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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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Winter Film Awards 6th Annual Indie Film Festival Feb 23-Mar 4 2017

Winter Film Awards 2017

Winter Film Awards Is New York City.  Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. Winter Film Awards is proudly one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway.

Winter Film Awards 6th annual Indie Film Festival runs Feb 23-Mar 4 in NYC with a jam-packed schedule of 88 films of All Genres -- Free Discussion Panels —$5 Matinees —Bloody Thursday All Horror All Day — Daily Screenings of fantastic films and lots of Free Parties.   Gala Red Carpet & Awards Ceremony to be held @Club230Fifth (230 Fifth Ave) Mar 4 8-11PM. 

Among the awesome films you can see at Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mixture of 11 Animated films, 8 Documentaries, 11 Feature narratives, 10 Horror films, 12 Music Videos, 24 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series, including 12 student films and 33 first-time filmmakers.  Filmmakers come from 30 countries; 42% of the films were created by women, 45% were created by people of color.

Hollywood might ignore women and people of color, but Winter Film Awards celebrates everyone! #WFA2017 #WFASoDiverse. 

* Tickets on sale now!  http://2017wfa.eventcombo.com/

* Opening Night Filmmaker's Reception & Kick-Off Party …. Feb 23 8-11PM … FREE

* Screenings All Day …. February 24 – March 2

* Cocktail party with Cinematcher - try out the newest app called "the Tinder of Film Casting" …. Feb 27 6-7:30PM … FREE

* Film, Identity and Space: Indie Iranian Films Discussion …. Feb 28 6-7:30PM … FREE

* Getting Financing for your Indie Film Discussion Panel  …. Mar 1 6-7:30PM … FREE

* Understanding Legal Issues for Indie Filmmakers Discussion Panel  …. Mar 2 6-7:30PM … FREE

* The Casting Process – Discussion Panel & Networking Party …. Mar 3 6-9PM … $5

* Awards Ceremony & Gala Red Carpet Party … Mar 4 8PM-2AM … Club230Fifth …FREE

 

Winter Film Awards beautiful official 2017 Festival artwork was designed by renowned artist and Professor Viktor Koen from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for tickets, schedule and details

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