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Winter Film Awards 2016 Indie Film Festival – February 18-26 2016 #WFA2016

WFA20165th Annual Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival
to be held Feb 18-26 in NYC

86 Films, 16 Awards, 1 Fantastic Week

New York, NY (01/05/2016) New York City’s rapidly growing Winter Film Awards (WFA) Indie Film Festival, now in its fifth year, is establishing itself as a dynamic and exciting event in the heart of the City.  Winter Film Awards focuses on diversity in Independent Film, with a special emphasis on highlighting women and minority filmmakers. We showcase films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres and seek to show our audience a dazzling array of entertaining cinematic content they would never have the opportunity to see otherwise.

The WFA team is proud to announce programming for their upcoming Festival and Awards Ceremony. Among the 86 Official Selections to be screened at Cinema Village in the heart of the East Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mixture of 12 documentaries, 34 shorts, 10 narrative features, 9 animations, 7 music videos, 9 horror films and 5 web series, including 8 student films, 36 female directors and representation from 26 countries.

Opening night for the 2016 Festival will take place February 18 with a filmmaker’s reception and kick-off party. The festivities continue February 18-26 with a full ten jam-packed days of film screenings, discussion panels, and networking events. The festival will come to a close on the evening of February 26th with a glittering Awards Ceremony and after-party at Club 230Fifth (230 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10001).

Festival Founder George Isaacs says “Emerging filmmakers with low budgets and no connections are so often ignored in favor of the standard big budget generic action films. Diverse, exciting low budget films are created all over the world; it is critical for film festivals to showcase them. Indie film festivals are often the sole means for the community to share personal stories from around the world, and WFA’s location in the center of the action provides our filmmakers with a dazzling chance to begin their careers in the film industry.

Corporate and local support of Winter Film Awards plays an critical role in the life of the Festival and underscores WFA’s commitment to quality, adventure and diversity in the art of cinema. WFA is privileged to continue our collaboration with Gray Line New York, Ride of Fame, B&H Photo & Video, Video Blocks/ AudioBlocks/ GraphicStock, Sony Creative Software, Jungle Software, Cyberlink, Glidecam, JT Talent,  Gotham Mini Storage, Museum of Sex the most stimulating museum in NY, PS Print quality and dependable online print services, Van Diemens NYC Restaurant & Bar, Yelp and Zacuto film rigs and ProductionHUB, Inc. an online marketplace for broadcast TV, motion picture, pro video, live event, corporate & digital media production.

WFA is delighted to welcome new partners Carmel Car & Limousine Service, the official car service of Winter Film Awards, Big Apple Con, Citi Bike NYC, NYC Post Group, BleuStorm VodkaBliss Spa, CourseHorse.com, Distribber – get 100% of revenues. Keep all your rights. Submit once for all stores, Film Collaborative, IndiePix Films, Orange County NY Film OfficeRhino Camera Gear, our exclusive ticketing partner Eventcombo, Women’s Film Critic Circle (WFCC), Shake Share Media and Success with Teamwork.

WFA is grateful for the support of Prof. Charles Lowry’s Marketing Class at Pace University, Prof. Viktor Koen’s Class at School of Visual Arts, and Dr. George Priovolos’ Public Relations Class at Iona College.

Animated Film Competition

Achiraka World / Japan / 20 mins
Battledream Chronicle / Martinique, France, France / 108 mins
Fulfilament / United Kingdom / 8 mins
Kensho / United Kingdom / 4 mins
Rapunzel’s Etymology Of Zero / United States / 13 mins
Si Lunchai / Germany / 9 mins
Strings / Spain / 11 mins
Teeth / United Kingdom, Hungary, United States / 6 mins
We Can’t Live without Cosmos / Russian Federation / 15 mins

Documentary Film Competition

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play / Congo, United Kingdom, Brazil / 72 mins
Colors of Life / Japan / 14 mins
Conrad & The Steamplant / United States / 8 mins
I stay / Ukraine / 11 mins
Ivan Ivan / Ukraine, Japan / 9 mins
Legends of Freestyle / United States / 100 mins
My Stolen Revolution / Sweden / 75 mins
Reinventing the Reel / United States, Canada / 20 mins
Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball / Canada, United States / 20 mins
The House is Innocent / United States / 12 mins
The Real Miyagi / United States, Japan, Canada / 84 mins
Walls / Hungary / 10 mins
Women in Sink / Israel / 37 mins

Feature Film Competition

A Talent for Trouble / United States / 72 mins
Around Every Corner / United States / 115 mins
Ben & Ara / United States, Cameroon / 86 mins
Candy Apple / United States / 80 mins
Cesium and a Tokyo Girl / Japan / 109 mins
Crumbs / Ethiopia / 68 mins
Oblivion Season / Iran / 94 mins
The Journey / Malaysia / 103 mins
The Similars / Mexico / 90 mins
Villa Diodati / United States / 72 mins
Why Do You Smell Like the Ocean? / United States / 110 mins

Music Video Competition

Charlie Lim – ‘I Only Tell The Truth’ / Australia / 6 mins
Children of the Wind / United States / 5 mins
Double Helix / United States / 5 mins
Glam Rox / United States / 6 mins
Golden / Germany / 3 mins
Tristes Déserts – A Robot’s Tale / Austria / 8 mins
Youth | Part 1 / United States / 3 mins

Short Film Competition

A Dill Pickle / France / 13 mins
A Normal Man / United States / 5 mins
Bed Bugs & Company / United States / 17 mins
Between The Lines / Austria / 30 mins
Bunny New Girl / Australia / 6 mins
Children of the River / Portugal / 14 mins
Dad in Mum / France / 6 mins
Dark Light / United States / 11 mins
Eternal Life & Associates / Mexico / 7 mins
Headstrong Miss M. / Germany / 16 mins
Helio / United States / 20 mins
Illumi-Nation & Other Casualties of War / United States / 14 mins
Impression-XPS160 / Iran / 14 mins
Intrusion / Germany / 11 mins
Journey / India / 26 mins
Kung Fury / Sweden, Norway, United States / 30 mins
Late Expectations / United States / 12 mins
Letter to God / Hungary / 30 mins
Mannish Boy / Canada / 15 mins
Oasis / United States / 16 mins
Q.U.E.E.N. / United States / 12 mins
Shabu-Shabu Spirit / Japan / 11 mins
The Bag / United States / 25 mins
The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention / United States / 19 mins
The Evolution of a Gen-X Music Purchaser / United States / 8 mins
The Last Girl / Denmark / 13 mins
Then and Now / United Kingdom / 9 mins
Thin Blue Line / United States / 6 mins
Triangles of Happiness / Denmark / 14 mins
Whale Valley / Iceland / 15 mins
What Happened To Susan / United States / 12 mins

Web Series Competition

Crest Fallen / United States / 15 mins
Gemma & The Bear! / United States / 7 mins
How To Make It In: Berlin – Rita In Palma / Germany / 5 mins
Robin Teaser / United States / 8 mins
Study Abroad 2: The Daydreaming Bunny / United States / 21 mins

Winter FEAR Awards Horror Film Competition

Consommé / United States / 6 mins
Creep / Iceland / 11 mins
El Gigante / Canada / 14 mins
III / Germany, Russian Federation, Russian Federation / 80 mins
Shevenge / United States / 12 mins
Sobrevivo / United States / 19 mins
The Bridge Partner / United States / 14 mins
The Wager / United Kingdom / 14 mins
Tuyul: Part 1 / Indonesia / 89 mins
Willa / Germany / 15 mins

WFA logo burr 181x60Winter Film Awards is an all-volunteer women and minority-run 501(c)3 organization founded in 2011 by NYC filmmakers and arts enthusiasts. It was built with the dream of making indie film more accessible to the public and providing driven, talented artists the opportunity to break through competitive barriers to establish meaningful careers in film. Some of our filmmakers have years of experience; others are so new to filmmaking that our Festival is the very first time that they see their work on a big screen.

For more information on tickets, schedules, sponsors, film descriptions and more, please visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com and find us on Facebook.

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