Sixth Annual Indie Film Festival | New York City
New York, NY (01/05/2017): 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.
The rapidly growing Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is a dynamic and exciting event in the heart of the City. Winter Film Awards showcases films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres with a special emphasis on highlightingt the work of women and minority filmmakers.
About the Event
Among the 88 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 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. Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for schedules, tickets and details!
- Opening night for the 2017 Festival will take place February 23 7-11PM with a filmmaker’s reception and kick-off party.
- The festivities continue February 24-March 3 with jam-packed days of film screenings, discussion panels, networking events and after-parties at local clubs.
- Discussion panels include panels on Legal Issues in Film, Getting Financing for your Film and the Casting Process
- Cocktail party with Cinematcher - enjoy wine and cheese and try out the newest app called "the Tinder of Film Casting" !
- The festival will come to a close on the evening of March 4th with a glittering Awards Ceremony and after-party at Club 230Fifth (230 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10001).
- 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Our films are not rated and some content may not be appropriate for children.
Festival Founder George Isaacs says “Emerging filmmakers are so often ignored in favor of big budget generic action films, and filmmakers with limited budgets and lack of connections can be easily overlooked. Diverse, exciting low budget films are created all over the world; it is critical for local film festivals to showcase them. WFA’s location in the center of the action provides our filmmakers with a dazzling chance to begin their careers in the film industry.”