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86 AWESOME FILMS – 26 COUNTRIES – COOL DISCUSSION PANELS – FANTASTIC PARTIES
Winter Film Awards showcases emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world. Our 5th annual Indie Film Festival runs Feb 18-27 2016, with a full week of film screenings, discussion panels, networking events and parties, culminating in a glittering red carpet Awards Ceremony hosted at one of the loveliest clubs in NYC!
Among the 86 Official Selections to be screened at Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mixture of 12 documentaries, 34 shorts, 10 narrative features, 9 animations, 7 music videos, 9 horror films and 5 web series, including 8 student films, 36 female directors, 40% of films by people of color and representation from 26 countries. 43% of accepted films pass the “Bechdel Test”. The majority of the films were made for a budget under $50,000.
Opening night for the 2016 Festival will take place February 18 with a filmmaker’s reception and kick-off party. The festivities continue February 18-27 with ten jam-packed days of film screenings, discussion panels, and networking events. The festival will come to a close on the evening of February 27th with a glittering Awards Ceremony and after-party.
* FREE Parties every night!
* FREE Discussion Panels with NYCPost Group, NYS Governor’s Office and NYC Mayor’s Office!
* $5 afternoon matinees Monday through Thursday!
* Screenings each night and all weekend $10 in advance, $15 at the door!
Please check our website for tickets, schedules and details!
Festival Founder George Isaacs says “Emerging filmmakers with low budgets and no connections are so often ignored in favor of the standard big budget generic action films. Diverse, exciting low budget films are created all over the world; it is critical for film festivals to showcase them. Indie film festivals are often the sole means for the community to share personal stories from around the world, and WFA’s location in the center of the action provides our filmmakers with a dazzling chance to begin their careers in the film industry.”
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. Some of our filmmakers have years of experience; others are so new to filmmaking that our Festival is the very first time that they see their work on a big screen.