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#WFA2015 Nominees and Winners!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2015 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival!

Our judges had a very difficult time selecting nominees and winners – every film in the Fest was absolutely outstanding. Here are their choices …

best animated
Milkyboy
Directed by Arnold Arre
Papa
Directed by Natalie Labarre
Poppy
Directed by James Cunningham
The Hopper
Directed by Alex Brüel Flagstad
Winner
best documentary
Generation ’89
Directed by Anke Ertner
H.O.P.E. Was Here
Directed by Mark Denega
Love City, Jalalabad
Directed by George Gittoes
Something You Can Call Home
Directed by Rebecca Kenyon
Winner
best foreign language
Carry On
Directed by Yatao Li
Generation ’89
Directed by Anke Ertner
Rupture
Directed by Caylee So
Schlusspunkt (Point of No Return)
Directed by Stephanie Olthoff
Winner
best horror
Cynthia
Directed by Christopher Wells
Institutionalised
Directed by Roy Schweiger
Sweet Sixteen
Directed by Yung-Jen Yang
Tokyo Halloween Night
Directed by Mari Okada
Winner
best original score
Sacrificial Youth
Directed by Joe Losurdo
The Redwood Massacre
Directed by David Ryan Keith
Three Holes And A Smoking Gun
Directed by Hilarion Banks
Tschüss Papa
Directed by Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Winner
best music video
Gimme Little Sign
Directed by PM Romero and Scott Montgomery
Metube: August Sings Carmen Habanera
Directed by Daniel Moshel
Shipwrecked
Directed by Ciara Hehir
Silver Screen by Morebarn
Directed by Julie Gratz
Winner
best student film
Carry On
Directed by Yatao Li
Hypebeasts
Directed by Jessica dela Merced
Schlusspunkt
Directed by Stephanie Olthoff
Tschüss Papa
Directed by Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Winner
perspectives
Fly on Out
Directed by Robert Kolodny
Hypebeasts
Directed by Jessica dela Merced
The Man From The City
Directed by Elias Plagianos
Three Holes And A Smoking Gun
Directed by Hilarion Banks
Winner
SOCIALLY RELEVANT
Generation ’89
Directed by Anke Ertner
Innenkind
Directed by Thomas Lee
Love City, Jalalabad
Directed by George Gittoes
Something You Can Call Home
Directed by Rebecca Kenyon
Winner
LAUREL Heading - actor
Marcel Lures
Omul
Eugene Kim
Sake-Bomb
James Wilder
Three Holes And A Smoking Gun
Valentin Teufel
Tschüss Papa
Winner
Heading Actress
Nikohl Boosheri
Farah Goes Bang
Marlane Barnes
Sake-Bomb
Stefanie Von Poser
Schlusspunkt
Sunneva Bjark Helgadottir
Smástirni
Winner
best director
Assumption of Risk
Directed by Mark Kochanowicz
Farah Goes Bang
Directed by Meera Menon
Sake-Bomb
Directed by Junya Sakino
Tschüss Papa
Directed by Hendrik Maximilian Schmitt
Winner
best short
A Spring Has Passed By
Directed by Eva Daoud
Greece
Directed by Sarah Deakins
The Jelly Wrestler
Directed by Rebecca Thomson
The Magic Bracelet
Directed by Jon Poll
Winner
best picture
Assumption of Risk
Directed by Mark Kochanowicz
Farah Goes Bang
Directed by Meera Menon
Innenkind
Directed by Thomas Lee
Sake-Bomb
Directed by Junya Sakino
Winner

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 Inc, JT 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 Vodka, DJI 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 Honey, Museum of Sex the most stimulating museum in NY, NI3 Inc, Phil’s Crummy Corner a Taste of Puerto Rico in Brooklyn, PS Print quality and dependable online print services, Quad Cinemas, Satin Fine Foods, Snapple, Spirit 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.

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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