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New York City’s 7th Annual WINTER FILM AWARDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is coming soon! The Festival runs February 22 – March 3 in New York City with a jam-packed schedule of 93 fantastic films from 31 countries, seriously amazing discussion panels, cool networking events and super-fun parties.

Come see a diverse mixture of 13 Animated films, 13 Documentaries, 10 Feature narratives, 8 Horror films, 9 Music Videos, 33 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series! Filmmakers come from 31 countries; 40% of the films were directed by women, 43% were made by people of color. Hollywood continues to ignore women and people of color, but Winter Film Awards celebrates everyone!

They are seeking volunteers to help out during the Festival.  Interested volunteers can sign up HERE

Tickets on sale now!
* Screenings at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, New York NY 10003).
* Screening Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door for a 2 1/2-3 hr block of films.
Students are welcome to attend our screenings for just $5 at the door with Student ID.
* Discussion Panels + Workshops are free, but require pre-registraton
* Opening Reception, Feb 22 8-11PM, 21+ w/ID, Free before 11pm
* Gala Red Carpet, Awards Ceremony and After-Party, Mar 3 7-11PM, 21+ w/ID, Free before 11pm.  Sponsored by Lindt Chocolate and Goodie Girl Cookies

Click the links below for details or visit us at

About the Festival
About WFA2018 Films Schedule
Workshops + Panels
Sustainable Filmmaking Resources for Women About Distribution Production 101
SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Legal Issues Camera Hacks

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About Winter Film Awards
Winter Film Awards is an all volunteer, minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 in New York City by a group of filmmakers and enthusiasts. The program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Corporate & Local Support
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 collaborations with Aftab Committee for Iranian-American ArtistsBig Apple ConCinema VillageCinematcherCyberlinkEventcomboFearsMagFranklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo P.C.Gracelynn CollectionIndiePix FilmsInk TipJungle SoftwareNYC Department of Cultural AffairsNYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA)PS PrintSpotlight Cinema NetworksVariety 411Yelp and Zacuto.

WFA is delighted to welcome new partners BackPack WinesBidslateBoom LibraryBrooklyn FireproofEarth Angel Sustainable Production Services, LLCFinal Draft, IncGoodie Girl CookiesGround ControlHome AdvisorHuman HoteliPitch.tvKryolanLuxliNYU Tisch School of the ArtsPassion River FilmsPlatypodRosco Laboratories Inc.SmartSoundSonic LibrarySoundStripeStudio School LA and Vegas Creative Software.

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