Calling all musicians and filmmakers who want to be recognized worldwide!
We welcome all genres!
Calling all sponsors who want to support emerging artists,
and say they were there from the very beginning!
Join our first ever Music Video Challenge – an event you won’t find anywhere else!
Film is a visual representation of music; a music video tells a story set to music and allows you to see the words come to life. Winter Film Awards pairs emerging filmmakers from the tri-state area with the hottest emerging musical acts of all genres and challenges them to create a brand new Music Video from start-to-finish in just two weeks!
Completed videos to be screened by music industry professionals and the winners to be crowned at a glittering blowout red carpet & awards ceremony at one of NYC’s hottest clubs!
Sponsors, your product(s) can be shown in all videos! Contact Winter Film Awards for details!
How it Works
APRIL 1-21: Musical Acts will apply to take part in the Challenge with a current original song in English. Selected Acts will be highlighted on the Winter Film Awards website and social media, including a bio, photo and contact information.
APRIL 21–MAY 14: Prospective filmmakers will apply to work with their preferred Music Acts with a short treatment for each song they would like to work with.
MAY 14-28: Musical acts choose up to two of their favorite filmmaking teams to work with.
MAY 29: At Challenge Kick-Off, each musical act will be introduced to their team and will have just two weeks to create their Video. Videos must incorporate a secret prop, such as a placed product, costume or location.
To ensure the highest possible quality, each team has the opportunity to meet with the Winter Film Awards team at the half-way point of the Challenge to review their work and discuss means to improve it.
JUNE 12: Completed videos to be uploaded to the Winter Film Awards YouTube channel and promoted on social media. Teams compete for the coveted “Fan Favorite” award by racking up “Likes” on their video.
JUNE 12-23: Music and Film Industry professionals, including industry veteran Ed Steinberg (RockaMedia), Bernard Porter (PCG Nashville), Jon Landers (TBAIMS) and more will view the completed videos and choose the winner(s).
JUNE 24: Red Carpet Gala Party at a premiere NYC dance club with an estimated 700 attendees, screening of all completed videos, awards ceremony, followed by an After-Party with a local DJ.
Benefits for Musical Acts
Emerging Musicians are so often held back by the cost of promotion and cannot afford quality music videos to showcase their act.
Musicians benefit from the Challenge by:
Benefits for Filmmakers
Winning Filmmakers to be awarded equipment and activity prizes. Filmmakers also will benefit from exposure to the music industry and the opportunity to work with a new musical act.
Benefits for Event Sponsors
In addition to showing your support for emerging artists and helping us continue the work of our non-profit organization, Winter Film Awards will promote and advertise your sponsorship heavily in NYC and worldwide via social and traditional media and with music industry professionals. Via our partnerships, event notices will reach over 50k people!
Product Placement sponsor packages are available for inclusion in every video.
For more information on event and primary sponsorship levels, and to create a customized package for your needs and goals, contact us!
Promote your brand to over 50k potential customers! Get all the attention connected with a hip NYC event – an amazing opportunity to reach the NYC arts scene and potential customers worldwide!
Customize your outreach with numerous branding options and showcase your product via on-site tasting tables, product demos and sales presentations!
Benefits for the Primary Sponsor
Primary sponsor also receives the following benefits:
About Winter Film Awards
Winter Film Awards is an all-volunteer women and minority-run 501(c)3 organization founded in 2011, which celebrates diversity of local and international filmmaking. It was built with the dream of making diverse 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. The focus is on showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective — while providing a stepping stone for all filmmakers, from students with blossoming careers to established industry veterans, to screen their work in front of a large audience and gain recognition for their achievements.
Every year, Winter Film Awards hosts an Indie Film Festival (next is February 23 – March 1, 2017), a Comedy Competition (January 2017), a Music Video Challenge (Spring 2017) and a 48-Hour Film Challenge (Summer 2017).
For Additional Information, Contact Us!
|Steffanie L Finn
Winter Film Awards
Tel: (415) 355-4371
|Carolyn A. Schultz
Winter Film Awards
Fundraising & Social Media
Winter Film Awards
Tel: (914) 255-4725