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Winter 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.

Our Mission is to recognize excellence and diversity in cinema, with a special emphasis on showcasing women and minority filmmakers and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers.  Our focus is on nurturing emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry.

Our annual festival offers something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of talent and storytelling capabilities the independent filmmaking community has to offer.  We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out.

In addition to our annual Independent Film Festival, we host 4-6 events each year in New York City, including panel discussions, networking parties, a 48-Hour Film Challenge, a Comedy Competition, archival cartoon screenings and other fun film-related events.

Like many of the great film Festivals across the country and the world, WFA seeks to bring our audience compelling and unique content that inspires the viewers and honors the filmmakers. There are hundreds of film festivals in New York City; what makes us different is our intense focus on the variety of our films and helping new filmmakers reach what may be their first real audience.

WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We work with all local NYC film schools, colleges, arts high schools and many cultural societies.


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2013 Winter Film Awards Call For Entries

New York, NY (December 3, 2012)- The Winter Film Awards submissions committee has announced a Call for Entries for the 2013 Festival. Submissions deadlines are as follows: Regular Deadline - January 1 2013, Late Deadline - January 20 2013, Extended Deadline - January 30 2013. Entrants will be notified of final decisions by February 1.

Winter Film Awards is an organization which seeks to celebrate excellence and diversity in independent film, facilitate the production of new exciting collaborations, and to serve as an arena where local filmmakers and film industry constituents can connect to each other and the community. We celebrate the crazy cultural mixture that is New York City, showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective and aim to provide a stepping stone for all filmmakers, from students with blossoming careers to established industry veterans, to showcase their work and gain widespread recognition for their achievements. The Second Annual Winter Film Awards kicks off February 28. The weekend festival consists of three days of film screenings and industry networking after parties culminating in an awards show to be held on March 1.

WFA Submission categories include the Perspectives Award showcasing the immigrant or first generation experience, plus Feature Film, Winter FEAR Awards – Horror sponsored by Fears Magazine, Documentary, Foreign Language, Screen Play, Short Film, Music Video, Film Not Yet Completed, Television Pilot or Series and Animated Film categories. Winter Film Awards is proud to offer exciting grand prizes totaling over $20,000, including Adobe editing software and Footage Firm high quality royalty free stock footage collections. To submit your film, go to https://www.withoutabox.com/login/10803

For further information about Winter Film awards events and sponsors go to www.WinterFilmAwards.com or find us on Facebook.

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