Winter Film Awards 2015 Indie Film Festival – February 25-28 2015 #WFA2015

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4th Annual Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival
to be held Feb 25-28 in NYC

76 Films, 15 Awards, 1 Fantastic Weekend

New York, NY (01/05/2015) New York City’s rapidly growing Winter Film Awards (WFA) Indie Film Festival, now in its fourth year, is establishing itself as a dynamic celebration of emerging filmmakers from around the world.

The WFA team is proud to announce programing for their upcoming Festival and Awards Ceremony. Among the 76 Official Selections to be screened at the Blue Diamond Theater in the heart of Times Square (777 8th Ave New York, NY 10036), is a diverse mixture of 6 documentaries, 33 shorts, 6 narrative features, 9 animations, 11 music videos and 6 horror films, including 15 student films, 25 female directors and representation from 27 countries.

Opening night for the 2015 Festival will take place February 25 with a filmmaker’s reception and kick-off party at Van Diemens NYC (383 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10016). The festivities continue February 26-28 with three packed days of film screenings, discussion panels, and networking events. The festival will come to a close on the evening of February 28th with a glittering Awards Ceremony and after-party at Club 230Fifth (230 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10001), livestreamed globally by Worldcast Inc.

Highlights of this year’s festival include LOVE CITY, JALALABAD, an outstanding documentary about an artist collective in the most dangerous place in the world; P.S. I CAN’T BREATHE, a timely documentary about the recent NYC protests against police brutality in the wake of the Eric Garner decision; FARAH GOES BANG, a road-trip comedy centered on a woman in her twenties who tries to lose her virginity while campaigning across America for John Kerry in 2004; SACRIFICIAL YOUTH, a post-modern punk musical, THE REDWOOD MASSACRE, a blood-drenched horror film about a mysterious axe wielding maniac vs. a group of campers and THE MAGIC BRACELET, a project created by Make A Film Foundation to fulfill the wish of 15 year old Rina Goldberg whose final words to her mom before she died of Mitochondrial disease were “Promise to take care of my film”. Additionally, the winning films from the recent 2014 Winter Film Awards 48-Hour Film Challenge will be screened.

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, The Village Voice, Video Blocks/ AudioBlocks/ GraphicStock, Sony Creative Software, Jungle Software, Cyberlink, Glidecam, Rooftop Films, Worldcast IncJT Talent, 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 BtOVEN Music studio, Bonnie Ann Bruderer Coaching The Celebrity Life Coach, Deep Eddy VodkaDJI Camera Drones, Edelkrone film making solutions, Fluff n’ Stuff bakery, Gotham Sound production audio solution, Gotham Mini Storage, FeverUp curated event site, LiveSmart 360, Mike’s Hot HoneyMuseum of Sex the most stimulating museum in NY,  NI3 IncPS Print quality and dependable online print services, Quad CinemasSatin Fine FoodsSyd and Pia NYC jewelery, SnappleSpirit Animal Creative Studio, Uber ride share, Van Diemens NYC Restaurant & Bar, Yelp and Zacuto film rigs.

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated 501(c)3 organization dedicated to showcasing emerging filmmakers and the celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. For more information on tickets, schedules, sponsors, film descriptions and more, please visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com and find us on Facebook.

Animated Films

Endtrip (Netherlands)
Milkyboy (Philippines)
Papa (United States)
Poppy (New Zealand)
The Belief (Iran)
The Hopper (Denmark)
The Star Fishing Boy (United States)
Une Balade a  la Mer (France)
Uterus-Man (China)

Documentaries

Curse Of An Addict-Zanzibar (United Kingdom)
Generation `89 – Growing up in the Year of Change (Germany)
H.O.P.E. Was Here (Peru)
P.S. I Can’t Breathe (United States)
Love City, Jalalabad (Norway)
My Gaadi and I (India)
Something You Can Call Home (United States)

Narrative Features

Assumption of Risk (United States)
Farah Goes Bang (United States)
Innenkind (Germany)
Sacrificial Youth (United States)
Sake-Bomb (Japan)
Three Holes Two Brads And A Smoking Gun (United States)

Horror Films

Cynthia (United States)
Institutionalised (Israel)
Sweet Sixteen (United States)
The Redwood Massacre (United Kingdom)
The Jelly Wrestler (Australia)
Timothy (Spain)
Tokyo Halloween Night (Japan)

Music Videos

Aleqini (Kuwait)
Gimme Little Sign (United States)
How It Feels (United States)
It’s My Beak (United States)
Hands on Me (United States)
Legacy (Germany)
Metube: August sings Carmen Habanera (Austria)
No Skywatching Tonight (United States)
Shipwrecked (Australia)
Silver Screen by Morebarn (United States)
Spoilia Oceani (Australia)

Short Films

A Spring has Passed By (Bahrain)
Carry On (China)
Fly On Out (United States)
Gartenfiend (Germany)
Grafters (United States)
Greece (Canada)
Happy Hour (United States)
Hypebeasts (United States)
I Wish We Were Dancers (Kuwait)
Leben! (Germany)
Lion Kingdom (United States)
Lothar (Switzerland)
Love Out of Mind (United States)
Maniac (United States)
Nesting Grounds (United States)
Omul (Germany)
Online (Mexico)
Out of Love (United States)
Paradiddle (United States)
Point of No Return (Germany)
Pull Over to Kill (United States)
Rupture (Burkina Faso)
Smastirni (Iceland)
Stuck for a Reason (United States)
The Magic Bracelet (United States)
The Man From The City (United States)
The Man Who Fed His Shadow (Greece)
The Secret life of Balloons (United Kingdom)
The Visit (Egypt)
Tschüss Papa (Germany)
Use Me Up (United States)
Zugzwang (Spain)

2014 Winter Film Awards 48-Hour Film Challenge Winners

My Little Nut
Blood Drops of Love
Spoke For
Libre de Morte

About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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