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Submissions Now Open for Winter Film Awards International Film Festival (Discount Available)

WINTER FILM AWARDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL showcases emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and under-represented filmmakers. Submit your latest work now via FilmFreeway and use our Student discount code WFA19STDT25 to take 25% off our Early Bird Rates.

We award over $100,000 in Cash, Prizes and Distribution Opportunities!
Animation – Horror – Music Video – Documentary
Drama – Comedy – Shorts – Features – Web Series – Experimental

We are seeking works completed since January 2016 of all genres, forms and lengths. Early Bird Deadline … September 5, Regular Deadline … October 15, Late Deadline … November 5.

Our 8th Annual celebration of independent film will run February 14-23, 2019. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to New York City to attend the Festival’s ten days of amazing film screenings, fascinating discussion panels and fun industry networking after-parties. The whole thing will come to a glittering conclusion with our famous Gala Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony to be held on February 23 2019.

The rapidly growing Festival – voted one of the Top 50 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway – seeks a diverse collection of creative indie films from NYC and worldwide in all genres. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film and the NY Perspectives Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience.

Questions about the Festival, judging process or what we are looking for? Check out our FAQ

Winter Film Awards

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WINTER FILM AWARDS IS NEW YORK CITY. Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. We are an all volunteer, minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Visit for more information!

Winter Film Awards | Where Extraordinary Filmmakers are Recognized
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