in Australia (2017 Web Series World Cup) according to number of official selections, nominations and awards the series has received from a curated set of webfests around the world. Shakespeare Republic was the only independent web series (no broadcaster or funding body investment) in the Top 20 web series globally for 2017.

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS:

Winner: Best Male Lead In A Web Series (Christopher Kirby) – 2017 Austin WebFest (USA)
Winner: Best Digital Series (Director: Sally McLean) – 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards (2017) (USA)
Winner: Best Cinematography (Shaun Herbertson) – 2017 Sicily Web Fest (Italy)
Winner: Best Hair & Make Up (Taryn & Joel Gionis, Jo Fletcher, Paulie King, Armanda Pozzetto & Jamie Hannah) – 2017 Tuscany Web Fest (Italy)
Winner: Special Jury Award – 2017 Portugal International Film Festival (Portugal)
Winner: EnsembleAmets Award (Best Ensemble, Selección Amets) – 2017 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain)
Winner: Best Original Idea – 2017 Rio WebFest (Brazil)
Winner: Best Actor in a Drama (Christopher Kirby) – 2017 Baltimore New Media WebFest (USA)
Winner: Best Web Series – 2017 12 Months Film Festival (Romania)
Winner: Best TV & Web Series – 2018 Canada Independent Film Festival (Canada)
Winner: Best Web Series – 2018 London Cinematic International Film Festival (UK)
Winner: Best Actor (Christopher Kirby) – 2018 Lit On Film Festival (USA)
Winner: Best Budget Under $10,000 – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)
Winner: Best Dramatic Web Series – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)

FILM FESTIVAL/INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Nominated: Best Australian Drama2017 Melbourne WebFest (AUS)
Nominated: 
Best Drama – 2017 Austin WebFest (USA)
Nominated: 
Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2017 Austin WebFest (USA)
Nominated: 
Best Cinematographer (Shaun Herbertson) – 2017 Austin WebFest (USA)
Nominated: 
Best Editing (Thanassi Panagiotaras & Sally McLean) – 2017 Austin WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best Male Lead In A Web Series (Christopher Kirby) – 2017 Austin WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best Drama – 2017 Baja WebFest (Mexico)
Nominated: Best International Cinematography (Shaun Herbertson) – 2017 Miami Web Fest (USA)
Nominated:
Best Editing (Sally McLean & Thanassi Panagiotaras) – 2017 Miami Web Fest (USA)
Nominated: Best Amets Series (TopAmets) – 2017 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain)
Nominated:
Best Ensemble (EnsembleAmets) – 2017 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain)
Nominated: Best Drama – 2017 Minnesota WebFest (USA)
Nominated:
Best Performance (Christopher Kirby) – 2017 Minnesota WebFest (USA)
Finalist: Best Web Series – 2017 ATOM Awards (Australia)
Nominated:
Best Ensemble (Drama) – 2017 International Academy of Web Television Awards (USA)
Nominated:
Best Sound (Tim McCormick) – 2017 International Academy of Web Television Awards (USA)
Nominated: Best Original Idea – 2017 Rio Web Fest (Brazil)
Nominated:
Best Director (International Narrative) (Sally McLean) – 2017 New Zealand WebFest (NZ)
Nominated:
Best Narrative Show (International) – 2017 New Zealand WebFest (NZ)
Nominated:
Best Drama – 2017 UK WebFest (UK)
Nominated:
Best International – 2017 UK WebFest (UK)
Nominated:
Best Production – 2017 UK WebFest (UK)
Nominated:
Best Web Series – 2017 NYC WebFest (USA)
Nominated:
Best International – 2017 NYC WebFest (USA)
Nominated:
Best Web Series – 2017 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (AUS)
Nominated: Best Writer (Sally McLean) – 2017 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (AUS)
Nominated: Best Producer (Sally McLean) – 2017 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (AUS)
Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2017 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (AUS)
Nominated: Best Web Series – 2017 12 Months Film Festival (Romania)
Nominated: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2017 International Online Web Fest Awards (UK)
Nominated: Best Sound Design (Tim McCormick) – 2017 International Online Web Fest Awards (UK)
Nominated: Best Drama – 2018 Vancouver WebFest (Canada)
Nominated: Best Screenplay (Sally McLean) – 2018 Vancouver WebFest (Canada)
Nominated: Best Original Score  (Jordan Ross) – 2018 Vancouver WebFest (Canada)
Nominated: Best Web Series – 2018 Widescreen Film Festival (USA)
Nominated: Outstanding Direction in a Drama (Sally McLean) – 2018 LA WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama (Shaun Herbertson – Season One & Two / Yanni Dellaportas – Season One) – 2018 LA WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Outstanding Sound Design in a Drama (Tim McCormick) – 2018 LA WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best Web Series – 2018 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards (USA)
Nominated: Best Web Series – 2018 London Cinematic International Film Festival (UK)
Nominated: Best No Budget Short – 2018 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (Wales) (“Beatrice” Episode)
Finalist: Best Web Series – 2018 Ozflix Independent Film Awards (Australia)
Nominated: Best International Web Series – 2018 Pilot Light TV Festival (UK)
Nominated: Best Female Director Fiction – 2018 Cardiff Mini Film Festival (Wales) (“Thomas More” Episode)
Nominated: Best Web Series – 2018 TERMINUS Conference + Festival (USA)
Nominated: Best Dramatic Web Series – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)
Nominated: Best Director – Drama (Sally McLean) – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)
Nominated: Best Cinematography (Shaun Herbertson) – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)
Nominated: Best Budget Under $10,000 – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)
Nominated: Best Ensemble Cast – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)
Nominated: Best Lead Actor – Christopher Kirby – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)
Nominated: Best Lead Actress – Sally McLean – 2018 Web Series Festival (USA)
Nominated: Best Actor In a Drama, Thriller or Sci-Fi – Christopher Kirby – 2018 New Jersey WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best Director in a Drama, Thriller or Sci-Fi – Sally McLean – 2018 New Jersey WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best Cinematography – Drama, Thriller or Sci-Fi – Shaun Herbertson – 2018 New Jersey WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best Ensemble Cast in a Drama, Thriller or Sci-Fi – 2018 New Jersey WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best Series Premise – 2018 New Jersey WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Best Editing – Thanassi Panagiotara & Sally McLean – 2018 New Jersey WebFest (USA)
Nominated: Outstanding Drama Series – 2018 New Jersey WebFest (USA)

FILM FESTIVAL/INDUSTRY AWARD OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

2017 St Kilda Film Festival (Australia) – Selected Australia’s Favourite Web Series
2017 Melbourne WebFest (Australia)
2017 Austin WebFest (USA)
2017 Sicily WebFest (Italy)
2017 Baja Web Fest (Mexico)
2017 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards (USA)
2017 Tuscany WebFest (Italy)
2017 Miami Web Fest (USA)
2017 Bilbao Seriesland (Spain) – Selección Amets
2017 Portugal International Film Festival (Portugal)
2017 Minnesota WebFest (USA)
2017 International Online Web Fest (UK)
2017 Festival de Cine de Fuengirola (Spain)
2017 Shakespeare Film Festival (UK)
2017 ATOM Awards (Australia)
2017 Brooklyn Web Fest (USA)
2017 International Academy of Web Television Awards (USA)
2017 New Zealand Web Fest (NZ)
2017 Baltimore New Media Web Fest (USA)
2017 UK Web Fest (UK)
2017 NYC Web Fest (USA)
2017 Rio Web Fest (Brazil)
2017 Roma Web Fest (Italy)
2017 SoFloWebFest (USA)
2017 Australian Screen Industry Network Awards (AUS)
2017 Anglicon Film Festival (USA)
2017 12 Month Film Festival (Romania)
2018 Canada Independent Film Festival (Canada)
2018 River Film Festival (Italy)
2018 Vancouver WebFest (Canada)
2018 Widescreen Film Festival (USA)
2018 LA WebFest (USA)
2018 Brazil International Film Festival (Brazil)
2018 Manhattan Film Festival (USA)
2018 Carballo Interplay (Spain)
2018 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards (USA)
2018 London Cinematic International Film Festival (UK)
2018 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (Wales)
2018 Ozflix Independent Film Awards (Australia)
2018 Pilot Light TV Festival (UK)
2018 Underground Film Festival (Germany, USA & Africa)
2018 Short Cuts Film Festival (Australia)
2018 Cardiff Mini Film Festival (Wales)
2018 TERMINUS Conference + Festival (USA)
2018 New Jersey WebFest (USA)
2018 Festival Internacional de Series web de Medellín (FIS-MED) (Columbia)
2018 Realist WebFest (Russia)
2018 Web Series Festival (USA)
2018 Lit On Film Festival (USA)

SEASON ONE

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS:

Winner: Silver Gaddy Award for Best Mobisode or Web Short (for Episode 6: Sonnet #18) – 2016 Peak City International Film Festival (USA)
Winner: Best Web Short (for Episode 6: Sonnet #18) – 2016 StoneFair International Film Festival (Romania)
Winner: Best Picture (Web Series) – 2016 Indiepossible International Film Festival (USA)
Winner: Best Director (Sally McLean) – 2016 Indiepossible International Film Festival (USA)
Winner: Best Cinematography (Shaun Herbertson)
– 2016 Indiepossible International Film Festival (USA)
Winner: Best Actor (Ben Steel)
– 2016 Indiepossible International Film Festival (USA)
Winner: Best Web Series – March 2016 12 Month Film Festival (Romania)
Winner: Best Web/New Media – 2016 Los Angeles Cinefest (USA)
Winner: Shakespeare Shorts – November 2016 British Council Short Film Competition (UK)

FILM FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS:

Nominated: Best Web Series – 2015 Garden City International Film Festival (India)
Nominated: Best International Web Series – October 2015 Roma CinemaDOC (Italy)
Nominated:
Best Web Series – 2015 Digimation Awards (USA)
Nominated:
Best Actor (Ben Steel) – 2015 International Online Web Awards (UK)
Nominated:
Best Actress (Michala Banas) – 2016 Dublin WebFest (Ireland) (Now London Short Series Festival, UK)
Finalist:
Best Short New Media (Sally McLean, Episode 6: Sonnet #18) – 2017 Hollywood Screenings Film Festival (USA)

FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

2015 Garden City International Film Festival (India)
2015 Roma CinemaDOC (Italy)
2015 International Online WebFest (UK)
2015 DigitalMation Awards (USA)
2015 Underground FilmFest (USA)
2016 Sydney World Film Festival (Australia)
2016 Largo Film Awards (Switzerland)
2016 12 Months Film Festival (Romania)
2016 Peak City International Film Festival (USA)
2016 Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Australia)
2016 Indiepossible International Film Festival (USA)
2016 Unrestricted View Film Festival (UK)
2016 Los Angeles CineFest (USA)
2016 River Film Festival (Italy)
2016 Near Nazareth Film Festival (Israel)
2016 Birmingham Underground FilmFest (USA)
2016 Cameroon Underground FilmFest (Cameroon)
2016 Melbourne Web Fest (Australia)
2016 Nightpiece International Film Festival (Scotland)
2016 Tea Break Film Festival (UK)
2016 Eureka Springs Human Rights Film Festival (USA)
2016 StoneFair International Film Festival (Romania)
2016 Bucharest Short Cut Cine Fest (Romania)
2016 Shakespeare Shorts British Council Short Film Competition (UK)
2016 Fisheye Film Festival (UK)
2016 Dublin Web Fest (Ireland) (Now London Short Series Festival, UK)
2016 Made In Melbourne Film Festival (Australia)
2017 Saigon Underground Film Festival (Vietnam)
2017 Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival (USA)
2017 Web Fest New York (USA)
2017 Hollywood Screenings Film Festival (USA)