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Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival

February 23 – March 4, 2017
Next Deadline: November 15, 2016

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In the Spotlight today is Winter Film Awards 2017 Indie Film Festival. Winter Film Awards is New York City — showcasing the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. The Fest celebrates the outstanding work of emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world, with an emphasis on highlighting underrepresented artists. Works of all lengths are considered for Festival screening, including narrative fiction, documentary, web series, music videos, animated work and horror.

Emerging filmmakers with low budgets and no connections are so often ignored in favor of the standard big budget generic action films. Exciting low-budget films are created all over the world; we need the opportunity to see them!

The 6th Annual Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival runs February 23 – March 4 2017 in New York City, including a full week of awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels and fun after-parties. The event concludes on March 4th with a glittering awards ceremony and red carpet gala overlooking the city at one of NYC’s premier nightclubs. We award over $75k USD in prizes and giveaways for winners, including software, services and gear from companies like Sony, Distribber, Canon, Jungle Software and more.

Winter Film Awards is an all-volunteer women and minority-run 501(c)3 organization founded in 2011. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at getting their voices heard and we have a rigorous blind judging process to ensure a bias-free review. Winter Film Awards is proudly a Top 10 Best Reviewed Festival on FilmFreeway.

Submit your latest work now! Use code WFA17FF25 to get 25% off your submission fee.

The entry fee is 100% worth it for this festival. From the get-go the WFA team is incredibly communicative and welcoming. The festival is also very well organized and the events are loads of fun! These guys just love watching films and they show it by putting together a great festival for the filmmakers.” – Cinder Chou, director WFA 2016 Official Selection “What Happened To Susan”

The wonderful team went above and beyond in making the filmmakers feel right at home during their festival. Cinema Village is a great venue, giving a real NYC art house vibe to the entire event. The selection of films was fantastic. I would highly recommend this festival to all filmmakers.” – Matt Sullivan, director WFA 2016 Official Selection “Sobrevivo”

They treated me and my film with respect, they care about the projection! The staff is incredible nice, funny and open to suggestions from the filmmakers and audience. Winning an award over there brought me a lot of nation-wide press back my country (Mexico). Can’t wait to be back there!” — Ivan Lowenberg, director WFA 2013 Best Foreign Language Film “La Castracion”

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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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